Kiwi Talk DiscEric the goldfish

A companion to the Kiwi Hit Disc, the Kiwi Talk Disc was a tool designed for radio programmers.  It contains introductions and comments by the artists, usually about the referenced song but often on music or life in general; radio programmers were encouraged to be creative with the contents.

The first produced disc appears to be KTD10, with the Talk Disc number matching the companion Kiwi Hit Disc volume number.  No earlier reference exists in either the National Library collection or Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision archives.  Talk Discs also accompanied every CD in Kiwi Gold Disc box sets I & II.

Following the last separate release, KTD21, Talk Disc-esque tracks were included for New Zealand Music Week, (later New Zealand Music Month) on KHD25, KHD47, KHD59 and KHD65.  One can only imagine the logistics of coordinating artists for interview recording, tight timeframes for disc production and release along with the corresponding Kiwi Hit Disc eventually leading to the demise of the Talk Disc concept.

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Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 10
Release date:
October 1994
Track listing
    1-5
    Dave Dobbyn - Language
    6-10
    Grace - Black sand shore
    11-15
    Matty J - Somewhere you're there
    16-20
    Strawpeople - Crying
    21-25
    Sulata - Always
    26-30
    Jules Issa - Good things
    31-35
    Otara Millionaires Club - We R the OMC
    36-40
    Kulcha - Don't be shy
    41-45
    Myles - Burning prayer
    46-50
    The Brainchilds - Tomorrow never knows
    51-55
    The Julie Dolphin - ·not for airplay·
    56-60
    Alistair Riddell - Read me like a book
    61-65
    The Holy Toledos - Blood
    66-70
    Jordan Reyne - Long way to climb
    71-75
    Shona Laing - Cold country
    67-80
    Greg Fleming - Making a fool
    81-85
    Southside Of Bombay - All across the world

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 11
Release date:
1994
Track listing
  1. Strawpeople - Sweet disorder
  2. Grace - Desert Moon
  3. Headless Chickens - George
  4. Emma Paki - Greenstone
  5. Jules Issa - Found in you
  6. Maree Sheehan - Past to the present
  7. 3 The Hard Way - What I gotta do
  8. Urban Disturbance - Robert Jane
  9. Dave Dobbyn - Lap of the Gods
  10. Greg Johnson Set - Come on
  11. The Chills - Wet blanket
  12. Throw - Falling inside me
  13. Mr. Me - Rush me colour
  14. Satellite Spies - It must be love
  15. Marc Hunter - Get so rough
  16. Supergroove - You freak me
  17. Purest Form - It's Christmas (you don't have to cry)

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 12
Release date:
1995
Track listing
  1. Eddie Rayner - Abuderby
  2. Nathan Haines - Lady J
  3. Otara Phil-Harmonic - Drummer boy
  4. Love Soup - You
  5. David Parker - Dorothy
  6. Jacqui Keelan Davey - Parihaka
  7. The Julie Dolphin - Shell
  8. Throw - Nowhere near
  9. Gorilla Biscuit - Wish
  10. Dave Dobbyn - Naked flame
  11. Ted Brown & The Italians - Swerve [remix]
  12. Merv Pinny - City life
  13. Billy TK Jnr. - Ain't nobody's business
  14. Blackjack - Baby it's you
  15. Magick Heads - 42 degrees
  16. Tim Finn - Runs in the family

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 13
Release date:
April 1995
Track listing
    1-6
    Supergroove - Next time
    7-12
    Greg Johnson Set - Those aren't real tears
    13-17
    Southside Of Bombay - Umbadada
    18-23
    Igelese - Groovalation
    24-28
    Young & Ruthless - Run for cover
    29-34
    Teremoana Rapley - Beautiful people
    35-40
    Maree Sheehan - What have you done to me?
    41-46
    D-Faction - First cut is the deepest
    47-51
    The Brainchilds - Thinking about you
    52-57
    Throw - Honeyblonde
    58-62
    Dead Flowers - Same same
    63-68
    Second Child - Crumble
    69-73
    Squirm - Voodoo
    74-79
    Knightshade - Television eyes
    80-84
    the feelers - The leaving
    85-90
    Shihad - You again
    91-96
    Marc Hunter - One of the good guys

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 14
Release date:
May 1995
Track listing
    1-6
    Matty J - Mine
    7-12
    Strawpeople - Beautiful skin
    13-18
    Cosa Nostra - Still water
    19-23
    Dave Dobbyn - It dawned on me
    24-28
    Jacinda Klouwens - Chardonnay
    29
    Crowded House ·not for airplay·
    30-35
    Larry Morris Band - Give me time
    36-41
    Jan Hellriegel - Geraldine
    42-46
    Chicane - Downtime
    47-52
    Jungle Fungus - Crushed
    53-58
    Semi Lemon Kola - Otherwise
    59-63
    The Tufnels - Pettibone
    64-69
    The Nixons - Basement static
    70-74
    Malchicks - Weatherman
    75-79
    Pumpkinhead - Third eye
    80-84
    Dead Flowers - Not ready

