"The Suburbs had split but Tony Durant produced
and played guitars,Howie Johnstone played drums
and Paul Noonan bass.
This album has some good songs
but the arrangements were not thoroughly worked enough.
It is one album I would love to re-record."
Dave formed The Suburbs in January 1977.
The group developed a huge underground following,
which led to Dave signing with Australia's Mushroom Records in 1978.
His first album, Mugs Game, went gold within a month of release.
Dave's second album, Free Kicks, was released in 1979.
After the original Suburbs disbanded, Dave followed up with
Correct Weight (1979), This is My Planet
(1981 - reissued as This is Your Planet in 1996),
Meanwhile in the Suburbs (EP - 1989), Dark Side of the Scrum (1989),
Suburban Sprawl (1990), Surplus and Dearth (1995) and Loose Men,
Tight Shorts (1996).
After the release of This is My Planet, Dave Warner retired from
writing and performing music full-time, turning instead to
writing plays, novels and screenplays.
This is a fine album and sure Dave's got a point, but its still
very good and enjoyable. He's a funny man and very quirky.
Some songs, like the refugee song are still very topical.
Its interesting just how long musicians have been trying
to get people to see things from the refugee point of view.
This is a vinyl rip, of a rare album and the 3 I've posted here
are all I have, so if anyone has any others
I'd love to hear from you.
01 - Wimbledon
02 - Free Kicks
03 - Joey Black
04 - Spooks in the Dark
05 - Cabaretta
06 - The Refugee Song
07 - John Arlott Makes Me Chuckle
08 - Doesn't She Look Fine
09 - On the Weekend
10 - Midday Movie
11 - Schoolgirl
12 - The Australian Rock Industry
Free Kicks - Dave Warner