The Residents, Electric Ballroom, Wellington, New Zealand. Evening Post, 26/8/86 In 1986, GARY STEEL sat on a cold floor with a few hundred lucky punters and was blown away by The Residents. The Residents, they call themselves. These alien invaders, who, determined to demonstrate their comprehensive briefing on human culture […]
GARY STEEL digs up a previously unpublished interview with Chris Knox from 1986, in which the NZ music legend gives an amazing insight on the Flying Nun label, as well as his own music, and NZ music biz machinations in the 1980s.
The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. The following is a transcription of a never-before-published interview I conducted with Kiwi music biz legend Simon Grigg way back on 28 January, 1986.