Thursday, October 18, 2012
No Logic/ I Want to Break Free/On and Off/Schizo (I'm a Schizophrenic & So Am I)/No-one But You/Tale of the Bear Boy/Stormin'/Green Eggs and Ham
Area-7 (also known as Area 7) are an Australian alternative/third wave ska band. Area-7 rose from the ashes of Madness cover band Mad Not Madness. In 1994 three members, Dugald McNaughtan (keyboards), Charles "Chucky T" Thompson (guitar) and Dan Morrison (drums) left the group and began to write their own songs. They formed a band and named it after a lyric from The Specials' song (Dawning of A) New Era. In 1996, lead singer Walter Eskdale left and the band recruited John "Stevo" Stevens, formerly of rockabilly band "Yeah Yeah!", to vocals.
Alistair Shepherd (sax), Toby Dargaville (trumpet) and Rohan Pacey (bass) joined around 1995. These three in turn all left in approximately 2002 and 2003, and were replaced by Paul West (trombone) Matt Sanders (trumpet) and Chris Meighen (bass). Another CD kindly forwarded to me for our listening pleasure by Cliff.
This Is Real/ Individuals/ It's A Sunny Day/Leaf On A Tree/You Need A Friend/No Love Around/I'm Not Satisfied/Days Are Gone/You Don't Need Me/Colour Of Love
Sunnyboys was an Australian post-punk, power pop band formed in Sydney in 1980. Fronted by singer-songwriter, guitarist Jeremy Oxley, the band "breathed some freshness and vitality into the divergent Sydney scene". Their first two albums, Sunnyboys and Individuals both charted into the Top 30 of the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. In the midst of their heavy touring schedule the band recorded their second album, Individuals (issued May 1982). The album peaked at number 19 and two singles from the record charted briefly: "You Need A Friend" and "This Is Real".
The Sunnyboys produced melodic power pop classics and were rewarded with an immediate positive response. They have reunited sporadically since their original break-up, playing one-off shows in 1998 and 2012. They are scheduled to headline the 2012 Meredith Music Festival.
Gimme Little Sign/Gimme Little Sign (Tony And Asha Mix)
"Gimme Little Sign" was covered by Australian artist Peter Andre and released as the second single from his self-titled debut album. The single was released on October 26, 1992, through Melodian Records. The single peaked at #3 on the Australian Singles Chart, achieving platinum status. The single also gained an ARIA award for 12th highest-selling single of 1992 in Australia. Thanks to Cliff for this CD.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Theme-Jet Set Blues/Almost Freedom/Such A Shame/A Melody For Edgar Alan Poe/Paradise Woman/Mascara Blue/Your Old Friend/Lazy Shoe/Hey George
Gulliver Smith was lead singer of Company Caine. His first and only solo album was cowritten with Company Caine guitarist Russell Smith (no relation) who also plays on all tracks along with other members of Company Caine's floating lineup. Hence stylistically and in terms of players, Gulliver's solo album is, for all intents and purposes, the second Company Caine album.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Gonna See My Baby Tonight
Jimmy Barnes with a cover of the the La De Das track "Gonna See My Baby Tonight" released in 1993. Jimmy Barnes Vocal and rhythm guitar the hot young pre-teen guitar player of the time, Nathan Cavaleri, Buzz Bidstrup from The Angels and GangGajang drums with Michael Hegerty on bass and Jeff Neill rhythm guitar.The single was sponsored by Uncle Toby's and Brash's and was only ever available as a free Promotional Item. Thanks to Cliff for passing this on.
Superstar/Heaven On Their Minds
Jon Stevens (born 8 October, 1961) is a New Zealand-born singer of Māori descent. Stevens moved to Australia after success as a pop star in New Zealand in the 1970s (his best-known songs from this era are "Jezebel" and a cover of "Montego Bay"); he subsequently became an Australian citizen. Stevens is most recognised for his work as the lead singer of Sydney band, Noiseworks the band experienced success in the 1980s with "Take Me Back" and "Touch". In 1992 he played Judas in Australian cast production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” which ran for 84 nights and performed before millions across the nation.
Thanks to Cliff for another fine contributon.