Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Distant Locust - Fearful Pleasure

Obscure Aussie punk that seems to have become lost over the course of time.  This is well worth a download and won't disappoint.  Very hard to find now and there seems to be little merit in letting this slip through the cracks.  Distant Locust also released a CD ('Chemical Wedding Feast') but this LP deserves your attention.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Osterberg - Self Titled EP

One of the most exciting rock bands in Australia.  That's what the sticker on the front sez ... boy oh boy - how 'right' can you be.  The world is a crazy place.  This EP was released with barely a ripple - it's an absolute killer - go figure.  Pretty sure it's their one and only release.  Have not seen it around of late so sink your teeth into this gem.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Rockets (Aus) - Single and Cassette

The cassette only release from The Rockets filtered out when this Perth band called it quits (Feb 1983?).  Never seen it released anywhere (nor on the net for that matter).  The band were very big in Perth and everyone knew about their cover of 'Rockaway Beach'.

They featured Roddy Ray'da and Boris Sudjovic (Scientists, Cheap Nasties etc) - highly regarded dudes.  The lead singer (Alan Stewart) had a bulk unique voice and the guitarist (Peter Johnson) was darn powerful.

They also released a single 'Mean Mistress/Little Donna' (included here) - the A Side is pretty well much one of my favorite singles of all time (big call - it's really that good!).  Have also included the track 'Automatic' from the compilation LP 'West' (put out by local radio station 6PR).

Also in the can could be some live bootlegs if I get my act together.  By the by, there is also a VHS live concert floating around that's worth checking out if you're a fan.  This is a tragically overlooked band (especially live) - 'bout time something official was released methinks.

Download Cassette release + Single