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List/Discuss 70s and 80s Australian Bands

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by nbakid2000, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. belushipower

    belushipower Forum Resident

    Just read today that Aztec has gone into receivership. What sad news - they are such a great reissue label. I have the first Masters Apprentices album and a whole swag of Lobby Loyde reissues. Aztec certainly did wonderful packaging. I always wondered how they would have covered their costs with such lavish packaging.

    I know from firsthand knowledge how the Half A Cow reissue cds sell. A whole lot better than any of the current releases do. In fact, some of the cds such as the Missing Links (60s) and Eastern Dark (80s) have sold 3000+ which is fantastic for me in this age of low cd sales. Purple Hearts, Wild Cherries, Someloves and Python Lee Jackson haven't done that well - especially locally but all the reissues do better on export than locally. This would be mainly due to the stores that could stock them (through my distributor) don't bother.

    Itunes sales of the reissue releases are up amongst the top sellers of the Half A Cow catalogue. And I reckon half the time it the original fans from the 60s diggin' on their iPod.

    And I love the 20 minute-plus phone calls from these original fans who ring up with their credit card number ready and then go on to tell me stories of the old days!

    Back to topic: Skyhooks, Triffids, Saints, Lighthouse Keepers, Mental As Anything, X. My faves.
  2. belushipower

    belushipower Forum Resident

    Completely ridiculous! I have a six cd Easybeats box (Yes, the German mastering etc) and NO booklet, NO recording info. Why didn't they take just a little bit of time (heck, I would have got my reissue team to do it!) to put something together for it. The greatest Aust 60s band and poorly reissued. Shame, Alberts, shame.
  3. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Forum Resident

    its too bad:sigh: did not like the mastering on the albums though very compressed on most releases
  4. peteneatneat

    peteneatneat Forum Resident

    Liverpool UK
    The Saints were one of the truly GREAT punk bands. Their first two albums (I'm Stranded and Eternally Yours) are outstandingly brilliant. Vastly overlooked when punk is discussed, those albums are as great as anything from that era. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
  5. eelkiller

    eelkiller Not one of the first 100 members

    Who? :D
  6. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Forum Resident

    lol angel city reminds me of Dragon becoming Hunter for the US.
  7. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Didn't Sherbet become Highway or something. Came back to Australia and used the American name. Never had another hit. Changed name back to Sherbet and broke up.
    If I remember correctly:D
  8. belushipower

    belushipower Forum Resident

    Don't forget they also changed their name to Sherbs !
  9. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    See I forgot:D
  10. normanbterrier

    normanbterrier Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Though I think they became frustratingly inconsistent too quickly, the first two albums by the Hoodoo Gurus changed my life. I still remember where I was when I first heard I Want You Back on the radio here in Boston.

  11. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Wasn't it because the record company thought Dragon sounded too much like the name of a heavy metal band?

    ...unlike Hunter :rolleyes:
  12. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Forum Resident

    yeah thats right :righton:
  13. Lord Summerisle

    Lord Summerisle Forum Resident

    The Kevin Borich Express.
  14. Bhobb

    Bhobb Crate Digger

    Kahvas Jute - Wide open
  15. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    Thank you for remembering the fantastic Mackenzie Theory.

    I fully recall a brilliant concert at the University of Queensland, possibly 1974. Rob Mackenzie was a stunning guitarist and the interplay between he and the woman on electric viola just took you on an incredible ride. Those were some really wonderful nights.
  16. FrankenStrat

    FrankenStrat Forum Resident

    I saw The Dugites supporting Dave Edmunds in Perth. They were great, so I bought the album, but it's no longer in my possession.

    Did Hunters & Collectors crack a mention? I once borrowed the Cut album and was really impressed. Must get that on CD.
  17. hazard

    hazard Forum Resident

    Need to also call out Louis Tillet, a true talent who never got the recognition he deserved.
  18. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    And ... they leave out the Friends album even though it's licensed through Alberts to Repertoire in Germany.
  19. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    France, Paris area
    Louis Tillet is so criminally underrated , it drives me nuts
    Wet Taxis , his first band , were great too
  20. Selteab

    Selteab Forum Resident

  21. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    The only disc of his I have is the excellent "Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell" ( Citadel Records Australia CGAS 802 CD, made in WG). A great talent.
  22. Matty

    Matty Forum Resident

    Looks like no one's mentioned Flash and the Pan ("Hey St. Peter"), which featured two (and later three) former Easybeats.
  23. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

    San Diego,CA USA
    Lots of great bands mentioned, but let's not forget to mention pre-Hoodoo Gurus bands the Victims and the Hitmen.

    Also Bored and the Eastern Dark.
  24. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

    San Diego,CA USA
    And there's a TON of great Aussie 90s bands too!
  25. andythiing

    andythiing Active Member

    Want some aussie blues talent from tht era then get yourself some dutch tilders :)
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