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Thursday, 31 December 2009

Mi-sex - Blue Day



Blue Day/Lady Janice



Mi-Sex was a New Zealand / Australian new wave rock band active from 1978 to 1984. Led by Steve Gilpin as vocalist, they were best known for their singles "Computer Games" in 1979 and "People” in 1980.Mi-Sex evolved from the band Fragments of Time, a band which itself formed from members of earlier bands Father Thyme and Think. The band centred on a trio of performers: Steve Gilpin (vocals), Murray Burns (keyboards), and Kevin Stanton (guitar/vocals).In 1978 they changed their name to Mi-Sex, this name taken from an Ultravox song title, "My Sex". They released their first single, "Straight laddie” (originally intended simply as a demo), during 1978. In August 1978 the band headed to Sydney, where they quickly became a major live drawcard. They were soon signed to the Australian division of CBS Records by the label's then A&R manager/House producer Peter Dawkins, himself an expatriate New Zealander who is best known for his productions with another former NZ group based in Australia, Dragon.Their first single for CBS, "But You Don't Care" / "Burning Up", was released in Australia in June 1979 and their debut album, Graffiti Crimes was issued in July 1979 to coincide with their national tour as the support act for Talking Heads. The LP included their biggest hit, the synthesizer-driven "Computer Games”, a Burns/Stanton composition released in Australia on October 1, 1979. The single went to #1 in Australia, made the Top 5 in New Zealand, and also charted in 20 countries including Canada and South Africa. The follow-up album, Space Race sold well and produced another big single, "People”, but the band were unable to maintain their early momentum and two later albums failed to produce the same popular interest. Mi-Sex disbanded in March 1984. The single "Blue Day" lifted from the last album Where Do They Go failed to chart in Australia but made #36 in NZ the B-Side "Lady Janice" is a non album track.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Rockinghorse - Grand Affaire


So Do I/Tell You 'Bout A Feeling/Richard Alpert/Gypsy Lady/On A Friday Night/Turn On The Light/River Running Deep And Wide/You Don't Need An Answer/Oh! Marimba Go!/Call It A Day/Grand Affaire
A big thanks to Rex for sending me the vinyl for this one.
Line-Up: Clint Brown (Bass Guitar) Keith Norris (Drums) Bruce Robinson (Lead Guitar) Carl Evenson (Percussion / Vocals) Wayne Mason (Guitar / Vocals)
Rockinghorse were a Kiwi band who formed in 1973. Keith Norris and Clint Brown had been members of Taylor while Wayne Mason and Carl Evenson joined them from Formyula the last to join was Bruce Robinson who had originally been in the Pleazers. They released 2 albums Thoroughbred 1975 and Grand Affaire 1976.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Rose Tattoo - Calling



Calling/Win At Any Cost



Rose Tattoo hard rock outfit formed in 1976 and have been an ongoing concern since then with a ever changing lineup with the same members leaving and then returning the only constant member being Angry Anderson the lead singer.


This single is taken from the "Beats From A Single Drum" album and features the non album B-Side "Win At Any Cost"

Friday, 23 October 2009

Don Lane - Self Titled


Sing/And I Love You So/Good Time Charley's Got The Blues/Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree/Ain't No Sunshine/Clair/Keep On Singing/Flim Flam Man/Song Sung Blue/Daisy A Day/Help Me Make It Through The Night/A Song For You


Legendary television presenter Don Lane has died in Sydney at the age of 75. American-born Lane became a household name in Australia through The Don Lane Show . Lane was originally hired to fill in at Channel Nine for six weeks. He went on to become one of the country's most popular stars and at one time was the highest paid person on Australian television.I thought I should post this album in memorium as I have some great memories of watching Don throught the 9 years that his show ran.
Although not thought of as a great singer this album has some merit the songs on the album suit his vocals, another album I hadn't listened to until I ripped it and I liked it . Don recorded a number of albums and singles the best known being "You're Everything" released in 1969.

Friday, 9 October 2009

The Hi-Marks


Angel Smile/Only You/Cab Driver /Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Love Me with All Your Heart/Hoki Mai (Pa Mai Medley)/Quando/I Believe/King Of The Road/Amazing Grace/Twilight Time/Sh-Boom/Born Free/E Hine Me Hoki Mai Anoa (Island In The Sun)/Till/The Great Pretender/Everything's Fine/Karu Karu/Young Love/Mona Lisa


 
The Hi-Marks comprised three brothers- Hayward, George, Ellington 'Butch' Ruka, and their nephew John Ruka.
The group was originally formed in Auckland and this group eventually became a top concert group. The Hi-Marks concentrated mainly on reviving songs by 'The Platters', 'The Mill Brothers' as well as their own traditional Maori music
The Hi-Marks entered talent quests - always finishing with a placing and around Christmas they would appear in several cabarets around Auckland. Appearances on Television followed with spots on 'Club Show' and 'Telethon'

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sharon O'Neill - Physical Favours



Physical Favours/Silk Or Stone

O'Neill began her career in the 1970s in her home country New Zealand, then gained major success in Australia with the hit "Words" and the subsequent singles "How Do You Talk to Boys?" "Maybe" "Losing You" and "Power".
The early 1980s proved her most commercially successful period, composing and performing the soundtrack to the 1981 film "Smash Palace", and with the Foreign Affairs album in 1983 spawning her biggest hit "Maxine" , a song which chronicled the life of a Kings Cross prostitute. A legal battle with her then record company Sony caused a delay in her career.
In 1987 Sharon returned with arguably her best album (if under-rated at the time) Danced in the Fire "Physical Favours" was lifted from that album the B-Side "Satin And Stone" is a non album track.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Mr. Lee Grant - Mr. Lee Grant


Havah Nagilah/You Can Have Her/ The Real Thing/Some Kina Magic/Coloured Lights/Opportunity/Yo Yo/Take My Hand/Love/The Coalman/Spicks And Specks/Thanks To You

Mr. Lee Grant Kiwi superstar of the late sixties didn't make much of an impression here in OZ but was huge over there The Mr. may seem a bit pretentious but that was added to avoid confusion with a local actress with the same name. The album which I had never heard before was quite good .
A special thanks to Rex for sending me this album.
The opening track "Hava Nagilah" I thought was a strange choice until I read that he was born Bogdan Charis Kominowski to Polish parents on April 22 1945, in a Nazi concentration camp just outside Dusseldorf. His father was killed, but he and his mother survived and emigrated to New Zealand in 1949, settling in Palmerston North chilling stuff. The song "The Real Thing" not the Russell Morris hit is probably my Fave followed by the 2 Bee Gees covers Ronnie Burn's hit "Coalman" and the Bee Gee's first big hit "Spicks And Specks".

