Friday, January 25, 2013

Coloured Stone - rhythm of nature (1998)

Well its that day here in Australia that's referred 
to Australia Day by some, by others Invasion Day and 
a new name I have heard this year is a change from
Invasion Day to Survival Day.

I have since I can remember called it Invasion Day, but I'm happy
with Survival Day. The date for those who don't know is the
anniversary of the arrival of the 1st fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788.
The 1st fleet being a shipment of criminals and their not very nice
keepers from Great Britain here to set up a dumping ground for
their problems, nothing to celebrate there if you ask me.
Even less when you consider this was the start of an invasion
that wrecked havoc and death upon the indigenous keepers of
this land. There is no shortage of more appropriate days to
celebrate Australian nationalism if you must so lets change it from
this ridiculous celebration of Britain dumping its criminals here

 I started this blog on this weekend 5 years ago and every year I have
a word and share some wonderful music from those people who have
been most insulted by this celebration.
Coloured Stone are one of the longest established Australian
indigenous band who first had success with their 1st single Black boy
back in 1984.This 1998 album is wonderful and includes the very
topical track Survival.

Happy 5th Birthday to the SSS blog !!!

Track List
01 Imagination
02 Singing In The Rain
03 Black Is Beautiful (Dance Version)
04 I Wanna Dance With You
05 Red Dustroad
06 Don't Forget That I Love You
07 Born Aborigine
08 Whale Dance Song
09 Rhythm Of Nature
10 Survival
11 Black Is Beautiful (Acoustic Version)
12 I Remember You
13 Love Grows Stronger
14 Sound Of The Whale
15 Miss You
16 Forgotten Tribe

Download Here


jeffg said...

happy b'day SSS!
i bought Coloured Stone's first couple of albums after discovering them over the music system at Stradbroke Island sometime in the 80s. i dont' know where my Koonibba Rock album went, otherwise i would have given it to you when i was in Australia recently

ABC radio national had Bunna Lawrie talking about that song Black Boy recently

keep up the great work Bob!

Bob said...

Thanks Jeff Ive been a bit slack on posting lately so i still have some great stuff from you to do. All in time, hope this album plays loud on your sound system up in the northern hemisphere

The Eternals said...

Congratulations Bob on 5 years of this. I remember many years ago when we first met your love and passion for music especially the rare and unique i remember you playing me songs like They took the children away and down city streets as well as many and varied punk bands. Heres to another 5 years and more. Paul Connelly former Member (Drummer) of "The Eternals"

Bob said...

Thanks Paul, I guess as we grow old its great to see we have been passionate about some things since we were teenagers, some things change but some things never do. I wish that this country had changed a bit more in regard to Murri, Koori rights however

Feilimid O'Broin said...

Congratulations on five years! As a citizen of the U.S., I recently discovered your blog and have enjoyed it greatly so I thank you for all of the effort and hard work it takes to maintain it at such a high level. I am fascinated by the many similarities and, equally important, the differences between the music of Australia and that of this country. Additionally, as an Irish-American who grew up listening to contemporary and traditional Irish music, I see similarities between it and some of the music offered on this blog. I am especially interested and appreciate the contemporary folk and Aboriginal music you post. Until I discovered this blog, my knowledge of Australian music was limited to Scottish immigrant Eric Bogle, English immigrant Leo Sayer, Yotha Yinda, the songs of Henry Lawson through U.S. folksinger Priscilla Herdman, and Nick Cave. INXS, and other Australian rock bands. So here's to many more years of this blog from a Yank who's very grateful for the music and information you provide. Of course, I love Australian cinema and if I could locate a DVD or videotape of The Chant Of Jimmy Blacksmith, I could die a happy man, but that's another story for another blog.

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Anonymous said...

Nice. Always liked Coloured Stone.

I think you could also call it 'Dump 'em Here Day'

I to am anonymous.