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Strawpeople - Top 40 Albums

New Zealand Artist: Strawpeople

Life for the Strawpeople began at the university radio station now known as 95bFM. Paul Casserly and Mark Tierney met there in 1985 when both had foregone the golden path to Academia for the small and damp corridors of student radio. Tierney was the studio engineer at the time, Casserly an aspiring DJ.

Various 'experimental' recordings followed - a cut up of a cassette Casserly had stolen from his mother, 'The Pope's In Ireland', resulted in 'Something Else Is Needed'. "She took it back when she’d heard what we’d done" remembers Casserly.
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Strawpeople first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Singles on 23 April 2000 with the song Drive. There are five entries by Strawpeople in the charts.

Chart placings by Strawpeople:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
Count Backwards From Ten Top 40 Albums 16 Aug 2004 4 20
Drive Top 40 Singles 23 Apr 2000 16 7
No New Messages Top 40 Albums 23 Apr 2000 7 10
The Best Of 1990 - 2000 Top 40 Albums 19 Nov 2000 4 26
The Best Of 1990-2000 Top 40 Albums 14 Jan 2001 1 47

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