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 15
Release date:
July 1995
Track listing
    1-5
    Rikki Morris - World stand still
    6-10
    Grace - Cool world
    11-15
    Maree Sheehan - What have you done to me
    16-19
    Sulata - Never
    20-23
    Color Climax - Right
    24-29
    Purest Form - You can do it
    30-34
    Jamoa Jam - Knowing you so long
    35-40
    Urban Disturbance - Figure this
    41-44
    Jordan Reyne - Wilt
    45-48
    Jacqui Keelan Davey - Nobody
    49-53
    David Parker - King of the oceans
    54-58
    L M B - Natural world
    59-63
    Blackjack - I don't have a gun
    64-68
    Thorazine Shuffle - An affair
    69-73
    Garageland - Come back
    74-78
    Kate In The Lemon Tree - Glide
    79-83
    Shihad - Deb's night out

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 16
Release date:
October 1995
Track listing
    1-6
    Matty J Ruys - Crusin'
    7-12
    Grace - Heart of stone
    13-18
    Strawpeople - Turn of the century
    19-24
    Ngaire - The way I feel about you
    25-30
    Teremoana - Four women
    31-36
    Sulata - Find yourself
    37-42
    D-Faction - Down in the Boondocks
    43-48
    Lole - Just wanna
    49-54
    Moana & The Moahunters - Give it up now
    55-59
    Temuera Morrison - Waiata poi
    60-65
    3 The Hard Way - B all right
    66-71
    Purest Form - If I fell
    72-77
    Margaret Urlich - Every little thing
    78-83
    Wayne Mason - Walking that view around
    84-89
    King Biscuit - For this moment
    90-95
    Dragon - Are you old enough

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 17
Release date:
October 1995
Track listing
    1-5
    Maree Sheehan - You can't hide love
    6-10
    Ardijah - Time door
    11-15
    Mars - Message at the bottom
    16-20
    Southside Of Bombay & Mina Ripia - Kia mau
    21-25
    Fuemana - Lifetime of memories
    26-30
    Greg Johnson - You stay out of your life
    31-35
    Jacqui Keelan Davey - Too late
    36-40
    Jan Hellriegel - Pure pleasure
    41-45
    Ted Brown and the Italians - Perfectly good pop song
    46-50
    Dave Dobbyn - Rain on fire
    51-55
    Throw - All different things
    ---
    The Cartoon - Yes anymore ·no track·
    56-60
    Cicada - Winter
    61-65
    Desert Road Band - Doing time
    66-70
    Hello Sailor - Raging with the storm
    71-75
    Shihad - For what you burn

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 18
Release date:
February 1996
Track listing
  1. Moana & the Moahunters - AEIOU [He taonga te reo mix]
  2. Maree Sheenan - Sex jamm
  3. O.M.C. - How bizarre
  4. CMB Swing - Your love is all I need
  5. Ngaire & D - Can you be strong for me
  6. Wonderkind - Destiny change
  7. Fuemana - Do you love me
  8. Bic - Drive
  9. Greg Johnson - If I swagger
  10. Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come home
  11. Jacqui Keelan Davey - Watching me drown
  12. Tetnus - Easy come easy go
  13. Surge - To hurt you
  14. Desert Road Band - It's only life
  15. Blackjack - Life in a single day

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 19
Release date:
April 1996
Track listing
  1. Annie Crummer - State of grace
  2. Teina - Gone fishing
  3. O.M.C. - Right on
  4. Maree Sheehan - Fatally cool [remake]
  5. Del Hamo - International whirl roccar
  6. Matty J Ruys - Love every little thing about you
  7. Rikki Morris - These dark moods
  8. Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded
  9. Mink - Radio cruel
  10. Bike - Save my life
  11. Superette - Touch me
  12. Garageland - Fingerpops
  13. Nothing At All! - Busted
  14. ENZSO & Dave Dobbyn - Poor boy

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 20
Release date:
June 1996
Track listing
    1-6
    Strawpeople - Taller than god
    7-12
    Maree Sheehan - (Might as well) Shout
    13-17
    Bic Runga - Bursting through
    18-23
    Synergy - Closest thing to Heaven
    24-30
    DLT feat. Che - Chains
    31
    Crowded House ·not for broadcast·
    32-36
    Martin Phillipps and The Chills - Dreams are free
    37-42
    ENZSO and Eddie Rayner - Message to my girl
    43
    The Muttonbirds ·not for broadcast·
    44-49
    The Narcs - Back to the deep
    50-55
    Each - Inside of me
    56-61
    Garageland - Beelines to Heaven
    62-67
    Exponents - Do you feel in love
    68-73
    Second Child - Desire you
    74-80
    Shihad - Deb's night out [US mix]

Kiwi Talk Disc
Kiwi Talk Disc 21
Release date:
August 1996
Track listing
    1-6
    Annie Crummer - U soul me
    7-10
    Marina, Lavina & Maybelle - Never
    11-16
    Emma Paki - Don't give it up
    17
    The Mutton Birds - Don't fear the reaper
    18-23
    Supergroove - If I had my way
    24-28
    Cinematic - See you round
    29-33
    The Narcs - Leap of faith
    34-38
    Bike - Old & blue
    39-43
    Splitter - Tremolo panned
    44-49
    Garageland - I'm looking for what I can't get
    50-56
    Eye TV - Immaculate
    57-60
    The 3Ds - Dust
    61-66
    Nothing At All - Get some
    67-72
    ENZSO and Peter Scholes - Stuff n' nonsense

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