Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Toys Went Berserk - The Smiler With A Knife

Underrated Aussie band with a knack for putting out quality music.  Female vocalist (not that there's anything wrong with that ...).  This cover maybe  suggests that they were a bit goofy but thats a long way off.  Straight out dirty rawk n' roll -ie- Punk.  Released on Aberrant Records (one of Australia's most revered DIY punk labels).

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Behind The Banana Curtain - Various (Collection of Brisbane Bands)

If you meet someone who knows nothing about music from Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) - then direct them to this double CD.  Comprehensive and absolutely essential it stretches from 1975 to 2000.  So many favourites on this collection that it's hard to pick one.  Red rag to a bull, I will pick one: Pineapples From The Dawn Of Time 'Too Much Acid'.  And then there's The Go-Betweens, Saints etc etc.  Not in print anymore and also hard to get at the time of release.  Just download and play in the car.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Peg - Awaiting The Retriever

Another addition to the Peg catalogue.  They only released two albums and I'm pretty it did not include the usual stream of EP's or singles.  Their other album (preferred by many) is the Science of Imaginary Solution

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Blunt - Who Cares Wins (A Biased History of Australian Rock)

This is an essential 2CD compilation of Aussie rock from 1986-95.  It accompanied a book of the same name (the pages of my copy are well and truly worn - released in 2001).  Why Blunt?  Well, it was written by Bob Blunt.  Can you still get the CD - I doubt it.  Have never seen it around and I kindof remember it being a limited run to go with the first 500(?) copies of the book.  All the best in trying to find a copy of the book BTW.  It would be an absolute shame if this gem disappeared from history.  Please download and distribute.