National anthems, Andrew Schmidt

In Love with these Times: My Life with Flying Nun Records
Roger Shepherd
HarperCollins, $37.00,
ISBN 9781775540892

A Road Tour of American Song Titles: From Mendocino to Memphis
Karl Du Fresne
Bateman, $40.00,
ISBN 9781869359382

Flying Nun Records, the small independent record label which Roger Shepherd, a young record store employee from Christchurch’s working-class suburb of Aranui, steered to international recognition, has been near the centre of New Zealand’s productive and successful post-punk community for 35 years.


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