The Clouds are one of Australia's great overlooked bands from the
1990's. One of my favorite live acts of the time,
I saw them numerous times, mainly cause they loved a Livid festival.
Once they were playing in the Livid big top when this huge storm
stuck and they had to abandon playing for a while cause they were
getting electric shocks on stage.
I also saw them play support for the great Stan Ridgway one time,
which was a memorable show all round.They came on of Sydney,
having formed late 1989, the core of the group was
Jody Phillis (vocals, guitar) and Patrica Young( vocals, bass),
with several different fellows on guitar and drums over the years.
Their trademark sound is the vocal harmonies of the girls, which are
really something wonderful.
In late 2005, Phillis and Young resurrected their band under the name
The Girls From The Clouds, launching a 5-track EP titled LaLaLaLa,
In April 2007, however, the duo announced they had disbanded again.
This is their first album, released in 1991 and remains my favorite.
Incidentally Chris Abrahams plays organ on the track "Too Cool."
If you haven't heard these guys and you like indi pop with girl
vocals, download this cause you'll love it.
"Show Me" track 8 is incredible, gives me goosebumps to this day
and this is one of the greatest albums to come out of Australia.
If anyones got any clouds stories I'd love to hear them, or the
Girls from the clouds Ep.
Show Me - The Clouds
Show me where is center is
The center of your universe
I'll put a hole in it
If I could get in your head
I could open some doors
Maybe clear the cobwebs
Shed some light
Show me where the borders are
The boundaries of your consciousness
I'll reach them
Tear them down
And you won't have those limits anymore