This memoir is the fascinating and revealing story of Graeme Jefferies—one of the most inventive and influential musicians to emerge from New Zealand’s vibrant independent music scene in the 1980s. Time Flowing Backwards spans over three decades of Jefferies career spent with bands Nocturnal Projections, This Kind of Punishment, and The Cakekitchen as well as a solo artist. In a candid and in-depth style, Jefferies recounts his recording and songwriting process along with riveting tales from incident-filled tours with the likes of Pavement, Cat Power and the Mountain Goats. This truly original and inimitable inside story highlights intense collaboration and DIY innovation, records made in hallways and houses rather than plush studios and a dedication to produce challenging and remarkable songs.
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About the Author
Graeme Jefferies is a New Zealand musician who played a key part in the country's independent music scene during the 1980s as a member of groundbreaking DIY bands This Kind of Punishment and Nocturnal Projections alongside his brother Peter Jefferies. Jefferies then went solo before founding his own project The Cakekitchen, which toured extensively abroad and released several albums on indie labels such as Flying Nun, Homestead and Merge.