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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 06:50:44 PM »

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? :)



No. True. Maybe that’s why Air Supply started touring again.  ;)
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 07:19:02 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 #22 on: October 31, 2017, 07:32:57 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

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlhSYUIx8BY" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlhSYUIx8BY</a>



Very nice tune. He does the violin style tremolo which you don’t see as often in more Blues influenced players. I see in the comments they were Jon English’s backing band for a while.

One question. How did they get Pete Ham as bass player?  ;)

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 10:13:01 PM »

Haha he does look incredibly like Pete Ham

Theres not much of them on you tube, a few from their 2012 album but not much old stuff, and I think Jon was actually in the band in an early incarnation.

That 70's album 4 Moments is a classic though (if you like Prog)
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2017, 12:04:35 AM »

Have very find memories of growing up as a kid in country Victoria and watching Countdown every Sunday night. At the time, Molly Meldrum was consiered a bit of a tol and I recall hating him as he sucked up to stars from around the world (ironically he lived in my hometown of Kyabram for awhile and Dad used to say how he'd see him at school etc)  But he's now looked upon as the Godfather of Aussie music as he opened the doors for so many local acts. He also worked for the Beatles at Apple for a bit lol. And he's the number one ticket holder of my foot team St.Kilda and has suffered the pain along with us other long time Sainters of losing Grand Finals. His autobiog is a great read too
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2017, 02:24:10 AM »

Have very find memories of growing up as a kid in country Victoria and watching Countdown every Sunday night. At the time, Molly Meldrum was consiered a bit of a tol and I recall hating him as he sucked up to stars from around the world (ironically he lived in my hometown of Kyabram for awhile and Dad used to say how he'd see him at school etc)  But he's now looked upon as the Godfather of Aussie music as he opened the doors for so many local acts. He also worked for the Beatles at Apple for a bit lol. And he's the number one ticket holder of my foot team St.Kilda and has suffered the pain along with us other long time Sainters of losing Grand Finals. His autobiog is a great read too

We used to watch Countdown every Sunday as well.  Molly was a classic. His bumbling interviews are legendary. I recall one with Rod Stewart where he was trying to ask some question in his normal roundabout and hesitating style and Rod turned to the camera and shook his head.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 02:44:53 AM »

Very nice tune. He does the violin style tremolo which you don’t see as often in more Blues influenced players. I see in the comments they were Jon English’s backing band for a while.

One question. How did they get Pete Ham as bass player?  ;)


I put Mario on a par with the great British guitarists who also have that touch/feel like Peter Green, Mick Taylor, David Gilmour, even Clapton.
Playing like that takes an awful lot of skill.
If I lived till 150 Id never be able to do it.

Moving on, I always liked Ayers Rock, a kind of Rock/Jazz fusion band who released some great stuff.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGi6JwY658U" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGi6JwY658U</a>
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2017, 05:17:39 AM »



Moving on, I always liked Ayers Rock, a kind of Rock/Jazz fusion band who released some great stuff.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGi6JwY658U" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGi6JwY658U</a>



Yep Kevin Ayers is a grand old man of Aussie rock/fusion.

Was that the “Other” Comcert for Bangladesh? Not quite as famous as George’s

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 05:44:42 AM »

Have very find memories of growing up as a kid in country Victoria and watching Countdown every Sunday night. At the time, Molly Meldrum was consiered a bit of a tol and I recall hating him as he sucked up to stars from around the world (ironically he lived in my hometown of Kyabram for awhile and Dad used to say how he'd see him at school etc)  But he's now looked upon as the Godfather of Aussie music as he opened the doors for so many local acts. He also worked for the Beatles at Apple for a bit lol. And he's the number one ticket holder of my foot team St.Kilda and has suffered the pain along with us other long time Sainters of losing Grand Finals. His autobiog is a great read too


Oh my! How could I not look him up after that? He apparently did some of his best tooling, not to mention drooling, over poor Olivia.

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We used to watch Countdown every Sunday as well.  Molly was a classic. His bumbling interviews are legendary. I recall one with Rod Stewart where he was trying to ask some question in his normal roundabout and hesitating style and Rod turned to the camera and shook his head.



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But I can see how he became an institution. Really, I can.   ;)


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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 06:34:13 AM »

Of course we have to have The Divinyls

Singer Chrissie passed away not so long ago

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2017, 10:13:25 PM »

Of course we have to have The Divinyls

Singer Chrissie passed away not so long ago

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She was a great singer and performer. Not sure how a woman wearing a schoolgirls uniform would go down nowadays. Outside of Japan anyway.

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2017, 11:03:46 PM »

I always thought she was like a female Mick Jagger Moog, had all those moves


Id post an INXS video but I never liked them  ;D
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2017, 11:52:01 PM »

I always thought she was like a female Mick Jagger Moog, had all those moves


Id post an INXS video but I never liked them  ;D


This was the  only INXS song I really liked.

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I  think I went off them after The Swing ( I think their third album). Never found most of their songs after that particularly interesting. 



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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2017, 01:31:19 AM »

Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs


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1964   They out-Beatled The Beatles during their Australian tour
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2017, 03:14:02 AM »

Wow thats an old one Baz  8)

Thorpy was a crazy lunatic

Did this make it in the US ?

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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2017, 02:34:48 AM »

We never got that one, Kev.  And we only read about Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs's Poison Ivy getting to #1 down there.

We did get to hear Little Pattie singing Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows the following year...


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Of course we had our own perpetual college student Lesley Gore doing the same song...


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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2017, 03:00:27 AM »

And to close the loop, little Pattie was the cousin of Christine Amphlett  (the school uniform wearing singer Nim mentioned above)

Very different approach to life and music it seems.
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Re: Aussie Bands of Yesteryear
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2017, 03:14:59 AM »









Christine Amphlett





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One pair of matching bookends, different as night and day.
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