Flying Nun Records Looks Back on 30 Years with 'Tally Ho!' Best-Of Set

Flying Nun Records Looks Back on 30 Years with 'Tally Ho!' Best-Of Set
As previously reported, iconic Kiwi pop label Flying Nun Records recently turned 30, and it celebrated the occasion with a variety of shows, reissues and compilations. One of these label-spanning comps is the best-of album Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits, which is due out January 31.

This two-CD set includes a whopping 40 tracks, all from different artists belonging to the Flying Nun catalogue. Some of these bands had some success outside of the New Zealand, such as the Clean, the Bats, the Chills and Shocking Pinks, while others are mostly known to fans of the scene.

Tally Ho! takes its name from the Clean song of the same name, as that single helped establish the label when it unexpectedly became a minor hit in 1981. An announcement for the set notes, "This two-disc set collects material that falls under the broad category of 'pop music' as well as that which pushed boundaries and did not sit comfortably within the popular market. At the same time, the two discs overlap a great deal, and together they showcase an important and creatively powerful artistic output that remains relevant today."

Check out the tracklist below and the cover above. Sorry, vinyl lovers, this one doesn't appear to be coming out on wax.

Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits:

CD 1:

1. The Clean - "Tally Ho!"
2. The Verlaines - "Death and the Maiden"
3. The Chills - "Heavenly Pop Hit"
4. Sneaky Feelings - "Husband House"
5. Look Blue Go Purple - "Cactus Cat"
6. Bird Nest Roys - "Alien"
7. The Bats - "North by North"
8. The Great Unwashed - "Can't Find Water"
9. Straitjacket Fits - "She Speeds"
10. Able Tasmans - "Fault in the Frog"
11. Fetus Productions - "What's Going On?"
12. Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - "Breathe"
13. Garageland - "Pop Cigar"
14. Bressa Creeting Cake - "A Chip That Sells Millions"
15. Chris Knox - "Not Given Lightly"
16. Headless Chickens - "George"
17. The Mint Chicks - "Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!"
18. Phoenix Foundation - "40 Years"
19. Robert Scott - "Too Early"
20. Grayson Gilmour - "I Am a Light!"

CD 2:

1. The Pin Group - "Ambivalence"
2. The Gordons - "Machine Song"
3. The Stones - "Down and Around"
4. Children's Hour - "Looking for the Sun"
5. Doublehappys - "Needles and Plastic"
6. Tall Dwarfs - "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"
7. Snapper - "Buddy"
8. The 3Ds - "Outer Space"
9. Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies - "Randolph's Going Home"
10. Bailter Space - "Fish Eye"
11. Dead C - "I Was Here"
12. Skeptics - "And We Bake"
13. Solid Gold Hell - "Bitter Nest"
14. Dimmer - "Pacer"
15. Loves Ugly Children - "Space Suit"
16. High Dependency Unit - "Schallblute"
17. Ghost Club - "Ghost Club Theme Song"
18. The Subliminals - "United State"
19. Shocking Pinks - "This Aching Deal"
20. F in Math - "Don't Look Down"