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Bats - Daddy's Highway lp (Flying Nun)


One of the outstanding New Zealand albums of the 1980s, The Bats’ 1987
debut album possesses a quietly powerful sound that immediately tugs the
listener in. From the lo-fi pop hook of “North by North” through the
gentle drone of “Tragedy,” their quirky energy glows with shimmering
harmonies, whispered vocals, reeling basslines and a sweet sense of
despair. As catchy as it is thought-provoking, Daddy’s Highway is full
of the haunting beauty and bittersweet melodies for which the four-piece
have become so loved. “The Bats’ first full album continues the early
promise of their EPs and, with only the slightest deviations and changes
since, established their sound for just about everything that followed.
[Robert] Scott and company may not be the most willfully experimental
of musicians, but when they’re on—more often the case than not—their
lovely, melancholic songs simply hit the spot. [Kaye] Woodward forms the
perfect singing partner for Scott, while guest violinist Alastair
Galbraith brings his talent to the fore as he has for so many other New
Zealand bands.” —Allmusic.com

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 22 November, 2011.

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