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    Russel Morris in 2015 sounding much better than he ever did in the 60's & 70's.

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    [QUOTE=HS;6248380]Cheers Hallam & Rick, yeah they're mine.

    Keep the Chris Wilson coming!

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    I only mixed that one song from the night as a test mix for Chris.
    I have the master files somewhere and always meant to mix the rest of the night.
    I might be able to do a few during this lockdown.

    I have some Spectrum recordings from the Continental Cafe days and the last live show of Ariel before John Lee and Harvey James passed away. That's a special one that hasn't been released yet. Gill Mathews the drummer from Billy Thorp's band was going to put them out as a bonus disc to a Spectrum Vinyl release he is putting out on his Aztek Records label. I'll put a few up on my youtube and here in the next few days.

    .....such great photos Hans!
    God i miss Chris's music and his book reviews on RRR off the record!
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    I do have another little rock 'n roll story ....

    I used to work in the Hunter (Newcastle) Regional Office for the NSW Dept of Education. Two of my colleagues were responsible for coordinating an annual schools music and dance event called Starstruck, which was very popular and successful generally, and they were both a bit stuck up about it all. Aaaanyway, one year they knocked back a group of kids from Newcastle High on the basis that they weren't good enough. The group was called Silverchair. It was fun reminding them of that over the next couple of years.
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    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I do have another little rock 'n roll story ....

    I used to work in the Hunter (Newcastle) Regional Office for the NSW Dept of Education. Two of my colleagues were responsible for coordinating an annual schools music and dance event called Starstruck, which was very popular and successful generally, and they were both a bit stuck up about it all. Aaaanyway, one year they knocked back a group of kids from Newcastle High on the basis that they weren't good enough. The group was called Silverchair. It was fun reminding them of that over the next couple of years.

    Classic!!!
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Looking like an ad for Speedo:

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    Here's a good one- Gypsy Dave. I was sitting on the front verandah of the Hill End pub early one Sunday morning more than thirty years ago. Just me and a feller with a dobro. A concert for one. He played and we talked for an hour or more. I said I'd love to be able to play like that- he said It's easy- just do what I did- practice eight hours a day, every day, for ten years https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tail&FORM=VIRE JayInOz

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    Went to see George Washing Machine and the Dead Wringers at the Kingston Pub in Canberra once. Fantastic!

    Another band I liked a lot were regulars at Sydney's The Basement, Galapagos Duck.
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    And this guy we've seen several times over many years, and he's always great:

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    And, no Aussie music collection could be complete without:

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    Hitched to Sydney around 74, went to Padington market. At night was walking around Circular Quay thinking this place is dead. Nothings on here tonight. Eventually saw someone on the street and asked if there was a music venue anywhere. He gave rough directions to a place called the Basement. Found it, walked in to Galapagos Duck playing and I was floored! That band was so good!

    Mostly their albums don't capture their live vibe.
    This is not a great recording but it's got the energy.

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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    I used to ride to Sydney on a Friday night every month or so on my old '42 Harley- straight to The Cross- get there towards midnight, cold, dirty and tired. Catch up with friends and wander around for a while and then I'd head to a little cafe called Cafe Clown in one of the back streets. It was run by two middle aged gay guys. Half the people in there were gay and the other half were musos- the buskers used to gather there after they finished their stints on the various streets. I knew a lot of the buskers and got on well with the guys who owned the cafe. Took 'em a while to realise that I wasn't a baddie, and they'd sit down and ask me about life on the farm- something none of them were familiar with at all. The place had old movie posters on the walls, art deco stuff everywhere, it was always warm and smelled like good coffee and cinnamon toast- just the best atmosphere. Sometimes we'd stay until daylight and then a bunch of us would catch a ferry to Manly, buy some breakfast and then sleep on the beach. Good times. The music was always good and I still sometimes wonder what's become of all those folks- haven't seen them in decades. Be nice to think that some of them went on to make careers out of their music. JayInOz

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    Surprised nobody's posted anything from Mick Thomas/Weddings Parties Anything. Hell of a songwriter. Nice guy too; friend of my sweetie-pie's.


    What are you doing about it?




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    And I'm glad to see the Divinyls well covered, but did I miss any mention of Yothu Yindi?


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    And maybe my favourite Aussie song of all:


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    Another favourite is Vince Jones.
    A band I was in had a sat night gig as curtain raiser for Vince at a place called the Sky Dive in Lygon St Carlton. Len Barnard would occasionally sit in on drums for us. Vince would be out doing a corporate gig or upmarket wedding reception, something that paid the bills then around midnight would get to the Sky Dive.
    There was no half measure with Vince, music was his life blood or it would be his undoing.
    As for many artists their recordings don't quite do them justice and i had to trawl through youtube to find a good one.
    This one does it:

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Vince is quite outspoken on environmental issues and lives in East Gippsland. He has his pilots licence and a light plane to fly to gigs. Word has it that there was an attempt at sabotaging his plane and if it wasn't for thorough maintenance checks he would have not been with us today........

    as well as singing he plays the flugel horn;
    this one's a great live recording.

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    And I'm glad to see the Divinyls well covered, but did I miss any mention of Yothu Yindi?

    Yep, post #31 is Yothu Yindi.
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    And I think this is my favourite song by The Church:

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    As soon as you mentioned Lygon Street I realised that nobody's posted anything from Skyhooks Went to Sydney by train one night in 1974- shared a compartment with a girl I really liked, and she had a little portable cassette player and the just released "Living in The Seventies" album from Skyhooks. We played it all the way to Sydney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLUtKKoMetM Poor Shirley dead at 49. JayInOz

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    [QUOTE=Flying Orca;6248488]And I'm glad to see the Divinyls well covered, but did I miss any mention of Yothu Yindi?

    ....no mention yet, though i did think of it. Would of eventually got a round to it. Glad you posted though. I find it interesting what oz music makes it's way to the US and I'm surprised how much you fellas have already mentioned in other threads.
    Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties Everything, Things of Stone and Wood, The Wild Pumpkins at Midnight and The Hurdie Gurdies where all in a close Melbourne music scene mid to late 80's and early 90's. A mate I used to busk with around 1982, Mark Adams, was part of the scene and played in Hurdie Gurdies. He built a Cat, finished about three years ago and has been cruising ever since with his wife and two kids, around Tasmanian waters in our summer and up the east coast to Queensland for winter.

    The Hurdie Gurdies desk tape recording; (Thats Mark at the start of the clip)
    the vid is long and the sound is bad....a minute of two is all i can stand. Pitty because live they were a good band.

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    Which reminds me:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Which reminds me:

    ....That is so MTV
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    The original

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    My daughter spent a few years Teaching in Wadeye, 500 k south West of Darwin on the coast. Her partner worked for the footy program the AFL had going there. She said she taught the children in the classroom. When they went to country she was the student, the children taught her. She put me onto the music of that remote community.

    Here is a song in honour of two young men who went fishing and never returned.

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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    ....That is so MTV
    There was a period in which all these bands did tongue in cheek ..... Mentals, Ross Wilson, Reels, Nick Cave ....
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    Here's a legend from Thursday Island:

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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