List/Discuss 70s and 80s Australian Bands

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  1. John Buchanan

    John Buchanan I'm just a headphone kind of fellow. Mysphere 3.2.

    He had a Direct Cut Disc released at one time........
  2. belushipower

    belushipower Forum Resident

    Called "Direct" in 1979. First Direct Cut disc I had ever seen. Won it from local Canberra community radio 2XX.
  3. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    I think Laughing Clowns Mr Uddich-Schmuddich Goes To Town was cut direct to disc as well.
  4. glea

    glea Forum Resident

    Must not
    forget Penny Ikinger, guitarist from Wet Taxis. She's put out two fab solo albums. We released Electra, and Citadel did Penelope.

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  5. Gretsch6136

    Gretsch6136 Forum Resident

    I haven't read all the posts here, but here are some of my listening recommendations listed in rough chronological order:

    The Easybeats
    Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
    The Masters Apprentices
    Daddy Cool
    Stevie Wright
    The Bee Gees
    Russell Morris
    Ted Mulry Gang
    John Paul Young
    The Saints
    Ol' 55
    John English
    Cold Chisel
    The Angels (Angel City in the US)
    Rose Tattoo
    Flash In The Pan
    Richard Clapton
    The Models
    The Radiators
    Mental As Anything
    Men At Work
    Midnight Oil
    Moving Pictures
    Mondo Rock
    The Sports
    The Church
    The Divinyls
    The Sunnyboys
    Paul Kelly
    Jo JO Zep & The Falcons
    Little River Band
    Australian Crawl
    Rick Springfield
    Little Heroes
    The Hoodoo Gurus
    The Swingers
    Boom Crash Opera
    John Farnham
    Hunters & Collectors
    Johnny Diesel & The Injectors
    Paul Norton
    Nick Barker & The Reptiles
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Beasts Of Bourbon
    Real Life
    The Choirboys
    Jimmy Barnes
    The Party Boys
    The Black Sorrows
    Screaming Jets
    The Baby Animals
    Ian Moss
    You Am I
    The Cruel Sea
    The Badloves
    The Sharp
    Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes
    The Living End
    The Vines
    John Butler Trio
    Eskimo Joe
  6. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Senior Member


    The Sports - Who Listens To The Radio

    One of my all time favorite singles. Released in the UK on Stiff (and being a Stiff collectors I bought it not having heard it) but quickly loved it.

    Note catalog number :cool:

    I've got the double CD 'This Is Really Something' Anthology on Mushroom
  7. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Here's original Aussie version of Who Listens to the Radio. The school girl in the clip is cult actress Gina Riley (Kath and Kim), the tall dude with peroxide hair is Phil Calvert, drummer with The Boys Next Door/ Birthday Party.
  8. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Is that version on the original Mushroom 7" single? I have seen a few pop up on the eBays and have wondered whether I should take the plunge.

    Cummings in his book says that an American A&R guy told him that his problem with The Sports was that their songs had "too many hooks." :laugh:
  9. Lloyd

    Lloyd Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH
    Really like The Saints and Radio Birdman. "I'm Stranded" is one of my favorite records of the era. Saw Radio Birdman in a small club just a few years back. Pretty decent crowd, and they still brought it.
  10. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Yep. Never issued on CD. Even the Mushroom Anniversary CD single is the Don't Throw Stones/Pete Solley re-recording.

    The single version of This Is Really Something is a different recording as well but that single was withdrawn so fast even members of the band have never seen a copy.
  11. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

    it was issued on cd a couple of years ago! on this
    Get That Jive: Australian Pop Of The 70s
    It shocked me when I played it because it was not what I heard growing up.
  12. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks :righton:
  13. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
  14. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

    a Little bit bright and compressed a little (due to using of remasters for some song choices) but its pretty good on the few tracks which make their cd debut here.
    for the 60's cds

    for the 70's cds

    for the 80's cds

    all of them feature at least 3 tracks per set which have not appeared on cd

    they are nice priced sets
  15. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

  16. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks. Sure to get any barbecue moving. :cool::thumbsup:

    Those might be just the ticket for the OP too.
  17. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

    the remake.
  18. Dam

    Dam Forum Resident

    The Skolars

    Mark Gillespie
  19. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    :realmad: shazza frazzit ricken racken fracken shacken :realmad:

    Flintstone's swearing
  20. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

    yea for pop music its good but of course there is the 70's pub rock thing and the alt rock scene from the 80's that this fails to capture but it is a good starting point.
  21. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

    thats what happens when bands remaster there own stuff! so for the compiler that was all that was around.
  22. otherdimension

    otherdimension Senior Member

    70's 80s Aussie bands

    Check out "The Hummingbirds" great, short lived Aussie band. # 65 in The 100 Best Australian Albums book.

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  23. nbakid2000

    nbakid2000 On Indie's Cutting Edge Thread Starter

    Springfield, MO
    Whoever mentioned Icehouse, I have their latest greatest hits album and I love it!

    Did anyone discuss Radio Birdman yet? I discovered these guys in high school during my punk phase. :love:

    I used some of their material in a radio promo I made in an audio class for high school/college credits.
  24. Cozzie

    Cozzie Forum Resident

    The Angels/Angel City and Cold Chisel are among the most criminally underrated bands of all time.
  25. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Not in Australia:)
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