Friday, June 8, 2012
Planxty Dermott O'Dowd/Green Bushes/The Lost Sailor/Song Of Artesian Water/The Halting March/Barbry Allen/Molly Baun Lavery/The Teams/The Miner/Cliffs Of Moher/Norfolk Whalers/Old Copper Plate/Love's Coming
Cathie O’sullivan, was the front woman,for folk band Summerhaze her voice is clear,high and striking and her instument of choice is the harp. Cathie is a very highly regarded singer and musician performing mainly in an Irish celtic style.
Apart from listening to her parents sing on country drives and 12 years of classical piano training, her most important musical influences were in the Irish Club in Sydney. At the time there were many Irish labourers working on building the city's expressway system, and they brought with them their fiddles and accordions. She was soon "firmly embedded" in the Irish music scene. "I was also a child, I must stress a young child, of the '60s."
Once again this album has been contributed by RAM and as usual the 320kbps file is in the header and the FLAC version can be found HERE
Don't Go (Extended Mix)/Don't Go/Living In A Dream (Jazz Version)
Pseudo Echo are an Australian New Wave band formed in 1982 in Melbourne. The original line-up consisted of Brian Canham (vocals, guitars and keyboards), Pierre Gigliotti (as Pierre Pierre) (bass guitar, keyboards), Tony Lugton (guitars and keyboards) and Anthony Argiro (drums). A later line-up included James Leigh (keyboards) and his brother, Vince Leigh (drums). In the 1980s, Pseudo Echo had Australian top 20 hits with "Listening", "A Beat for You", "Don't Go", "Love an Adventure", "Living in a Dream" and their cover of "Funky Town", which peaked at No. 1 in 1986. In 1987, it reached No. 1 in Canada and New Zealand, No. 6 in United States and No. 8 in United Kingdom.
They released their debut album, Autumnal Park in 1984 which peaked at No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report. Love an Adventure followed in 1985 and reached No. 14. Their third album, Race (1989) peaked at No. 18 and in 1990 the group disbanded. They reformed in 1998 and issued Teleporter in 2000. Rock music historian Ian McFarlane, stated they "combined flash clothes, blow-wave hairstyles, youthful exuberance and accessible synth-pop to arrive at a winning combination ... and found a ready-made audience among teenagers who fawned on the band's every move".
Their second album, Love An Adventure issued in November, was produced by Mark S. Berry, and Brian Canham, which reached No. 14. Three of its singles reached the Top 20 including "Don't Go" (No. 4 in October), "Love an Adventure" (No. 6 in January 1986), and "Living in a Dream" (No. 15 in May). A fourth single, "Try" (August), did not peak into the Top 50.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Hawking Brothers - The Wild Colonial Boy/Johnny Chester - Highway 31/The Bushwacker Band - Lachlan Tigers/Lee Conway - Amanda/Bill And Boyd - Aussie/Bobby And Laurie - Had To Leave Her/Lee And Christine Conway - No Memories Hangin' Round/Cash Backman - He'll Have To Go/Hawking Brothers - Click Go The Shears/ Johnny Chester - Gwen Congratulations/Bobby And Laurie - The Train Of Love/John Williamson - Comic Strip Cowboy/Bill And Boyd - Country Wine/Johnny Chester - Gotta Get Back To Tamworth/Cash Backman - Jenny (You're The Best Friend)/The Bushwacker Band - Waltzing Matilda
A great little compilation from Fable with some great artists Bobby and Laurie, Johnny Chester, Bill and Boyd, Hawking Brothers, Cash Backman, John Willianson, The Bushwqacker Band and Lee Conway.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Way I Made You Feel/Pissed Off/Real Wild Life/If i Had A Ticket/Sleepy Head/This Hideous Place/La Di Doh/It's Lunacy/Highway To Hell/I'm With You/Black Ticket Day/Everything I've Got Belongs To You/Confessions In Paradise/I Wish You Were Here/Sad Dark Eyes
Ed Kuepper (born Edmund Kuepper in Bremen, West Germany, 20 December 1955) is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He co-founded the seminal punk band The Saints, the experimental post-punk group Laughing Clowns and later the grunge-like The Aints. He has also recorded over a dozen albums in his own name with a variety of backing bands, notably Ed Kuepper and the Yard Goes On Forever, Ed Kuepper and his Oxley Creek Playboys, Ed Kuepper and The Institute Of Nude Wrestling, The Exploding Universe of Ed Kuepper, Ed Kuepper and the New Imperialists and presently Ed Kuepper and the Kowalski Collective.
In 1976 Kuepper and the Saints were one of the first Australian acts to form their own record label, Fatal Records, to release that band's first single "(I'm) Stranded". In 1980 Kuepper started up Prince Melon Records to release his work with Laughing Clowns.
Kuepper was awarded ARIAs for Best Independent Australian Release in 1993, for Black Ticket Day, and 1994 for Serene Machine and was nominated for similar awards in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. He was one of Australia's most prolific recording artists in the early nineties.
