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Dare Not Say A Word

from Through The One Last Door by Not Drowning, Waving

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Taken off the 1984 Rampant Records release Another Pond, this was the song off Another Pond which we chose to make a film clip for. Tim shot the video at Wilson's Promontory and the Port Melbourne railway yards using a three-colour-separation technique with John and David goofing around in their pyjamas. The air play the video got on the ABC music-video show 'Rock Arena' was the first media exposure the band received. The pyjama look failed to take off. Rowan hates his recording - "more than lumpy" he says.


from Through The One Last Door, released October 10, 2005

Recorded at Bill Tolson and David Cheshire's house, engineered by John, David and David Cheshire. Mixed by Tim Cole at John's house.

David Bridie - piano, keyboards, lyrics, vocals
Rowan McKinnon - bass
John Phillips - guitar


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Not Drowning, Waving Melbourne, Australia

NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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