Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Hasten The Blows/Gangsterland/Outside of the Dogs/Ounce Of Your Cruelty/I Put A Spell On You/Ice On the Road/Give Up the Ghost
Bluebottle Kiss is a guitar-based, indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. Formed in the mid '90s, Bluebottle Kiss took their influences from the late '80s American indie scene, which included artists such as Sonic Youth and the Afghan Whigs, singer-songwriters of the '70s, such as Neil Young and Van Morrison, as well as the very creative Australian independent scene of the same period with artists such as The Church and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The band quickly signed to Murmur, an imprint of Sony Records. Initially, Bluebottle Kiss found only limited commercial success due to a challenging sound that ranged dissonant and rustic sounds to folk tinged, melancholy pop.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sorry She's Mine/La La La Lies/It's Dark/Diddy Wa Diddy/Long Life/Needle in a Haystack/You've Got Soul/Yes I Will/I'm Not Talking/Let Me Go/Lucky Man/Satisfaction
Alongside The Easybeats and The Masters Apprentices, The Twilights are widely considered to be one of the most significant Australian rock groups of the 1960s. Highly popular bands with teenage audiences, they were renowned for their musical excellence and live prowess, as well as their on-stage humour, and they were held in high respect by fellow musicians. The group is also notable as one of the few major Australian rock bands of the period to retain the same personnel for virtually all of its career. Like most of their contemporaries, they began as a cover band, playing accomplished renditions of hits by popular overseas bands of the era such as The Beatles, The Who and The Small Faces, and their early hits in Australia were all cover versions. The Twilights were noted for being on top of current musical trends, and their early repertoire was regularly updated with the latest British and American rock hits, which were regularly sent to them on record and tape by family and friends in the UK. Later in their career guitarist Terry Britten began to write original material but the group did not last long enough for this to have a significant impact on their career.
This post is their first LP one of the strongest by an Australian band at that time 1966 and although made up completely of covers bar the excellent Brideoak/Shorrock composition "It's Dark" is still an excellent debut with the Twilights giving each song their own treatment and making it their own. In this post you get the CD version I do have the vinyl but when I purchased it some years ago there was no cover if anyone has the original artwork I'd love to have it, if only I could have afforded the album at the time but with my allowance I could only buy singles.
Leah/Love Story/The Lion Sleeps Tonight/Without You/12th Street Rag/All The Things You Are/Amarillo/More-Somewhere/Sweet Caroline/My Prayer/Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/Down At Lucy's
The ultra-obscure Earth label released only two known recordings, both by The Thin Men, a long-lived vocal group that formed in Melbourne in 1962. The group performed through the Sixties and recorded five singles for HMV between 1963 and 1967. They briefly re-emerged in the 1970s with the LP The Thin Men On Earth and the single "Leah" / "All The Things You Are", both of which came out during 1974. Nothing else is known about the label or the group, and the Thin Men recordings are its only known releases.
Well it seems that the source of information as Ozzie Music man has pointed out is wrong there is a least one other single on the Earth label by Francis Butler's 69er's, called "Flash" b/w "Back Seat Drivin'" (ESP 008).