|Artist:||Ballon D'Essai |
|Label:||Flying Nun Records (1982)|
|Format:||12 Inch EP|
Record: NM (M-)
|Genre:||Alternative Rock , Rock U|
Very rare smart clean vinyl and cover. Includes Comic insert Ballon D'Comic No.2.
With influences ranging from PIL to The Fall, to white funk bass and Velvety spider leads, the young twin bass quintet produced two intriguing yet patchy EPs for Flying Nun in 1981 (This Is The Level Crossing) and 1983 (Grow Up) and a posthumous tape (R.I.P.) for Failsafe Records in 1986.
Band members were Lindsay Davis (guitar) and Hugh Fitzgerald (bass), who both left after the first EP, and Stephen McIntyre (guitar, bass), Mark Rastrick (vocals), Scott Wilkinson (drums), Matthew Campbell (bass), and Lyndon Fraser (guitar). They rarely played outside of Christchurch.