Jay Clarkson | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 5 May 2021


Now That’s What I Call RDU: 1980 – 1989

Episode 3: Jay Clarkson

The Morning After welcomes Jay Clarkson, guitarist, singer and songwriter who was a member of various Christchurch bands in the 80s including They Were Expendable, Breathing Cage(featured image) and The Playthings. Discussing the contrasts between the 80s and now, iconic music venues, and what the city was like during the time period. She shares with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with her from the time period; Birds Eye View – The Playthings, That’s What Your Friends Are For – Mainly Spaniards, Own Two Feet – The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, and Anyone Else Would – The Double Happies.

Jay’s current band, Jay Clarkson and The Containers will be playing Christchurch later in the year. Keep an eye out for details.

In celebration of NZ Music Month, RDU 98.5FM presents Now That’s What I Call RDU, a Live Podcast Series taking place on ‘The Morning After’ breakfast show throughout the month of May.

The series aims to delve deep into the rich history and culture that has helped shape the Ōtautahi music scene to what we see today. Each week will focus on a different decade, starting in the 1980s and moving through to the 2020s for the final episode. 

Hosted by RDU 98.5FM’s breakfast duo, Ben O’Connell & Josh Watson, the pair will welcome guests from across the eras. Taking a closer look at what was going on within the local scene at the time, uncovering the memories and of course, revisiting some of the incredible music that has been produced in the city we call home.

Tune in live on RDU 98.5FM each weekday of May between 8- 8.30am or listen on-demand by visiting www.rdu.org.nz.

Now That’s What I Call RDU is proudly made with the support of Ōtautahi music venue, 12 Bar.


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