Monday, December 14, 2009

Mark Lizotte - Soul Lost Companion (1999)

This now deleted 1999 Festival release is from one of the finest artists to ever come out of Perth.

Mark Lizotte had long been in the Perth music scene finally making the bigtime in Australia with his band Johnny Diesel & The Injectors.

He has since adopted the name Diesel for his own solo releases.

After being intoduced by Jimmy Barnes to his wife's sister Mark is now his brother-in-law.

Eliza-jane and Mahalia Barnes perform backing vocals on the track satellite and Neil Finn backs up the track Burning Water.

Track listing:-

Soul Lost Companion
Beautiful Machine
Don't Look Twice
Come Down
Burning Water
When It Rains
Darling Of The Universe

I hope you all enjoy this album and continue to support Mark / Diesel with all his current catalogue.

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Mark Lizotte - Soul Lost Companion

Audio Paradox - Subculture (1995)

Audio Paradox were a band based in Perth in the 1990's.

They played only a handful of live gigs and this album was released in 1995.

The album was an independent release on their own Paradox Label.

I'm 99.9% sure you will have not heard this album before.

Tracks include:-

Sequence Of Events
Do You Know My Name
Communication (do you know my name pt 2)
In My Dream
Remember (new romantics mix
Hope (pentinent mix)

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Audio Paradox - Subculture

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Girl Overboard / Separate Tables - Albums & Singles

These albums and singles cover most of the time that Melbourne band Girl Overboard were together.
Girl Overboard finally split in 1993.

I first met South African born, NZ raised vocalist, Lisa Schouw and Melbournian guitarist, Robin (Rob) Gist, from Girl Overboard when I was doing monitors for Little Heroes in 1981 / 82. They were in a band called Short Story and were our support act on several occassions.

The front of house guy at that time with Little Heroes was Ross Fraser, who went on to be involved in the Whispering Jack album by John Farnham. Ross was one of the songwriters and the producer of Whispering Jack and of many more bands and acts since then.

After leaving Little Heroes, I was offered the front of house gig with Short Story and spent the next 12 or so months working with them.

Short Story had a few residency's around Melbourne at the time... including The Chevron in St. Kilda Road and a popular Saturday arvo gig at The Prospect Hill in Kew. They were also a regular at Billboard.... in fact I worked with them there on a night that was supposed to be my "bucks night". I guess at the time I felt more inclined to work with bands than on my marriage.

Many people could hear this amazing voice on stage and were looking for the "bloke" who was singing. That was Lisa... she had one of the gutsiest voices I'd ever heard live.

After Short Story, the band wanted a more "graphic" name and became Separate Tables for awhile and then finally Girl Overboard. Lineup changes went along with each name change before finally settling on this recording version.

Some of the artists performing on the Paint A Picture album were, John Farnham, David Hirschfelder and Chris Wilson.

The tracks on the Paint A Picture CD are :-

The Love We Make
I Can't Believe
Some Things Never Change
In The Evening
When You Do
Permanent Friend
Tear It Down
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
Come And Play
When The Word Came Down
Blue Falls The Rain

Lisa Schouw has a personal website HERE

Rob Gist now has his own recording studio in Sydney at ToneMaster Productions

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Girl Overboard - Paint A Picture

ADDED 14/11/10

Many thanks to Brett for the contribution of the following items ...

Girl Overboard - Go album tracks include :-

Your Love
Way On The Mountain
Chain Of Fools
Love In Her game
Stranger's Kiss
If You're Going To Leave Tonight
If Love Were The Moon
LA Girls
Peace & Hope
Sylvia Said
Am I Feeling Blue

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Girl Overboard - GO

Separate Tables single - Cover artwork included / Vinyl LP RIP / 320kbps MP3 format

Girl Overboard singles - Full artwork included / CD RIPs / 320kbps MP3 format

Separate Tables - Girl Overboard Singles Collection

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Music Men - What Can You Play?

Last week I added the Music Men second album called Straight To The Top to the blog.
Thanks to Ozzie Music Man I now have their first album, What Can You Play available.

This album is more indicative of what the guys were about.

