Bailter Space

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Noise rock band originally founded in 1986 in Christchurch, New Zealand by Hamish Kilgour and Alister Parker. The band started with the name 'Nelsh Bailter Space' but became 'Bailter Space' in early 1988.
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Albums

FNMC 107 Bailter Space - Tanker album art Bailter Space Tanker (Album) Flying Nun Records FNMC 107 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
FNE 32 Bailter Space - Thermos album art Bailter Space Thermos (Album) Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records FNE 32 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
OLE 050-2 Bailter Space - Robot World album art Bailter Space Robot World (Album) Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records OLE 050-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
OLE 093-2 Bailter Space - Vortura album art Bailter Space Vortura (Album) Flying Nun Records OLE 093-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
FNCD325 Bailter Space - Wammo album art Bailter Space Wammo (Album) Flying Nun Records FNCD325 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
TB-005 Bailter Space - Capsul album art Bailter Space Capsul (Album) Flying Nun Records TB-005 US 1997 Sell This Version
space002 Bailter Space - Solar.3 album art bailterSpace* Solar.3 (Album) Wildside Records space002 New Zealand 1998 Sell This Version
FIRECD269 Bailter Space - Strobosphere album art Bailterspace* Strobosphere (Album) Fire Records FIRECD269 UK 2012 Sell This Version
FIRELP270 Bailter Space - Trinine album art Bailterspace* Trinine (Album) Fire Records FIRELP270 UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Bailter Space - Concret album art Bailterspace* Concret (Album) Not On Label none 2020
none Bailter Space - Live In Pittsburgh album art Bailterspace* Live In Pittsburgh(11xFile, FLAC) Not On Label none 2020

Singles & EPs

FNMC 094 Bailter Space - Nelsh Bailter Space album art Bailter Space Nelsh Bailter Space (EP) Flying Nun Records FNMC 094 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
FN096 Bailter Space - New Man album art Bailter Space New Man(7", Single) Flying Nun Records FN096 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
FN106 Bailter Space - Grader Spader album art Bailter Space Grader Spader(12") Flying Nun Records FN106 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
HUNKA 16 Bailter Space - Shine album art Bailter Space Shine (Single) Clawfist HUNKA 16 UK 1992 Sell This Version
OLE 041-2 Bailter Space - The Aim album art Bailter Space The Aim (Maxi, EP) Clawfist OLE 041-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
OLE 072-2 Bailter Space - B.E.I.P album art Bailter Space B.E.I.P (EP, Maxi) Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records OLE 072-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
OLE-147-2 Bailter Space - Splat album art Bailter Space Splat (EP, Single) Flying Nun Records OLE-147-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
FNCD345 Bailter Space - Retro album art Bailter Space Retro(CD, Single) Flying Nun Records FNCD345 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
TR-003 Bailter Space - Capsul album art Bailter Space Capsul(7", Single) Turnbuckle Records TR-003 US 1997 Sell This Version
TB-012 Bailter Space - Photon album art Bailterspace* Photon(CD, EP, Dig) Turnbuckle Records TB-012 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Bailter Space - No Sense album art Bailterspace* No Sense (Single) Arch Hill Recordings none New Zealand 2012

Compilations

ole 136-2, OLE 136-2 Bailter Space - Tanker • Nelsh album art Bailter Space Tanker • Nelsh(CD, Comp) Matador, Matador ole 136-2, OLE 136-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
FNCD484 Bailter Space - Bailterspace album art Bailterspace* Bailterspace(CD, Comp, RM) Flying Nun Records FNCD484 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version

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Nantklein

Nantklein

November 7, 2020
I agree with Idioteque77. I managed to somehow discover Bailter Space about the same time as I discovered Underground Lovers and The Church (three great Antipodean bands), which I think was around the mid-90's. The APS record shop in Crewe was at that time going well, run and owned by a friend of mine. He very often put an album on just after you went in, to get your attention, or that of other customers (many of whom became friends over time, and still are), knowing that you would be interested and you would probably then buy it. Shrewd of Tony, but he was loved for it.
They were great days back then, and marvellous memories often float back, such as uncovering so many superb bands, although Bailterspace must be in the top five of my discoveries.
On late Friday afternoons it would be the place to kickstart the weekend, and you may have left with a 'prize' album, maybe even a Bailterspace one. So lucky to have been there.
idioteque77

idioteque77

May 3, 2020
I was just browsing through my collection of Bailter Space CDs - I only own a few of their albums - and found that their older LPs are being offered for pretty steep prices, and also that - surprisingly - there seem to be no comments at all about this fine group. What's up with that?
IMHO, Bailter Space would be well-deserved and also likely candidate for a career-spanning box-set. Matador, Numero, who's up for it?

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