Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Watch Your Step/Come On Now/Ol' Hound Dog/The Best In Africa/Empty Words/Little Man/Who Do You Love/Sorry/ Mad Over You/Baby Blue/Woman You're Breaking Me/Seems More Important To Me/Annabelle Lee/ Thinkin' 'Bout The Things/Happy With A Love Like Yours/Night Life/Sally's Mine/We Can Talk/You Gotta Live Love/Such A Lovely Way
Great compilation covers the career of the Groop Mk1 and Mk2 plus 2 tracks from Ronnie Charles and Brian Cadd's previous band The Jackson Kings.
The Groop were an Australian folk, R&B and rock band formed in 1964 in Melbourne, Australia and had their greatest chart success with their second line-up of Max Ross on bass, Richard Wright on drums and vocals, Don Mudie on lead guitar, Brian Cadd on keyboards and vocals, and Ronnie Charles on vocals.
The Groop's best known hit single "Woman You're Breaking Me" was released in 1967, the band won a trip to United Kingdom but had little success there. Other singles included "Ol' Hound Dog", "Best in Africa", "I'm Satisfied", "Sorry", "Seems More Important to Me" and "Such a Lovely Way".
You/Get Back/Desire/If I Were A Carpenter
"You" is the debut single from the 2008 Australian Idol winner, Wes Carr. It was released digitally on 23 November 2008, and physically on 3 December 2008. It is the lead single from his second studio album, The Way the World Looks.The song debuted at #3 on the ARIA Singles Chart, before climbing to #2, then peaking at #1, in its third week, and certified Gold. It then fell to #2 for two weeks, and then spent its final week inside the top ten at #8. The single also came with 3 covers The Beatles "Get Back" U2's "Desire" and the much covered Tim Hardin song "If I Were A Carpenter" Link
Monday, October 1, 2012
Everywhere You Go/Get Set Demo Version
Taxiride is an Australian rock band. Formed in 1997, the band consists of lead singer Jason Singh, guitarists Dan Hall and Tim Wild, and drummer Sean McLeod.
Prior to formation, the four founding members of Taxiride—Singh, Wild, Hall, and Tim Watson—had been playing in cover bands around Melbourne, travelling around in a yellow Ford Falcon EB ex-taxi. The quartet recorded an EP, which a taxi-driving friend of theirs helped promote. They took their name from the experience had by passengers hearing their music on a taxi ride. After their music was heard by an executive from record label Warner, the band signed a contract and released their debut album, Imaginate, in 1999. This was followed by 2002's Garage Mahal. Both albums were certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 2005's Axiomatic did not follow in the success of its predecessors. Thanks to Cliff for this one. Link
Battleworn/Come Around/Getta Kick (Switchkicker Remix)
Diesel first erupted out of Perth in ’88 with his band The Injectors. Their debut self-titled album sold over 300,000copies and produced a collection of hits that continue to remain classics Australia wide. It received an ARIA for Best Selling Album of the Year and also earned the group an ARIA for Best New Talent.
The young musician launched his solo career with the release of the single Love Junk in 1991, followed by his debut solo album, Hepfidelity, under the name diesel in 1992. It also sold over 300,000 copies and delivered timeless hits such as Tip of My Tongue and Man Alive. ARIA acknowledged diesel’s achievements as a solo artist with Best Album and Best Male Artist.
In 1993 the release of his third album, The Lobbyist, reached No.1 on the Australian charts, securing the ARIA for Best Male Artist for the second consecutive year. Solid State Rhyme released in 1994 was another multi-platinum smash that produced All Come Together and Fifteen Feet of Snow. The next few years produced his blues album Short Cool Ones - recorded with Chris Wilson – and a move to New York in 1996 inspired Soul Lost Companion.
In 2001 diesel returned to Australia, formed a new band, toured frequently and recorded his first studio album since 1999, Hear. After forming his own independent label - aptly named Hepfidelity Records - he released singles Getta Kick, Battleworn, Angel Face and the emotive and live favorite, Faith & Gasoline. Thanks to Cliff for this one.