Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Queensland in Quarantine

A fine collection of Brisbane music from the mid eighties organised by Linda Wallace for this cassette + postcards release.
This has been uploaded on Striped Sunlight before, but posted here again in higher resolution with postcards for your enjoyment.

Here are some words from Linda from the June 29 2008 posting - (some nice comments worth reading from other blog watchers) link here-
A friend of mine pointed me to the blog and I was thrilled to read all the comments about "Queensland in Quarantine, a compilation of diseased music" and also to see that the tape is available online. However I wasn't so thrilled to read that it was attributed to 4ZZZ, as the station had nothing to do with it -- the project was very much my own baby.

In late 1982 I moved to Brisbane to work as an announcer and producer at 4ZZZ. Before moving back to Sydney at the beginning of '84 I decided to make the cassette as a record of the time. I sold my car to finance it. There were postcards inside the package by Matt Mawson, (Terry Murphy and John Wilsteed)sic.*, and stickers. Harley Stumm helped A LOT on the production, as did Mark Loutit (where we mastered the tape) and Matt did the final visual layout.
*second postcard by Damien Ledwich- chuck..*

I selected the music that I'd grown to love over that year in Brisbane, and also chose all audio grabs that went between the tracks. These fragments helped to situate the music. I worked with Harley on these clips in the Triple Z studios, sometimes using material from the newsroom (so in these ways the station indirectly supported the production).

I had 500 packages made and sent them to record stores, radio stations and media all around Australia. I guess I gave 50 away - to the bands, artists, helpers and media - but all 450 others eventually sold, over the course of a year or so, and, as I recall I sort of slowly covered my costs.

I've downloaded the file and listened to the whole thing again today and I think it is remarkable that it is still so fresh and alive, and really brings back the feeling of life in Brisbane in 1983, which is nearly thirty years ago, before the digital world and the internet.

So please, download and relax with 'Queensland in Quarantine', perhaps with a gin and tonic on the verandah, dreaming of the time that was so intense, creative and vivid.
Download CD 1 Here

1. MATT MAWSON "ElectroProp" 
2. -Loop: Harley,Linda & Mark Louttit- (voices of Grant & Robert Go-Between)
3. PICTISH BLOOD "Religious Fallacies" 
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5. LINDA & HARLEY "Narcolepsey" 
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6. COLOURS "Blue Shirt" 
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7. THIS 5 MINUTES "Coronation Time" 
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8. Steven's Arrest
9. FURIOUS TURTLES "Trust Mistrust 
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10. VACANT ROOMS "Living In A Shadow"
11. STRANGE GLORY "Burial"
12. Flo / Muntz' first & last press conference 
13. TINY TOWN "And I"
14. PERSIA "Q-Girl
15. Flo 
17. Joh
18. SUZETTE "..........."
19. Flo
+art work

Download CD 2  Here
259 mb
You can now find the audio files and more background at the remix
archives with this post put up by Linda Wallace as of oct 2018

Friday, May 4, 2012

Grant McLennan - Rose, Shamrock And Thistle, Sydney, 10 - 6 - 91.

Its been almost 6 years now and I'm exactly the age Grant was 
when he died so suddenly. Its of course very tragic that such 
a talented man should die so young.
He is missed by so many. 

I have found this very nice recording which is Grant McLennan 
and Phil Kakulas on stand-up bass at the Rose,Shamrock And Thistle 
(3 Weeds) in Sydney on 10 June, 1991.
He was support for Dave Graney.
Turns out its a recording from Steve, a long time contributor
here at the SSS blog, so thanks Steve for recording this.

Its not so easy to find solo recordings of Grant so enjoy this
on this long weekend with a drink or two to the memory of a great man!

 Track List
01 This Is What Love's Gonna Do (cuts in)
02 Easy Come Easy Go
03 Stones For You
04 Black Mule
05 Making It Right For Her
06 Right Here
07 Bound To Fall
08 Sally's Revolution 
09 Just Get That Straight (cuts out right at end)

Download Here