I n t e r v i e w s

In April of 1998, Don did a two-part interview for Radio New Zealand's "Musical Chairs" programme.

This is a fascinating tour through Don's early years as a musician - the relationships, the successes, the struggles and inspirations that brought it all about. A not-to-be-missed audio walk through Don's impressive career as one of New Zealand's greatest musicians.
Please note that this interview is reproduced with the (very kind) permission of Radio New Zealand.  You are required by law therefore to respect their copyright ownership, and your use of it is restricted to your own personal listening or reading pleasure only. It may not be further reproduced in any form.

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Segment Description Time MP3 File Size
Growing up with music 1:14 Don1.mp3 219k
Early bands 1:51 Don2.mp3 325k
Inside Information, The Plague 2:36 Don3.mp3 456k
Blam Blam Blam 1 2:35 Don4.mp3 455k
Blam Blam Blam 2 0:40 Don4a.mp3 118k
From Scratch 2:34 Don5.mp3 450k
The Front Lawn 1 2:15 Don6.mp3 395k
The Front Lawn 2 1:54 Don7.mp3 334k
The Front Lawn 3 0:53 Don8.mp3 155k
The Front Lawn 4 1:45 Don9a.mp3 307k
Forming the Mutton Birds 1:37 Don9b.mp3 285k
Early days of the MBs 2:04 Don10.mp3 362k
The first single; Positioning 1:54 Don11.mp3 335k
Views on "Salty" 0:30 Don12.mp3 87k
Band philosophies 1:00 Don13.mp3 177k
Situation in the UK 1:16 Don14.mp3 223k
Comments on "Envy of Angels" 1:28 Don15.mp3 257k
Don on song writing & performing 1:43 Don16.mp3 302k
New music; The future 1:54 Don17.mp3 334k
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