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Too Hard Basket

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Released  1998
Length  60.13
Artist  The Mutton Birds
Label  Gravy Train Records
Recorded  1992-1996
Producer  Various
Release date  1998
Genre  Rock music
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Too Hard Basket (1998)  Rain, Steam and Speed (1999)
Similar  Angle of Entry, Envy of Angels, The Mutton Birds, Salty

Too Hard Basket, subtitled B Sides and Bastards, is a limited release compilation of B-sides and unreleased tracks by the New Zealand band the Mutton Birds. The album was released via the band's website and gig sales.


Track listing

(All songs by Don McGlashan except where noted)

  1. "It Happened One Night" (Jody Harris) – 3.02 (different mix to that released with "The Heater")
  2. "The Ballad Of Kelvin" – 4.16 ("Heater" B-side - NZ only)
  3. "He Turned Around" – 4.49 ("Heater" B-side - NZ only)
  4. "Three Minutes" – 4.11 (previously unreleased)
  5. "So Long" (Alan Gregg) – 3.05 (previously unreleased)
  6. "The Heater (Careful With...Version)" – 3.34 ("Anchor Me" B-side - NZ only)
  7. "The Queen's English (Annus Horribilus Mix)" –5.21 ("Ngaire" B-side - NZ only)
  8. "Cinema Of Unease" – 3.09 (previously unreleased)
  9. "Don't Fear The Reaper" (Donald Roeser) – 5.26 (original demo version - "She's Been Talking" B-side - NZ only)
  10. "Ash Wednesday" – 4.44 (previously unreleased)
  11. "Ranchslider" – 2.47 (previously unreleased)
  12. "Answerphone" (David Long) – 3.22 (different version to that released with "Come Around" NZ single)
  13. "Face In The Paper" – 3.51 ("Come Around" B-side - UK)
  14. "Inbetween Man" – 3.33 ("She's Been Talking" B-side - UK different mix to NZ "Envy Of Angels" version)
  15. "Along The Boundary" – 4.58 (different mix to UK "Come Around" B-side and NZ "Envy Of Angels" version)


  • Don McGlashan – vocals, guitars, euphonium
  • Ross Burge – drums
  • Alan Gregg – bass guitar, voice
  • David Long – lead guitar
  • Songs

    1It Happened One Night3:02
    2He Turned Around4:17
    3The Ballad of Kelvin4:49


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