They were a group of 10 guys that got together in 1988 to perform an act on the Hey, Hey It's Saturday Show's Red Faces segment. Red Symons scored them 9 and even joined the guys on stage to finish the song.

Red Symons was also one of the main players on the album.

The Music Men landed a great deal for themselves when the Red Faces segment was played on a Qantas in-flight video and a director who saw them was impressed enough that they were hired to represent the new image for Toohey's Gold beer.

Tracks on this one include :-

I Am The Music man (a capella version)
Summer Holiday
Puppet On A String
Build Me Up Buttercup
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Those Were The Days
Home Among The Gumtrees
Twist And Shout
Two Little Boys
You'll Never Walk Alone
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
I Am The Music Man (extended disco version)

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The Music Men -What Can You Play

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Steve Tallis And The Zombi Party

This is a live album by one of the true masters of Blues in Australia.

Steve Tallis started playing music in 1962 and has performed in many, many incarnations since then.

He was inducted into Western Australia Music Industry's Hall of Fame and is featured in The Who's Who of Australian Rock and Blues.

Players on this album were :-

Steve Tallis - Vocals / Guitar
Colin Atkins - Bass
Evan "Stickman" Jenkins - Drums
Jamie Oehlers - Tenor Sax

Included tracks are :-

A Woman Is A Secret
Remembrance Day
Hard To Find
New York City Blues
Serve Nobody
Till The Money Runs Out
Alexander Monkey
The Ritual
3 Times 100 Dozen Moons
Dancing On The Jonquils
In The Lonely Hours Of The Spirit
There'll Be No Healing Again

I truly think you will find this album great listening.

Steve now resides in Montreuil / Paris, France and his current project is Steve Tallis And The Holy Ghosts.

If you DO like Steve's style then he has an 8 CD boxset available on his website.

You will find Steve's informative website at the following link -

His MySpace site is at Steve Tallis and The Holy Ghosts on MySpace

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Steve Tallis And The Zombi Party

An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music

During a visit to my local "Cashies" yesterday, I came across an unusual compilation album called An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music.

The album was a 1989 Festival release and was never available to the public in this form.

It was a "Not For Sale - Promotional Use Only" release.

There is quite an interesting list of Australia's artists from the era.

Unfortunately the cover info is not very informative.

Tracks and artists are :-

Zan - It's Your Move
Robyne Dunn - My Spark & Me
Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls - Dumb Things
Neil Murray - Calm & Crystal Clear
The Saints - The Music Goes Round My Head
Jimmy Barnes - The Last Frontier
Jimmy Barnes - Many Rivers To Cross
Ian Moss - Tucker's Daughter
Chris Moy - Dreamland
Paul Norton - Stuck On You
Yothu Yindi - Mainstream
Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
The Mad Turks - Tempers Fire
Nick Barker & The Reptiles - Another Me
Died Pretty - Everybody Moves

I hope you enjoy!!

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An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Music Men - Straight To The Top

I first saw The Music Men back in the 80's on Hey, Hey It's Saturday, on the Red Faces section of the show.

They were good fun and seemed to enjoy what they were doing.

I've tried to find more info on the group but there isn't a lot to be found out there.

This 1998 deleted album is very much slanted towards AFL football, with an AFL themed version of their infamous "I Am The Music Man".

Tracks include:-

I Wanna Play AFL Football
I'm A Saint
For The Memory of EJ
Barnsey's 'Ere
Cool For Cats
Best And Fairest
We Were Tough
Stuck In The Middle
We Are The Black And White Army
Catherine Gorge
What Did Gavin Wangamean?
The Coaching King
State Of Origin Football
We Love Night Football
I Am The Music Man - Version 2358!!

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The Music Men - Straight To The Top

Friday, March 6, 2009

Dragon - Dreams Of Ordinary Men

Dragon were one of my favourite bands.

I had the pleasure of meeting Marc Hunter socially many times over the years.
I can still remember something he said back then... "when you call me at home, just ask for Fat Boy".

They were one of the most dynamic live Australian bands I ever had the good fortune to see perform on a regular basis.

This is their 1986 release Dreams Of Ordinary Men.

