Friday, June 10, 2011
You can still download the whole Ten singles using the header as usual but if you would like certain singles you can download Here.
Terry Walker with the Hi Five Here Scandal Here
Robie Porter Here Ray Burgess Here
Priscilla's Nightmare Here The Iguana Here
Frieze Here Bobby and Laurie Here
Billy Thorpe Here The Flying Circus Here
Johnson Brothers Rodeo/Rainbow On The River/After Harvest/Party Party/ The Old Flag/The Ozzi Beer Song/64 Holden/Old Cowboys/My Backyard/Me And Slim/Gonna Leave My Boots/See You Later On
This a country album by Harry Young from late sixties early seventies band Harry Young and Sabbath who had a couple of hits with "San Bernadino" 1969 and "Wheat In the Fields" 1970.
This was recorded in 1995 and is a ripper of an album very listenable. It's one of those albums where every track grabs you every bit as good as anything put out by the likes of Lee Kernigan or Keith Urban.
Apparently Harry Young and Sabbath have played Three re-union concerts, With most of the original members plus support musicians at Morisset RSL 1991 and the Bonnells Bay Hotel 1991 and then with all the original members on Nov 22nd 2008 at the Dora Creek workers Club which is up Morissett way.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Serpentine/Get On Up/Black Leather/Tom Boy/Hot to Trot/Vicious Delicious/Jealous/Bottom of my Heart/Cry 4 Love/ Medicine Man/Bad Love/Wildcat
Hard rock and a bad attitude fuelled the bad boys from Australian band Kings of the Sun.
Flamboyant vocalist Jeffrey Hoad and his brother Clifford Hoad were playing with the Young Lions until guitarist Bob Spencer left to join the Angels in 1986. With the dissolution of the Young Lions, the Hoad brothers formed Kings of the Sun and signed to Mushroom Records. The new band's debut single, "Bottom of My Heart"/"Bad Love," would prove to be Kings of the Sun's biggest hit, eventually reaching the national Top 20.
They almost disbanded at the end of 1986 before RCA executive Simon Lowe signed the band after seeing them perform in their hometown of Sydney. The band toured the U.S. during 1987 before beginning work on their debut album with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones). Guitarist Ron Thiessen had left the band and Jeffrey Hoad's guitar work appeared on their self-titled debut, released in October 1988, before guitarist Glen Morris joined. The album produced the singles "Serpentine"/"Wild Cat" (July) and "Black Leather"/"Bad Love" (October). The band toured the U.S. supporting Joe Satriani, followed by Europe supporting Kiss, and returned to Australia at the end of 1988. Supporting the touring Guns N' Roses at the Sydney Entertainment Centre proved a disastrous move for Kings of the Sun, thanks in part to the efforts of lead singer Jeffrey Hoad, who dropped his pants in front of the audience and bad-mouthed Guns N' Roses publicly. This spat between Axl Rose and the band led to the Australian public turning their backs on the band. They continued touring overseas, however, and after Morris briefly left mid-1989 to join the Screaming Tribesmen, Kings of the Sun released their second album, Full Frontal Attack (August 1990). Two singles were released: "Drop the Gun"/"Haunt You Baby" and "I Get Lonely," before the band returned to the U.S. to support Lita Ford.
An Australian tour with the Screaming Jets followed in early 1991 before Morris and Ragg left the band in 1992. American bassist Brad Spurr joined the now three-piece Kings of the Sun for the band's third album, Resurrection (May 1993). It produced the singles "Trapped Inside Your Heart" (April) and "Road to Nowhere" (July) and they supported Jimmy Barnes on tour that same year. American Phil Soussan replaced Spurr for their 1995 single "Bombs Away." Kings of the Sun supported Sammy Hagar's Australian tour in May 1998. ~ Brendan Swift, All Music Guide
I'm Back/Let Love Take Over/ The Morning After/I'm Gonna Try/I Could Cry/ Love And Peace/Heartbreak Melody/Chance Of A Lifetime/ I'm Still Not Through Missing You/Wait And See/One More Mountain/ Out Of This World In Love With You
Jay Justin McCarthy was born on 4th May 1940 in Sydney. After he left school he took a job as a shoe salesman at the Reynolds Shoe Store in Castlereagh and began studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Rather than pursue a classical career he became a professional pop singer. In 1960 he signed a recording contract with EMI's subsidiary label HMV Records. His debut single was released in August but it failed to make the charts. His second single Why Don't You Try became his breakthrough record in July 1961, spending eight weeks in the charts and reaching the Sydney Top 40.
By this stage he was appearing regularly on both Bandstand and The Johnny O'Keefe Show. He released two relatively unsuccessful singles before he hit it big with Proud of You in April 1963. It made the number one spot right around the country and spent a total of seventeen weeks in the charts. It was also released in the US on the Veejay Records label. Two more singles were released that year but neither emulated his previous success. Jay was also a talented songwriter and in collaboration with Joe Halford, the Artist and Repertoire man for EMI Records, wrote a number of songs for other local artists like Bryan Davies and Patsy Ann Noble.
Jay was also responsible for discovering young singing sensation Little Pattie. He spotted her performing at a dance at the Bronte Surf Club and arranged an audition for her with HMV Records. Jay and Joe also co-wrote her debut double-hit single called He's My Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy and Stompin' At Maroubra. Jay continued recording and issuing singles on a number of labels until the mid-Eighties. During this period he spent some time in the UK where he recorded one single with top British composer, producer and conductor Norrie Paramour. He also represented Australia at the World Songwriting Festival in Rio de Janeiro and even started his own record label called Jamboree Records.
Gimme Some Lovin'/Sounds of Then/Distraction/Maybe I/Ambulance Men/The Bigger They Are/Giver of Life/Shadow of Your Love/To the North/House of Cards
GANGgajang was formed in 1984 when Mark Callaghan, previously of The Riptides, and Buzz Bidstrup and Chris Bailey formerly of The Angels, were commissioned to write songs for the ABC TV program Sweet & Sour.
The songs became a debut album, the self titled "GANGgajang", with sales in excess of 120,000 with the hit singles Gimme Some Lovin, House of Cards, Giver of Life and the classic Sounds of Then (This is Australia)
With the addition of Geoffrey Stapleton on keyboards, guitar and artwork, and Robert James on lead guitar, GANGgajang became a live entity.
In 1987, tracks from the album were featured in the classic cult surf movie Mad Wax, introducing the band to a growing world wide audience and garnering the vote of The Professional Surfers Association of “World’s Best Band”, coupled with some showcase gigs in the U.S. and the release of their second album GANGagain.
In 1990 the bandmembers took time off to complete some personal projects, reforming to record the Lingo album and tour again in 1992.
The band toured Brazil for the first time in 1995, playing to over 60,000 rapturous fans in ten concerts in nine cities, followed by another 2 massive tours in the subsequent years.
In 1996 the Nine TV network adopted Sounds of Then (This is Australia) for its 1996 year promotion, sparking a revived interest in the band’s live dates around Australia.
In 2002 the band released its 4th album Oceans and Deserts and in 2006 the 4 hour double disc DVD collection The Complete GANGgajang.