Friday, March 26, 2010

Couple More Moodists Singles


The Moodists were an Australian post-punk band that formed in
1980, when Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Steve Miller of punk
group The Sputniks moved from Adelaide to Melbourne.
They added bass player Chris Walsh and later added guitarist
Mick Turner. After recording two singles and a six track EP for
Bruce Milne and Greta Moon's Au Go Go label in Melbourne they
relocated to London.
This was at the behest of the Red Flame label who had released a
compilation of their Australian releases.
They then recorded the albums Thirstys Calling (1984)
and Double Life (1985).
The band supported Public Image Limited on their 1984 tour of
Australia, which was when I saw them play.
They returned to Australia in 1985 for six months
(Turner quit and reconvened his earlier group Fungus Brains;
he would later form The Dirty Three) and then travelled again
to the UK. During this time they toured extensively through
Northern Europe and also made a short tour of the USA.
In 1985 they recorded an EP for Creation Records. In 1986
they released two EPs on the TIM label.
All their recorded works from the time they first decamped to the
northern hemisphere were produced by the band and
Victor Van Vugt (who went on to work with Nick Cave,
Beth Orton and PJ Harvey as well as many others)
Their final gig was in London
wikipedia


The singles are
Enough legs to live on/Cant lose her
And
Runaway /Chevrolet rise
Download Here

Thanks Chuck for these little beauties





The Moodists -2005-Runaway

13 comments:

Mona said...

Great post.
Great band!
Regards/

Baskingshark said...

Bob, If you're after more Moodists records, I can probably help. I have most of the vinyl, including the other two Au-go-go releases ("Where the Trees Walk Downhill" single and the "Engine Shudders" mini-LP).

I can probably even dig up the Sputniks single as well, if you're interested.

Let me know.

Cheers, Steve

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Oh yes thanks Steve

Mona said...

If you hadn't had said "yes" then you would have got a good spanking Bob! LOL!
XXX

Baskingshark said...

Ok. Here's a link to the two other Au-go-go Moodist releases, together with the Sputnik "Our Boys/Second Glance" single, and a few LP and early b-side tracks that didn't make it onto the 2003 "Two Fisted Art" double CD compilation.

http://www.mediafire.com/?mty2zjmmmzm

By the way, "Two Fisted Art" is a great package and well worth tracking down if you have even a casual interest in The Moodists.

Cheers, Steve

NOVEMBERER said...

Any possibility of a re-up on that Mediafire link, Basingshark, I'd love to hear that Sputniks 7"? Am also after "Busy Splinters" (from the Runaway 12"), been looking for that one for years, drop me a line if you can help, eh? (Many thanks.)

Baskingshark said...

Hey Novemberer (& Bob!),

Apologies, but I've only just read your March 2011 post.

Have you managed to get hold of a copy the Sputniks 7" and Moodists "Busy Splinters" yet?

If not, let me know and I'll (re)post.

Cheers Steve

Bob said...

That would be great Steve, we havent got the sputnis or moodist single yet thanks bob

Baskingshark said...

Here for Novemberer then is a re-up of the pre-Moodists Sputniks 7", the Engine Shudder mini-LP, together with "Busy Splinters" and the handful of other early Moodist tracks that didn't make it onto the Two-Fisted Art compilation.

http://www.mediafire.com/?vdyi5s1l533vk8x

Cheers, Steve

pop said...

Can you please repost all this stuff, please please?

pop said...

Thanks in advance.

Bob said...

Back up

pop said...

Thanks!