Friday, November 16, 2018

The Apartments - Initials PMW (Live At The Junk Bar) EP

Recorded about 11th of October 2015 in Ashgrove (Brisbane, QLD).  The Junk Bar is a converted shop which one could now call 'very intimate'.  As in, Tiny.  About the size of your living room, it offers standing room only but wow - what a venue to hear someone like Peter Milton-Walsh (aka The Apartments) play material from his last album 'No Spell, No Song, No Madrigal'.  One of the great Aussie albums of all time (BTW).

This EP is special for me - I recall the gig with such fond memories.  Thank you PMW.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

As Clear As Day - Some Excited Feeling 7''

Aussie popsters with their one and only 1984 release on Rampant Records.  Sorry, don't know much more about this band - except that the music is very darn good.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Odolites - Chimes 7''

Not many bands come out of Tasmania, but when they do ...

Bought this when it came out in 1986 mainly because it featured Rickenbacker guitar.  There's a rule relating to this instrument - just buy it.  No regrets, pure pop.  I was hooked.

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The Odolites - Persistence Of Memory EP

Much heralded 1986 EP (mini-LP).  Probably the favourite release for many of this band.  EP's have that purity - compact with no filler.  Infectious.

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The Odolites - Kathleen's Tantrum 7''

Final single (1987), to accompany their LP.  Missing the B-Side track 'Call It What You May'.  Desperate for someone out there to help out - please.

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The Odolites - Face Down In The Violets

One and only album from 1987.  A few weeks after it's release, the band called it quits.  'Beaten  Into Submission' may have been a better title.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Spliffs - You Know What They'll Say 7''

This was the first single from one of my all time fave bands.  Released in 1986, this Townsville band had the knack to produce pop gems.  Their one and only LP ('House Of Seven') is also to be found on this blogsite.

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