Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Johnnys - Showdown/ Rebel Yell


Lets have us some Spencer P Jones type fun,
kicking off this bunch of posts we have the
Johnnys "Showdown" single from Chucks
expansive record library,
Thanks Chuck.

From Wikipedia,

The Johnnys were an Australian pub rock band
that fused the fun of
punk rock with the 3 minute
pop sensibilities of Hank Williams.

They were contemporaries of The Gun Club and
LA's X.
The Johnnys collapsed in the late 1980s
only to reform for shows
in 2004 where they once
again proved themselves to be absolutely

brilliant showmen. Their album Highlights of
Dangerous Life is a
widely regarded Australian
classic, produced by Ross Wilson of
Daddy Cool.
They had at least two smash hits

(Injun Joe-Bleeding heart) in Thessaloniki-Greece
in the year
1987 on radio "Mousikos Diavlos"FM 97.3.

You learn something new everyday, The Johnnys were a hit
in Greece.
Check out Barking dogs fabulos blog,
Beast ofBourbons Twangsville,
for all things Johnny's here
Thanks Barking Dog.

Download Here

9 comments:

barkingdog said...

Here ya go mate:

http://beastofbourbonstwangsville.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Johnnys

Cheers from Katoomba, Blue Mountains N.S.W.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Thanks heaps Barkingdog, love your blog Im linking to you now

barkingdog said...

Hey Brizzy Bob,

Many thanks for the kind words and especially for linking my blog

Cheers mate and keep up the good work.

The Dog.

John said...

I caught The Johnnys once. IIRC it was supporting The Pogues at Easts Leagues Club. Wild old night.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

That would have been wild alright, I have a friend who was there at that gig, couldnt get a drink all night

John said...

That's cause McGowan drank the place dry haa haa. Never seen a more inebriated performer before or since.

Anonymous said...

They had at least two smash hits
(Injun Joe-Bleeding heart) in Thessaloniki-Greece
in the year 1987 on radio "Mousikos Diavlos"FM 97.3.


both hits are still on airplay in
thessaloniki. franksteroz

as an old aged dj oz born living in thessaloniki let mr pls have my opinion on this. GREAT BAND!!!!

t s s sound THKS ALOT KEEP ON

Anonymous said...

The complete Johnnys:
http://sonsofthedolls.blogspot.com/2008/05/johnnys-3.html#uds-search-results

Dangerbird said...

awesome!
thanks