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Electric Pandas - Let's Gamble 12inch EP



Let's Gamble/Crush (Live)/Point Blank (Live)/Let's Gamble (Extended Mix)

Electric Pandas were formed in Sydney in 1983 and comprised Buckfield (vocals/guitar), Tim Walter (guitar), Warren Slater (bass) and Mark Stinson (drums).
The band were signed to the Regular label and their first release was the single, "Big Girls" written by Buckfield, in April, 1984. The track was featured on commercial radio playlists and music commentator, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, raved about Electric Pandas on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) pop music show Countdown. "Big Girls" reached #8 in Sydney by May, and peaked at #18 on the Kent Music Report for Australian singles charts by mid-year. A relentless touring schedule led up to the release of Electric Pandas' debut EP, Let's Gamble, in December, 1984. The EP peaked at #81 on national charts.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Lana Cantrell - Lana!



The Sound Of Silence/How Can I Be Sure/Baby Now That I've Found You/Honey/The Fool On The Hill/Can't Take My Eyes Of You/ For Me/Workin' On A Groovy Thing/Mine/The Music Played

By the time she was ten years old, Australian born musical prodigy, Lana Cantrell was already the "Boogie Baby" of her country, singing and playing the piano in jazz concerts at the Sydney Town Hall. She made her television debut on the first show ever to be shown in Australian and during the next four years was a regular on the two biggest variety shows in the country, Bandstand and In Melbourne Tonight.
Her American debut was even more auspicious. Coming to the States at age 19, Lana made 15 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as numerous appearances on all of the top variety shows, including Kraft Music Hall and The Red Skelton Show. In 1966 she was selected to represent the U.S.A at the International Song Festival, held in Poland. Lana returned to America with the first prize, which was awarded to her for her unique rendition of "I'm All Smiles".
A top recording artist, Lana Cantrell has recorded seven albums for RCA Victor, numerous singles in Australia on the Festival Label, and her hit single, "Like A Sunday Morning" on the Polydor label. Lana has worked with many summer stock companies, including a summer co-starring with Alfred Drake. She played the role of Dorothy in the summer theatre production of The Wizard Of Oz.
1972 was a homecoming for Lana when she returned to Australia to open the Sydney Opera House. In 1975 she was honoured once again when she was named "International Woman of the Year" and was flown to Paris by the United Nations to sing at the Olympia. In 1978 she co-hosted the Greater New England Emmy Awards Show with Phil Donahue and in 1979 was a judge for the Miss Universe Pageant held in Perth, Australia.

Lana! was released in 1968 and is a slice of sixties pop with songs from Simon and Garfunkle "Sounds Of Silence" The Rascals "How Can I Be Sure" Beatles "Fool On The Hill" Bobby Goldsboro "Honey" 5th Dimenson "Working On A Groovy Thing" and my favourite on the album Matt Monro's "The Music Played" the whole album is a delight to listen to, her style has been likened to Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand but that's the Yanks for you always trying to pidgeon hole you.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Billy Thorpe - That I Love



That I Love/Over The Rainbow





This single was released in 1964 and the label shows "That I Love" as the A-side but "Over The Rainbow" went on to #1. I'm fairly sure that this did not appear on any album besides the 1965 complation ."That I Love " is a Tony Barber original and a right little foot stomper it is while "Over The Rainbow" is the Judy Garland classic which Billy made his own.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - Great Hits


Rock Me Baby/Dream Baby/Poison Ivy/Smoke And Stack/Blue Day/Good Morning Little School Girl/You Don't Live Twice/Broken Things/Board And Boogie/You Don't Love Me


 Strange Greatest Hits this one 3 singles from the first incarnation of the Aztecs A and B sides, a single fom 1967 then one single his first with the new heavy rock and boogie version of the Aztecs. The six early tracks also appear on the Linda Lee album that they shared with Johnny Noble. The album cover shows Billy during the heavier phase of his career while the majority of the songs predate it so they must have been trying to cash in on the new image. The interesting thing about the cover is that it shows Billy playing Bass Guitar.

Apr. 1964 "Blue Day" / "You Don't Love Me" (Linda Lee LL-006)
Jun. 1964 "Poison Ivy" / "Broken Things" (Linda Lee LL-007)
Nov. 1964 "Smoke & Stack" / "Board Boogie" (Linda Lee HK-765)
Sep. 1967 "Dream Baby" / "You Don't Live Twice" (Festival FK-2015)
Mar. 1970 "Good Morning Little School Girl" / "Rock Me Baby" (Festival FK-3638)

Saturday, 1 August 2009

James Reyne - Hammerhead



Hammerhead/Coin In A Plate
Born in Lagos, Nigeria to an Australian mother and an English father, James' family migrated to Australia in the early 60's, settling in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula area. Leaving law school to study drama at the Victorian College of the Arts, James' musical career initially took hold in the early 80's when he and some friends formed the band Australian Crawl.
James Reyne self-titled album was released in 1987 and was the Australian singer's first solo venture since the break-up of Australian Crawl in 1986. Hammerhead went to #8 on the charts the B-side "Coin In A Plate" was originally included on the album but when "Motor's Too Fast" became a hit it was included on the repackaged album and "Coin In A Plate" was removed.
You can watch Hammerhead here

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Warren Carr - (You Are My) Sunshine



(You Are My) Sunshine/Middle 8
Warren Carr was a pianist who played with John Konrad's Kaydets (1960) and in Johnny O'Keefe's backing band. Warren made many recordings for Leedon in his own name from 1961 to 1964, they are mostly in what has been described as "honky tonk party piano style" rather than anything resembling rock music.(You Are My) Sunshine/Middle 8 was released in 1961 and later that year he had an instrumental hit with "Li'l Old Me" both on the Leedon Label. He later went on to play Piano on the ABC'S childrens show Playschool.

