Uncle Roddus Album of the Day
Day two of Don McGlashan Week and we get to my favourite Don Band with the unheralded Front Lawn.
The Front Lawn were a link in the chain of theatrical musical groups from Blerta to The Flight of the Concords and this was the first of their two albums. This is a magnificent album of offbeat pop that is unrivalled in NZ music. Wonderful songs each telling a story and all firmly rooted in kiwiana. "How You Doing" and "Andy" were moderately successful here and I think this album is an NZ classic and gets my approval with 5/5.