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 flashback is a song that is famous for the work of a talented backing singer.

Today's Music Month Flashback is For Today by The Netherworld Dancing Toys.

Nick Sampson wrote his band's biggest hit during a summer spent working at a Tara-naki freezing works.

His love song has become a classic - aided in no small part by Annie Crummer's soaring vocal break.

Directed by then Radio with Pictures producer Brent Hansen, the music video puts the band in a studio (where Crummer sings with Kim Willoughby in a precursor to their time in When the Cat's Away) and on the Cook Strait ferry, where the shoot was nearly derailed when lunch in a Picton pub almost led to the band missing the return sailing.

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