Flying Nun Announces Two New Limited Edition Vinyl Reissues

Flying Nun Announces Two New Limited Edition Vinyl Reissues

Wednesday 19th March, 2014 9:53AM

The iconic Flying Nun Records label is set to re-release two albums from its formative period. Both originally unleashed on the world in 1982, the Dunedin Double (which was actually untitled at the time of its release) and Bored Games are being re-issued for Record Store Day on April 19.

The unnamed album that was widely referred to as the Dunedin Double was a 4EP set that kick-started the South Island label. It was released in a unusual format, having no set order and containing two 45rpm discs. Recorded in damp flats across two weekends on a portable 4-track by Chris Knox and Doug Hood, the album embodied the DIY ethic of the label. Each of the four sides featured a different band, including The Chills, Sneaky Feelings, The Stones and The Verlaines. For Record Store day the Dunedin Double is being reissued in its original format and is limited to 2000 copies.

Also being reissued is the Bored Games album Who Killed Colonel Mustard. The group featured a 17-year-old Shayne Carter as lead vocalist (before he went on to form The DoubleHappy's and Straightjacket Fits) alongside Terry Moore, Fraser Batts, Jonathan Moore and Jeff Harford. The band broke up in 1981 before Who Killed Colonel Mustard was released. The EP has been re-mastered for Record Store Day and is limited to 1000 copies.

Check out the music video 'Happy Endings' by Bored Games below...

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