Snapper Profile

Jon Chapman
6 Jun 2013

Like cigarettes on wet wool after smoking in a closed car, and the taste of tannins and dye when biting into hot leather, the sound of Peter Gutteridge's Snapper is hot motor oil and crank spiders injected directly through the eardrum, spoonful after silver spoonful.

Peter Gutteridge is the man who launched a thousand Flying Nun bands. Co-founder of The Clean, he appears only on a few live-in-1979 tracks on the long-deleted Odditties 2 cassette – including the first recording of ‘Point That Thing Somewhere Else’.

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Peter Gutteridge at Palisades in Brooklyn New York, 2 September 2014
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Dominic Stones, Christine Voice, Alan Haig and Peter Gutteridge
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Stuart Page shooting the video for Snapper's Buddy, Taieri Plains, mid-winter 1988. Christine Voice, rear centre, Peter Gutteridge on the right.
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Roddy Pain, Peter Gutteridge and Mike Dooley
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The highly regarded 1988 Snapper EP was an increasingly sought-after release that saw reissue by Flying Nun in 2013. This is the original poster.
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Tall Dwarfs and Snapper at the Oriental, July 1987
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Peter Gutteridge, 1996
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Christine Voice and Peter Gutteridge at Sammy's, 12 September 1991 as part of the Flying Nun 10th Anniversary celebrations
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95bFM Extended Play: Peter Gutteridge - Early Dunedin Scene
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Peter Gutteridge does a spot of busking in Dunedin, 2012
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HDU & Peter Gutteridge - Point That Thing Somewhere Else (Live performance at the Powerstation, Auckland, 1997)
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Peter Gutteridge and Jed Town, the Flying Nun BBQ, Kings Arms, Auckland, 17 Feb 2013
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Snapper at The Oriental, October 1987
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Peter Gutteridge at the Flying Nun BBQ, Kings Arms, Auckland, 17 Feb 2013
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Christine Voice, Dominic Stones, Alan Haig & Peter Gutteridge.
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Christine Voice and Peter Gutteridge
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The Christine Voice designed front sleeve for Snapper's 1992 album Shotgun Blossom. Recorded at Writhe Recording in Wellington, it was co-produced by Brent McLachlan.
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Peter Gutteridge, Flying Nun BBQ, Kings Arms, Auckland, 17 Feb 2013
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Mid-winter 1988 and Stuart Page is directing and filming the Snapper video for Buddy. It was, so the director says, " ...brrrrr... ".
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Snaper [sic] at Chippendale House, Dunedin, August 1997
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Snapper, 1993 - Peter Gutteridge, Celia Mancini and Chris Heazlewood. Missing is Mike Dooley.
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Peter Gutteridge with Snapper at Auckland's Gluepot in 1988 or 1989
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Snapper - Buddy (live at the Powerstation, Auckland, 4 October 1989)
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Eyes That Shine (live at Warners Hotel, Christchurch 1993), with Peter Gutteridge, Chris Heazlewood, Celia Pavlova and Mike Dooley.
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Buddy
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Christine Voice, Alan Haig, Peter Gutteridge, Dominic Stones
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Members:

Peter Gutteridge - guitar, vocals, keyboards

Alan Haig - drums

Dominic Stones - guitar

David Kilgour - guitar

Mike Dooley - drums

Chris Heazlewood - guitar

Christine Voice - keyboards, guitar, vocals

Maxine Funk

Danny Brady - keyboards

Hope Robertson - drums

Thomas Bell

Jack Reid - guitar

Roddy Pain - guitar

Celia Patel (also Pavlova/ Mancini)

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