Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A couple of requests

I have received a couple requests lately which Im passing on to the SSS
readership. 1st  Scot is after Redgum stuff for a documentary he is hoping
to do, sounds like a promising project so all you Redgum fans out there
this is for you.
Over to scot

I’m after photos and videos of Redgum, especially anything that 
people may have taken at gigs through the years.
 I would digitise any material and return it to the owner with a 
digitised copy for their own use.
 So they’d be helping me with an important cultural project as
 well as preserving their own memorabilia. Who knows, this 
project may even convince Sony to finally reissue the old
 Redgum albums on CD…

You can email Scot on this address


The 2nd request is for memories, music images whatever you have on Brisbane
electronic music
Ill give you the whole request as it came from Dennis

Hi Bob - thanks for writing. Nice work on the blog too.
We're working on a major retrospective of electronic music production in Brisbane 
over the last 20-30 years, and need to make sure we cover as much territory as possible.
 We need to look back in time at who was active with electronic music here during the 80s, 
as we started in 1994. Of course we know about Boxcar, but bands like Pork etc 
who were part of the scene well before that.

In your blog travels, own memory, tapes and 7" that you've got in your collection, 
and the recollections of your fans, we need want to dig up band names, contacts, 
and ideally any existing sources of tracks for this genre. 

The project is in the early days, but attached is more information. All help will be credited. 
Also attached is my running list so far but its mostly 90's-onwards...


If you can help leave a comment here and I shall get back to you
I wont post any comments with email address's but I will froward you
contact details for denis.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Deniz Tek Touring this weekend !!

Deniz who you say??

Ok - now those fukers have gone... The one and only Deniz Tek comes to Brisbane on Saturday night and down Northern NSW way on friday.

The Friday gig is at Lismore - facebook details here - https://www.facebook.com/events/296969587091763/?fref=ts

and the Saturday gig is at The Beetle Bar in Brisbane .
facebook details here  -

Both nights feature Leadfinger in support.

Deniz Tek facebook here with all other tour info

Brilliant news is that Pip Hoyle also of Radio Birdman will be joining on keyboards for these 2 gigs...
The good Mr. Tek is back in Oz doing a tour for his new cd - "Detroit" found here for sale at the good ppl from Citadel records... ALL HAIL THE CITADEL !

If your one of those psycho nutcase compulsive obsessive fans you might wanna check out ebay to buy one of his geetars presently up for auction - details here - mention the secret codeword :SEVERITY ENTERTAINMENT if you win the geetar auction and you might get it autographed.. who knows... .

There is a great interview/ article on all things Deniz Tek from this mag from 1995 called - Prehistoric Sounds vol 1 issue 3 by the great Ian McFarlane.
Tek only section download here

and rok on over to this blog for a pdf download of a zine called 'Superdope' from 1991 as it has a nice interview with Deniz and Angie Pepper.

Well it was a great gig... plenty loud!
A good mix of old Birdman stuff and a few from the new cd Detroit.
Songs included - Oh Well, Murder City Nights, Love Kills, Pine Box, I'm Alright, What Gives?, Aloha Steve and Danno, Man with Golden Helmet and a few others i can't remember ...

I managed to grab a few vids from the balcony but vocals a bit dim but hey... if yer a fan you get the drift.. a few more gigs -

Fri 15th: Melbourne - The Tote

Sat 16th: Castlemaine - The Bridge

Sat 23rd: Wollongong - Barcode 

Sat 30th: Hobart ( Tasmania ) - The Brisbane Hotel

 do yerself a favour !
Europe in May im hearing too !