Saturday, August 11, 2012
Feels Like It's Slippin' Away/Safewater
Sherbet (aka Highway or The Sherbs) are one of the most prominent and successful Australian rock bands of the 1970s. The 'classic line-up' of Daryl Braithwaite on vocals, Tony Mitchell on bass guitar, Garth Porter on keyboards, Alan Sandow on drums, and Clive Shakespeare on guitar provided their teen-orientated pop style. In 1976 Shakespeare left and was soon replaced by Harvey James. Sherbet's biggest singles were "Summer Love" (1975) and "Howzat" (1976), both reaching number one in Australia. "Howzat" was also a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom. The band was less successful in the United States, where "Howzat" peaked at No. 61. As The Sherbs they also reached No. 61 in 1981 with "I Have the Skill". The group disbanded in 1984. Subsequent re-unions have occurred since 1998. Released in 1978, `Feels Like Its Slipping Away/`Safe Water, reached #18 in March of that year the single has the non album B-Side "Safewater" while the A-Side "Feels Like Its Slipping Away" is a different version than the album.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Heaven On A Stick/Submariners
James Reyne (born James Michael Nugent Reyne on 19 May 1957 in Lagos, Nigeria) is an Australian rock musician and singer/songwriter both as a member of the iconic 1980s band Australian Crawl and solo work. He is a successful singer/ songwriter and prolific artist. James continues to perform and release material.
James Reyne's self-titled album was released in 1987 and was the Australian singer's first solo venture since the break-up of the band Australian Crawl in 1986.
The album saw four singles released in Australia the first being, "Fall Of Rome", followed by "Motor's Too Fast" (which saw the album repackaged to include this song) and then "Hammerhead" and "Heaven On A Stick". "Heaven On A Stick" with It's non album B-Side "Submariners" made it to #56 on the chqrts.
Close To The Edge/To Late
De Mont was an energetic lightweight pop metal band from Sydney that formed in 1989. They were hard-working and cultivated a commercial look and sound but ultimately failed to gain popularity outside of a dedicated following. De Mont supported the likes of Ian Moss and also Mötley Crüe but were unable to translate their live energy successfully to vinyl. The group eventually split in 1991, with a live album released about a year later. The band released 2 albums Body Language in 1989 and R.I.P.ped in 1992.
They also released 3 singles I Want Your Body 1989 Close to the Edge also 1989 and So Easy 1990. Band members were Craig Morrison (vocals) Rod Wilner (drums) Terry Mandryk (guitar) Grant Bryne (bass) Peter James (keys, guitar)