Music Month flashback: Victoria by The Exponents

It’s NZ Music Month 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. Today’s pick is the song that started it all for The Exponents.
The Exponents. Photo / Jason Oxenham
The Exponents. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Today's Music Month flashback is the Exponents' Victoria, from 1982, which has become a Kiwi classic - though singer/songwriter Jordan Luck once said it was "a strange song to pick as a first single, but the right one."

Reaching number six, the song would prove to be the biggest hit on a debut studio album packed with greats.

Victoria was reportedly inspired by Jordan Luck's one-time landlord, who was trapped in an abusive relationship.

Locations for the music video include the Christ-church Arts Centre and deco apartments opposite.

The director was Simon Morris.



- NZ Herald

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