Look Blue Go Purple
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Look Blue Go Purple
|Origin||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Dunedin sound|
|Labels||Flying Nun Records|
Look Blue Go Purple were a New Zealand alternative rock band from Dunedin, active from 1983 to 1987, recognised as part of the "second wave" of the Dunedin sound. Their first official show was at The Broome Valley Festival on March 5, 1983.
- Kathy Bull – bass
- Norma O'Malley – keyboards, flute
- Lesley Paris – drums
- Denise Roughan – guitar
- Kath Webster – guitar
Careers after Look Blue Go Purple
After the band split up, Bull went on to Cyclops, and has since recorded a solo album, Some From the Sky, under her new name Francisca Griffin. Lesley Paris went on to Olla, and now works as station manager for community radio station Otago Access Radio in Dunedin. Denise Roughan went on to play with The 3Ds and Ghost Club. Norma O'Malley was a founding member of Chug. Paris also became manager of Flying Nun Records.
|Release date||Title||Label||Chart position||Certification||Catalog number|
|1985||Bewitched||Flying Nun Records||21||NZ||FNLGBP001|
|1986||LBGPEP2||Flying Nun Records||26||NZ||FNLGBP002|
|1988||This Is This||Flying Nun Records||-||-||FN117|
|1986||LBGPEPs (tracks from 'Bewitched' and 'LBGPEP2')||Flying Nun Records||-||-||FNLBGP003|
|1991||Compilation (tracks from 'Bewitched', 'LBGPEP2' and 'This Is This')||Flying Nun Records||-||-||FNCD171|
|2017||Still Bewitched (tracks from 'Bewitched', 'LBGPEP2', 'This Is This' and previously unreleased live tracks)||Flying Nun Records||-||-||FN572CD|
The group have appeared on many compilations since 1986 in New Zealand. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by Look Blue Go Purple.
- (1986) - Tuatara (Flying Nun Records) - "Circumspect Penelope"
- (1989) - In Love with These Times (Flying Nun Records) (FN028) - "Cactus Cat"
- (1991) - Getting Older 1981-1991 (Flying Nun Records) - "I Don't Want You Anyway"
- (1999) - Scarfies OST (Flying Nun Records) - "Cactus Cat"
- (2000) - But I Can Write Songs Okay (Yellow Eye Records) (EYE005-007) - "Ralta" (live version)
- (2012) - Time to Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment 1981-1986 (Flying Nun Records) (FNLP518) - "As Does The Sun"
- (2004) - Second Season - Flying Nun DVD II (Flying Nun Records) (FNDVD489) - "Circumspect Penelope"
- (2004) - Very Short Film (Flying Nun Records) - "Cactus Cat"
- "Look Blue - Go Purple". Flying Nun Records. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- Miles, Amanda. "Look Blue Go Purple: Legacy of Enchantment". NZ Musician. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- Moreland, Quinn (2 June 2017). "Look Blue Go Purple: Still Bewitched". Pitchfork. Retrieved 18 February 2021.