Once again, this is another deleted Australian title.

Dreams Of Ordinary Men was produced by the legendary Todd Rundgren, who also produced Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell album.

The band at the time of this album was :-

Marc Hunter - Vocals
Todd Hunter - Bass / Vocals / Fairlight CMI Bass
Alan Mansfield / Keyboards
Doane Perry - Drums

Additional musicians were :-

Tommy Emmanuel - Guitars
Todd Rundgren - Guitars / Backing Vocals
Lenny Pickett - Sax
Gary Window - Sax

Tracks on Dreams Of Ordinary Men were :-

Dreams Of Ordinary Men
Speak No Evil
Nothing To Lose
Western Girls
Intensive Care
Midnight Sun
Love Don't Stop
Forever And Ever
Start It Up
When I'm Gone

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Dragon - Dreams Of Ordinary Men

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Merril Bainbridge - The Garden

Although this album was only released in 1995 it is yet another deleted Australian title.

Mainly known for the single "Mouth" this is a decent offering for a new artist of the time.

Merril's father worked at Wheatley Music and this album is on the Wheatley spin-off label Gotham.

Musicians performing on The Garden are some of the best in the business and include Angus Burchall (John Farnham Band) on drums and percussion, Roger McLachlan on bass, Chong Lim on Piano and Chris Wilson has a guest spot on vocals and harp on one track. Many other artists aided the recording of this album.

Tracks on The Garden by Merril Bainbridge include :-

Garden In My Room
Under The Water
Miss You
Song For Neen
Sleeping Dogs
Reasons Why
Being Boring
State Of Mind
Power Of One
Garden In My Room (Reprise)

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Merril Bainbridge - The Garden

TOFOG - Bastard Life Or Clarity

For those that have never heard Russell Crowe sing I have included the TOFOG album, Bastard Life Or Clarity for your critique.

This album was a prize I won on a music quiz night!

Bastard Life Or Clarity was released in 2000 and has since been deleted.

TOFOG, at the time of recording this album, was an abbreviation of the name Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts. Since then, the name has been changed to The Ordinary Fear Of God.

The album was produced by Kerryn Tolhurst.

Tracks on Bastard Life Or Clarity are :-

Things Have Got To Change
Memorial Day
Hold You
Sail Those Same Oceans
The Legend Of Barry Kable
Somebody Else's Princess
The Night Davey Hit The Train
Swept Away Bayou (Facing The Headlights Alone)
Judas Cart

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TOFOG - Bastard Life Or Clarity

Friday, February 27, 2009

Australian Music Day - 1992

This 19 track CD is another promotional release from 1992.

It's from The Coca Cola Australian Music Awards.

All in all not a bad selection of tracks off this now near impossible to get album. Not bad for something I found in my local Vinnies Store when I went to the post office today. Best ONE dollar I spent all day!!

I hope you all enjoy!

Artists and tracks are :-

Radio Freedom - Proove
Girl Overboard - Your Love
Tall Tales & True - Watching The Wind Blow
James Reyne - Ferris Wheel
Pearls & Swine - No More Room In Heaven
The Sharp - Dance For Me
Bass Culture - Love Your Life
Scarlet - Love Hates Stares
Astral Project - Come With Me (Tonite)
Clouds - Say It
Cleopatra Wong - Thank You
Images - Lost In The City
The Honeymen - Felt Like A Kiss
James Blundell - This Road
Shanley Del - Funnel Of Love
Paul Norton - When We Were Young
Broderick Smith - Snowblind Moon
The Lovers - The River
Mark Gillespie - Flame

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Australian Music Day - 1992

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mark Williams - ZNZ

Mark Williams was born in 1954 in New Zealand. While still at high school, he formed his first band with some of his classmates. They called themselves The Face. Mark was the vocalist and rhythm guitarist.

In 1975 and 1976 he was voted New Zealand's Top Male Vocalist.

This album was a totally different sound for Mark, who had previously had a much "smoother" sound.

The album was produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, they also wrote all the songs. It contains the killer track "Show No Mercy".

