Various - Outnumbered By Sheep

There are many many reasons to love New Zealand. One of those reasons is Flying Nun Records. Try to imagine my excitement when they created a European distribution arm in the mid-late 80's so I was able to hoover up The Bats, The Chills, Tall Dwarfs, The Gordons and Bailter Space at a convenient local delight emporium rather than have my man servant travel to the other side of the world to acquire them for me. In the early '90s it appeared to go all a bit tits up in the wake of the Seattle "inspired" corporate interest in the "hey let's get down with the kids ... we can make a fucking fortune" ethos. There were takeovers and I sort of drifted away ...

Which is my way of saying that this LP from 1986 is a beautiful glimpse of the astonishing enthusiasm and quality control of those early bands and label owners before the sharks began to circle.

Outnumbered By Sheep


Anonymous,  6 December 2015 at 17:18  

new zeland rules!!!