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The Kiap Song comes from the Tabaran album (WEA 1990). It's about the kiaps, or patrol officers, that administered Australian colonial governance throughout PNG in the years prior to independence (1975). It was released as a CD single. The song's lyrics got the band into hot water amongst a percentage of the expatriate population in PNG during the PNG leg of the Tabaran Tour which took in Port Moresby, Rabaul and Kokopo.


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

Recorded at Pacific Gold Studios, Rabaul and Sing Sing Studios. Mixed at Platinum by Paul Kosky.

Russel Bradley - drums
David Bridie - piano, keyboards, lyrics, vocals
Tim Cole - sounds
Rowan McKinnon - bass
John Phillips - guitar
James Southall - congas
Penny Hewson - vocals


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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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