Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bored Games - Who Killed Colonel Mustard (EP)
Today we present another Record Store Day release from Flying Nun which may still be available. Who Killed Colonel Mustard is a limited edition 12" vinyl reissue of an EP released by Flying Nun in 1982. Consisting of four tracks from Bored Games, the project of 17-year old Shayne Carter and mates Wayne Elsey, Fraser Batts, Jonathan Moore and Jeff Harford. The band broke up after recording the songs, but before the EP was even released. Carter went on to form The DoubleHappys and Straightjacket Fits, of which Elsey also was a member. Elsey also formed The Stones, who provided four tracks to the wonderful Flying Nun release Dunedin Double. Moore later served a stint with The Chills.
In addition to being rare, I think this record is special because the songs are unusually good, especially for high school students, and because it presents a more punk approach to indie rock than many of the better known Dunedin groups of the period. You can stream all four tracks below. The record can be ordered from Flying Nun in New Zealand or Captured Tracks in Brooklyn.
Flying Nun Records