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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Mutton Birds - Flock: The Best Of The Mutton Birds (New Zealand 2002)

Uncle Roddus Album Of The Day.

Day four of my Don McGlashan week and this time it is his 90s band The Mutton Birds, who actually put out their first album before the second Front Lawn record. this music is a direct continuation of what Don was doing with the Front Lawn except this is slightly more rocky and a bit less experimental, so still lots of Kiwiana based stories incorporated into some fabulous pop songs.
The Mutton Birds put out several albums over a 10 year period and created another bunch of New Zealand classic pop songs and this 18 track 78 minute best of.. kicks of with two of the best. "Dominion Road" is a wonderfully catchy slab of kiwi pop and it is followed buy the Mutton Birds cover of the NZ 60s classic "Nature" which they take and improve on dramatically and it really rocks."Anchor Me" and "Pulled Along by Love" are 2 more very successful tunes that manage to stand out on a compilation with no let downs. Rating 5/5. 

PS. I was a bit tardy getting onto the tickets for Don's Gig this Friday and the bloody thing is sold out already.

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