Saturday, April 7, 2012
Tell It To The Jury/Dark Age/The Tiny Blues/Breaking Up Somebody's Home/Rodent Operative/One More Heartache/ I Don't Know (Dedicated to Stewart Spears)/Piano Frenzy/Dance Doesn't Stop/Harlem Nocturne
The band first emerged in 1985 from the rich rhythm and blues scene that was concentrated on the fringe of inner city Sydney.
The Hippos played extensively throughout Australia, honing their musicianship and interplay, and producing the tight, muscular delivery that is the hallmark of their style.
These guys are experienced blues musicians and an absolute treat for those lucky enough to catch them live! The Hippos featured at the Australian Blues Music Festival in 2003, 2000 & 1997. The Band consists of John Power Bass and Lead Vocals, Ace Follington Drums, Ian Jones Sax & Percussion Backing Vocals, Bridie King Keyboard and Lezsek Karski Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals. Many thanks to RAM for providing the rip and artwork for this album.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wake Up/Girl's Talk/Don't Turn Away
"Wake Up" is the second single from The Living End's fourth album, State of Emergency. It was released on 18 February 2006, in Australia. The song was both popular on Australian and New Zealand radio stations. It also peaked at number five in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. The song was also used on the 40 Hour Famine DVD for 2006.
Wake Up was featured on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2006, reaching #53. This kept safe The Living End's record of featuring in every Hottest 100 countdown since 1997. However, there was no song by The Living End in the Hottest 100 for 2007, although their cover of the Cold Chisel song "Rising Sun" was in the list of songs that listeners could vote for.
"Wake Up" was released in the UK as a downloadable single on 30 July 2007. There are 2 non-album tracks on the single a nice version of Elvis Costello's "Girl Talk" and "Don't Turn Away".