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New Zealand Music Month - Day 22 [May. 22nd, 2009|09:20 pm]
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As Murphy's Law would have it, it wasn't until last night - two thirds of the way through the month - that I found a huge stash of music videos, many of which aren't available on You Tube. This is a project the Film Archive have running: they're looking for ratings of a hundred representative samples of a collection they describe as "thousands of music videos". (Record companies, try not to stampede too hard to get them licenced for DVD release, OK? A couple of DVDs a month would be choice, though).

Anyway, as a counterpoint to yesterday's gleefully fake 1970s, here's the real thing. During the entire decade, local musicians managed to create one (1) huge disco hit, but it was a good one. I Need Your Love, by Golden Harvest, features: Kevin Kaukau - lead guitar; Gavin Kaukau - guitar; Eru Kaukau - bass guitar; Mervyn Kaukau - drums; Karl Gordon - vocals. Yes, the video looks 1970s (and not in a good way) but the music's fun.

Unfortunately these videos can't be embedded, but there are viable links to the pages you can find them on:

http://www.filmarchive.org.nz/readytoroll/view.php?id=7
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From: cajetan65
2009-05-24 07:25 am (UTC)

Golden Harvest

1977 - if my memory's any good...

Gavin Kaukau wrote it... Lyrics aren't great but the hook is...

Liked the follow-up too. "Your Love Is Everything"...

An Aged Groover
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-05-30 02:45 am (UTC)

Re: Golden Harvest

The point in that "write the perfect hit song" thing they had on Matinee Idle at the start of last year is that the lyrics aren't supposed to be great. They're supposed to be memorable.

But yes, that song's all about the tune.
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