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Christmas In New Zealand

by The Spinning Wighats

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Now available on Bandcamp for the first time, here is Christmas In New Zealand.

Originally a flexi disc given away at the Long Ryders Christmas gig at the Mean Fiddler in December 1985 it was the only…and we mean only…Long Ryders song the late John Peel ever played on air. Yet he played it every December the last decade or more of his life. Go figure.


released December 4, 2020


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The Long Ryders founded alt-country with their 1984 album, Native Sons, and helped codify and popularise Americana throughout their career. Crossing Byrds/Buffalo Springfield electric guitars and harmonies with a Sex Pistols/Ramones rhythm section was their idea and their legacy. Their signature songs Looking For Lewis And Clark and I Had A Dream have never left the airwaves. ... more

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