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The Chills - Interview 1985


The Chills were the first Flying Nun band to venture out of New Zealand to the UK. This interview from 1985 has Martin Phillipps & Terry Moore talking about the proposed tour, the new signed Creation records release for Kaleidoscope World & also the upcoming release of the Lost EP.


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The Chills - Look For The Good In Others (live)


The Chills performing at the Gluepot in Auckland, New Zealand, 6th February 1991. This line up was Phase 12, Martin Phillipps, Terry Moore, James Stephenson & Gillian Dempster.


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The Chills - Rolling Moon (live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, 10 May 1985)


"Rolling Moon" was among the first generation of songs that Martin Phillipps wrote for The Chills, along with other compositions such as "I Saw Your Silhouette", "Lost In Space", "16 Heart Throbs" and "Juicy Creaming Soda", among others. It was first performed live in early 1981, and has remained in their set ever since then. From its inception it was a strong contender for a single release and indeed, it was recorded, along with the song "Bite", at the Deer Stalkers Hall in Auckland on the 19th of May 1982, and was released as The Chills first 7" single later that year. Around 20 second of this video was included in the 2007 "Heavenly Pop Hits" documentary screened in New Zealand. This concert was filmed by Bob Sutton on a Panasonic video camera, the same video camera that was used to film the Doublehappys "Needles and Plastic" video the following month. It was digitised from the original master tape in December 2010. The Chills lineup at this point was Martin Phillipps (guitars/vocals), Terry Moore (bass/vocals), Peter Allison (keyboards/vocals), Alan Haig (drums).


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The Chills - Pink Frost (live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, 10 May 1985)


"Pink Frost" was originally recorded on 29th May 1982, along with "Purple Girl" at Lab Studios in Auckland, as part of a proposed "Rainbow E.P." which would have seen all songs in their set with a color in the title be released as a 12" E.P. (the other songs to be included were "Night Of Chill Blue", "Red Sky Morning" and "Green Eyed Owl"). Whilst the band felt the results to be satisfactory, they felt they could potentially re-record a superior version, and the initial recordings were shelved. Unfortunately, drummer Martyn Bull's subsequent contraction and death from leukemia in July 1983 meant they had to make do with the original recordings, and, on subsequent re-listening to the original tapes, decided that, save for a new vocal track and guitar overdub, the original recording was suitable for release. These overdubs were completed on 5th January 1984. This concert was filmed by Bob Sutton on a Panasonic video camera, the same video camera that was used to film the Doublehappys "Needles and Plastic" video (with negative effect seen briefly at the start) the following month. For this song, however, the camera operator was Paul Hagen, who briefly took over whilst Bob held to microphone stand to stop it from being whacked in Martin Phillipps face by a over zealous crowd. This was digitised from the original master tape in December 2010. The Chills lineup at this point was Martin Phillipps (guitars/vocals), Terry Moore (bass/vocals), Peter Allison (keyboards/vocals), Alan Haig (drums).


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The Chills - Lost In Space (live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, 10 May 1985)


"Lost In Space" was among the first generation of songs that Martin Phillipps wrote for The Chills, along with other compositions such as "I Saw Your Silhouette", "Rolling Moon", "16 Heart Throbs" and "Juicy Creaming Soda", among others. It was performed on a regular basis from early 1981 until the demise of the Phase 9 line up in February 1986, and after a long absence was reinstated into the bands set in 2007 and has been performed live ever since then. Unfortunately the song was never properly recorded in a studio. In 2000, however, a live version of the song, recorded on a cassette recorder by a member of the audience at a concert in Auckland nearly three years before this performance was filmed, was included as the opening track on disk one of the 3CD "Secret Box" compilation. This concert was filmed by Bob Sutton on a Panasonic video camera, the same video camera that was used to film the Doublehappys "Needles and Plastic" video the following month. It was digitised from the original master tape in December 2010. The Chills lineup at this point was Martin Phillipps (guitars/vocals), Terry Moore (bass/vocals), Peter Allison (keyboards/vocals), Alan Haig (drums).


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