Captured Tracks/Flying Nun FNCT-004/FNCT-004
Expanded double LP reissue of legendary NZ underground group The Clean’s first full-length record, Vehicle: Vehicle was recorded in London off the back of the group’s first European reunion tour and it was originally released in 1990. It plays out as a consistently mind-blowing release, combining those inspired motorik-primitive takes on the mainlined sound of The Velvet Underground with some fantastic extended psych moves, that inspiring far-away NZ edge of the world/Flying Nun sound, some of the best song-writing to come out of the whole scene and some maximalist programming. As a major bonus the set also includes the bonus In-A-Live EP, a recording of the one-off 1989 London gig that led to their reformation and that features major extended jams on primo meat like “Point That Thing Somewhere Else”. Beautifully presented with liners, pics and a separate pull-out sleeve for the live EP, this is a must for devotees of the sound of young New Zealand.