Thursday, November 29, 2012
CD 1 Memphis/Green Limousine/Tell Me/ I Remember/High on a Mountain/What's on Your Mind/Lost/Sugar Daddy/Yesterday's Gone/Spirit in the Sky
CD 2 Long Hard Day/Stop/Forgiven/Nowhere To Hide/Spirit In The Sky (Demo)/ I Embarrass Myself/Live/ I Bled
Because the Badloves took so long to establish themselves with record buyers, they found themselves out on the road from March 1993 through to September 1994 (adding a tour of New Zealand and Europe with Jimmy Barnes to their ever growing Australian commitments) the second album didn't appear until two years after the first. The days on the road were directly responsible for the band parting company with bassist Steve 'Irish'O'prey, who eventually turned up in Weddings Parties Anything. The Badloves continued with a friend, John Favarro, as a replacement.
In 1997 the band released a live cd 'Everybody Everywhere' recorded at The Continental Café in Melbourne. The album showcased the Badloves' career up to date alongside a favourite cover - Paul Simon's 'Loves Me Like A Rock'. A capital city tour of Australia to promote the album would be the last foray on the road for The Badloves for some time. In 1998 they participated in the Mushroom 25th Anniversary concert, their first show in over two years. Michael Spiby's solo album 'Ho's Kitchen' was released in July 2000. The other members had all moved to other music projects. Jak Housden joined the Whitlams.
An invitation for a one-off performance in Queenscliffe Music Festival 2000 felt so good the Badloves put their individual careers aside temporarily to perform shows in Melbourne and Sydney spasmodically throughout 2000/2001. In August 2001, they decided to record five new tracks, casting the musical spotlight wider than in the past, with songs written and sung by Michael, John and Jak. With Doug Roberts again producing the EP was made available available through the band's website and at live performances. The EP was entitled "14" CD (it was their fourteenth release) and promised a more permanent Badloves presence, alongside members' other projects and commitments. (Howlspace)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
She's Got Me/She's Got Me (P-Money remix feat. scribe)/She's Got Me (the calculator's remix)/City Rules (feat. saigon)/City Rules (feat. saigon) accapella/She's Got Me (Accapella)
Daniel Paul Merriweather (born 17 February 1982) is an Australian R&B recording artist who has worked as a featured vocalist for other artists and has a solo career. His guest vocals are included on album tracks by Disco Montego, Mark Ronson and Phrase. His collaborations with Ronson led to working in the United Kingdom including lead vocals on Ronson's cover version of The Smiths' song "Stop Me" in 2007. Merriweather's debut solo album, Love & War, was released in June 2009. It entered the UK Albums Chart at number two. It was preceded by two singles, "Change" and "Red", which both made the top 10 on the related singles chart. Merriweather has won two ARIA Music Awards, Best Urban Release in 2005 for "She's Got Me" and Best Male Artist in 2009 for Love & War. "She's Got Me" was a non-album track and made it to #69 on the Australian charts.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Good Music Orchestra - Overture/Mary-Jane Boyd - The Man I Love/The Good Music Orchestra - Prelude #2/Peter Brandon & Mary-Jane Boyd - Duet Medley/Tommy Tycho - I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise/The Good Music Orchestra - Strike Up The Band/Claire Poole - Summertime/Claire Poole Singers - Hit Song Medley/Tommy Tycho - Liza/Alan Light - It Ain't Necessarily So/Tommy Tycho - Piano Concerto In F
The Australian artists with whom he has worked include Peter Allen, Ricky May, Olivia Newton-John, Julie Anthony, John Farnham, Anthony Warlow, Jill Perryman, Barry Crocker, Kamahl, James Morrison, David Campbell, Judy Connelli, Violinist Ian Cooper, Suzanne Johnstone, Jackie Love, James Blundell, Don Burrows, Andy Firth, Marina Prior, Rob Guest, Jimmy Little, Tommy Emmanuel, Normie Rowe, Rhonda Burchmore and many others. He also worked with overseas performers such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Nat King Cole, Shirley Bassey, Louis Armstrong, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Tommy Tycho suffered a serious stroke in 2008. He now lives in a nursing home, where he receives regular therapy; his left side is paralysed but he still composes and plays with his right hand.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men)/Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) Single Mix/Sound On Sound
The Venetians were an Australian synthpop act that had several hit records in Australia during the middle 1980's. Released in 1983, 'Chines I's' was their first release.
The Venetians owe their roots to Rik Swinn. A talented, English songwriter and singer who arrived in Australia in 1982 to find fortune and fame. He probably didn't guess it would come at first in the form of this vaguely anti-Asian synthpop/ new wave showstopper.
David Skeet covered the guitar work whilst Matthew Hughes provided melodic keyboard notes. Peter Watson took up bass duties and Tim Powles handled drums. Together they were The Venetians and they were ready to conquer the world. Unfortunately they only managed to achieve a few B-list hits and an Australian top 10 with 'So Much For Love'. They could have been so much more if they had had some good backing from a producer. It is undeniable that this is a very intelligent release both 'Chinese I's' and its B-side 'Sound On Sound' were released with music videos and charted at #63 and #85 respectively on the Australian charts despite the fact that both deserved to do better.