Ready to Fly:The Story of NZ Music

Author(s): David Eggleton


Shortlistd for the 2004 Montana NZ Book Awards Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture section Ready to Fly is a survey and celebration of 50 years of New Zealand popular music. Fifty years of kiwi musicians blamming out the beat - rock 'n' roll, pop, mod, country, folk, heavy metal, soul, punk, new wave, garage, funk, hip hop, techno - that rocks the nation. From wild Kiwi garage to deep in the Pacific of bass, from C'mon to slice of heaven, this is the story of our sound, told from its beginnings with the likes of the shirt-ripping Johnny Devlin through to the proud and sophisticated music industry of today.

Jammed full of photos, and with a colourful and exuberant text, the publishing of this book is extremely timely. It is over 15 years since the last survey of New Zealand rock music appeared, and with New Zealand music getting unprecendented coverage through radio and TV airtime, industry promotion, documentaries and the following of a large and dedicated audience, Ready to Fly is truly a book that is tapping into the pulse.


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Shortlisted for Montana Book Awards 2004.

General Fields

  • : 9781877333064
  • : Craig Potton Publishing
  • : Craig Potton Publishing
  • : 1.024
  • : December 2003
  • : 280mm X 280mm X 17mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Eggleton
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 781.660993
  • : 199
  • : illustrations