The Clean - Anthology (Boxset 4LP)
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One could argue that there would be no New Zealand rock scene as it is known today if it weren't for the Clean; the sainted Flying Nun label was formed to put out their debut single, their willingness to go the D.I.Y. route in recording their early material set the standard for any number of bands and their playful yet aggressive mixture of pop hooks, jagged guitar lines, neo-Velvets minimalism, and edgy wit paved the way for the Bats, the Chills, the Verlaines, the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, to name a few. This is a superb overview of the Clean's career, with the classic Boodle Boodle Boodle and Great Sounds EPs included in their entirety, along with several crucial singles and outtakes, as well as the cream of the later albums Vehicle, Modern Rock, and Unknown Country and four outtakes from the Modern Rock sessions.