Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Top five (ish) from Blood Sweat & Beers



 A fair while ago , I sung the praises of a book called Blood Sweat & Beers and the writer thereof Murray Engleheart...go look it up I'll wait.......



Back?, bonz.....So I did the Hush blogaroo the other day and I am in the middle of re-reading said tome , so I thought what the hell, I'll do a top five (ish) of the guys that are in the book .

So here we go , lets kick off with 


LIBERATE ROCK


Loydy was the grand master of earth shattering volume , it was his goal in life I reckon to make a amp stack burst into flame , hell, maybe he did I dunno, I do know he done quite possibly my fave Aussie rock song EVER...LIBERATE ROCK



SHYLOCK





Before Pete Wells founded Rose Tattoo, he was a member of what press at the time called Aussies answer to Black Sabbath , that being Buffalo , dunno about that , but I do know Volcanic Rock (apart from the highly suggestive cover) is a deadset pile of awesome tunes ...and my top song on there is SHYLOCK



ROCK N ROLL CITY 



We all know what I think of Thorpey, its all his fault that im a volume addict, him and the Aztecs grabbed hold of my hearing and said "hang on son, this could get loud" and he wasnt wrong , my fave tune of thorpeys is probably ROCK N ROLL CITY...maybe



NICE BOYS


Wellsy left Buffalo and somehow and somewhere hooked up with Angry Anderson from Buster Brown and a couple other deadset lunatics and formed The Tatts , the Tatts proceede to scare the shit outta of polite society AND killed the contents of the fish tank at The Bondi Lifesaver (alledgedly), Petes gone now but the Tatts are still going and Angers dont look like pulling up stumps anytime soon



AM I EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN


You may have seen my Angels at Narara blogaroo the other day , so I wont blather endlessly about the greatness that was and is this iconic pack of noise merchants , you know the tunes you know the story so all that left to say is Rock In Peace Doc and Chris


NO SECRETS 



ROCK N ROLL LADY by BUSTER BROWN
(sung by Angry pre Tatts)



BUFFALO 
Sunrise (come my way)







Seeya next time
Recky

Monday, February 6, 2017

top 5 : Lets Get Rocked its HUSH




Yes , Doris, there was Glam Rock in Orstralya and Hush were our answer to  The Sweet or Slade 




If you dug. loud raunchy boogie style rock 'n' roll. then these were the boys for you




I actually had the great good fortune to catch the boys at Sydney Town Hall when i was in high school , then a million years later at the Countdown Arena tour when they reformed for 10 minutes of ear shattering brilliance.



Hush rocked crowds with  outrageous platform shoes, satin flares, flowing scarves and equally imaginative stage sets that included fire-breathing dragons on 14ft black backdrops on either side of the drum riser. 




Hush had six successful albums and a mighty stack of  singles with hits on the charts that included their huge No. 1 song Boney Maroney.



BONY MORONIE


C'MON WERE TAKING OVER


GLAD ALL OVER


GONNA SEE MY BABY TONIGHT 


JOHNNY B GOODE



AND HERE'S THE HUSH REUNION
AT
THE COUNTDOWN SPECTACULAR 
2006



SO, THERE YOU GO





SEEYA NEXT TIME













PICTURES COURTESY OF THE HUSH WEBSITE & A SMIDGE OF GOOGLING








Sunday, January 22, 2017

Top 5 of : The Angles at Narara (or how to deafen the Sunny Central Coast)





Gday


You may remember the Narara blogaroo I did many moons ago, I'll wait go look for it.....




So, I was watching a Max sessions interview yesterday and they were talking to the late great Doc Neeson about his time with the Angels...this has inspired me to do a top 5 about possibly the greatest gig Id seen up that point and within reason the greatest gig Id seen ever 




Yep, Narara , the night Doc and the boys deafened the Sunny Central Coast and Neeson performed an act of amazing ne're do well when he climbed the scaffolding in the midst of Marseilles to say G'day to assembled throng , he even gave a shout to us drunken yobs on the hill....


Top night all around , well, top weekend actually (except for the f**kin rope thief, look it up)...so I thought the boys deserved a top 5 of their own about the gig, so in no particular order, here it is

















TAKE A LONG LINE




NO SECRETS



SHADOW BOXER




So there you go

enjoy the clips and....TURN IT UP !