Not Drowning, Waving

Also known as N.D.W., NDW, Not Drowning Waving
Members of Not Drowning, Waving: David Bridie, Helen Mountfort, James Southall, John Phillips (3), Rowan McKinnon, Russel Bradley
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Drowning,_Waving

Discography of Not Drowning, Waving:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Circus 13 Audio 1993 Reprise Records
2 Claim 11 Audio 1990 Warner Music (Australia)
3 Claim 10 Audio 1989 Mighty Boy
4 Moving Around 3 Audio 1984 Rampant Releases
5 Hunting For Nuggets 3 Audio 1984 Rampant Releases
6 Do Be A Don't Be (Mr Pooh) 3 Audio 1985 Rampant Releases
7 Fishing Trawler 2 Audio 1991 Mighty Boy
8 Another Pond 16 Audio 1991 EastWest
9 The Little Desert 13 Audio 1991 EastWest
10 Cold And The Crackle 12 Audio 1991 EastWest
11 The Sing Sing 6 Audio 1986 Rampant Releases
12 Tabaran 15 Audio 1990 WEA
13 Cold And The Crackle 10 Audio 1987 Rampant Releases
14 Claim 10 Audio 1990
15 Willow Tree / Claim 2 Audio 1989 Mighty Boy
16 Circus 13 Audio 1993 White (6)
17 Claim 10 Audio 1990
18 Another Pond 15 Audio 1984 Rampant Releases
19 I Did 4 Audio 1987 Rampant Releases
20 Proof 11 Audio 1991 Rogues Gallery
21 Follow The Geography A Compilation Of Historically Intact Tracks 15 Audio 1993 Reprise Records
22 Claim 10 Audio 1989 Mighty Boy
23 Tabaran 14 Audio 1990 WEA
24 The Little Desert 10 Audio 1985 Rampant Releases
25 Claim 10 Audio 2008 Liberation Blue
26 Cold And The Crackle 12 Audio 2006 Liberation Music
27 Tabaran 29 Audio 2005 Liberation Music
28 Circus 13 Audio 2009 Liberation Music
29 The Little Desert 16 Audio 2007 Liberation Music
30 Proof 11 Audio 2009 Liberation Music
31 Through The One Last Door 32 Audio 2005 Liberation Music
32 Penmon 3 Audio 1993 White (6)


were a musical group formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1983 (though they first performed as a group in 1984) by [a=David Bridie] and [a=John Phillips (3)]. Their music combined elements of rock, ambient music and world music; their lyrics dealt with characteristically Australian topic: word-pictures of landscapes and people, the seasons, and some political issues (such as Indonesia's invasion of East Timor). Their name is derived from Stevie Smith's poem "[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Waving_but_Drowning]Not Waving but Drowning[/url]".

Not Drowning, Waving broke up in 1994; some of the members (including Bridie and cellist [a=Helen Mountfort]) went on to form [a=My Friend The Chocolate Cake].

In 2005, Not Drowning, Waving resurfaced with a performance at the 2005 [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOMADelaide]WOMADelaide Festival[/url].


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