Monday, February 24, 2020

Thorburn - Brick Wall 7''

Hmmm - how shall we go here! Euan could be best described as a Melbourne fringe dweller. How exactly does this (he) fit in?? Let's call this loony/loopy rock and roll - perhaps proto-punk. It's very DIY. Mr Thorburn now spends his time as a graphic artist. Well done fella. Very collectable. Released in 1979.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Proles - Police 7''

Rare Aussie Punk from 1979. The band consisted of Mark Chrisfield (vocals), Paul Greuders (bass, backing vocals) and brothers Darren (guitar, backing vocals) and Wayne Smith (drums). They were shortlived (Sept '77 to Feb '79) with this single recorded towards the end (and released after their disintegration).

Darren Smith would later surface in the Zorros, whose single on Au-Go-Go has already been blogged.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sputniks - Second Glance 7''

Sputniks were a rock band from Adelaide. Members were Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Steve Miller, Phil Costello and Liz Dealey. This was their one and only release (1979) - then Graney, Moore & Miller left to form The Moodists.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Celibate Rifles - But Jacques, The Fish EP

Ahhh, so good. Jeez, really got into this when it first came out. Dirty 'ol rock n' roll, Aussie style - doesn't come better than this (1982). The band name was typical Aussie humour - a pisstake on The Sex Pistols.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Progression Cult - New Blood 7''

EMI custom records 1982 release. Aussie Punk but I don't know where 'Mixdown Recording Studios' were (no listing for them now). Was it Sydney, Melbourne etc??

The band members are just first names. Wish I knew more!

See the comments section for more info about this band. MUCH appreciated. 

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Friday, January 31, 2020

The Assassins - Assassination 7''

Early Aussie Punk from 1983. Greasy Pop records release - so they're from Adelaide. Ian List on vocals, he was also in The Dagoes. Must blog some of their stuff too. Essential.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

International Exiles - Let's Be Sophisticated 7''

Missing Link records released this - needless to say, very few took up the invite to become more sophisticated.

Phew. Roger missed that email.

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