Tuesday, January 10, 2012
If You Don't Mind/Cars And Toothpaste/Ordinary Difficulties/Windows
Melodic, smooth guitar pop was the weapon of choice for Australian band the Whipper Snappers who issued their debut single, "You Never Look," in June 1988. They played gigs around Sydney before appearing on the ABC-TV show The Money or the Gun where bands traditionally perform a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Brad Shepherd from the Hoodoo Gurus replaced guitarist Tim Eaton for their next single, "Sure Know Something," released as part of the Kiss tribute album Hard to Believe in 1990. The Whipper Snappers were joined by guitarist Dave Steel and backing singers Annette Crowe and Joy Howard for their next release, a cover of Russell Morris' "Sweet Sweet Love" (1990). The track also featured on the Various Artists' Mushroom album Used and Recovered By. Late in 1991, Joy Howard left the band and a new lineup of Steve Waters (keyboards), Christian Powers (guitar), Lara Goodridge (backing vocals, violin), and Tim Seckold (drums) released the EP See My Finger, See My Thumb in August 1992. Their version of "Stairway to Heaven" was released later that year, followed by their final EP, Dragster, in December 1993.
Thanks to RAM for this one.