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Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:59:28 AM »

Hope this thread isnt just Moog and I  ;D

Some of these old tracks are great, when I moved to Oz in the 80's I left and England full of Synth rock and new romantic style music, I arrived in Oz to be pleasantly surprised to find a swathe of guitar based bands Id never heard of.

Id like to start with this one by The Sunnyboys, catchy as hell, Ive been singing it all day. hope you enjoy.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 08:25:05 AM »

Love that one! Brings back early adulthood for me.
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 10:20:23 AM »

I have always remembered that these guys from the 70's were Aussies.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 09:31:17 PM »

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 09:53:43 PM »

The Angels were quite a big band down under, this is my favourite of theirs, love playing it live with the band

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 10:23:35 PM »

Dragon were also successful, a great band with good harmonies etc

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 11:52:22 PM »

Hope this thread isnt just Moog and I  ;D

Well, I know The Seekers! But I’ll give the other ones a listen then I’ll know them too. :)
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 12:05:54 AM »

Well, I know The Seekers! But I’ll give the other ones a listen then I’ll know them too. :)

Sunnyboys sound very Beatly to me :)
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 03:06:27 AM »

Men At Work


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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 03:33:17 AM »

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 04:37:53 AM »

That was fun, Kev! You guys will probably laugh at my offering. I either didn’t know, or forgot, that Air Supply came from Australia. I saw them at a county fair but I don’t remember much about the concert. I remember the t-shirt I got better. It had a rainbow on it so I wore it a lot. I like rainbows. LOL Anyway, this video is kind of lame but I always though this song was pretty, especially the first part.

 
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 04:55:17 AM »

A band I liked as a new adult was Icehouse. They started quite guitar driven but did feel the pull of the 80s electronica. Nevertheless in their early stuff the strong beat and guitars still dominated. Interesting trivia, their original band name was Flowers. Their first album was called Icehouse. They must have decided that was a cooler name as they decided to adopt it.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 05:01:10 AM »

That was fun, Kev! You guys will probably laugh at my offering. I either didn’t know, or forgot, that Air Supply came from Australia. I saw them at a county fair but I don’t remember much about the concert. I remember the t-shirt I got better. It had a rainbow on it so I wore it a lot. I like rainbows. LOL Anyway, this video is kind of lame but I always though this song was pretty, especially the first part.


Air Supply always had the reputation of being more popular in the US than in Australia. A friend once gleefully told me that, when Air Supply played pubs in Australia, they had ashtrays thrown at them.  Probably apocryphal but their soft melodic rock didn’t sit well with the pub rock vibe of the late 70s and early 80s in Oz.

Still they were good at what they did.
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 05:09:34 AM »

A friend once gleefully told me that, when Air Supply played pubs in Australia, they had ashtrays thrown at them

Wow; ashtrays could be even more painful than jelly babies!
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 05:11:09 AM »

Another band that generally did better in the US than Oz was the Little River Band.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 05:13:16 AM »

Wow; ashtrays could be even more painful than jelly babies!

Well. If it happened they were probably those little tinfoil ones that used to sit on pub tables. Annoying but unlikely to maim.
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2017, 06:05:40 AM »

Dragon were also successful, a great band with good harmonies etc

April Sun In Cuba
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They were huge when I was a younger teen. They had a good comeback in the 80s with some rockier tunes.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 08:47:42 AM »

Trawling early 80s Australian music is making me mistily nostalgic.

These guys were a clever band. Mental as Anything.   They usually had witty lyrics and very catchy tunes. Best exemplified by If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too. They were a dual songwriter/lead singer arrangement with both the leads, Martin Plaza and keyboardist Greedy Smith, sharing in the hit writing and singing. 

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 12:26:22 PM »

Being a bit of a Prog fan its inevitable that my favourite Oz band is Sebastian Hardie

Mario Millo probably imo the best guitarist to come out of Oz (not counting Tommy Emmanuel who is phenomenal) Mario has that touch.
This is an instrumental piece from their great album...4 Moments

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2017, 05:18:32 PM »

Well. If it happened they were probably those little tinfoil ones that used to sit on pub tables. Annoying but unlikely to maim.

Ah; I was thinking of those heavy glass kind I used to see in restaurants. But when it comes to ashtrays, you don't see many of these nowadays, do you? :)
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