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Album I can't live without: My own

JEREMY ARNOLD
Last updated 05:00 16/02/2013

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The one album I could never live without is Variable Line Out by a band called Solarpuppies.

A group of friends and I recorded it over a weekend in a flat in Dunedin in late 1999 and it completely encapsulates my four years spent down there studying.

Sure it is no classic to the masses.

It never got a gold album, I'm not even sure that we ever sold one in a record store, but we sold a few at gigs.

The album was about five good friends and the four years they spent living the turbulent life between leaving the protection of our parents' homes and diving headlong into the real world.

Some people keep scrapbooks and photo albums of their lives for memories, some write books, we decided to record a full-length album.

It probably doesn't mean a lot to anyone who reads this, and definitely doesn't answer the intention of the original question.

However this is the album I couldn't live without - it is the only album ever recorded that couldn't have been if I hadn't lived the life I lived, and met the people I met.


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