With a knack for off-kilter pop, and a decent hint of chaos the Bird Nest Roys, had a brief but brilliant lifespan with a handful of releases during the mid-1980s on Flying Nun Records.
Now, for the first time, the band’s full discography has been packaged up for your listening convenience. Simply titled Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love, the re-issue includes the Bird Nest Roys’ 1987 self-titled LP, the ‘Whack It All Down’ 12” EP plus bonus 7” B-Side and live recording.
Born in the hills west of Auckland, New Zealand in the 1980s, the Bird Nest Roys spent a long time evolving into an intelligent life-form before being discovered by the public at large in 1985. A big band by NZ standards - with six members - their infectious brand of 60’s style pop came complete with multiple vocal harmonies and quite literally layered guitars (with up to four in unison), with members of the band later going on to play with likes of the 3Ds, Snapper and The Tufnels.
Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love is available on 2xLP and CD with a full colour booklet featuring previously unseen photos, posters and ephemera.
Artist: Bird Nest Roys
Title: Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love
Label:Flying Nun Records
Cat #: FN513
Formats: Double LP, CD, Cassette + Digital
Recorded: Produced by Bird Nest Roys and Terry King, Engineered by Terry King. Assistant engineer Rique Roy Band. Re-mastered by Josh Bonati, New York, 2013.
Members: Big Ross, Little Ross, Dominic Stones, Debberly Roy, Peter Moerenhout, Warwick Wakefield.
- Five Weetbix And Toast
- Loving Time
- Jaffa Boy
- Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love
- Michael Jones
- Who Is The Silliest Rossi?
- Wads of Pork Fat
- Bus Stop
- Ain’t Mutatin
- Severed Days
- Womcat Stones
- I Need Your Love