Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dutiful Daughters - A Superfluity of Nuns

Here's a wonderful band I don't know much about
so feel free to fill in the gaps . Jeff  a blog reader from 
Brisbane who now lives in Canada and is on holidays 
here now, dropped of a heap of records and cds
this morning that had been at a friends place.
He was keen to hear this ep again so I have digitalized
it first. This is dreamy indi pop, female vocals,
wonderful melodies,
with that late 80's ups and downs guitar sound.
Thanks Jeff!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Dili Allstars - Via La Musical

The Dili Allstars were formed when Paul Stewart and Colin Buckler
(of the notable band Painters and Dockers) contacted East Timorese
musician Gil Santos to record a song to protest the capture of
East Timorese resistance leader Xanana Gusmão by Indonesian armed
forces in the early nineties.
This song was a version of Rose Tattoo's 'We Can't Be Beaten',
sung in both Tetum and English. Both Santos and Stewart had had a
long involvement with the East Timor struggle as they had lost a
father and a brother, respectively, in the Indonesian
invasion of 1975.
In 2001 they released their 1st album Hanoin, Via La Musical
was released in 2004.The 5 track mini album Increase The Peace
was released in 2006 and they had 2 tracks on thge 2009 Balibo
This is wonderful world music!
Funny, honest, born out of suffering that I cant imagine.
From our nearest neighbour whom we deserted in their
time of need.


01 O Hele Le
02 Runaway
03 Thank You Mama
04 Peace & Unity
05 That Girl
06 Nothing Tastes Better Than The Neighbour's Chicken
07 Rise Up
08 Innocent Child
09 Advance Australia Where?
10 Beautiful Smile
11 Have You Ever Been Blown Ashore?
12 Sempre Contigo
13 O Hele Le (Reprise)

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Marthas Vineyard - Self Titled LP 1989

Martha's Vineyard were an Australian rock band, formed in Perth in 
1986 by lead singer Peggy Van Zalm.[1] Martha's Vineyard shared a 
similar sound and outlook to that of fellow Perth bands like The 
Triffids,The Honeys and Chad's Tree. Van Zalm's strong vocals 
drew comparison with the likes of Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde 
and Joni Mitchell
They released one cassette I've posted before, a mini album, 
this album, 3 singles and a number of appearances on compilation 
albums.They called it a day in 1990.Bass player Phil Kakulas 
went on to join the Blackeyed Susans and lead singer
Peggy Van Zalm released 2 solo albums produced by produced by 
Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup in the mid to late 90's and 
also released two albums with co-producer Geoff Nant, 
Different World in 2001 and Light Diamond in 2006.

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