The Clean's pre-eminent place in Flying Nun lore comes down to two factors - their unchallengeable position as The Band That Started It All 21 years ago, and the group's absolute dedication to free-flowing chemistry and musical experimentation in the pursuit of creating incredible records.
The importance of the former and the influence of the latter over a huge stream of musicians in New Zealand and around the world ever since cannot be under-estimated.
Plus there's the small fact that no other Flying Nun band has thrown so much variety at a tape recorder and seen it all stick...
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The Clean were another classic kiwi band that headlined a nationwide tour in celebration of Flying Nun Records' 30th Anniversary last month...
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