If New Zealand music was a can that had lost its label, The Bats and The Clean would lie like the very best kind of sardine, gleaming in close proximity as you peeled back the lid as a reward for your intrepidity. Scott, as a member of both bands and Flying Nun veterano, has been purveying devil music to nigh-on two generations of impressionable young people, earning himself a handy degree of infamy as the two bands' cultish followings spanned the known world. What Mr Scott doesn't know about being in a bloody band probably isn't worth knowing and we were well pleased to be able to seize him before he popped off to the States on tour, ply him with cake and question him at some length.
So why music?
My mum played piano in church and dad played saxophone in a dance band in the sixties in Scotland, so they were often playing and singing Scottish folk songs right from when I was young. It was very much just... music was all around, the piano was in the house so we all learned that and my sister had a guitar...
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