Ready To Roll? 100 Classic Kiwi clips online at NZ Film Archive

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Our man Kawowski has some clips on there, check them out: 

AFFCO by The Skeptics (Director)
AFFCO by The Skeptics (Director)
Buddy by Snapper (Director)
Buddy by Snapper (Director)
Jerusalem by Andrew Fagan (Director of Photography)
Jerusalem by Andrew Fagan (Director of Photography)

The website says, 

The Film Archive houses thousands of music videos in its collection. We’ve had fun selecting a representative 100 videos for you to watch right here. We’d like to find out which video is the most popular so please vote for your favourite(s). Just remember, you’re voting for your fave music video, not your favourite song.

We will announce the Peoples’ Choice during Music Month in May 2009. Every month until voting closes at the end of April 2009 one lucky voter will receive a mystery prize for their efforts so tell your friends.

Voting closes at the end of April 2009.

Rules:

There is no limit to the amount of times you can vote, or the number of songs you can vote for. You can only vote for a particular video once per session and you must push play to be able to cast your vote. You are free to return and vote for the same video again if you wish.
To vote, simply select the number of stars out of 5 you think the video deserves.

  • 1 star: Ka pai = Not bad
  • 2 stars: Tino pai = Pretty choice
  • 3 stars: Rawe! = Sweet as
  • 4 stars: Tau Kē! = Totally awesome
  • 5 stars: Tūmeke! = Out of it!

 

Contact us:

Please contact us if you can fill in any missing details. If you have a story to share, or if you have NZ music videos to deposit into the Archive we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about depositing at the Film Archive

The And Band: Outhern

As requested, here are the tracks from the flipside of The Perfect Strangers: Not To Be Taken cassette, labelled as And Band: Outhern. Being that the track titles are in Kawowski’s inimitable handwriting, let’s assume that the cassette is a dub he made from an original compilation by Lindsay Maitland, that came into Stu’s possession c.1984.

The Outhern tracks were recorded in 1981 at Bealey Ave, Christchurch, after Richard Sedger had left, though he may play on some.

The bonus track (March of the Stronghold) was recorded in 1981 at the High St practice room that Perfect Strangers ‘Not to be Taken’ was recorded at.

Some ‘Outhern’ tracks were recorded there too, at least pretty sure ‘March of the Stronghold’ was.

EFS is a reference to Can’s ethnological forgery series. A series of tracks on Can albums, known as “Ethnological Forgery Series”, abbreviated to “E.F.S”, demonstrated the band’s ability to successfully recreate ethnic-sounding Music:. – Wiki.

Tracklist details updated 3 May 2017, after consultation with G.D.H.

–A Ski Tusk Wow

 

1. I Know (?)  Mark Thomas, George D. Henderson, Susan Ellis

2. Valhalla  Music: George D. Henderson; Words: Mark Thomas

3. Hell  George D. Henderson

4. Hell Pt 2  George D. Henderson

5. Home On The Range  Song by George D. Henderson; performed by George D. Henderson, Mark Thomas, Susan Ellis

6. Home On The Range Pt 2 Song by George D. Henderson; performed by George D. Henderson, Mark Thomas, Susan Ellis

7. Folkystrum 1 EFS

8. Folkystrum 2 EFS

9. Nausea  Words: Susan Ellis; Music: George D. Henderson

10. Dr Brill  Song George D. Henderson; performed by George D. Henderson, Mark Thomas, Susan Ellis

11. Intoxication  Words: Lindsay Maitland; Music: Calum Duncan Maclean; performed by George D. Henderson, Mark Thomas, Susan Ellis

12. She Done Daid  Words: H. P. Lovecraft; Music: George D. Henderson & Mark Thomas

13. Holier Than Thou  Music: Susan Ellis & Bill Vosburgh; Lyrics: George D. Henderson

14. March On The Stronghold  Music: Susan Ellis

15. Don’t Wake Up Grandfather (Bonus track) Music: Susan Ellis; performed by George D. Henderson, Mark Thomas, Susan Ellis

 

Glitter screenprint poster for artist Graham Snowden's SKULLS installation/performance featuring The And Band, c. 1984 (poster printed by Kawowski at Ink Inc).
Glitter screen-print poster for Graham Snowden’s SKULLS show featuring the And Band, c.1981 (poster printed by Stu Kawowski at INK INC).

The Perfect Strangers: “Not To Be Taken”

Not many recordings have survived of seminal early 80’s Christchurch band The Perfect Strangers. This 8-song cassette selection entitled “Not To Be Taken” was most likely compiled by the late Lindsay Maitland (Crazy Olé! and The Panthers cornet / french horn player). “Not To Be Taken” comprises one side of a cassette, the other entitled And Band “Outhern”. The tape was given to Stu Kawowski at George Henderson’s N.E.V. pad, Dunedin around 1983/84. The SX-70 Polaroids here are from a 1980 gig at the Centre Gallery in the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Read more here The Art and Magick of The Perfect Strangers, ChCh 1980-1982

1. Options Statement

2. Far Eastern Rhythm Section

3. The Realm of Solar Gravity

4. Days

5. I Know

6. What is it?

7. Garden of Electricity

8. Listen, the Light

Perfect Strangers live at Christchurch Art Centre 1980. L to R Bill Vosburgh (guitar & vocals), Mark Thomas (vocals), Richard Uti (drums), Helm Ruifrok (bass).
The Perfect Strangers live at Christchurch Art Centre 1980. L to R: Bill Vosburgh (guitar & vocals), Mark Thomas (vocals), Richard Uti (drums), Helm Ruifrok (bass). (photo: Stuart Page)
Mark Thomas of Perfect Strangers plays solo, Christchurch Art Centre, 1980 (photo Stu).
Mark Thomas of The Perfect Strangers plays solo, Christchurch Art Centre, 1980 (photo: Stuart Page).