JA-AR - Please Help Me I'm Falling



Please Help Me I'm Falling/Girl Girl Girl


John Rowles was born on 26th March 1947 in Whakatane and raised in Kawerau in the Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand. His parents were Eddie and Phyllis Rowles. Eddie played on the wing and three-quarter for the Maori All Black's in 1938, and was also a talented singer. John had five sisters, Georgina, Carol, Gabrielle, Cheryl and Tania, and two brothers, Edward and Wally. Edward unfortunately died when John was two, and out of respect for him, John adopted his name as his middle name throughout his career. Wally had a small singing career himself, originally going under the name Frankie Price, before changing to Frankie Rowles.
John's musical background is quite extensive with his first performance being at the age of 10, when he entered a local talent quest and sang "All Shook Up", taking out first prize. Whilst still at school he organised a group called the Shadows, named after the original group, and John played lead guitar. His father managed the group and they played at local dances at weekends. He was encouraged by his father and he even bought him his first electric guitar.
In 1962, when he was 15, John left school and got a job in a forestry camp. However, music was of prime importance in John's life and when he was sixteen he moved to Auckland where he acquired a job as a guitar player in a club. When the vocalist there became ill, John took over the vocal duties as well. While in Auckland he had a short spell with Sonny Day and the Sundowners, and it was while with them that he met Eddie Low.
John and Eddie moved to Australia in 1963 after signing a nine month contract to sing at the Riverside Inn in Melbourne. After that contract expired, John moved to Sydney and joined a group called the Dingdongers. John stayed with them for about a year and during his time with them, the group changed their name to the Sundowners.
By 1966, still in Australia, John had decided to go solo and secured the services of New Zealand promoter Graham Dent as his manager. Graham had previously been responsible for the successful career of Johnny Devlin and had also managed Max Merritt and the Meteors for a while. Graham gave John a new image, changed his hair style, new mod clothes and impressed upon him the importance of putting effort and action into his music and performances. Dent organised to have John appear on Australian television's "New Faces Of 1966". At this stage Dent had him performing under the name "The Secret", and he was so popular that there were huge numbers of offers for work. Dent kept him away from the promoters and press until after he had made an appearance on "Bandstand". He then launched John to the Australian music world as JA-AR and promoters were scrambling to sign him up.
John's first single as a soloist was released in 1966 on both the Sunshine and Komotion labels in Australia as JA-AR and was called "The End (Of The Rainbow)"/"You Still Love Him". This was followed early in 1967 with "Please Help Me I'm Falling"/"Girl Girl Girl" just on the Sunshine label. Owing to his television exposure, both singles did quite well. http://www.sergent.com.au/johnrowles.html



Tuesday, 21 July 2009

I'm Talking - Do Yo Wanna Be 12inch single



Do You Wanna Be (Dance Mix)/Do You Wanna Be/Do Yo Wanna Be (Instrumental)

I'm Talking was a 1980's Funk Pop band that came about after the break-up of the experimental funk band Essendon Airport in 1983, members Robert Goodge (guitar), Ian Cox (saxophone) and Barbara Hogarth (bass) recruited Stephen Charlesworth on Keyboards Cameron Newman on drums then Kate Ceberano and Zan Abeyratne on vocals.
"Do you Wanna Be" was releasd in 1986 and went to #8 on the charts.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Sons & Daughters and A Country Practice




Sons & Daughters Theme/ Some Kind Of Friend - Ian Rawlings/Bosom Buddies - Pat McDonald & Rowena Wallace/The More I See You - Peter Phelps & Kim Lewis/Behind Closed Doors - Thomas Richards & Leila Hayes/Sometimes When We Touch - Steven Comey/ Help Me Make It Through The Night - Leila Hayes/Friends - Rowena Wallace

This record album was released in 1983 and is a compilation of tunes performed by some of the stars of the popular shows "Sons and Daughters" and "A Country Practice". Two shows that I used to watch religiously we all hated Pat the Rat I used to watch Sons and Daughters each week to see who was doing what to whom. You just don't get T.V. like this any more.
A Country Practice Theme/Dream A Little Dream - Shane Withington/As Time Goes By - Brian Wenzel/Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Penny Cook & Grant Dodwell/True Love - Lorrae Desmond & Brian Wenzel/Yesterday When I Was Young - Lorrae Desmond/Woolloomooloo - Syd Heylen/ My First Night Without You - Helen Scott
 
And what about a country practice what a team Bob Hatfield, Esme Watson, Vernon "Cookie" Locke, Shirley and Frank, the doctors Terence and Simon and Molly and Simon who can forget when Molly Died(tear in eye)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Flowers - Can't Help Myself 10" Limited Edition



Can't Help Myself/Send Somebody/Can't Help Myself (Extended Version)

Flowers released one album "Icehouse" then changed their name to Icehouse. Led by Iva Davies the only constant member throughout and the driving force behind Icehouse.
Flowers released their debut single in May 1980, Can't Help Myself (written by Davies),which hit the Australian Top 10 in June 1980. This was followed by their debut album Icehouse, which reached #4 on the National albums chart and became one of the year's biggest selling albums in Australia. Further singles We Can Get Together and Walls from Icehouse also hit the Top 20.
Ripped from vinyl at 320kbps
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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Peter Nelson and the Castaways - Skye Boat Song



Skye Boat Song/Goin' Out Of My Mind



Peter Nelson and the Castaways originated in Christchurch, where Peter Nelson had previously been in another Christchurch group called The Diamonds. The Diamonds consisted of Ray Messervy on bass, Don Clarkson on guitar, Doug Petrie on drums, David Henderson on guitar, with Kaye Bassett and Peter Nelson handling the vocals. They released one single in 1963 which was "Ventures In Paradise"/"Lucille", both sides were instrumentals. When The Diamonds split up, Peter Nelson and The Castaways with Kaye Bassett was formed, and the new line-up consisted of Peter Nelson and Kaye Bassett (Vocalists), Len Ormsby (Lead Guitar), Don Clarkson (Bass), Doug Henderson (Rhythm Guitar) and Doug Petrie (Drums). On moving to Wellington in 1965 (at which time Kaye Bassett left), they became known exclusively as Peter Nelson and The Castaways. Peter Gillette on the VOX continental organ (who had been playing in The Opposition at The Plainsman when the Castaways left Christchurch), was recruited into the band, and he then also moved to Wellington. Once established in Wellington, Peter Nelson and the Castaways played locally and appeared on the local TV show Teen Scene. They recorded two singles, "Down the Road A Piece"/"I'll Go Crazy" and "Baby Can I Take You Home"/"I'll Never Be Blue". By this time the band had substantiated the following line-up: Peter Nelson (Lead Vocalist), Len Ormsby (Lead Guitar), Don Clarkson (Bass), Doug Henderson (Rhythm Guitar), Doug Petrie (Drums), Peter Gillette (Keyboards). Peter Nelson and the Castaways made a strong reputation for themselves with their quirky choice of their own originals mixed with rhythm and blues. Their biggest hit was "Down In The Mine" written by Peter Hindmarsh.


