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This Is Not A Dream

This Is Not A Dream
Majora, LP – 1992

01. Brian’s Children (5:00)
02. Prove (4:19)
03. Limbo Swing (6:20)
04. Too Hot To Dry (9:23)
05. Papa Doc (3:32)
06. High Tension House (9:10)


  1. pete on July 26th, 2010

    ANOTHER essential one. where’s the “High Time” 7″ tho?


    Jonny Jewel lent me this album in 1997. first non-dead c majora rec and.. well.. is probably the one I listen to the most after METRIC. and that High Time 7″.. FUCK

  2. Jefre on July 26th, 2010

    Dont have the 7″!

  3. pete on July 26th, 2010


    OK. gonna try and find that guy for you Jef. that’s fuckin criminal

  4. Andrew on July 26th, 2010

    Beyond classic. So good. Best shit ever.


  5. weis on July 26th, 2010

    long live Dadamah

  6. Laurent on July 27th, 2010

    love this album too!

  7. Andrew on July 27th, 2010

    Everyone knows Roy Montgomery’s post Dadamah work, but is anyone checking out Kim Pieters and Peter Stapleton’s post-Dadamah work? Flies Inside The Sun, Rain, Pieters/Russell/Stapleton, Doramaar, Sleep and Eye – all worth checking out…

  8. ilyas on July 27th, 2010

    good call andrew..i listened to .rain and flies inside the sun nonstop throughout my 22nd year.

    surface of the earth too.

    ‘le jazz non’ compilation is the ultimate mixtape for nz jams

  9. Andrew on July 27th, 2010

    Yeah, ‘Sycamore’ by Rain (good luck finding that, most copies were destroyed in a fire) and ‘An Audience Of Others (Including Herself)’ by Flies Inside The Sun are probably the best places to start with post-Dadamah non-Roy stuff.
    Actually most of the songs on ‘An Audience Of Others (Including Herself) are actually Dadamah songs that were written before the band split up and were just pushed further ‘out’ by Flies once Danny Butt and Brian Crook joined.

    Excellent extensive interview about the history of Dadamah and related bands is at – take from the legendary Opprobrium mahazine.

    ….and yeah, Surface Of The Earth is the guitar band to end all guitar bands.

  10. riddler on July 28th, 2010

    their 7″s can be found here: both High Time and Radio Brain are fantastic songs! they also had a one-minute track on this sampler compilation, released by Drag City:

  11. evan on July 28th, 2010

    does anyone know where i can find that “le jazz non” NZ mix tape mentioned above? i’ve been looking all over but can’t find it…

    thanks for your blog…i really appreciate the time you put into this…

  12. Jefre on August 6th, 2010