Thursday, October 2, 2014

G Stands For Go-Betweens – Anthology Volume 1

Wow get a load of this
4 vinyl LPs including their 1st3 studio albums and a compilation
of their first five non-LP singles.
4 compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos,
recordings, radio sessions and complete live concert broadcast from 1982.

112-page book featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive
historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster,
along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.

1 silkscreen reproduction of the promotional poster for their debut single,
‘Lee Remick’.

1 reproduction of the very first Go-Betweens press release from their own Able Label.

All encased in hard “clamshell” box with gold debossing!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

David Bridie live tonight at the Globe

I heard a great interview tonight on 612abc that might interest some Stripey followers  . ..

soundcloud link here

or go to the 612abc podcast page here -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

4 ZzZ Radiothon 2014

It's the last day to subscribe to this years radiothon for 4 ZzZ and be in the running for heaps of prizes..

The ol dog triple zed keeps doing the biz and struggling on with equipment needing repair and goodwill from lots of peeps but always needs the cash if ya can help out…
Ol dog met the new dog last week and i managed to get some on video…

First band of the day was those Dirty F Hole peeps.. funny, good rockin, boy kisses even… I'd see em again any ol time.. the dude upfront is called Chucky.. gotta dig that !

Dirty Liars rocked… I like em…

the Le Murd dudes are fun and heavy.. i bought a rekkid.. it had a gimp on the cover… it also rocks :D

some tunes here -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bob Dylan 24-8-14 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center.

A few photos from last nights Dylan gig, very low light conditions
so it was difficult. The performance was fantastic,
 the best of the 3 times I've seen him.
Great band and much nicer venue than the entertainment center.
He played 2 sets, no support, mostly newer songs from Tempest,
a few classics thrown in,
Tangled up in blue and Simple Twist of Fate were my highlights
and the encore of All along the Watchtower and Blowing in the Wind.
It may well be the last time He makes it out this way at 73 years old.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Brisbane Electronic Music 1979 to 2014: The BNE Event

For lovers of Brisbane Music and Culture this is one
of the greatest things to happen here for ages!

This has been a massive undertaking, 
but an incredible journey of discovery. 
Brisbane has always been a unique and 
sometimes challenging place for artistic endeavor, 
particularly with respect to our city’s social, political 
and geographic context and BNE captures the spirit of true 
innovation in the modern art form that is electronic music. 
There are some wonderful stories in BNE,
 but most importantly there is a lot of amazing music.


Luminary Brisbane electronic acts reform to celebrate
the city’s electronic music achievements
The BNE Project celebrates 35 years of independent
electronic music production in Brisbane from 1979 to 2014,
through the release of a new book and music archive featuring
140 bands & artists and over 260 tracks.

BNE was researched and produced by
Dennis Remmer – co owner of Brisbane record label
Transmission Communications (Trans:Com)  and will be launched
at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, 6 September 2014.
The BNE event features live performances from The Megamen,
Vision Four 5, Soma Rasa, and Boxcar, supported by DJ Jen-E;
all of which are luminaries in the Brisbane scene and several
of which who have reformed' exclusively' for 'this' event.
The event will also feature a pop-up record store dedicated to
rare and unique Brisbane only music productions.

Tickets for the event are only $30 for standard,
or $90 for the deluxe package
(which includes a copy of the BNE book and music archive).
Tickets are strictly limited in number and should be booked
through the Brisbane Powerhouse ticket office or

BNE is a unique project and event, not to be missed by anyone
who loves Brisbane and its unique music cultural history

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Vital Juices Records First Birthday

        One of the more fantastic things to happen in my neck
of the woods in last last year was this wonderful
     record store opening and just a few months before
I decided to return to vinyl.

I have been introduced to some amazing music by shop
patron Grant and have picked up lots of old favorites.
There's a fantastic buzz about the place and Grant 
pulls out all the stops when celebrating  
Along with his incredible musical knowledge and
service I can't recommend this place enough. 
There's so few places like this these days so you
 have to support them and I can tell you Grant
 supports the local music scene and quite a lot of the
 local acts are releasing on vinyl now. 
 As part of the first birthday celebrations there was
 an art exhibition, something that's happened here before,
 as well live music performances and a photo booth
 project, where people could come in and get 
 photographed with there favorite album that they 
 bought here in the last year.
 I had so many good one to chose from but went 
 with Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left 
 while my Youngest son came along with his pick
 The Hits, Hikikomori, a much hipper choice than mine
 The Hinterlanders where once again fantastic to see, 
 putting on a fine performance
 and very unfortunately I had to miss Halfway, 
 but I will see them one day!



Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Sports - Don't Throw Stones

Formed in 1976 in Melbourne the Sports towered above so
many bands to become one of the best and fondly remembered
Australian bands from the era.
When Andrew Pendlebury joined in 1977 one of Australian music
most enduring partnerships begun, with both artists helping the
other out on their later brilliant solo projects.

This their brilliant debut Lp was released in early 1979 and became
part of the new wave of music that was called um,
New Wave oddly enough.
The album had 3 singles and the photos here come from my vinyl
copies I picked up recently that included the
Reckless/Mailed it to your Sister 7 "single.
Which I haven't included in this download.

The Sport went on to release other 3 or so EPs
and 3 or so Lps as well as a couple of greatest hits
type compilations.
They split in 1981 and both Stephen and Andrew embarked
on successful solo careers.

Download Here

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 

Download Here