Thursday, August 23, 2018

Galapagos Duck ‎– The Removalists

Galapagos Duck are an Australian jazz band who supplied the soundtrack to this movie in 1974.  They released around a dozen albums, this being their second.  Sales were moderate (c'mon, it's jazz) and I'd say this cover would not have attracted any interest.  The movie did and this probably kick-started the band.  Worth a listen.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Ian MacFarlane - Back From Beyond

Ian was a cutting edge electronics musician and gave birth to his career as a progressive electronic artist, releasing this LP in 1980.  From 1978-1983 he contributed keyboards to Cybotron, Australia's leading electronic group of that period ('Colossus' & 'Self Titled'). 

I rate this LP.  It's essential listening.  

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Ian MacFarlane - Planetarium

Second album from Ian, released in 1987.  Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Violet Lightning - Void Spirit

An alter ego of Ian MacFarlane.  Released in 1979 so it was really one of his recorded starting points.  Not easy to find but that would be your loss.  Groundbreaking Aussie electronic music. 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Vertical Hold - My Imagination 7''

Fresh, exuberant pop from 1981.  First time hearing this spelt FUN.  The 80's were here.

Many thanks to Andrew for helping out with these Vertical Hold files.  There's nothing better than a blogsite where people are happy to contribute.  It's obviously not an imposition and I certainly appreciate all contributions.

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Vertical Hold - Tears Of Emotion 7''

Second single from 1982.  An album must be in the offing soon.

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Vertical Hold - Self Titled

It's 1983 and we get a full length LP of dance-pop-funk tracks.  In many ways, this was the sound of the 80's.

I remember thinking at the time "what's with jeans that are turned up at the leg??"  Have never been able to answer that question.

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