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.

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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


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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