Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mark Ferrie - Actual Reality

 Mark Ferrie is Australia Music royalty, he has a long and expansive
career and has contributed a lot to this blog!
 Bass player for the Models, Sacred Cowboys,
The Slaughtermen, The Mercurials and the RocK­wiz Orkestra.
He toured and recorded with both Steven Cummings and Andrew
Pendlebury in their post Sports days
He has somehow managed to squeeze in this debut solo album and
later a second one called Nuts and Bolts,
which I would love a copy of!
Its brilliant stuff, Mark sounds like Lou Reed but don't take my word
for it have a look at the video and grab this rare and wonderful

Track List
01 Poor Excuse, Baby
02 I've Fallen (And I Can't Get Up)
03 Just A Kiss Away
04 Veronica
05 Easy Lovin'
06 The Way From Now On
07 Actual Reality
08 New York, New York
09 Easy Lovin' (Instrumental)

Download Here

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gamarra - Kalmadyne Goombridge, Matt Williamson and Friends

The incredibly talented Folk artist Matt Williamson who has
shared so much of his wonderful music has
sent me this beautiful recording that could hold its own
against anything I've heard in contemporary Australian Folk.
He has a heart for this country and for Murri, Koori
spirituality and this is an impressive work> 
So download it have a listen and tell Matt what you think,
as he asks below.

Gday Bob. thought you might enjoy this songcycle we've performed a few

times in bathurst. might have a crack at some crowd funding for this so
would love to get some feedback from your listeners.

 Gamarra. is a story in song of Kalmadyne Goombridge. 

 A Gamilaroi man Wiradjuri sung,  
 it is a story of the spiritual power of the Wiradjuri land 
 and the importance of culture  and tradition. 
 It is a story of feeling. Matt Williamson has used his poetry 
 and music  and the poems of Kalmadyne Goombridge, 
 to create a beautiful and powerful work, 
 that is not only entertaining and informing those who have 
 been lucky enough to catch these few performances, 
 but empowering all those involved. 

The players are.

 Kalmadyne Goombridge (narration).
 Matt Williamson (guitar and vocals).
 Aaron Hopper of "stringman sassy". (guitar)
 Keith Manning of "kanguru". (percussion and tempoura)
 Paul Mcllwraith of "kerrianne cox band". (bass and recording)
 Ashley Bland (didgeridoo).
 Abbie Smith and Sophie Jones (backing vocals).

 01 Tell me a story

 02 Gamilaroi man wiradjuri sung
 03 Identity
 04 48 years
 05 Mother earth
 06 The water
 07 Moree swimming pool
 08 I now know
 09 Boundary rider
 10 Blessed be love 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The Clergy - Glow

Back in the early 90's maybe lat 80's a band of young but
talented musicians formed a band called The Clergy.
They hail from Rockhampton in Queensland,
some 600 hundred kms north of Brisbane.
Now I'm sure many of you haven't heard of this band
but maybe you have heard of Brisbane band Halfway.

This was John Busby vocalist and guitarist of Halfway's first
band, its a wonderful pop band reminiscent of so much
Australian indy music of the time.
Well worth a listen for fans of the Brilliant 8 piece Halfway,
that includes John Willsteed in its number and who's last
couple of Lps have been produced by Robert Forster.
There is a great interview with John Busby on The Clergy and
Halfway you can find here

Download Here

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Robert Forster - WASSERMUSIK Festival Berlin 03.08.13

Another wonderful Robert Forster recording thanks to Ron
in Berlin, this time one of his own from the 2013
Wassermusic  Festival organised by Dietrich Diederichsen who
once was a guitar player in Forsters band (Danger In The Past)
Also a few photos from Ron as well.

Just Robert with a new german band playing through
the highlights of his Go-Between and solo back catalog
some 19 songs that include songs from the start of the
Gobs to the end
And an appreciative German audience
that can really understand a song like here comes the city!

Thanks Ron for all the wonderful music!

