B-sides: Bad Politics

B-sides is an occasional series where I explore the oddities, obscurities and obsessions of my New Zealand vinyl collection. In Bad Politics I focus on records that feature, or are about, NZ politicians.

Download: http://podcasts.countingthebeat.gen.nz/CTBsides-Bad-Politics.mp3

Dead C - Bad Politics
Schreuder and Wilson - Hey Mr Lange
Gerry Otimi And The Inventors School - Kia Kaha David Lange
Ebony - Big Norm
Brendan Dougan, Gray Bartlett & Friends - The Ballad Of Robbie Muldoon
The Knobz - Culture
Danny Faye - My Way (Rob Muldoon)
Danny Faye - My Way (Bill Rowling)
Marilyn Waring - Walking Class Hero
Bushfire & Mike Moore - Taumaranui
Bunny Walters - To Be Free
National - We're Keeping Our Word
Dawn & Buck Williams - Tribute To Sir Joh
Unsanitary Napkin - KeyHole
Shortlived - Pyrotechnic Parliament
Darren Watson - National Guy
A Record Of it - Political Novelties


Kiwi Vinyl Video - Top Picks of 2018


Counting The Beat: Best of 2018

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The Beths - Whatever, Future Me Hates Me (Carpark)
Hex - Runes/Ruins, The Hill Temple (self released)
Dimmer - Seed, I Believe You Are A Star (Columbia)
The Chills - Snowbound, Snow Bound (Fire)
Bad Sav - Labradoodle, Bad Sav (Fishrider)
Celia Mancini - The Yellow and Purple Dress, The Celia Mancini Tapes (Leap Decade)
Vincent H.L. - Snacks, Weird Days (1:12 Records)
Marlon Williams - Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore, Make Way For Love (Caroline)
Stefan Neville & Greg Malcolm - Banish Misfortune, A Nuance (Feeding Tube Records)
Dystopia - Living For Summer, Rough Art Of The Spiritual (Monkey Killer)
Carb On Carb - It’s Been A Rough Year, For Ages (Black Wire Records)
Sandra Bell - Long Time, Net (Drawing Room Records)
Delaney Davidson - What Am I Doing Wrong?, Shining Day (Glass Records)
Nocturnal Projections - Another Year, Complete Studio Recordings (Dais)
Hallelujah Picassos - Voices Of One (1:12 Records)
Psyrok - Space Blues, One Point Blank (self released)
Unitone HiFi - Unitone HiFi, Wickedness Increased (self released)
Shifting Sands - Zoe (Fishrider)
Bloody Hell - 1991, My Boss Ross (Spik & Span )
Negative Nancies - The Dogs, You Do You (CocoMuse)
Roy Montgomery - Landfill, Suffuse (Grapefruit)
Mali Mali - Rememberances, Azimuth (Zenith)
Emily Fairlight - Body Below, Mother Of Gloom (self released)
Superette - Saskatchewan, Tiger (Flying Nun)
Sarah Mary Chadwick - It’s Never OK, Sugar Still Melts In The Rain (Rice Is Nice)
Rhian Sheehan - Between Us And the Dying Starlight, A Quiet Divide (Loop)


Wishing You A Merry Kiwi Vinyl Christmas

Download: http://podcasts.countingthebeat.gen.nz/CTB-Christmas-2018.mp3

The Beths - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Carpark Records, 2018)
Julie Nelson - Stick Beak (Kiwi, 1962)
Nick Nicholson and the Neketini Brass - Good King Wencesclas (His Masters Voice, 1968)
John Hore & Paul Walden - Gonna Ring Santa In The Morning (Joe Brown, 1967)
Jodi Vaughan - Christmas In New Zealand (Festival, 1990)
The Z men featuring Dorothy McKegg - The Little Red Snowman (Kiwi, 1961)
Leslie Andrews - Merry Christmas You Suckers (Ozark, 1965)
Pataka Maori Choir - Whakarongo Ki Te Tangi (Kiwi)


Counting The Beat: Death & Weirdness

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Stefan Neville & Greg Malcolm - The Beat Goes On, A Nuance (Feeding Tube Records)
Indi - Pith, Precipice (Flying Nun)
The Raw Materialists - Frontier Society, Fun Dots (E.I.Sky)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Hanoi 6, IC-01 Hanoi (Jagjaguwar)
Little Skull - Untitled, Ubique (Planam)
Roy Montgomery - Dazed Pig Dreamhouse Slide, RMHQ (Grapefruit)
Gate - Asset, Saturday Night Fever (MIE)
L$D Fundraiser - T2W202, Witness Disco (Cocomuse)
The Audacious Inevitable - Ruapekapeka, Fakes (self released)
Bruce Russell & Luke Wood - Wake Up Dead man, Visceral Realists (Ilam Press Records)
Brent Carlson - Gaga Who?, New Directions In New Zealand Music (Not On Label)
FIS & Rob Thorne - Whakaruuru, Clear Stones (Subtext Recordings)
Richard Nunns & Mark Lockett - Revival, Redaction (Rattle)
Annea Lockwood - Tiger Balm, Tiger Balm (Black Truffle Records)


Counting The Beat Oct 2018

Download: http://podcasts.countingthebeat.gen.nz/CTB-20-Oct-2018.mp3

Bad Sav - Dinner Man, Bad Sav (Fishrider)
Hallelujah Picassos - Black Spade Picasso Core (Community Version) (1:12 Records)
Soda Boyz - Renamon (Prison Tapes)
Sneaky Feelings - Not To Take Sides, Living Up To Their Name (Pinenut Records)
Chris Thompson - Beautiful People Blues, Drunken Nights In Dublin (Pinenut Records)
Chris Thompson - Foxy's Minstrel Show, Drunken Nights In Dublin (Pinenut Records)
Indi - Precipice, Precipice (Flying Nun)
Yukon Era - Adapt (Prison Tapes)
Raiden Freeman - Not A Dirty Man - Deep Farm (Prison Tapes)
Marlon Williams - Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore, Make Way For Love (Dead Oceans)
The Tarseals - Coming Through The Rye, My Bonie Bell (Zelle)
Darcy Clay - Jesus I Was Evil, Jesus I Was Evil (Sony)
Darcy Clay - English Rose, Jesus I Was Evil (Sony)
Bilders - Nil By Nil, Cut (Zelle)
Superette - Saskatchewan, Tiger (Flying Nun)
Shihad - My Mind's Sedate, The General Electric (Warners)
Bad Sav - Pets, Bad Sav (Fishrider)
Rhian Sheehan - April, A Quiet Divide (Loop)


NZ Vinyl Video #65