McGlashan at the Globe

The Tribune (NZ) - - FRONT PAGE - For con­cert de­tails go to Don­M­c­ and glo­bethe­

Don McGlashan re­lived his ‘punk­ish’ days with Blam Blam Blam re­cently when iron­i­cal new wave hit There is No De­pres­sion in New Zealand was up for the ‘lost’ 1981 Sil­ver Scroll Awards.

In the end, the song Don wrote with poet Richard von Sturmer, missed out to The Swingers’ Count­ing the Beat by Buster Stiggs, Phil Judd and Bones Hill­man.

Don of course con­tin­ued as a mem­ber of The Front Lawn and then The Mut­ton­birds, where he wrote the an­themic Do­min­ion

Road, along with An­chor Me, Don’t Fight It Mar­sha. It’s Big

ger Than Both of Us and the classy rock rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of Wayne Ma­son’s ‘Best New Zealand song’, Na­ture. Don has five songs of his own on that Best New Zealand Songs list, and is a two-time Sil­ver Scroll win­ner.

He’s also made short films and writ­ten film scores. Among them, sound­tracks to the Janet Frame mini-se­ries An An­gel at

My Ta­ble, Toa Fraser’s No. 2 and re­cent New Zealand fea­ture film The Dead Lands. Not bad for a lad who all those decades ago be­gan his mu­si­cal ca­reer play­ing french horn for the Auck­land Sin­fo­nia, an in­stru- ment he still plays.

On tour with his latest solo pro­ject The Lucky Stars, the mu­si­cian pler­forms at the Globe Theatre to­mor­row night Thurs­day 15. De­scribed as a rich col­lec­tion of songs ex­plor­ing love, re­gret and mor­tal­ity, The

Lucky Stars, re­leased in April, con­tains an en­gag­ing mix of per- sonal and poignant re­flec­tions as well as num­bers that are bois­ter­ously up-tempo. The al­bum has been rated as be­ing up there with his best work.

Kiwi singer-song­writer Don McGlashan plays solo at the Globe this Thurs­day night, with songs from his latest al­bum, The Lucky Stars.

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