The Pin Group - Retrospective (1981 - 1993)


Siltbreeze's Retrospective is a re-issued collection of recordings by New Zealand's seminal Pin Group (fronted by Roy Montgomery) -- the disc includes the "Ambivalence"/"Columbia" 7" (actually the first single issued on the Flying Nun label), the "Coat"/"Jim" 7", the Pin Group Goes to Town EP, a live cover of War's "Low Rider" and two low-fi studio tracks recorded during the group's 1993 "reunion." The band's sound -- a huge influence on the incredible New Zealand pop scene of the '80s -- was a decidedly post-punk approach that started off sounding very much like Joy Division or an extremely stripped-down version of Echo and the Bunnymen's early work -- over the band's brief career, however, the shimmery, jangly aspects of antipodean pop slowly emerged. Retrospective is a perfect collection of this material, since most of the band's original releases are incredibly scarce -- it's a vital addition to the record collection of anyone with an interest in the New Zealand/Flying Nun pop scene, and an excellent example of post-punk and its influence in New Zealand.

6 comments:

decrepittapes said...

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Novemberer said...

I love this CD.

steve said...

It's one of my all-time favorites. The original version of "Coat" fucking rules.

KiwiGirl said...

I've a copy of the original Pin Group ep Columbia. the first ever Flying Nun recording. Wondered if anyone is interested in purchasing it? denise7x7@hotmail.com

mmmonica said...
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mmmonica said...

any chance you could re up the link? (...4 years later haha)