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Willow Tree, comes off the Claim album (Mighty Boy/Reprise 1989) and is about the tumble-down shared house in Richmond that David lived in for years which was also a NDW office and occasional rehearsal space. Russel reckons he invented the '80s snare sound, produced, in his case, by simply whacking the crap out of it.

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from Through The One Last Door, released October 10, 2005
(NDW)

Recorded at Sing Sing by Tim Cole. Mixed at Fast Forward by John French

Russel Bradley - drums
David Bridie - piano, lyrics, vocals
Rowan McKinnon - bass, acoustic guitar
John Phillips - guitar
James Southall - cabassa
Janette Geri - vocals
Marie McMillan - oboe
Andrew Massi - hose pipe sample

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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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