                                                 Track List

01 Baby Stones
02 Spirit
03 I Can Do
03 RF Welcome
04 Surfing Magazines
05 German Farmhouse
06 Your Turn My Turn
07 I'm Alright
08 Head Full Of Steam
09 121
10 Rock and Roll Friend
11 People Say
12 Draining The Pool For You
13 Heart Out To Tender
14 Here Comes A City
15 Dive For Your Memory
16 Too Much Of One Thing
17 Born To A Family
18 Spring Rain
19 Darlinghurst Nights

Download Here

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hits - NYE 2014

Hits have a new album out.. called 'Hikikomori" - you should buy it… it fucking rocks alot and rolls some too.
I was a bit slow in getting their first cd.. rookie mistake… it fucking rocks alot and rolls some too..
They have this sound that made that guy from Radio Birdman and New Christs produce this new cd… whats his name… bugger.. will think of it later…
Anyway go to and order a copy before they disappear..
Rob Younger.. now i remember.. great producer.. he did this project justice.
I cant be fucked pretending to be a journo or some creative writer dik on this one.. if yer quick you can write yer own review from the stream of the cd they put up here - .. maybe Bob will post it.. who knows.. who cares… i already know it's good.
They are shit hot live too ya know… saw em on NYE a few months back.
you can watch it too if ya wanna -->>

It was a great night with Leftovers and X and a few other ppl i cant remember right now..

Saturday, May 10, 2014

BNE Project

Well this is an incredible project!
Dennis Remmer co owner of Brisbane record label Transmission
Communication is celebrating 20 years and releasing what is the
largest undertaking of its kind in the world, a document that
archives 35 years of electronic music history in one city.
Everyone is here the document is a 113-­page “coffee table”-­style book
and USB archive of 260 tracks from 140 bands and artists.
BNE will be launched in conjunction with an exhibition and showcase
event.The BNE book will feature comprehensive information, photos,
timelines and histories.
Profits from the release are being donated to the
Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust which aims to improve the
wellbeing of the most marginalised, vulnerable members of
the Brisbane community.
 Orders start later this month
check out their web site for more details and for orders here

Do Re mi - Self Titled ep 1982

The debut 12" EP by Australian band Do-Ré-Mi which was released on the Green Record label in August 1982


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ash In October - Greater Crime/ Sex Machine, 25th anniversary re-release

Ash in October helped shape the fledgling electro music scene
in Brisbane, performing and recording in the late 1980s at a time
when electronic music was not widely accepted in the ‘pub rock’
dominated local music scene.
The reworking of the tracks is outstanding, reminds me of the early
to mid 90's Human league, the dub version is fantastic too.
One of the many bands that as past of Brisbane's music history
need to be remembered and heard by the current generation
that is of course very open to electronic dance music.

The original 1989 vinyl double A-side single,
Greater Crime / Sex Machine has recently been seen online for sale
in second-hand record stores for as much as $99.
Ash in October have now re-worked and re-recorded those tracks
and for a limited time is offering FREE downloads of the new and
old versions to mark the 25th anniversary of their original release.

Ash in October were and are Lee Lee Ingram, Robert Draycott,
Richard Fenney and Paisley Hadley.

To download your free copy visit the Bandcamp page and enter
and amount of zero at the checkout
(or if you value music feel free to pay whatever you think it’s worth).

The downloads will also be available at standard cost from itunes
and all regular download stores.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Robert Forster with String Quartet conducted by Jherek Bischoff

Robert Forster with String Quartet conducted by Jherek Bischoff
Köln-Mülheim, Germany
14. Dezember 2013

Ronnie from wonderful Berlin has sent me two Robert boots
and they are both exceptional.
Thanks Ronnie!!

This the first is from a festival in Cologne last year you can see
the program here

The tracks with the String Quartet are just sublime,
hand picked track from across Roberts career spanning
from early Gobs days to the last album it really needs
to be heard to be believed. I so hope to see a show
like this one day in Brisbane.

Robert Forster and Jherek Bischof back stage

Track List
01. Rock'N'Roll Friend
02.I've Been Looking For Somebody
03.I Can Do
04.Surfing Magazines
05. He Lives My Life
06.The House That Jack Kerouac Built
07.Here Comes A City
08.In Her Diary
09.Draining The Pool For You
10.People Say
11.From Ghost Town
12.Dear Black Dream
13.The Clarke Sisters
14. Spring Rain
15. Here Comes A City

1,2,14 : Robert solo
3,4 : with Jherek Bischoff
5 -13, 15: with Jherek Bischoff & String Quartet

Download Here

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.