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Hamish Kilgour 1957 – 2022


Sad news today as the death of musician Hamish Kilgour was announced. Hamish, along with his brother David, founded The Clean – one of New Zealand’s most beloved Flying Nun acts.

We send our aroha to Hamish’s friends and family in this very sad time.

Below is one of The Clean’s first music videos – Tally Ho! – from 1981.

The Clean – Tally Ho! – 1981

This video marked the directing debut of the multi-talented Chris Knox. Capturing the energy of The Clean’s legendary first single, the clip memorably broke with local music promo standards (lip-synching, filming inside a studio etc) and set the template for Knox’s cheap but effective DIY method. He shot the band walking (and lying) on the street using a borrowed 16mm camera, set at a slow frame rate. He also played around with negative reversal film, to obtain some of the more distinctive images. ‘Tally Ho’ got to number 19 in the local charts; the band were “shocked and delighted”.

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