Distant Constructs

published: 2016-02-02, updated: 2021-01-15

Bands from 1980’s Dunedin (a university town in New Zealand) are seldom played in the US provide a glimpse into an alternate history of rock music’s evolution, especially as a companion piece to the development of punk in the US from the same time period1.

Chris Knox puts it best in the documentary Funky Dunedin2: "There's not much chance of financial success in Dunedin, so you don't worry about that. You just worry about the songs and do 'em best and cheapest".




Further Reading


  1. For example, Flying Nun Records/Dunedin Double EP and SST Records/Nervous Breakdown ↩︎

  2. The relevant section of the clip starts at 4:46. ↩︎