The tracks on this album are :-
Show No Mercy
Fix Of Love
Spell Is Broken
Heavy Woman
Good Thing
I Love Electric
Shanghai Lily
You're So Cool
Feel For The Night
Fool No More

Since the release of this album, Mark has been in constant demand as a session singer.

Recently Mark took over vocals for the newly reformed Dragon. They have a new album due out shortly.

Once again, this is another long deleted album.

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Mark Williams ZNZ

Monday, February 16, 2009

Peter Blakeley - Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Named after a famous Aussie pie shop in Wooloomooloo, Sydney, this is the first album by Peter Blakeley.

Peter Blakeley is an Australian White Soul / Adult-Contemporary singer and songwriter.

He was a lead singer for popular band The Rockmelons in the mid-1980's.

Launching a solo career in 1987, he had a huge hit single in Australia in 1990 with "Crying in the Chapel", which was not a remake of the 1950s song "Crying in the Chapel".

The album was released in 1989 and is now another deleted item from the Australian catalogues. This is sad to see as it is happening all too often to our ARIA award winners. The ARIA Award for Single Of The Year for 1990 was presented to Peter Blakeley for his hit "Crying In The Chapel". That single was his first single from this album.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles and features some top flight Aussie and LA musician's, including.... Dan Dugmore, Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro, Linda Ronstadt, Wendy Matthews, Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel and many, many more.

Tracks on this album are :-

Crying In The Chapel
You Never Heard It From Me
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Heaven Is Calling
Who Let The Secret Out
Strange In My Own Hometown
There Must Be Something I Can Do
Working For A Living
Lost On The River
Quicksand (Reprise)

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Peter Blakeley - Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chocolate Starfish - 1994

I first saw ARIA award winning band Chocolate Starfish on Hey, Hey It's Saturday back in 1994, when they were promoting this CD.
I can recall my own view on them at the time. Their lead singer was reminiscent of another flamboyant singer I had seen in the 1970's, Jeff Duff and his great band Kush.

The band first emerged and recorded in 1993.

This, their first album, achieved Platinum status and received an ARIA Award for Most Popular Album of 1994. It is undoubtedly their most recognised and popular work.
The album debuted in the ARIA charts at #2, quite an achievement for a relatively unheard of band.

The producer was Brian Canham, leader of Pseudo Echo, who also mixed the album along with the famous Doug Brady.

Chocolate Starfish's first major album release had 2 top 5 hits. They were You're So Vain,(a cover of the Carly Simon song) and Mountain.
Other tracks, such as All Over Me and Four Letter Word also achieved top 40 success in Australia.

Extensive touring over 1994 ensured this album was in the CD collection of many Australians in the mid 90's.

Adam Thompson was the lead singer, coming out of University in Geelong. The band became known for his often outrageous appearance and on-stage persona.

The band, as they were are the time of this album comprised of -

Adam Thompson - Vocals
Zoran Romich - Guitar
Norman Falvo - Keyboards
John Nixon - Bass
Darren Danielson - Drums

Chocolate Starfish disbanded in 1998 and had a short reunion in 1999.

This album is another casualty of the Australian recording industry and has been deleted from their catalogues.

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Chocolate Starfish

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Big Pig - You Lucky People

Following on the 1987 chart success of their first album Bonk, Big Pig released their second album, You Lucky People in 1990. This CD has long been out of distribution.

Shortly after the release of this album in 1990, Big Pig relocated to London and not long after that disbanded.

They were noted for their predominant use of drums and vocals, and an absence of guitars, making them a quite unique sounding band at the time.

Big Pig were a seven-piece Australian pop/rock band, based in Melbourne, that existed from 1985 until 1991. They were one of the pioneers of Australian "Industrial Rock".

The band formed in London in 1985. the original main members were Australian drummer Oleh Witer with singer Nick Disbray. The pair returned to Melbourne later that year and recruited the new line-up that would make the hit records.

They settled on the line-up consisting of....

