Matt Goody: Author and publisher on new book Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records

The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin

13-11-2022 • 12 mins

Indie record label Flying Nun Records was founded in Christchurch in 1981 by music store owner Roger Shepherd.

Since then, Flying Nun has brought us artists like The Chills, Headless Chickens, The Verlaines, and Chris Knox.

The early days of Roger Shepherd's iconic Kiwi label have now been compiled into a book, it’s called Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988.

Author Matthew Goody, a Canadian editor, publisher and fanatical record collector talked us through the book and the history of the label itself.

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