Another single was released, "Skye Boat Song/Goin' Out Of My Head" and by this time the band had built up a large following in Sydney owing to their appearances in sydney Discos their single reached #23 mainly due to sales in Sydney alone success was hampered by the fact that Perth band Glen Ingram and the Hi five had also released a version and it was their single that did better nationally. Interestingly in New Zealand the singles A-side was Goin' Out Of My Head but was changed to the B-side in Australia when Sydney radio stations started to play Skye Boat Song due to the success of the Glen Ingram platter.
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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Ronnie Charles - Katy Jane


Katie Jane /No Face No Name And No Number

 


Ronnie Charles full name Ronnie Charles Boromeo was the lead singer of the Groop and on their breakup in 1969 released this single "Katie Jane" which he co-wrote, the B-side being the Traffic number "No Face No Name And No Number" both tracks are stunners. He released a second solo single "It's Been So Long/Natural Man" in 1970 which I'd like to get hold off. Ronnie then formed Captain Australia and The Honky Tonk the same year and released one single "Excerpts From Muses/Everybody I Love You" then they set off for the UK but like most Aussies that tried their luck in the UK they found the going tough and disbanded. The next band Ronnie formed was Atlas they released one album "Atlas" and released a couple of singles then broke up in '72. Still in England Ronnie recorded a solo album "Prestidigitation" in the late seventies Ronnie returned to Australia recorded another single "Rock n Roll Hoodlum/Aim For The Stars" and an album "Hands Off" released in 1983 and since then has fronted a number of bands and is currently fronting Ronnie Charles & The Retro Bandits.
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Russell Morris - Slow Joey


Slow Joey
This is the B-side to Rachael released in 1970 and reached #23 on the charts probably no mean feat as this was the time of the dreaded radio bans when major record lables couldn't get their product played on the radio. I haven't posted the A-side as it was badly damaged but I've posted scans of both sides of the single .
Wave file
B-side here

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Innocent Bystanders - Don't Go Looking Back




Just My Mother's Son/Lookin' Down At You/Let Me In/I Don't Care/Dangerous/Hard To Know/Those Days/Late Knight Criers/Don't Go Looking Back



At a time when cover bands dominated the Western Australian music landscape, "Bystanders" were one of the few original acts to make a dent and after a few years of hard work eventually pull very respectable crowds. Their Monday night residences at the Herdsman Hotel drew crowds of over 250 people, many of them music industry types there to listen to this powerful Australian band heavily influenced by Cold Chisel and Bruce Springsteen. The standout features were the depth of Keyser's songwriting and his powerful vocals and the amazing young teenage guitarist Mark Lizotte aka Diesel.
The band's songs drew heavily from their local environment of beaches, hot summers, weekends down South and even the demolition of the Scarborough Beach Hotel. In addition Keyser soaked up many influences and ventured into the realm of story-telling with his songs.
In 1983 the band released a cassette entitled Live at the Subi, recorded at the Subiaco Hotel with a mobile recording truck.
In 1984 the band flew to Sydney and recorded a single, "Lebanon" with Peter Walker (Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel producer)[1] with the lineup of Lizotte, Brett Keyser (vocals), John ‘Yak’ Sherrit (drums), John ‘Tatt’ Dalzell (bass) and Cliff Kinneen (keyboards).
Lizotte left the band in 1986. Keyser then recruited new players John Heussanstamm (guitar) and Al Kash (drums; ex-Blackfeather) and issued the album Don’t Go Looking Back on the Chase label. The other members followed Lizotte and formed the successful Australian act Johnny Diesel & The Injectors.


3230kbps


Vinyl is here
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2O5PKXK7

Friday, 19 June 2009

Smacka Fitzgibbon - Smacka's Party Album




Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven/Blueberry Hill/My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle/At The Woodchopper's Ball (Inst.)/Home/Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo'bye)/My Blue Heaven/Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home/Alexander's Ragtime Band/I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight/Honey Hush/I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas/You Oughta Be In Pictures/March Of The Bobcats (Inst.)/If I Had You/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Inst.)/After You've Gone/The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie




I wasn't going to post this here but what the heck someone might be interested. Smacka was best known for his hit "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" #21 0n the charts The album is made up of old standards jazz and rag time mainly and the backing musos are quite good check out the instrumentals there is also a different version of "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie on there as well.


Fitzgibbon was born at Mordialloc on 12 February 1930, the son of Francis (Frank) Fitzgibbon, clerk and Minnie née Mitchell (d 1989). Educated at St. Bede’s College, Mentone, ‘Smacka’ as he was popularly known began first playing the ukulele at an early age before switching to the banjo; his earliest influences were Bing Cosby and Louis Armstrong. In 1951 he began playing with “Frank Johnson’s Fabulous Dixielanders”, and later with the father of Australian jazz, Graham Bell, before forming his own band with “The Steamboat Stompers”; his first album was “Frisco Joe’s Good Time Boys”. In 1969 he opened Melbourne’s first jazz restaurant “La Brochette” (Studley Park Road, Kew) and later in June 1971 “Smacka’s Place” (Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne) which became a Melbourne institution; his recipe for an enjoyable night out was an ample supply of “good food, good liquor, and good entertainment”. Described as “plump and smiling with a warm and friendly genial personality”, Smacka was a much loved entertainer, a rare breed who left a smile on everyone’s face and a familiar face on Melbourne television shows, notably “Sunnyside Up”, “The Penthouse Club” and “In Melbourne Tonight”. In 1972, the jovial Australian jazzman recorded the title song of the unforgettable movie “The Adventures of Barry McKenzie” which became a best seller. Having had a malignant tumour removed in 1955, on 1 September 1977 Smacka collapsed during a radio broadcast on 3.L.O; in July 1979 he was told the end was neigh and died from a cerebral haemorrhage on 15 December aged 49 .
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Russell Morris - Wings Of An Eagle


There was some interest shown for this album over at Midoztouch as all the tracks bar one are all available on 2CD's"Retrospective" $12.99 and "The Real Thing" $26.99 at JB HiFi . So what I have done is make available the artwork and the missing track "Satisfy You" so those that want to can compile there own album.
The single track is a Wave file
And here it is

