Welcome to episode 25 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by our brand new sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. This episode features a chat with Roger Shepherd, the guy that started Flying Nun Records, the guy who has written the fantastic memoir, In Love With These Times – My Life With Flying Nun Records.
In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records Roger Shepherd HarperCollins The “inside story” of Flying Nun, the Little Record Label That Could (and did…and sorta still is…) is this year’s must-read New Zealand music book. In the way that Simon Grigg’s book about OMC was last year’s must-read, this should appeal […]
There’s been so much written about them already but I thought I’d chime in with my experience with the label and its people. The Spines came to it after being disillusioned at Jayrem. I’d met Roger Shepherd several times over the years at gigs and he’d always expressed interest in the band so it was […]
It was Jim Moss and his Wellington answer to the South Island’s Flying Nun and Auckland’s Ripper or Propeller Records and yet it was totally different. Those other labels had their own style or ethos whereas Jayrem would release any type of music in any given genre – from the Upper Hutt Posse to the […]
I first met Brent McLachlan when the Spines were playing in Christchurch and he was doing our sound – we hit it off immediately. When The Gordons broke up and he moved to Wellington he became our regular live sound guy and was great – he recorded everything on cassette and got a terrific drum […]