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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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