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Amplifier Newsletter #75 - 29 July 2003

Amplifier Newsletter #75 - 29 July 2003

Greetings! Keep an eye out in good record shops for new compilations from top indie NZ labels Loop, Sugarlicks & Kog (and with more to come from Arch Hill and CapitalRecordings in the near future). Love Amplifier

Latest Goodies

Get Off (Manuel Bundy Remix) - one million dollars

Manuel Bundy steps up representing the Samoan hip hop massive with his sly little remix of a one million dollars track after he was given only the original hook as a demo. Highlighted here again is the song-writing and vocal skills of Mr President Richie, who despite his crafty icognito styles, has become quite a legend about town.

The Larry Normans

An open wound on the genitals of the live music scene that refuses to scab over, The Larry Normans have achieved in a few short months what many other bands have taken, weeks to accomplish. 1 part Motorhead, 1 part Black Sabbath & 98 parts single malt whisky, the Auckland four piece rock juggernaught refused to be categorized.

Cracked Up - Uncle Monkey

Abel is an Auckland born musician and ecologist. He has spent his 33 years roving a ramshackle planet, writing and singing songs of longing and railing against those that wreck nature. Abel recently contributed his song Hospice For Destitute Lovers to the soundtrack of Florian Habicht's brilliant film Woodenhead.

top 3 tunes

1. Nesian Mystik - For the people

2. Remember - P-Money

3. The George W. Bush Track - Take Aim

todayinhistory: The six hour student radio doco "Letter to My Frenz", presented by Split Enz enthusiast Owen (Bold as brass) Harris airs on bFM.

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