Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Public Execution playing the Kunde farewell evening this friday !

This friday the 4th of april at the Underdog pub in the Valley has a special night of music to celebrate the life of Steve Kunde.
Many in Brisbane would know Steve from his various record/clothing shops that he owned from the late seventies until recent.
Some great bands and all the money raised will go to the Kunde family.
Headlining will be Public Execution - good friends of Steve and good ol fashion punk rock brisbane style. do yerself a favour.. friday!!!
This is a vid of Public Execution a few months back at the sunday rock n roll BBQ session.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pel Mel - Out of Reason

Newcastle band Pel Mel's first LP, 1982's Out of Reason.
Strangely enough never re-issued after all these years.
I always remember seeing them on Countdown back in the day with their single No Word From China, their only short lived chance at some mainstream recognition that never happened.
Highly underrated Australian band from the early 80s.

Get it HERE 


Friday, February 14, 2014

The Riptides - Swept Away

Recorded in 1981 and produced by Graham `Buzz' Bidstrup
(ex-Angels) this "mini Lp" has 6 tracks of pure pop brilliance.
The band had by this stage released 2, 7" singles and after this
release even got on to countdown with the single from this,
the opening track
Only Time. The Riptides were of course Mark Callaghan's
band, one of the seminal late 70's Brisbane bands.
Mark went on to form the successful GANGgajang which
still plays around and to make the circle complete
Graham Bidstrup was a founding member of GANGgajang.

Track List
01 Only Time
02 Eternal Flame
03 Money For Life
04 Holiday Time
05 Day Has Gone
06 Mona Lisa

Download Here

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tubular Bells for Two - Brisbane, Powerhouse, 1/02/2014

Tubular Bells for Two is a music-theatre production created and 
performed by Australian multi-instrumentalists Aidan Roberts and 
Daniel Holdsworth. In the show the two musicians re-create Mike 
Oldfield's 1973 album Tubular Bells live with over twenty instruments.

When the piece was first performed live in 1972 by Mike Oldfield
he had some 25 musicians with him on stage. The show was 
incredible to watch, I must admit I have had a long time love of 
the album and have even seen Mike perform parts of it live.
So I enjoyed it immensely and so have many people cause these guys 
toured the show in Australia, New Zealand and Europe to 
commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Oldfield album 
last year. Somehow they never got to Brisbane till now.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Coloured Stone - Koonibba Rock.

Well its invasion day here again in Australia, the day that in rather
bad taste Australia celebrates its very own nationalist day on the
day that the 1st fleet arrived at Sydney Cove to set up a penal
colony and start the invasion of this country.
Not really a great day to celebrate!
The people whom were the custodians of this land were then subject
to some of the worst treatment of people in history.
This is also the day that the SSS blog began back in 2008 and is
now 6 years old. Every year on this day I post as I did back
at the beginning a record from one of the great Australian Aboriginal
artists and today its the trailblazing Coloured Stone
Hailing from Koonibba some 8 hours drive northwest of Adelaide in
South Australian, this band was among the first to put out records
and this their first Lp from 1985 contains their classic 1984 single
Black Boy which went to number 1 in Fiji and sold some 120000
copies. Still going today it is Bunna Lawies band, being the lead
singer and songwriter he has kept producing fine music for over
30 years and some 13 Lps with the latest due out this year

So download and play this this Australia day!

Download Here

Monday, December 30, 2013

Buried Country: Original Film Soundtrack

I recently saw this doco on NITY I think, a brilliant piece of
historical documenting and well worth seeing if you have any
interest in Australian Indigenous music.
There some amazing stuff here, but its the shear guts and
determination of the early pioneers of Murri and Koori music
that I found the most inspiring.
It was hard enough to break into the music scene in the 50's and 60's
in Australia and that was especially true for indigenous artists.
The story telling aspect of country music was for Aboriginal
people very much in tune with their culture and country music
became a new vehicle to express that.
Its a tradition that continues to this day!

Download CD 1 Here

Download CD 2 Here

Saturday, December 14, 2013

DO RE MI - The Waiting Room

The second ep from Sydney band Do Re Mi, released in 1982.
This ep most notably contains the original version of their top 5 hit Man Overboard, which was re-recorded and released as a single in 1985.

1. Disneyland
2. Creatures of Habit
3. Wreaths and Bouquets
4. (Just Like) Hercules
5. Man Overboard
6. The Waiting Room

    Dorland Bray — drums, percussion, backing vocals
    Helen Carter — bass guitar, backing vocals
    Deborah Conway — lead vocalist
    Stephen Philip — guitar
Additional musicians on this recording:
    Peter Doyle — trumpet
    Louise Elliot — tenor saxophone
    Paul Hester — timbales (track 4)


Friday, November 29, 2013

Hell To Pay - Two Days Off Five days On

With one dude from the best Australian cow punk band ever and another from Brisbane's nastiest band, how could you go wrong?

Members - Ian Rilen, Cathy Green, Spencer P. Jones and Tony Biggs


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Custard Gastanked

Early 1992 ep release from Brisband Custard on the Ra record label.

1. Edie
2. Bedford
3. Satellite
4. I Just Wanna Be With You
5. Nude
6. Minder


Monday, October 21, 2013

Isis - Self Titled Cd

Brisbane feminist indi folk bank Isis hale from the 1990's
and are still heard on the radio weekly as part on the intro
to Megaherzz the womans feminist radio program on Sundays
that has been going for, well a long time I remember them
when I was doing the Latin American show back in the late 80's.
Well anyway the wonderful song they use is the "Masturbation Song"
which is on this album and was perhaps there best known tune

They put out this self titled disk in 1995 and followed with 2 others.
Also an Lp compilation of track from over the years.
The band called it a day in 1998 and have reformed for a few
occasions over the years.
Many thanks to Jeff for this cd!

Download Here