Friday, April 20, 2012
Don't Get Me Wrong - Wendy Saddington & Jeff St John/In The Window Of Your Love - Jeff St John & Wendy Saddington/Redemption Song - Wendy Saddington & The Hare Krishna Band/Give A Damn - Wendy Saddington & Friends/God's Song - Wendy Saddington & Peter Head/ Barefootin' - Wendy Saddington & Tully/Nobody Knows You - Wendy Saddington & Tully/Motherless Child - Wendy Saddington/Sweetcakes - Jeff St John & Wendy Saddington/Wendy's Blues - Wendy Saddington & Copperwine/Nobody Knows You - Wendy Saddington & Company Caine
Well here's another Youtube compilation this time by the woefully under recorded Wendy Saddington the quality Ranges from good to a couple a bit on the rough side but still all listenable there were a few more that were just to bad to include. If you like Wendy then you should enjoy this compilation.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Just My Mother's Son/Lookin' Down At You/Let Me In/I Don't Care/Dangerous/Hard To Know/Those Days/Late Knight Criers/Don't Go Looking Back
This is a repost with a difference as it is almost three years since I posted this album the difference being with this post is that I forgot to post a link and I can't believe that no one commented on this oversight in all this time anyway here it is second time around link included this time.
On the Western Australian music landscape, "Bystanders" were one of the few original acts to make a dent and after a few years of hard work eventually pull very respectable crowds. Their Monday night residences at the Herdsman Hotel drew crowds of over 250 people, many of them music industry types there to listen to this powerful Australian band heavily influenced by Cold Chisel and Bruce Springsteen. The standout features were the depth of Keyser's songwriting and his powerful vocals and the amazing young teenage guitarist Mark Lizotte aka Diesel.
The band's songs drew heavily from their local environment of beaches, hot summers, weekends down South and even the demolition of the Scarborough Beach Hotel. In addition Keyser soaked up many influences and ventured into the realm of story-telling with his songs.
In 1983 the band released a cassette entitled Live at the Subi, recorded at the Subiaco Hotel with a mobile recording truck.
In 1984 the band flew to Sydney and recorded a single, "Lebanon" with Peter Walker (Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel producer) with the lineup of Lizotte, Brett Keyser (vocals), John ‘Yak’ Sherrit (drums), John ‘Tatt’ Dalzell (bass) and Cliff Kinneen (keyboards).
Lizotte left the band in 1986. Keyser then recruited new players John Heussanstamm (guitar) and Al Kash (drums; ex-Blackfeather) and issued the album Don’t Go Looking Back on the Chase label. The other members followed Lizotte and formed the successful Australian act Johnny Diesel & The Injectors.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Things Of Stone And Wood-Rock This Boat/Vincent Stone-Sunshine/The Dukes-I Fought The Law/Magaret Urlich-Second Best Live/Magaret Urlich-Burnt Sienna Live/Midnight Oil-Truganini/Richard Clapton-Distant Thunder/Company Of Strangers-Ain't No Angels/Seven Stories-Is That It/Sound Unlimited-One More From The City/Black Sorrows-Come On Come On/Rick Price-Walk Away Renee/Celtic Kings Of Rock-Rave The Brave/Swordfish-Hey Chicken/Semi MC'S-Trust Me/Mark Williams-Slow Dance/Strong Heart-Smooth As Silk
A nice little compilation here nice job by Sony there are a few of the big names but quite a few that I'd not heard of and many that I'd not listened to either so I'm sure there will be others of you out there that will be thinking the same as they look at the song listing .
Old Beach Road/Trying Too Hard/Unravelling/3AM/Green Heart/More Of The Same/Skin On Skin/Shadow/Sweet Love/What's Going On/Time Will Fly/
Martha's Vineyard were an Australian rock band, formed in Perth in 1986 by lead singer Peggy Van Zalm. Martha's Vineyard shared a similar sound and outlook to that of fellow Perth bands like The Triffids, The Honeys and Chad's Tree. Van Zalm's strong vocals drew comparison with the likes of Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde and Joni Mitchell.
The band took its name from the famous holiday resort off the coast of Massachusetts, in the New England area of the USA.
