Monday, September 5, 2011

The Wild Poppies - Heroine (New Zealand 1987)

The Wild Poppies - Heroine (New Zealand 1987)

Formed: New Zealand

Members:
* Nick Taylor (guitar, vocals),
* Alan Carter (vocals, bass, percussion),
* Andrew Young (vocals, guitar, piano),
* IDH (Drums).

Tracks:
A1. What Is Mine   
A2. Colourdrift   
A3. I Don't Need You   
A4. Walkabout   
A5. Canon Over a Grey Sea   
B1. Here nor There   
B2. Fearless Man   
B3. This Person   
B4. Talking to Myself Again   
B5. Introduction

Label: Poppie Records � PR 01, Private Release (2) � PR 01
Engineer: A. Poppie, Malcolm Welsford
Notes: Recorded at Underground Music Studios

A Band I know practically nothing at all about other than the fact they were from New zealand and released this Jangly little gem of an lp sometime in 1987. Sounds similar to The Bats, Clean, Verlaines, Feelies, Sneaky feelings and The Chills but with their own slightly experimental tendencies in areas, Very good stuff deffinitely worth checking out if you're a fan of those mentioned bands.
 ~ By Gozz.
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The Wild Poppies were from New Zealand and released music sometime in the eighties. Although they were not on Flying Nun you can definitely hear that they shared a lot of influences with their artists. Sounds similar to The Bats, Clean, Verlaines, Feelies, Sneaky feelings and The Chills but with their own slightly experimental tendencies in areas.
 ~ By popheaven.
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Drunk on Poppy Milk
The Wild Poppies merge convoluted jangle pop with classic guitar psychedelia obtaining very musical arrangement. I wonder how many able bands appeared out of nowhere, shot with a single excellent album and then dissolved in eternity once again. Quite often such albums as Heroine are much better than commercially successful ones selling out in millions only as a result of immeasurable hype.
 ~ By Babe_N_Co (RYM).
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I really don't know much about this band so I guess I will start off with what I do know. The Wild Poppies were from New Zealand and released music sometime in the eighties. Although they were not on Flying Nun you can definitely hear that they shared a lot of influences with their artists. Other than that pretty much nothing is known about this band which is kind of cool in a mysterious way. Judging from the cover artwork and album title I wouldn't be surprised if substance abuse had something to do with them disappearing off the face of the earth. There has to be some reason they are completely unheard of because this record is solid front to back.
Most of the songs on "Heroine" have that signature New Zealand jangle on them and really strong pop song writing. For me its one of those records where every time you listen to it you walk away with a new favorite song. As far as I know none of the Wild Poppies catalogue ever made it to CD format and I think you would probably have a hard time finding a physical copy of any of their records on vinyl so I am going to post all of "Heroine".
Be warned, can cause physical dependence.
 ~ by matt.

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