List/Discuss 70s and 80s Australian Bands

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

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  1. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    They were really like a 'special project' rather than a working band. A studio side project - definitely a product of the studio. Australian music prided itself on the 'live' in the pub authenticity. A lot of overseas acts were judged accordingly when they toured here.
    Vanda and Young created the Hard Road Lp for Stevie Wright, and they really made that a music of the pub and the street I think. But Stevie Wright was too far gone for them to take it further. His song Evie is our Stairway To Heaven.
     
  2. Cozzie

    Cozzie Forum Resident

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    And that's how it should be everywhere! :righton:
     
  3. Ramos Pinto

    Ramos Pinto New Member

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    Those original cds do sound fine, I have all of them.

    My Australian Crawl, JoJo Zep, Midnight Oil and Skyhooks titles are all vintage vinyl.
     
  4. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    True. Lot's of listeners on here would more than like this stuff.
     
  5. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

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    the original Icehouse cds have the best mastering not loud and compressed.
     
  6. nbakid2000

    nbakid2000 On Indie's Cutting Edge Thread Starter

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    I've never had the original or any of their stuff to be honest. I knew one song by them (Electric Blue) and that was it.
     
  7. Lord Summerisle

    Lord Summerisle Forum Resident

    No Way, Get ****ed, **** Off!!!
     
  8. Jae

    Jae Senior Member

    Good call. The debut album on CD is well worth the few dollars for which it sells. :righton:

    I'm gonna throw Colleen Hewett out there as well. Her debut album is very much underrated IMHO. Great tracks such as Day By Day, Carry That Weight, Superstar and Stay With Me Baby, all of which I think are great cover versions.
     
  9. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Confide In Me

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    Dragon are Kiwi's, and before people mention:

    Split Enz and Crowded House are both kiwi bands too.
     
  10. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Confide In Me

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    :eek:

    Does that include The early Thorpe and Aztecs stuff like "Poison Ivy" and "Sick and Tired"?
     
  11. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Confide In Me

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    The Twilights are from the 1960's


    EDIT: could a gort combine my 3 posts into one post to tidy it up a bit? thanks
     
  12. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    With regard to Dragon that's true, but did Dragon not live, write and record all their music in Australia.
     
  13. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

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  14. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    I remember reading somewhere that CH consider themselves an oz band as some members are from Australia and they formed in Melbourne. Of course the most important member by far is a kiwi.
     
  15. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

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    yeah seymour was the best song writer! Lol
     
  16. John Buchanan

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

    Ahhhhhhhh hahahahahaha.
     
  17. jacksondownunda

    jacksondownunda Forum Resident

    I've got to admit being mirth-stricken when I heard a whole room erupt with this at a wedding (and Darryl Sommers being a bit shocked when the audience shouted this when they came back from a Hey Hey It's Saturday ad break with the house band!).
     
  18. sixelsix

    sixelsix Forum Resident

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    The first one, Stoneage Romeos, is one of my all-time favorite albums - has been for almost 25 years. Their most recent one (Purity of Essence) has it moments also. They need to come to the States!
     
  19. paulisdead

    paulisdead fast and bulbous

    Wow!!!! My mouth is watering for that one. If any band deserve the box set treatment its The Birdman
     
  20. paulisdead

    paulisdead fast and bulbous

    Although a fair point (a post on 1960's Aussie is in order!!), has anyone here seen the pilot for the Monkees style show that they were going to do?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1_5A5tVhms&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
  21. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    They have material on a slightly higher level, don't base the band's music on one "radio friendly" hit.
     
  22. gener8tr

    gener8tr Forum Resident

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  23. paulisdead

    paulisdead fast and bulbous

    Upon reading your post, I got my **** down to JB HiFi and bought the Aztec 2 disc Masters Apprentices set.
     
  24. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Senior Member

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    Australia
  25. public image ltd

    public image ltd Member

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    Canberra
    As far as the Oz public is concerned, the Gurus actually became more consistent after they moved away from that early garage-psych stuff and started churning out pop hits like "Come any time" and "What's my scene?". As far as I'm concerned, they were one of those bands (like Midnight Oil) that I liked less and less as their popularity simultaneously increased. Basically, I feel they hung around too long, but I would definitely be in the minority there.

    I saw the Gurus headlining last month at the DigItUp show in Sydney and frankly thought they were upstaged by a number of the earlier acts. Crowd favourites of the day (as measured by the applause meter) had to be the Sunnyboys, but the two bands that I thought were gobsmackingly under-rated were Red Kross and the Sonics. Their records simply not do them justice, so points to the yanks for that. And points to the Gurus I suppose for their continuous sponsorship of both the Flamin Groovies and Red Kross. On a more critical note, I couldn't believe how cheezy and repetitive the Fleshtones were, given their reputation.
     
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