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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Front Lawn - Songs From The Front Lawn (New Zealand 1989)

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.

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