Three Songs (Tall Dwarfs EP)

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Three Songs
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Label Furtive, Flying Nun Records WEE001
Producer Tall Dwarfs
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Spin Alternative Record Guide 7/10 [2]

Three Songs is an EP by New Zealand band Tall Dwarfs, released in 1981. [3] It was the first recording released by the band. [4]


The EP was included on Hello Cruel World , released in 1987. [4]

Critical reception

AllMusic called it "a mix of homemade melodic genius, lo-fi recording that has a soul, lyrics cribbed from the heart of a life-loving crank, and a basketful of unexplained noises that only happen in the middle of the night when you're alone in the house." [1]


Chris Jenkins, in Rock: The Rough Guide, credited the EP with helping to introduce the practice of lo-fi home recording. [5]

Track listing

  1. "Nothing's Going to Happen"
  2. "Luck or Loveliness"
  3. "All My Hollowness to You"

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  2. Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. 1995. p. 395.
  3. Encarnacao, John (April 15, 2016). "Punk Aesthetics and New Folk: Way Down the Old Plank Road". Routledge via Google Books.
  4. 1 2 "Chris Knox". Trouser Press. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  5. Rock: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides Ltd. 1999. p. 987.