Thursday, July 14, 2022

Loxene Golden Disc 1972

New Zealand compilation from 1972. Always seem to enjoy this, especially to hear Steve Allen's verion of the David Bowie song 'Life On Mars'. Worth getting just for that. Then there's a track by Blerta, Headband etc.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

FIMO (Friends In Mutual Orgasm) - Self Titled

Great band name. And then there's the seahorse. Mutual Orgasm indeed (Dad carries the eggs, Mum does a runner). Released on the Way Over There label in 1997 (WOT025). One and only release.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Sore Throat - Sooner than You Think

This is one of those finds from the el cheapo bin. It sneaks up on you then you're hooked. Great album. New Wave Pop-Punk band from the UK. Released in 1979. Bunch of extra tracks from their singles also included. It's a fairly complete collection well worth your time.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Beyond The Southern Cross

Aussie artists compilation from 1984. The Triffids, Whirliwind, Tactics, The Clean, Severed Heads, Other Voices etc. A lot to like. You've probably heard of it - but never been able to find. 

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Martha's Vineyard - For A Small World

Mini LP from 1986. I finally got a copy. Found it reasonably priced at the Gold Coast in 2021 - the day before one of those endless lockdowns. Great find. 

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Check out other releases on this blogsite ('I Had A Green Heart ...' and their 'Self Titled' Cassette).

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tiny Town - Little Tin God

Brisbane punk/pop from 1985. How do I describe this? Great album - that's how. Very melodic. And jangly. I think they recorded this in the UK.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Some Kind of Justice - Shake The American Dream

This is a difficult album/band to categorise. I guess they were a rock band - with the Sydney sound of 1989. On paper, they were outstanding but this release never captured their live sound and potential. They supported (and had links to) many: X, Died Pretty, Beasts of Bourbon, The Johnny's, Geoff Stapleton (From The Aliens), Klondike Masuak, Brad Shepard, Split Enz, Sean Kelly (from The Models) ... phew. The obvious question therefore is - why weren't they BIG.

Now very hard to find, probably because no one bought it in it's day. Worth having another listen - it's Worthy and Whammo.

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Some Kind of Justice - Permafrost 7''

Last release and it's a single from 1991. However, I do not have this. If you can help out with the mp3's, please do not hesitate to email or add a message in the comments. 

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Use No Hooks - The Job

Use No Hooks were an Aussie post punk band with dabs of funk/soul and pop. They reigned supreme between 1979 and 1984 and had links with The Primitive Calculators. Also - Michael Hutchence (InXs) & Ollie Olsen's band Max Q. Their music has only just recently been resurrected and never saw the light of day in it's time. 

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

60's Perth (The Clarion Collection - Vol 1)

Perth pop from the 60's. This compilation features Ray Hoff & The Offbeats, Bon Scott & The Valentines, Johnny Young & Kompany etc. Kind of a who's who. Found this el-cheapo recently in Frankston (Melbourne). A pleasant surprise find.

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Brisbane Bands Of The Early 80's

Compilation of ... Brisbane bands of the early 80's. Heaps of goodies: The Pits, Skeletones, Vicious Kites, The Colours, Lemmings etc. Good stuff.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Dennis D Wilson - Walking On Thin Ice

A little break from Way Over There releases. Dennis was previously in Kahvus Jute (legendary Aussie surf/prog band). Obviously he added the 'D' to avoid confusion with Mr Beach Boy. This album/obscurity appeared, then disappeared (1980). Bit of a guitar player. You can find more info here.

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