14 November 2017
Salmonella Dub launch their 25th single to celebrate 25 years.
World She Waits
Driving Aunt Daisy to Meet Nino's People was the initial working title for Salmonella Dub’s 25th single
World She Waits launched to radio this week to celebrate the beginnings of the bands 25th birthday.
The tune became a collaboration with Nino Birch from Beat Rhythm Fashion, the band’s choice of an influential artist to represent them at the New Zealand Music Awards this week. Unfortunately, that never was to be as Recorded Music NZ rejected the idea stating that the ‘show producer’ had never heard of the iconic Wellington group. Because of that, Beat Rhythm Fashion were deemed too obscure for the TV show demographic and Salmonella Dub stood down from accepting the ‘Legacy Award’.
“ The great Aunt Daisy was of course the famous NZ radio broadcaster from the 30's to the 60's. Like the Recorded Music NZ she was a fast talking sponsor-product-placer who was seriously lacking in knowledge and content. So during our writing mahi with Nino, Aunt Daisy became a cheeky euphemism for the Recorded Music NZ ;-)” Andrew Penman, Salmonella Dub
Aunt Daisy in Action in the 50’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTdvpiHbO0s
Nino’s World She Waits lyrics were inspired by global issues, corporate greed and land right clashes both here in Aotearoa and with native American tribes affected by the Dakota oil pipeline project.
World She Waits backstory:
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World She Waits will be released digitally in December 2017 and then physically on the band’s January 13th birthday coinciding with an anniversary show in their hometown Otautahi. This show features the return of Tiki Taane and Conan Wilcox, plus their good mates Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots, Ladi6, Sunshine Soundsystem and Soulware. The track will also be released as the 25th single in a bundle of 25 radio cuts aptly named Commercial Grates to celebrate the band’s 25 years of music mahi in Aotearoa. Many of these cuts were never made available digitally when the band were under their licence contract with Virgin EMI. This is one of many issues the Salmonella Dub faced including EMI’s failed attempt at “Copy Control” on their multi platinum selling album One Drop East.
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