Flying Nun

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Every once in a while a record comes along that it is so perfect it almost defies description.

The Clean's first full-length record Vehicle - falls into that bracket. Released in 1990, it is one of the catchiest, most insistent pop records from the Flying Nun discography. Melody Maker at the time described it as; so joyous, so completely unaffected and unpretentious its absurd. And that pretty much sums it up.

Recorded in Londons Black Wing Studios, following the New Zealand trios re-union tour in the late 1980s, Vehicle is The Clean at their brilliant best. Right from the opening"Drawing To A Whole" to the beautiful "Diamond Shine", these 13 tracks show a band coming back together in a celebration of noise.

Now available again on Flying Nun Records on double 12 LP and CD, the re-issue also includes the bonus live EP In-A-Live a recording of the one-off 1989 London gig that led to the reformation. Presented in a gatefold set that includes not just that great piece of cover art (done by guitarist David Kilgour), but liner notes from the band, photos, posters and a pull outIn-A-Live12" sleeve.



Artist:The Clean
Title: Vehicle
Label:Flying Nun Records
Year: 1990/2013
Cat #: FN147/FN529
Format: Double LP, CD, Cassette + Digital
Recorded:Blackwing Studios, London, July 18-21 1989. Engineered by Alan Moulder, Ken Kennedy.

Members: David Kilgour, Hamish Kilgour + Robert Scott


  1. Drawing To A Whole
  2. I Wait Around
  3. Bye Bye
  4. The Blue
  5. Dunes
  6. Some One
  7. Home
  8. Diamond Shine
  9. Getting To You
  10. Big Soft Punch
  11. Big Cat
  12. I Can See
  13. Gem


  1. Fish
  2. Anything Could Happen
  3. Flowers
  4. Point That Thing Somewhere Else
  5. Whatever I Do Is Right


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