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Doug Parkinson - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore



The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/Gonna Shake It

Since the mid-Sixties Doug Parkinson has been regarded as one of Australia's finest vocalists, a “singer's singer” who is one of the truly great soul/R&B vocalists of our time. His deep, resonant, smoky baritone voice is operatic in its power, yet possesses a range and subtlety that few others can match. His sound is instantly recognizable and unmistakable, yet his great versatility enables him to be equally at home in almost every popular genre including soul, R&B, pop, psychedelia, heavy rock, jazz, swing and musicals. Added to his vocal prowess is an imposing stage presence (including his trademark "Lucifer" beard) and a solid acting ability. Doug has enjoyed a long and remarkably varied career in the Australian music industry, although like many of his contemporaries it has to be said that he has been woefully under-recorded. He is best remembered as the frontman for a fine array of top-notch groups from the mid-60s to the early ‘80s -- the most memorable being the redoubtable Doug Parkinson In Focus. http://www.milesago.com/Artists/dougpark.htm
All files are in Wave format
You can download the single here

Monday, 15 June 2009

Boom Crash Opera - Bombshell 12" single


Love Me To Death/Fire Inside The Island/Bombshell

Boom Crash Opera are a pop-rock band formed in Melbourne Australia in 1985. Initially based around the songwriting partnership of Richard Pleasance (guitar/bass/vocals 1985 - 1992) and Peter Farnan (guitar/bass/keys/vocals) Boom Crash Opera also includes Dale Ryder (lead vocals), Peter Maslen (drums/vocals), Greg O'Connor (keyboards/guitar) and Ian Tilley (bass/vocals 1992 - present).
They released seven albums and an EP in the thirteen years of their recording career, and continue to play occasional shows. This 12" single was released in 1988 and has the extended version of "Bombshell" of the first album Boom Crash Opera as well as "Love Me To Death" and the previously unreleased track " Fire Inside The Island"
To celebrate the release of their ‘Dancing In The Storm’ acoustic album through the Liberation Blue label on Friday May 1st, 2009, Boom Crash Opera will head out on tour to perform live do yourself a favour and go out and buy the album support Aussie music .

All files are in Wave format
Here to dowload is the single

Friday, 12 June 2009

The Church - Under The Milky Way 12" single



Under The Milky Way/Warm Spell/Musk

The Church is an Australian rock band formed in Canberra in 1980. Initially associated with New Wave and the neo-psychedelic sound of the mid 1980s, their music later became more reminiscent of "progressivr rock," featuring long instrumental jams and complex guitar interplay.
The Church's debut album, Of Skins and Heart (1981), earned them their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment". They were signed to major labels in Australia, Europe and the U.S. However, the U.S. label was dissatisfied with their second album and dropped the band without releasing the album. This put a dent in their commercial success, but they made a comeback in 1988, with the album Starfish and the American Top 40 hit "Under the Milky Way" , this post is the 12" extended single of that hit .

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Renee Geyer - The Restless Years



Restless Years/Restless Years Instrumental



In late 1977, Geyer released the single "Restless Years", the theme song for the Ten Network TV soapie The Restless Years written by Mike Perjanik "Restless Years" reached the top 40 in early 1978. The B-side is an instrumental performed by the Mike Perjanik Orchestra.


All files in Wave format.

The single can be downloaded here
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9HWKBM2S

Jimmy and the Boys - Not Like Everybody else




I'm Not Like Everybody Else/Cops Are Coming/Butchy Boys/Vampire Love/Other Side/Wild Boys/Komputer Songg/Dr. Cairo/Rude To You/Wagga




“Jimmy and the Boys were an Australian New Wave band, active from 1975 to 1982, best known for their incredibly violent stage shows. The act revolved around vocalist Ignatius Jones and keyboard player Joylene Hairmouth - a couple of friends from Cranbrook and Riverview, exclusive private schools. Since 1976 the duo had been surrounded by various combinations of backing musicians, the constant guts and gore probably accounting for at least some of the member turnover. Their performance, their visual image, their on and offstage behaviour were all carefully designed to elicit the maximum level of shocked outrage from a public long since bored with the standard media fare of moral decadence. Sadomasochism, transvestitism, self-mutilation, drug abuse, inebriation, simulated sex and mock rape all took starring roles in Jimmy And The Boys’ blisteringly paced tribute to cultural degeneracy. The band was known for often causing audience riots in the more homophobic venues they played.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_And_The_Boys

I'd forgotten what a great album this is even though the themes of the songs are of bondage murder transvestites and sex changes this album just powers along with some really great rock songs The Cops are Coming ,Butchy Boys and Wild Boys. Another great track is Other Side written by co-written Kevin Borich and Todd Hunter amongst others.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Saltbush - Stranger



Stranger/Fiddle Man

I wasn't able to find out a terrible lot about Saltbush only that are descibed as Legendary quite often, for a legendary band there isn't very much on them out there. Saltbush formed in 1975, they toured Australia and supported Ray Stevens. They recorded several albums, and were named Vocal Group or Duo of the Year in 1979 at the County Music Awards for this single, and they played at the Tulsa Festival in Oklahoma, US. Some of the members were Bernie O'Brien one time member of The Rondells, Paul Pyle and Ross Nicholson and Mark Moffatt. There are a couple of Saltbush tracks on the Live at the Station album which is available from the Midoztouch website front page.

