Thursday, September 26, 2013

Punxie & The Poison Pens - Bad Girl EP

Great cover.  Despite that - you'd do a lot worse than wrap your ears around this release.  I hope they go places but this release didn't trouble the scorer.  So, if nothing else - this blog hopes you change your mind. The song 'My Pussy Is The Bomb' is certainly a worthwhile inclusion.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Monroes Fur - Sadisfactory

Another 80's Aussie punk band (with weird pedigree).  This album sunk without so much as a whimper.  Hardly see it around at all - and it appeared in the ceedee era (have not even seen sight of  a download).  Well, that's now sorted

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Peg - The Science Of Imaginary Solutions

Released without much ado and promptly sunk.  You've probably never even heard of this and have chanced upon it by downloading other items on this site. Well it's your lucky day.  My introduction to this band was equally low key - courtesy of the 'Blunt' book that focused on Aussie punk in the 80's.  You won't be disappointed!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Buffalo - Self Titled EP

Buffalo were an Aussie hard rock band with THE big sound.  Often cited as Black Sabbath imitators, it's probably the other way around.  This 4 song EP is largely unknown and has not been re-released when Aztec Records put out all their stuff again.  It came out before their first album ('Dead Forever') containing the song of the same name.  In due course, we will need to blog their third album 'Only Want You For Your Body'.  Stay tuned for that one but note that it will appear in the 'Weird & Wacky' site - the reason for which will become obvious!

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Rude Kids - Safe Society

Much sought after release.  Never seen the light of day with a CD reish so you'll have to make do with this OKish conversion from LP to cassette then MP3.  Despite this, you will be hooked.  Don't pay silly $$ on ebay (that's even if you're lucky enough to see a copy) download here and rock-on.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

The Girlies - Collection

Life is cruel.  What a waste.  If ever a band deserved the big time - my vote is for 'The Girlies'.  Goofy name but their sound kicks - it's totally wired.  Hey - that;s why it appears on W&W.  Here is the collection of all their releases: One EP + two 7'' singles.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

The Joeys - Pouch

Aussie group doing Ramones covers.  Can't beat that!  The band has plenty of pedigree but the exact make-up escapes my memory (badly).  I'm thinking Celibate Rifles.  Sure there are others, but ....

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Friday, August 9, 2013

The Cateran - Bite Deeper

Why was this band completely overlooked?  Took me ages to track this down and it's well worth it.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

People With Chairs Up Their Noses

Irresistable.  What a great name!  Who'd have thought that one up.  OK, we've had the Cunning Stunts, Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, The Incredible Shrinking Dickies and then there is ... People With Chairs Up Their Noses.  Priceless.  Early Aussie punk who only had one release proper.  A split single with Plays With Marionettes (another great name).  One of the members (Jim White) went on to form the Dirty 3.  Truthbetold, they were actually very 'punk' and very influential.  It could be argued that this should also be featured on Mr Weird and Wacky - no argument there.  On this download you will also find 'Song Of The Sea' (appeared on 'Can't Stop It Vol 1' - Aussie Punk Comp) + some tracks from the 'Fast Forward' Cassette magazine (seminal classic if ever there was one).h


Saturday, August 3, 2013

'th Cigaretz - Crawl Rite Outta My Skin

Classic punk but no one seems to know about these guys.  Logic tells me that very few will actually search out this item (the spelling itself probably makes this improbable!!).  Anyway, here it is in all it's glory.  Wasted and Wired (and vice versa).  Hey check it out - you won't see it anywhere else.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kiss My Poodles Donkey - New Hope For The Dead

Kiss my what?  Should this be on the Weird and Wacky blog?  Perhaps, but the truth of the matter is that this is a mighty album.  Big crunchy wired and wasted sound.  They were one of those Aussie punk bands that few seemed to know much about.  However (a little like the Velvet Underground) those that experienced 'The Donkey' were affected (should that read 'assaulted'?).  This was a CeeDee release but is not all that easy to find now.  Hopefully it will not be lost in time - it deserves to be heard at 11. 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Psycho Surgeons - Horizontal Action 7''

Ultra rare Aussie punk single.  You will find it hard to get an original copy of this so a download will have to make do,  What makes this worthy of a blog?  The cover ... all the sleeves were laid out on the floor and pigs blood was plashed about.  Unusual.  Here's an idea - get the jpeg image on a T-Shirt.  It looks great.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kim Salmon & The Surrealists - Non-Stop Action Groove EP

Everything from Kim Salmon deserves a listen.  From his early (and highly influential) days with the Scientists up to now.  Just about all his stuff is gold: early singles ('Frantic Romantic', 'Last Nite'), early albums ('Pink Album', Blood Red River'), Beasts of Bourbon material, solo and the long lost classic 'Rubber Never Sleeps (cassette only gig giveaway but re-released in 2012 by Bang Records).  Then there are the oddities with Antenna, Mudhoney, Salmon (aka Rock Formations), Ron Peno (Darling Downs) ... the list is endless.  So, where do we start?  Well, this EP is my fave.  It features the song from the Beasts, 'Something To Lean On' - Absolute Killer.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

German Humour - Dutch Courage (Cassette)

If you go by the name - this release should appear on Mr Weird and Wacky (geddit - 'German' & 'Humour' - is this an oxymoron).  Don't be fooled 'tho - these Perth rocksters deserve a release proper.  Heavy bass sound dominates (they're a three piece) and grabs you like early Cure.  The quality is quite good and will leave you wondering.  By the way, the 'Play Loud' instruction on the cover is good advice.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mind Garage - Again!

Never seen this on CD so we'll have to make do with my LP conversion.  And wow ... it's worth it.  They tear through the ultimate version of 'Tobacco Road' then slide into 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Paint it Black'.  On side B the album psychs out - It's a classic through and through.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Kek '66 - On The Outside Looking In

The second release for the Dutch rockers - equally good and criminally overlooked.  The songs this time round are all penned by the group - sink your teeth into this.

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