Saturday, November 26, 2011
Comin' Down/Eat City/Mr. Damage/Stand Up/No Secrets/Take A Long Line/After The Rain/Shoot It Up/Shadow Boxer/ Is That You/Marseilles
What a great band the Angels were Live, around this time they were definitely at their pinnacle. I've ripped this from the DVD and ended up with a great sounding concert from their set at Narra a concert which ran over the Australia Day weekend, from Friday 28 January 1983 to Monday 31 January 1983. Between 30,000 and 45,000 people are believed to have attended this concert. I was supposed to attend this concert but owing to a slack arsed bunch of mates the plans to attend fell apart at the last minute and what a concert it was check out the lineup
Zoo Choirboys Jon English Divinyls Moving Pictures Australian Crawl
Zarsoff Bros Goldrush Mark Gillespie Dynamic Hepnotics Mental As Anything
Radiators The Church INXS The Angels Men At Work
Mighty Guys Uncanny X-Men Allniters Jo Jo Zep Dragon Mi-Sex Goanna Richard Clapton Cold Chisel Rose Tattoo
Rupert B Bulamakanka No Fixed Address Bushwackers
The high Quality of the sound is thanks to Doc Neesons foresight he financed the filming of the show and it's overall production the show was then simulcast On Channel 10 and the Triple M Network.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wallpaper Roses/Temptation/I Left My Heart In San Francisco/Cara Mia/To The Ends Of The Earth/Moonlight Will Come/Halelujah, I Love He So/ Red Roses For A Blue Lady/Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa/What Will My Mary Say/More/Spanish Eyes
Here is one I wouldn't have touched with a ten foot pole in my teens but now that I'm an old fart I can appreciate this for what it is probably our greatest middle of the road singer coming up with a highly listenable record. This one was a request from Graham for his mum so I hope she enjoys it Graham and tell her I said hello. No surprises here has his best selling single "Wallpaper Roses" #4 Sydney and #10 Melbourne and the rest of the songs are all well known standards of the time given the Sandy Scott treatment the Album itself was a huge seller. Also thanks to Sunshine for his rip of the album saved me time doing mine.
The Special Two/Drop the Mirror/Blind Winter/You Just Like Me Cause I'm Good In Bed
The Special Two is an old track, originally appearing in raw form on Higgins’ eponymous debut EP. Miles away from the poptastic hits of Scar and Ten Days, the album version of The Special Two is rich with emotional depth, rising piano lines. The radio version contained here loses some of the poignancy of the original mix with much of the piano tinkering removed and the drums pushed more prominently into the mix. But the rising chorus reaching the crescendo of “we will only need each other, we’ll bleed together / our hands will not be taught to hold another’s, ‘cause we’re the special two” is still touching.
The real joys with Higgins’ single releases, however, are the quality b-sides. Drop The Mirror and Blind Winter are both good enough to have made the final album cut. Blind Winter in particular is the sort of dark, edgy pop song that Delta Goodrem seems hell-bent on releasing. A piano groove that never leaves first gear is met with big, booming drums as Higgins howls “I’m just another girl who wants to know just where you think it’s written down, this way that we should go.” There’s even a bit towards the end that sounds like Radiohead’s There There. Which is always nice.
Rounding off the EP, and possibly the release’s highlight, is a live cover of Skyhooks’ You Just Like Me ‘Cause I’m Good In Bed, recorded for Triple J. Sure to both scare Higgins’ newfound MOR adult contemporary fans who in turn were originally intimidated by the band, as well as introduce a whole lot of younger J-philes to the band who wrote Jukebox In Siberia (Coincidentally, Good In Bed was the first song ever played on the then-Sydney only Double J FM, now Triple J. It all comes full circle, eh?)fakeplasticme
Panorama/The Lime Juice Tub/The Man From Snowy River/Break Of Day/The Roaring Days/With My Swag All On My Shoulder/Eumerella Shore/Rain In The Mountains/The Lights of Cobb & Co/Black Velvet Band/The Bush Girl/The Roaring Days
Bruce William Woodley (born 25 July 1942), is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was a founding member of the successful pop-folk group The Seekers, and co-composer of the anthemic song "I Am Australian". Woodley attended Melbourne Boys' High School with fellow Seekers, Athol Guy and Keith Potger.
In 1974 Bruce contributed to an Australian-themed album put out by Viscount cigarettes, called The Roaring Days Vol. 1 (after a Henry Lawson poem). There were an equal number of poems on the album with every second track on the album being a song performed buy Bruce with Linda George contributing additional vocals to "Black Velvet Band"and "The Bush Girl".A second volume never eventuated. The album featured Bruce performing the traditional folk song "Eumerella Shore" and some of his own compositions, including "The Bush Girl". Narrators on the album were John Bhore, Roley Barlee and Ken Sparkes and the Musicians were Charles Gauld/Guitar, Bob Arrowsmith/Bass, Mike Rudd/Harmonica, Bruce Woodley/Guitar and Banjo, Vernon Hill/Flute.
This album is another Rip from the RAM collection and if you would like the FLAC file you can get it HERE with the 320kbps download in the header.