Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hole In The Ice (Live)/Try Whistling This (Live)/Distant Sun (Live)
Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born 27 May 1958) is a New Zealand recording artist. Along with his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz and is now frontman for Crowded House. He has also recorded several successful solo albums and assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide projects.
Finn rose to prominence in the late 1970s after replacing singer songwriter Phil Judd in his brother Tim Finn's band Split Enz. With the group, Finn wrote the hits "One Step Ahead", "History Never Repeats", "I Got You" and "Message to My Girl", among others. Finn rose from prominence to international fame after Split Enz broke up in 1984. While his brother Tim Finn left for England, Neil was the founder of Crowded House with Split Enz's final drummer Paul Hester in 1985. The group achieved international success in 1987 when they released the single "Don't Dream It's Over" written by Neil.
He ended Crowded House in 1996 to embark upon what was to become a moderately successful solo career, and has released two albums with his brother Tim under the title the Finn Brothers. In 2006, following the death of Hester, Finn reformed Crowded House (adding Beck's former drummer Matt Sherrod) and released their first studio album in over 13 years, Time on Earth, and the band began a world tour. In 2010, Finn commenced another world tour with Crowded House in support of their 2010 release, Intriguer.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wishes/Last Christmas/You Know/Wishes II
Human Nature is an Australian pop vocal group. They formed in 1989, originally as a doo-wop group called The Four Trax, while the members were schoolmates in Sydney. After signing with Sony Music and renaming themselves Human Nature, they released their debut album Telling Everybody in 1996, and have charted 17 hits in Australia's Top 40, and five hits in Australia's Top 10. Three of their albums have reached multi-platinum certification in Australia, and four have reached platinum, with sales of over 1.6 million records in Australia. After transitioning from a boy band to a Motown tribute group, they have been performing on the Las Vegas Strip.
Human Nature released their 3rd single "Wishes" on 27 September, which charted as high as #6 and gave them their first platinum single and once again thanks to Cliff for sharing.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Can You Feel/The Burden/Sydney/Can You Feel (Leigh Brothers Remix)/Can You Feel (Dan Chase Remix)
"Can You Feel" rleased 2000 was a minor hit reaching #35 on the Australian Charts the single was taken from Taxiride's debut album "Imaginate" which made it to #1.
Future Of Your Nation/Evil Woman/Because I Love You/Light A Fire Within Yourself/When I've Got Your Soul/Fresh Air By The Ton
After a stint in the UK where they recorded "Choice Cuts" the Master's were almost completely broke and decided to return to Australia to refill the coffers they began their national tour in Perth and Howard Gable joined them with portable four-track equipment and recorded their first show at the Nickelodeon Theatre. The band was tired and under-rehearsed, and were not satisfied with the results. These recordings became the live LP Nickelodeon, believed to be the second live rock album recorded in Australia. One of its tracks the brooding "Future of Our Nation" and the non-album cut "New Day" were put out as a single in June 1971 it managed to chart in the lower reaches of the charts Go-Set placed it at #51 and the Kent Music Charts put it at #56.
The Master's themselves may have been dissapointed with the results but I still find it a highly satifying album to listen to, one of the pluses is that all the tracks bar "Because I Love You" only appeared on this album.
You're Gonna Get Hurt (Extended)/You're Gonna Get Hurt/Cool
Jennifer "Jenny" Patricia Morris (born 29 September 1956 in Tokoroa) OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter. Her first success came with New Zealand band The Crocodiles, who had a top 20 hit single with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she was a backing vocalist for various groups and formed a trio, QED, in 1983.
Morris provided backing vocals for INXS on their 1983 album, The Swing. She then recorded a duet with lead singer, Michael Hutchence, on a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's hit "Jackson"; it was included as a bonus track on the April 1984 (cassette only) INXS EP, Dekadance, which reached number two on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Morris worked on their 1985–1986 Listen Like Thieves World Tour.
Her solo career includes top five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums with Shiver in 1989 and Honeychild in 1991, and her top five ARIA Singles are "She Has to Be Loved" and "Break in the Weather". These albums and singles also peaked in the top ten on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) charts.
Morris has won two ARIA Music Awards for 'Best Female Artist' in 1987 and 1988 and was nominated for the same award in 1992. In 2003, on Australia Day (26 January), Morris became an Australian citizen and in 2010 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia.
During the US leg of the INXS Listen Like Thieves World Tour, in January 1986, Morris recorded "You’re Gonna Get Hurt", which was written and produced by INXS songwriter and keyboardist, Andrew Farriss. Recorded with backing from INXS' Andrew and Jon Farriss and Garry Gary Beers, together with guitarist Ian Moss (ex-Cold Chisel), it was released in September and peaked at number 24.