In recent years Kuepper has been involved in soundtracking radio drama and experimental films. He toured Australia and Europe performing semi-improvised music to some of these films under the banner of MFLL. Venues included The Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Sydney Opera House, The Austrian Film Museum (Vienna) and The Cartier Foundation (Paris), where Kuepper has the distinction of being the only rock musician to be invited to play apart from the Velvet Underground.
2007 saw the release of Kuepper's Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog album, which was inspired by the story of Jean Lee who was the last woman hanged in Australia, and features amongst others, performances by Jeffrey Wegener (Laughing Clowns), Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), Warren Ellis (Dirty Three), and Chris Bailey (The Saints).
After extensive touring in 2008 opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Kuepper joined this band as a touring guitarist upon the departure of founding member Mick Harvey in early 2009. This year Kuepper also relaunched Prince Melon Records.
Strawberry Kisses/Depend on Me/ Mirror Mirror/The Best Days/Boy Inside My Heart/Heavenly/ Friends 4 Ever/Individuality/All Come Back/Red Light Green Light/I Will Be Your Friend/Follow Your Heart/
I was sure that I had posted this one back in the early days of the blog but I don't seem to be able to find it I'm sure the links would be dead by now so here is a new post as requested By Coco.
Follow Your Heart is the first album by Australian singer Nikki Webster, released in Australia on 20 August 2001 (see 2001 in music) by Gotham Records. The album has a genre of pop songs, and was produced by Chong Lim.
The album produced Webster's first top ten single on the ARIA Charts, giving her the record of being one of the youngest singers to debut at number two. The album also generated another top twenty single. In 2002, the album was nominated for an ARIA Music Awards which was for being the "Highest Selling Album" for 2002 but lost to Kylie Minogue's album Fever. Follow Your Heart was the thirty second highest selling album in Australia for 2001 and was certified platinum by ARIA selling 70 thousand copies around Australia.
The album made its debut on the Australian Albums Chart on 27 August 2001 at number six and was certified Gold. On its second week in the chart it fell four places to number ten but on its third week at jumped five places to number five and stayed their for two consecutive weeks. It then fell out of the top ten to number eleven but the next week it jumped back to number ten. After two weeks the album fell out of the top twenty to number twenty-four. On its eleventh week in the chart it jumped back into the top twenty from number twenty-six and then rose three places to number sixteen. It then dropped out of the top twenty to number thirty rising a few times then falling out of the top fifty. The album spent twenty-two weeks in the top fifty leaving at number forty-four and it spent twenty-eight weeks in the top one hundred leaving at number ninety-nine.
The singles released from Follow Your Heart were unsuccessful in most music markets and became very popular in Australia. "Strawberry Kisses" was the first song released from the album and debuted on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart at number two and was there for seven weeks and was accredited Platinum by ARIA. It also charted in the UK at number sixty-four and in New Zealand at number forty. "Depend on Me" was the second song released from the album was gave Webster her third top twenty single peaking at number sixteen and was certified Gold. "The Best Days" was the third and final song released from the album was featured a cover of the song "Over the Rainbow", it peaked at number twenty-one in Australia and was also certified Gold.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Even When I'm Sleeping/Buzz/So Brand New/Kissing Bedrock/Stay/Hey Hey/Forty-One False Starts/Titanic/Problematic Art Of Conversation/Fall/Wednesday/Buddha Baby
Leonardo's Bride was an Australian pop band that formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1989. It consisted of singer Abby Dobson (lead vocal and acoustic guitar), Dean Manning (electric guitar, piano, wurlitzer and hammond), Jon Howell (drums) and Patrick Wong (bass, backing vocals and cello). They released two albums, Angel Blood in 1997 and Open Sesame in 2000, before splitting in 2001.
They were nominated for three ARIA Awards at the 1997 awards with their album Angel Blood and single "Even When I'm Sleeping". "Even When I'm Sleeping" was voted "song of the year" at the 1998 APRA Awards.
The year 1996 saw the recording of their debut album, Angel Blood, and the release of the album's first single "So Brand New" in Australia. It wasn't until the release of the album's second single, "Even When I'm Sleeping", where the band saw commercial success. "Even When I'm Sleeping" went to peak in the top five on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and was nominated for "Single of the Year" at the ARIA Music Awards of 1997. The song also went on to win "Song of the Year" at the APRA Awards of 1998. Angel Blood was released in Australia on 28 April 1997, was critically acclaimed and peaked in the top thirty on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. It was also nominated for "Breakthrough Artist - Album" and "Best Cover Art" at the ARIA Music Awards of 1997. "Buddha Baby" was the last single to be released from the album and peaked in the top forty in Australia. 1997 also saw the band tour with Everything but the Girl in Australia. Those wanting the 320kbps file can find it in the header and the WAVE file can be found HERE