Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Robert Forster - Robert (live 24th Oct 2012)

There is that old adage that if you can play a song on acoustic it will stand up to any future production tampering as a worthy song in it's own right...
So.. to see Mr Forster stand b4 an intimate crowd (Visy theatre holds 200 max) and just bash out such an impressive back catalogue with only an acoustic in hand to protect him from the mob was an impressive evening indeed...
Karin gets up for a few songs during the encore to play some fiddle but this night was all about Mr Forster and his gift of great song writing..
This recording is from the second of two nights at the Visy theatre- Powerhouse in Brisbane.
I didn't get any photos from the night - powerhouse are a bit anal that borrowed some art from willy Blake for the covers..

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jimmy & The Boys - Live on 4ZzZ

Back in the early 80's 4ZzZ used to have a radio show called "Friday Night Live" where every Friday night they would play a live gig of the bands who were playing regularly around at the pubs and clubs at the time.
I taped this back in 1982, not too sure where this was recorded though.
The quality is a bit dodgy but not bad considering the age of the tape.

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Jimmy & The Boys - In Hell With Your Mother

From their "Teddy Boy's Picnic Tour" of 1982 comes a bit of a hard to find Live LP.
Supposedly unreleased.
I haven't been able to find out much about it online other than this quote from -
"This vinyl Lp is one of the rarest releases in Australia. Ignatious Jones even claims it was never released".
Not too sure about that, but the copy I have is a promotional only release and it's the only copy I had ever seen in the stores. So maybe there is some truth in that.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crime And The City Solution touring..

Well I didn't think I would ever get to see this band live, but Thursday night in Sydney and Sunday in Brisbane at the HI-Fi they will be finishing up their Australian leg of a few months of touring.
From all accounts the ATP gig in Melbourne was excellent.
Rumours of Mick Harvey getting up onstage as well..
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I found a really nice recording of Crime .. from October last year at the good folk at New York City Taper -
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jimmy And The Boys - Teddy Boys Picnic

The second studio album from Jimmy and the Boys was the 1981,
Teddy Boys' Picnic.
The band then briefly disbanded in January 1982
and Jones moved to the theatre stage, playing the dual roles
of Eddie and Dr. Scott in the Australian revival of
The Rocky Horror Show.
In mid-1982 the band reformed for a national tour,
which resulted in a live album, In Hell with Your Mother
but they disbanded soon after.

According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane,
the group's performances "mixed S&M trappings,
sex shop props, mock rape and other depravities
with sub-Zappaesque humour, hard rock, jazz,
reggae and disco"

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jimmy and the Boys - Not Like Everybody Else

Back in 1979 this little gem hit the record stores,
they even were on countdown. What I didnt know is
the classic title track of this album was a cover of a
kinks song. Found that out some time later.
Described as a shock rock band and fronted by
the flamboyant Ignatius Jones these guys released
three Lps.
In May 1981 they scored their only top 10 single with
"They Won't Let My Girlfriend Talk to Me"
written by Split Enz front man Tim Finn.

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