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Crowded House will perform live from Neil's Roundhead Studios this Friday July 13th on Radio New Zealand National's Afternoons With Jim Mora , beginning just after 1.10pm and finishing at 2pm NZ time (no studio audience, sorry).

In NZ, Radio New Zealand National is on 101 FM. Overseas listeners can hear the show by clicking on the "listen live" option on the top left hand corner of the Radio NZ website. With the band's permission, we'll hopefully be able to archive the show on the website later in the day.
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Originally posted by surferlisa:
Nice interview. I enjoy it.


It was good, although it kept cutting out as I was listening over the internet from Perth (Australia)

I also missed some of the interview in between People are like Suns and Fall at your feet Frowner

Never mind though, glad I listened to it as I learnt some interesting Crowdies facts that I never knew before Cool
Glad you enjoyed the radio session. It was the first recording Crowded House as a band have done at Roundhead. We did it in Studio A. For soundcheck they ran through 'Heaven That I'm Making'. For the broadcast it was:

Pour Le Monde
People Are Like Suns
Fall At Your Feet

and a brief snatch of the Madness song 'My Girl' while Mark and Liam tuned their guitars.

This was pre-recorded, beginning just before midday and finshing at about 12.45pm... and I had to rush it down to Radio New Zealand ten minutes' drive away, load it into the computer, edit out the two minute guitar tuning break in the middle and play it on air at 1.15pm!

A few band and crew members were a little hung over from the post-show party the night before, but the performance and mix sounded great. A big thank you to engineer Neil Baldock and Roundhead/CH/EMI staff for their work.

It was a thrill for me to be sitting behind The Who's old Neve desk listening to 'People Are Like Suns' in all its pre-mastered dynamic glory. Great to see Peter Green, Mike Chunn and Koji Kumada there too.

"America! F*** yeah!"
jaffaman, another wonderful gift to us who don't get Radio NZ--thanks so much.

GREAT to hear about the origins of Pour Le Monde. I have always thought that using French while singing about the war was a further indication of his opposition.

And another vote for it being a single! A side of CH that we don't get to see very much. As a friend of mine used to say, it's got that certain "quelle heure est-il" Smiler (joke on folks who drop french phrases they don't know)

Just a fabulous show altogether--much appreciation and a little jealousy Smiler
Studio is full of warmth... and lovely woods.
Sharon did a lot of work around the design and colours, she did tell me ages ago who designed the lighting which plays a major part. (but II've since forgotten who itw as)

Apart from the drop lights there are also several ceiling circular light indents. We had a small party after the fanclub-promo show and Sharon showed me how the circular indents change colour at the flick of a switch. All calming tones...

Party was as much fun as the radio broadcast the following day. Everyone just picking up instruments and playing and relaxing, which Roundhead is really the place to do just that.
Think we all left about 4.00 in the morning (OUCH!) but nice that everyone got a chance to chill out afetr suck a brutal media schedule of the past few weeks. Pretty much it was family and a few friends that we've known for ages.

Nice to meet so many of you at the Auckland show
and glad you enjoyed it...

Gryph

p.s. having lunch just down from the studio and ran into Bic (and Darryl) who will be giving birth this Wednesday (well you know how babies are..so hopefully Wednesday) a weird fate moment seeing her as we were catching up that afternoon. She has that maazing pregnant glow. so happy for them.

Nice shots Jeremy, that's another thing the well natural lit studio is good for - photos. NZ Gold awards were given out for Time On Earth so we took a few photos, have a brilliant Matt Sherrod shot for the next newsletter.
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Originally posted by justacat:
jaffaman, another wonderful gift to us who don't get Radio NZ--thanks so much.

GREAT to hear about the origins of Pour Le Monde. I have always thought that using French while singing about the war was a further indication of his opposition.

And another vote for it being a single! A side of CH that we don't get to see very much. As a friend of mine used to say, it's got that certain "quelle heure est-il" Smiler (joke on folks who drop french phrases they don't know)

Just a fabulous show altogether--much appreciation and a little jealousy Smiler


What time is it? Big Grin
Tiawamutu - at the risk of straying off topic, laissez-moi expliquer! Dropping an incorrect/inappropriate French phrase into the conversation (in this case "Quelle heure est-il" rather than "Je ne sais quoi" and hoping to get away with it, as perfected by Delboy in "Only Fools and Horses" Several e.g.s here :-
http://thenagshead.tripod.com/classic-del.htm

Comprennez maintenant?

Back on topic, great studio Neil and excellent interview/choice of songs - love the live version of People are like Suns.

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