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Monday, 8 June 2009

Johnny O'keefe - One Of Those Nights




One Of Those Nights/Rock 'n' Roll Will Stand


Johnny O'Keefe has been described as 'The Wild One', Australia's 'King of Rock'N'Roll' and the 'Father of the Australian Record Industry'. He was all of these, but above all he was the greatest entertainer this country has ever seen.
Born John Michael O'Keefe in Sydney on January 19, 1935, into a musical family, Johnny O'Keefe's career took off in the mid to late 1950's when, together with American born entrepreneur Lee Gordon, he pioneered Rock'N'Roll in Australia. Sharing the bill with the greatest names of the rock era, O'Keefe invariably blasted the overseas acts off the stages of Stadiums right throughout the country with his frantic stage act; an act that earned him the title 'The Wild One'. His 1959 recording 'Shout' became the Australian Rock 'N'Roll' National Anthem.
Johnny O'Keefe almost single handedly established the Australian recording industry. He won over a very cynical recording company, radio stations and the Australian record buying public and his second to none career 29 Top 40 hits says it all. But for Johnny O'Keefe, it is fair to say that we would not have the record industry in Australia that exists today. He fought long and hard till the day he died to promote Australian talent and to ensure that Australian artists were afforded the opportunity to record.
His battle to ensure that radio stations gave Australian artists equal time to their overseas contemporaries is legendary. He gave Australians the opportunity to gain invaluable experience on Australian television before heading overseas. Olivia Newton John, Helen Reddy and Peter Allen are prime examples of artists who benefited from his support. They in turn paved the way for today's artists to be accepted on their merits. All this at a time when we Australians were very slow to recognise the wonderful talent that we had in our own back yard.
Johnny O'Keefe had a fierce determination to succeed and to help others succeed. He had a work ethic that would have destroyed most. He had an amazing capacity to bounce back from the many adversities that beset his career, such as a near fatal car accident, and a series of breakdowns. It was as if he was living the old adage - 'the show must go on'.
His achievements in a 25 year career are staggering. He was the first Australian artist to ever make the Australian Top 40 charts, with "Wild One". He was the first Australian artist to be signed by and record for a major international label - the US Liberty based label. Out of that association came US sales in excess of 100, 000 copies of 'She's My Baby' and two No. I hits and a No. 2 hit in this country. In all, he released over 50 singles, 50 EP's and 100 albums. He wrote and produced hits for other Australian artists; managed the careers of a number of others; compared 4 highly successful television entertainment programs; performed to millions in all corners of this huge continent; toured America, performing in 36 major cities and appearing on the top rating 'American Bandstand' and 'Ed Sullivan Shows' - all firsts for an Australian entertainer; entertained troops in Vietnam; proved to be the major attraction at the three day Sunbury Outdoor Music Festival in 1973; and played a key role in the introduction of the national 'Mo' entertainment awards.
Australians were stunned at the news of his death on October 6, 1978, but he has left a wonderful legacy in the form of such classic songs as "Shout', "She's My Baby", "I'm Counting On You" and "She Wears My Ring". Johnny O'Keefe was a Superstar and truly an Australian Entertainment Legend. (By Damian Johnstone )

Great single released in 1977 a year before his death by the late great J'OK the A-side is in the style of his 50's songs while the B-side is a remake of his 1964 single Rock 'n' Roll Will Stand.

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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Darryl Cotton - It's Rock 'n' Good Fun



Swinging School/Little Town Flirt/It Hurts To Be In Love/Silhouettes/The Night Has A Thousand Eyes/Till I Kissed You/Go Away Little Girl/Teenager In Love/Tell Me What She Said/Sealed With A Kiss/Walking Wth My Angel/Goodbye Cruel World/Venus/Calendar Girl/The Young Ones/Point Of No Return.



Following Zoot, Darryl formed Frieze with fellow Zoot member Beeb Birtles they released 3 singles and an album the duo lasted a year then Darryl ventured overseas, Daryl left Australia in July 1972, and travelled to the UK where he
worked for several months with Mick Flynn (ex-Mixtures). In early 1973 he received an offer to join a band in the US called Friends with American Michael Lloyd and fellow Aussie expatriate Steve Kipner (ex-Steve & the Board, Tin Tin). Friends signed to Warners and issued one self-titled album, plus a couple of singles.
On Steve Kipner's departure Cotton and Lloyd continued as Cotton, Lloyd & Christian with new member Chris Christian. The vocal trio recorded a self-titled album for 20th Century which was also used as the soundtrack to the 1976 US teen film The Pom Pom Girls directed by Joseph Ruben. Cotton Lloyd & Christian issued the single Crying in the Rain in April 1977, after which Daryl toured as guitarist and backing vocalist for Olivia Newton-John.


In 1978, Darryl returned to Australia to release his solo single, "Don't Let It Get to You" which appeared on the album, Best Seat In The House. Various successful solo singles followed, including the self-penned national top ten single, "Same Old Girl", which earned him a Countdown award for Best Solo Male Performance in 1980, exactly ten years after Zoot had the same award for a group.

Darryl has acted on the Australian soap opera The Young Doctors and appeared in the lead role of a successful stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.From 1984 he was a
co-host on Network Ten's The Early Bird Show, a popular Saturday morning variety show for children. He also hosted a program called Summer Rock on Adelaide's Nine Network.In 1984 he released "Rock'n'Good Fun", and a children's album," Just for Kids" in 1988.Then in 1989, he was awarded the Advance Australia Award for his services to the community, acknowledging his keen support and assistance to numerous charities and public organisations.


Darryl now performs regularly with the band Cotton Keays & Morris with fellow legendary performers Jim Keays from The Masters Apprentices and Russell Morris.
Now to the album at first look a cop out grab the cash and run but upon listening to it (like a lot of the vinyl I have this is my first listen) not bad at all it sounds like Darryl enjoyed making this album. It consists of 50' and 60's rock and roll teen idol covers with songs from the likes of Neil Sedaka,Dion,Cliff Richard and Brian Hyland. Darryl voice suits the songs and pulls it of quite well so have a listen and tell me what you think.
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Friday, 5 June 2009

La De Das - Gonna See My Baby Tonight



Gonna See My Baby Tonight/Fare TheeWell 

The La De Das were a leading New Zealand rock band of the 1960s and early 1970s. Formed in New Zealand in 1963 (as The Mergers), they enjoyed considerable local success in this period in both countries until their split in 1975. The band is probably best known as the launching place for the career of guitarist Kevin Borich, and for their recording of one of the first concept albums to be recorded in Australia, The Happy Prince in 1968.
"Gonna See My Baby Tonight" was released in 1971 and became their highest placed single #12 nationally. The great thing about this single is the B-side "Fare The Well " can't recommend it too highly a mainly acoustic piece just ambles along but I love it. Phil Keys co-wrote this and it's just magic. http://www.milesago.com/artists/ladedas.htm
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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Running Jumping Standing Still - Diddy Wah Diddy



