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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Pin Group

Interesting submittal from John N is this anthology of the complete works of the (Joy Division-influenced) Pin Group.......I know a tiny bit about them only, this album is really good, RIFYL Joy Division obviously, really's a bio from someone more knowledgeable than me......

The first signing of the legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun, Christchurch-based noise pop triothe Pin Group, teamed singer/guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphrey, and drummerPeter Stapleton. Their 1981 debut single, the Joy Division-influenced "Ambivalence," was the first release on Flying Nun, issued in an edition of 300 copies; the follow-up, "Coat," appeared later that same year. After a 1982 EP, The Pin Group Go to Town, the band dissolved when Montgomery traveled to London for a year-long studyPROGRAM; he and Stapleton later renewed their collaboration as members of drone merchants Dadamah, with the complete Pin Group lineup reuniting in 1992 to record a one-off single, "Eleven Years After."

AMBIVALENCE-01 Jim/02 Ambivalence/03 Coat/04 Long Night/05 Columbia/06 Hurricane Fighter/07 Power/08 Ambivalence/09 when I Tell You/10 A Thousand Sins/11 Low Rider (War Song)/12 Coat/13  (Live set, Christchurch NZ)  Jim/14 Ambivalence/15 Power/16 Assassin/17 Blood of Christ/18 Columbia/19 Coat

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  1. Thanks a lot for this, never heard it before, even though I am a big fan of early Flying Nun! Anything w/Roy Montgomery or Peter Stapleton involved is bound to be very good to excellent!

  2. Thanks for posting, especially with the live disc!
    But I'm having trouble unzipping this (I think it's been 10 years since I've uttered those words).
    Any help for unzipping these two on a mac, or would anyone care to post some regular ol' zip or rar files?

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  4. Thanks very much
    Greetings from Argentina.

  5. Having trouble unzipping these files as well; appears to be a disconnect between the first and second parts. I'd appreciate it if you could look into this and either repair this apparent error, or provide me with pointers as to what I may be doing incorrectly here.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    All the best to you from Pee-Pee Soaked Heckhole