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The Bats are a New Zealand band who formed in 1982 and feature Robert Scott (guitar, vocals), Paul Kean (bass), Malcolm Grant (drums) and Kaye Woodward (guitar, vocals). The Bats are one of the oldest and longest surviving groups associated with the Flying Nun record label and the “Dunedin Sound”, they are well known for their singles “North by North” and “Made Up in Blue”.

This is the music video for “North by North” from the album “Daddy’s Highway” by The Bats.

Tracking shot of a rural road as seen from the front of a vehicle overlaid on footage of The Bats performing “North By North” in a a room. Robert Scott stands on a roadside circling around holding a burning guitar. The other band members stand on the roadside near burning debris The video ends with footage of a burning papier-mache skull being held above the road from the back of a car - this film is played in reverse.

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Year 1987

Reference number F46511

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Music video

Duration 00:03:56

Production company Flying Nun

Credits Director: Alister Parker
Director: John Christoffels
Director: Paul Kean
Band: The Bats
Musician: Robert Scott
Musician: Paul Kean
Musician: Kaye Woodward
Musician: Malcolm Grant