The highly talented Gareth Shute ( Hip Hop in Aotearoa, Making Music in NZ, Insights) returns with what will be a seminal book on the history of guitar music in this country.
The book begins in 1987 at the point where Crowded House's track 'Don't Dream it's Over' had just reached the top of the singles charts in the United States. It traces the history of guitar music in NZ from this time until the present, showing how local bands have tried to follow this example or have sought different routes to success - either locally or internationally.
1. Out of the 80s
2. Flying Nun's Indie Pop Exports
3. The Darker Side of Flying Nun
4. Wildside Records & the Rebirth of NZ Rock
5. Indie Labels Spread Across New Zealand
6. With & Without Flying Nun
7. A New Generation of Hit-Makers
8. Expanding Out of the Indie Scene
9. Old Becomes New
10. NZ Rock Spreads Across the Genres
11. Taking on the World
Paperback, Random House NZ, 2008, 359pages, new