Music: New Zealand Music Month – Chris Knox (Dunedin)

DebE —  May 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

Well, the random number generator tells me to showcase Chris Knox. He was number 1 on my list, because I decided to do this string of posts in the middle of watching the music video for “Not Given Lightly” on a show playing artists from the South Island of New Zealand. The wonderful thing is that he is from Dunedin (my home town). And, so, I am going to throw in a new Dunedin band further down the post.

First up, I’m going to link to this video – the song only goes for about the first half, and he breaks a string! But, this one seems to have the best audio … (the original video, which is a bit average, anyway, doesn’t seem to be on Youtube to date).

And, just for fun, here is Chris’ song as sung by Neil Finn, Liam Finn and Eddie Vedder at the Pearl Jam concert in Auckland in 2009 (I went to the Christchurch concert, so didn’t see this).

And, now for something completely different …

Knives at Noon also hale from Dunedin:

… and I like them both.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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