Chris Knox, godfather of alternative New Zealand music. A true renaissance bloke from down under.
While, Seizure, originally released in 1989, was certainly not the start of his story, it is often considered his first proper solo album. Though in fairness there is nothing proper about it, exploring the surreal, the political, the satirical, and sometimes simply the crazy, all of which would never be seen on the hit parade. Yet, musically they should have been, packed with brilliantly skewered hooks and humorously scathing lyrics, Seizure is a lo-fi mix of punk, indie rock and pop that works perfectly.
From the simple pop of “The Face of Fashion”, through to the driving force of “Wanna!!” and the strangely uplifting brood of “My Dumb Luck” all that without mentioning “Not Given Lightly”, the love song to end all love songs, Seizure, despite our dislike of the word, is a legendary release in the Flying Nun catalogue.
Now, re-issued again on LP and CD, with the audio taken direct from the original master tape, the release also features the original cover art from its first pressing.
Special edition of the LP reissue comes with a limited edition screen print wrap around.