Music Month Flashback: Dominion Road by the Mutton Birds

NZ Music Month has begun and the Herald has partnered with NZ On Screen to bring you a music video of a classic New Zealand song every day of the month. We kick the series off today with a song about a legendary Auckland road.
The Mutton Birds. Photo / Jocelyn Carlin
The Mutton Birds. Photo / Jocelyn Carlin

NZ Music Month starts this week and the Herald has partnered with NZ On Screen to bring you a classic New Zealand music video every day of the month.

Today's pick is a song which has a particularly strong New Zealand feel - the Mutton Birds' Dominion Road, from 1992.

Singer/songwriter Don McGlashan has never been scared to use NZ place names in his songs and never more so than here on the Mutton Birds' classic debut.

His imagined back story for a man he watched from a bus win-dow one day - a resident of the fabled "half way house, half way down Dominion Road" - is a tale of loss and redemption set on one of Auckland's busiest roads.

Fane Flaws directed the music video.



- NZ Herald

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