On November 12th, Merge Records will reissue the first two recordings from New Zeeland’s The Clean to celebrate their 40th anniversary. This will make the Tally Ho!/Platypus seven inch single and the Boodle Boodle Boodle twelve inch EP available globally for the first time since 1981.  The records were remastered by Tex Houston, and the original packaging was recreated by The Clean’s David Kilgour and Robert Scott. Each will be available digitally and on two vinyl variants. A third variant of each will be exclusive to New Zeeland. Preorder Tally Ho! here and Boodle here

The Clean were formed in Dunedin, NZ in 1978 by brothers David (guitar) and Hamish (drums) Kilgour. They were eventually joined by bassist Robert Scott. The band combined punk, garage rock, pop and psychedelia to create something fresh and compelling. The Clean experienced significant, if surprising success in their native New Zeeland. Their primitive early recordings on Flying Nun were also highly influential in indie rock circles. After splitting up for most of the ’80s, the band reformed and has been touring and releasing albums ever since. 


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