Peggy Van Zalm grew up in Cowaramup, Western Australia (a small farming and vineyard town) before studying Fine Arts at Curtin University. Van Zalm co-founded the group with Anthony Best, Norman Parkhill and Aidan D'Adhemar in May 1986. Not long afterwards the band issued a self-titled cassette and shared a single "Our Day"' with Errol H. Tout's "Sounds of Swimming". The mini-album For a Small World followed in October 1987. Stuart Fenner replaced Lisa Jooste on violin, and Phil Kakulas (ex-Triffids) took over on bass. The line-up of Best, Van Zalm, Kakulas and D'Adhemar re-located to Sydney in 1988. In 1989, the fledgling rooArt label signed up Martha's Vineyard alongside The Trilobites, Crash Politics, Tall Tales and True, Hipslingers and The Hummingbirds. Martha's Vineyard contributed the track "Unravelling" to the first of rooArt's Young Blood compilations (September 1988). The band being one of the first of four bands selected off the compilation to go on to be signed for a three album deal.
The band attracted much critical acclaim and enjoyed sharing stages on tours with Simply Red, INXS, Eurythmics, The Go-Betweens, Paul Kelly, The Triffids, Mental as Anything, The Saints and Weddings, Parties, Anything.
The band recorded what was to be their only album at Planet Studios in Perth, produced by Nick Mainsbridge. RooArt issued the self titled album, Martha's Vineyard, and single "Old Beach Road"/"Trying Too Hard" in June, 1989. The album received favourable reviews nationally and abroad, with "Old Beach Road" receiving airplay on both commercial and community radios stations, including 2JJJ, 3RRR and Triple M, reaching #86 on the Australian singles charts.
There was a second single released on rooArt, "More of the Same", before pressures from both within and outside the band led to its split in 1990. RooArt nevertheless released the album in the UK, Europe, Japan and the United States, under the title Old Beach Road taking advantage of the success of the single. And yet another from RAM who I would like to thank for all these great albums that he has been kind enough to share the Flac files can be found HERE and HERE while the 320kbps file is in the header.
The Loving Well/The Divers/Rapscallion/Parallel Journeys/Soul Magic/Spiral Dancing/Untitled/Mystery Movie/Love Is/Dirty Water/All Roads Lead Home/Shine
After the breakup of Martha's Vineyard and a layoff of 4 years Peggy Van Zalm launched her solo career, at the end of 1994, with the release of the album, Shine. In June 1999, Van Zalm issued her second album, Revival, on her own Red Dirt Records label, the album was produced by Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup (ex-Angels, GANGgajang), and featured Van Zalm's trademark folksy, jazzy pop vocals. Van Zalm also released two albums with co-producer Geoff Nant, Different World in 2001 and Light Diamond in 2006. Once again a fine contribution from RAM as usual you will find the FLAC files HERE and HERE with the 320kbps file in the header.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Gimme Love/Rock Me Gently/Bette Davis Eyes/Since I Don't Have You/Every Breath You Take/Bend Me Shape Me/Stone Cold/You've Got What It Takes/Slow Down/The Sunshine Club/Higher And Higher/The Sunshine Club (Reprise)
The Delltones, a popular Australian rock 'n roll band, originally formed in 1958. They started out as a vocal harmony group with the lineup consisting of Brian Perkins, Noel Widerberg, Ian 'Peewee' Wilson and Warren Lucas. In 1962, with the single "Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands" in the top five on the Australian charts, the lead vocalist Noel Weiderberg died in a motor vehicle accident. His position was later filled by Col Loughnan.
The Delltones have been entertaining Australian audiences for over five decades, with their most successful recording years in the 1960s. Ian 'Peewee' Wilson is the only current member from the original lineup. In the mid 1980’s he transformed the group from a vocal quartet to a five piece vocal band. This along with other stylistic changes, led to the band's resurgence and the chart topping, rock ‘n roll revival album, Bop Til Ya Drop. The band remains as one of the most consistent live entertainers in Australia, with arguably the longest performing and recording history, for a vocal harmony band with an original member.
In 1995 they returned to their surf culture roots with the album “The Sunshine Club”. The album has three originals on it "The Sunshine Club" Gimme Love" and "Slow Down" the rest of the tracks being well known covers.