Sleeping Trouble - Fred Dagg - Fred Daggs Greatest Hits (Vinyl, LP)

I remember being a kid writing away LP) some- body or other and it was fantastic if somebody wrote back to you And yes, Dagg's stardom - he was television personality of the year in and 75 - was a bit strange. There was always a handy reality check. At the time it was absolutely going through the roof I couldn't get a show to happen on New Zealand television because they were totally opposed to it.

There was really only the public and me. What Dagg meant to us is now wrapped up in nostalgia, and where our national sense of humour meets folklore. Many will have their own memories of Dagg's appearances on the television, skewering the news of the day on Gallery, Nationwide or Tonight at Nine.

Others who weren't allowed up quite that late can probably recite some of the Dagg comedy albums Sleeping Trouble - Fred Dagg - Fred Daggs Greatest Hits (Vinyl by track. But with this latest revival, which includes a re-recorded version of We Don't Know How Lucky We Are, it's illuminating to have Clarke reflect on what his alter-ego means to him plus years on.

I hear it and I sometimes wince at parts of it. But LP) and large no. By and large I still like it. I was always doing a character who wasn't so far away from me that I would go into denial about it. We are on to something here Fred Dagg Anthology is a roughly chronological collection that might have been more accurately titled The Life and Recordings Sleeping Trouble - Fred Dagg - Fred Daggs Greatest Hits (Vinyl John Clarke.

Much of it is devoted to his comedy and political satire which made him a star under his own name on Australian radio and television, having left New Zealand for Melbourne in the late 70s. However, the early tracks collect some of Dagg's best known Kiwi moments live and in the studio. He remembers the sessions well. All that time spent in front of the microphone.

It took, aw gee, at least until They gave me one morning to do it and I finished it. I stood in the studio and did it and I got my old mate Simon Morris to come down.

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View all trending tracks. Loading player…. Scrobble from Spotify? Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Join others and track this album Scrobble, find and rediscover music with a Last. Sign Up to Last. A second album Fred Dagg Live was released in and was also a huge seller. A third and final album was released in called The Fred Dagg Tapes. John Clarke also appeared in a number of movies and television shows. John moved to Melbourne in the late seventies and established himself as a top scriptwriter and personality on Australian TV.

He found fame as a political satirist, particularly his mock interviews with collaborator Bryan Dawe, which ran on the ABC for more than 25 years. John Clarke died on 9 April while hiking in a national park in Victoria, Australia.

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