Diddy Wah Diddy/My Girl

Almost as soon as Sydney's fabled Missing Links were finished, around August 1966, guitarist Doug Ford and singer Andy James decided to try their luck in Melbourne, where they formed the Running Jumping Standing Still. The original lineup, which evidently lasted only a couple of months, was completed by bassist Rick Dalton (ex-Pink Finks) and drummer Ian Robinson.
Initially described as 'the New Missing Links,' Running Jumping Standing Still was indeed an extension of what Doug and Andy had been doing in their previous band, with Andy proclaiming that "We are all sincere in our addiction to feedback".
RJSS went through several lineups in its short History, although the exact order of events is still uncertain. But RJSS was never destined to be a long-lasting band -- the famously fractious relationship between Doug and Andy, which dated back to their Missing Links days, made it almost certain that the group would split eventually -- although the actual cause of Andy's departure was quite unexpected.
Rick Dalton had left by October '66. He was replaced by Jamie Byrne (ex-Black Pearls); they also added Dennis (Denny) Burgess (ex The Throb) (presumably on rhythm guitar) at this time. This second lineup lasted until around the time of Andy's enforced departure sometime in 1967.
A 'live' version of 'Diddy Wah Diddy' included on the LP Diggin' Through The Bins by the Missing Links was recorded and performed on ATV-0's The Go!! Show, perusmably for their October 24 appearance. The song was introduced by host, Johnny Young, who quaintly described them as "a most unusual group".
Another rare glimpse of RJSS from this time can be found in Peter L. Lamb's 30-minute film documentary Approximately Panther, made in late 1966. It features a few brief shots of RJSS doing their thing at the Thumpin' Tum disco, although sadly there is no original sound; the soundtrack is a studio-recorded instrumental, played by the 18th Century Quartet.
Andy's departure from the group was sudden and dramatic. In late 1966 -- probably December -- Andy suffered an agonising brain haemorrhage during an RJSS performance at the Thumpin' Tum disco. Doug Ford recalls: "Nothing would stop that guy, he was like a locomotive burning down the tracks. But this night something stopped him."
Andy: "We were playing the Thumpin' Tum and we were pushing it. I was getting these headaches and was singing River Deep, Mountain High and ended up getting a haemorrhage and collapsing on stage with this blinding headache. I was in hospital for a month and that was the end of that."
Andy was treated in hospital, and received many letters and cards from fans while he was recuperating; he later published a small ad in Go-Set to thank all his well-wishers. He was advised by his doctor to slow down and give up rock and roll, but Andy would have none of this and soon formed a new band called the Andy James Asylum.
With Andy gone, RJSS recruited a new frontman, Peter Newing of The Pleazers. Newing sang on the two RJSS singles released on the Sunshine label. The first was "Diddy Wah Diddy" / "My Girl" in March 1967 but this version was markedly inferior to the recording made for The Go!! Show. A follow up and sadly final single "She's Good To Me" / "Little Girl" was released in August. By this time Byrne and Robinson had both left; they were replaced by John Philips and Doug Lavery, respectively. Sources also list Ian Ferguson (bass) and Mick Elliott (drums) as RJSS members during 1967, but no other details of their tenure are known at present. One rare video recording from this period has recently surfaced on the YouTube website, featuring Billy Thorpe performing on an unnamed TV show (possibly on the ABC) backed by several members of RJSS.
Speaking of the final days of the band, Doug commented: "We tried to keep up the same wild stage act, but it was completely insipid compared to when Andy was there." At the start of 1968 Doug (who wasn't making much money) was approached by Jim Keays and offered a job with the Masters Apprentices; he agreed to join as soon as his commitments with RJSS were ended, and he officially joined the Masters in February 1968, thus bringing RJSS to an end.
After Running Jumping Standing Still ...- Jamie Byrne went on to play for other groups such as The Groove and its shortlived successor, Eureka Stockade.
- Doug Lavery went to Doug Parkinson in Focus, The Valentines and Axiom.
- Andy James formed two shortlived bands in Melbourne, Andy James Asylum, followed by Mother Superior, before moving back to Sydney where he joined . In 1970 he joined the cast of the Australian production of Hair for a short time. This was followed by an 18-month stint with Sydney club band Southern Comfort with Bobbi Marchini. His experience in Hair led him out of music and into acting full-time. He has since became a prominent and popular stage and TV actor, starring in such shows as 'The Sullivans', 'The Bob Morrison Show', 'Phoenix' and 'Fire'. Since the '70s Andy has worked under his original surname, Anderson. Andy recently released his first solo album, the witty titled If I'd Known I'd Live This Long (I'd Have Taken Better Care Of Myself) and also has his own website at http://www.andyanderson.com.au/
Doug Ford and Ian Ferguson have recently renewed their friendship after more than thirty years. This led to the decision to perform together as an acoustic duo under the name Ford & Ferg. Doug Ford recently contacted Andy Anderson by phone and they spoke for the first time in over 30 years.
Many thanks to Peter Markmann for whom most of the research material for this article that could not have been done. More research was obtained from the website bordelinebooks.com and the Who's Who of Australian Rock. http://www.milesago.com/artists/rjss.htm
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Renee Geyer - Say I Love You





Say I Love You/Bad Side Of The Blues


In 1980, Renee Geyer signed with Mushroom records. They released her album "So Lucky" in December 1981, the album moved Renee from the soul style she had been identified with and added a tougher, rootsy Rock/R&B style, while incorporating Salsa and reggae. The single "Say I Love You" became her biggest hit when it reached #5 on the Australian charts the B-side included here is a non album track. So Lucky spawned two further singles, "Do You Know What I Mean?" released in December 1981 attained the top 30 in February 1982, and "I Can Feel the Fire" released in February 1982, which had no top 50 chart success.




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Ray Burgess - Midnight Cowboy



Midnight Cowboy/Lightning's Child


Australian musician and television presenter, Ray Burgess, shot to the top of Australia’s fledgling pop-rock scene following a successful appearance on television’s talent show, New Faces (the 20th century equivalent of Australian Idol). It was 1970 and Ray soon became a founding member of popular show band, Red Time, touring Australia for several years before the band was signed up as backing band to then-King of Pop, Johnny Farnham.

An accomplished singer in his own right, Ray undertook a solo career in 1974 and his very first recording, Touch Me, became a huge Australian hit. This success was confirmed by several more hits: Love Fever, Sad Rock & Roll, Rock & Roll Lightning and, the one he will be most remembered for, Gloria. Ray’s solo career produced three albums and he will be fondly remembered by all those baby boomers who got their music from iconic television shows like Countdown.

He was nominated for King of Pop in 1975 and 1976 (pipped at the post both years by Aussie pop royalty, Daryl Braithwaite). http://www.rayburgess.com.au/bio.html

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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Judy Stone - More Than Molecules




More Than Molecules/Is It Wrong


Judy Stone (born 1 January 1942) is an Australian pop singer who grew up in Sydney, and came to national prominence in the early 1960s through her regular TV appearances on the pop music show Bandstandand and touring with Col Joy. Around this time she signed to Festival records and in 1962 released her first single "I'll Step Down/Mommy and Daddy Were Twistin" which became her first hit. Col and Judy had become popular as a duo featuring on bandstand so in 1963 they released an album called "Col & Judy". Her second single "Finders Keepers" made little impression on the charts and it wasn't until 1964 that she hit the charts again in a big way with"4,003,221 Tears From Now/Hello Faithless".During 1964 Judy was working steadily on the club circuit, 1965 saw her score her third hit with a cover version of Sandy Posey's "Born a Woman/I Need You" The rest of the sixties saw her continue to work in the clubs she also took some interstate and overseas trips.


In 1971 Judy recorded "Day by Day" from the musical Godspell but her version was overshadowed by Colleen Hewett's . The seventies saw three more hits for Judy "Mare,Mare, Mare" "Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone" and "Silver Wings And Golden Rings" 1977 saw her set of to the UK where she signed a management deal .


In the Eighties Judy was still recording and one of the singles that she recorded was "More Than Molecules/Is It Wrong" another lovely song that for one reason or another wasn't a hit but I think it's great.


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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Icehouse - Tenth Anniversary Bonus Pack



Anything Can Happen/"V"/Sorry/Think Zink


Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success utilising synthpop and attained Top Ten singles chart success in both Europe and the U.S. The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies (singer-songwriter, record producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, oboe) supplying additional musicians as required. The name Icehouse, which was adopted in 1981, comes from an old, cold flat Davies lived in and the strange building across the road populated by itinerant people.
Davies and Icehouse extended the use of synthesizers particularly the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 (”Love in Motion”, 1981), Linn drum machine (”Hey Little Girl”, 1982) and Fairlight CMI (Razorback trailer, 1983) in Australian popular music. Their best known singles on the Australian charts were “Great Southern Land”, “Hey Little Girl”, “Crazy”, “Electric Blue” and “My Obsession”; with Top Five albums being Icehouse (1980, as Flowers), Primitive Man (1982) and Man of Colours (1987).
Icehouse’s iconic status was acknowledged when they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame on 16 August 2006. ARIA described Icehouse as “one of the most successful Australian bands of the eighties and nineties… With an uncompromising approach to music production they created songs that ranged from pure pop escapism to edgy, lavish synthesised pieces…” Icehouse has produced eight Top Ten albums and twenty Top Forty singles in Australia, multiple top ten hits in Europe and North America and album sales of over 28 times Platinum in Australasia alone. As of 2006, Man of Colours was still the highest selling album in Australia by an Australian band.

From Wikipedia

This bonus pack was released in 1990 to coincide with the Tenth Anniversary of Icehouse there were two 7" singles in the pack one with "Anything Can Happen/ V " the other Disc had two live cuts One the Easybeats "Sorry" and the other T-Rex's "Think Zinc" both live tracks were recorded live in Studio 301 in Sydney in August 1980.

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Monday, 25 May 2009

Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready







Get Ready/More Than Words Can Say






Carol Hitchcock is an Australian Singer and actor.
Hitchcock was a recording artist for Mushroom Records in Australia in the late 1980s. She was well known for her very severe look; a bald head, nose ring and many ear piercings. Before her recording career she was a model and also part time bouncer for various Melbourne nightclubs.


In 1987 she flew to London to record the Temptations's Mowtown classic "Get Ready" with hit makers Stock Aitken and Waterman. She also recorded a second song for the B-side, "More Than Words Can Say, "Get Ready" was a Top 40 single in Australia but in the UK it flopped, peaking at #56 .


Hitchcock also did some acting, mostly as an extra in Australian Telemovies, including an appearance in an episode of Prisoner.





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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Freshwater - Satan


SATAN/SATAN'S WOMAN


Freshwater was a New Zealand band put together in 1968 by guitarist Murray Partridge, he was the only constant member . They were originally formed as a blues group, who very early in their life decided that Australia was the place to be, in May 1969 they landed in Australia. They signed with the W&G label, and issued two singles "Together, Till the End of Time" (August) and "Son of A Lovin' Man" (October).In 1970 they took on a more progressive influence in the style of Cream, Traffic and Hendrix, and in May that year they released the highly-regarded single "Satan" / "Satan's Woman" on the Caesar's International label .


The single was a double-sided "concept" suite, inspired by the murder of Sharon Tate by the Manson Family. The A-side "Satan" was written by organist Peter Sheehan and the B-side "Satan's Woman" by Murray Partridge. The title and subject matter were so controversial at the time that it sent conservative Sydney radio stations into a spin and there were calls for the single to be banned, but it still managed to reach #28 on the Sydney charts.


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Marty Rhone "Don't Look Back"

Don't Look Back/The Day The Letter Came



Marty Rhone will forever be synonymous for his two seventies hits "Denim And Lace" and "Mean Pair Of Jeans" - but to fanatics of Australian music of the sixties - he is fondly remembered for a string of classic songs which seem rather advanced for their vintage.
Marty was born Carl Van Rhoon, on 7th May 1948. A slight, young and shy singer of Dutch-Indonesian descent, he started singing at an early age, and when he was 17 went straight from school to a professional singing career.
Marty Rhone and The Soul Agents joined forces and became part of Nat Kipner's Spin Records roster along with Steve & The Board, the Bee Gees, Jeff St. John & The Id, Tony Barber, The Dave Miller Set and Ronnie Burns.
The next twelve months was a hectic schedule taken up with recording, touring and television appearances. The first single, "Nature Boy", was released on the Spin Label in 1966, followed by "Thirteen Women", "I Want You Back Again", "She Is Mine" and Marty's own composition entitled: "Village Tapestry" - (the Bee Gees did guest backing vocals on both 'She Is Mine' & 'Village Tapestry'). "Village Tapestry" is now considered a minor classic and has since been critically recognised as being way ahead of its time.
With all the single releases, chart success eluded Marty and the Soul Agents, even with such a compelling original track as "Village Tapestry".
In 1967, The Soul Agents took on a full-time residency performing at one of Sydney's biggest Nightclubs, and Marty moved to Melbourne where he continued to do television and personal appearances and remained there until early 1970 when he was conscripted into the army for a two-year period.
Out of his battle greens in 1972 Marty recorded this single' the B side being written about his conscription into the army.
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