Nick Disbray (lead vocals, percussion)
Sherine Abeyratne (from the band I'm Talking, featuring Kate Ceberano)(lead vocals, percussion)
Oleh Witer (vocals, drums)
Tony Antoniades (vocals, harmonica)
Tim Rosewarne (vocals, keyboard)
Adrian Scaglione (drums)
Neil Baker (drums)

Big Pig's first album, Bonk, is available from the great Ausrock Forum at...
Ausrock - Big Pig - Bonk

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Big Pig - You Lucky People - Part 1

Big Pig - You Lucky People - Part 2

Monday, January 26, 2009

Aussie Gold - 1992

As today is Australia Day, I felt this album was a fitting choice for today's release.

Aussie Gold was a CD released by EMI in 1992 as a fund raiser for the 1992 Paralympic Games Appeal.

The CD was initially available only in Westfield Shopping Centres across Australia.

All artists on this CD donated their time and material, with all proceeds from the sale of this disc benefiting the Australian 1992 Paralympic Games Team.

The artists and tracks on the Aussie Gold CD are as follows...

Hunters & Collectors - Something To Believe In
Diesel - Love Junk
Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
Icehouse - Anything Is Possible
Boom Crash Opera - Hands Up In The Air
Angry Anderson - Bound For Glory
Kate Ceberano - Brave
Jimmy Barnes - No Second Prize
INXS - On My Way
Jenny Morris - Humanity
Richard Clapton - Glory Road
Midnight Oil - King Of The Mountain
Noiseworks - Burning Feeling
John Farnham - See The Banners Fall
Wendy Matthews - Taking My Heart Around
Ian Moss - Tuckers Daughter
Dragon - Celebration
Margaret Urlich - Number One
Yothu Yindi - Mainstream

As this CD is no longer available, why not make a donation to the next Paralympics Games Team and help support Australia.

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Aussie Gold Part 1

Aussie Gold Part 2

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kevin Borich Express - No Turning Back

After The La De Da's came The Kevin Borich Express. They released the great No Turning Back album in 1979. The album was never released on CD.

The Kevin Borich Express line-up at the time of this album was -
Kevin Borich - Lead Guitar and Vocals
John Annas - Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Paul Christie - Bass
Tim Schafer - Keyboards

The tracklist is as follows....

No Turning Back
New City Lights
Silver Dime
I Can't Wait
Mamma Is A Jazza
Don't Have To Run
Social Disease
Caught In The Middle

Kevin Borich is one of the top guitarists in Australian history and has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the rock industry.

1977 - Australian Rock Music Awards - Best Guitarist
1978 - Australian Rock Music Awards - Best Guitarist
1978 - Concert of The Year Award (Marconi Club)
1983 - Ampex Golden Reel Award
1983 - The Party Boys - LP EMI Gold Record
1983 - Live at Several 21st (Party Boys) EMI Gold Record
1987 - He’s Gonna Step on You (Party Boys) EMI Gold Record
1999 - Australian Blues Music Festival - Heritage Award
2003 – Australian Blues Foundation – Hall of Fame

Kevin is still actively playing gigs across Australia.
His current tour is The Legends Of Rock Festival... info & tickets are available HERE

His website is at
Kevin's current albums can all be purchased direct from his site.
Please support our Australian Artists!

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The Kevin Borich Express - No Turning Back

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yothu Yindi - Djäpana Limited Edition EP

This EP was a limited edition release, on Mushroom International Records, produced by Mark Moffatt in 1992.

The EP would have to be one of my favourites in my collection.

The track list is:

Djäpana (Sunset Dreaming) Gapirri Mix

Treaty (Filthy Lucre Remix)

Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby) This song talks about the bush wallaby or kangaroo. The wallaby is in the bush preparing the sacred ground for the Yolgnu people.

Matjala (Driftwood) This track talks about one people sharing the future together as we follow the pattern of the Yothu Yindi lifestyle.

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Djäpana (Sunset Dreaming) Limited Edition EP

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Bushwackers Collection

This was a 1987 release and has since, like so many good albums been deleted.

In my 20's I was introduced to The Bushwackers Band. A few of my roadie mates were doing their show and said it was worthwhile coming along. Those same roadies were previously working with the likes of James Freud, The Models and Men At Work, so in my eyes that was a different world.

One of the first shows I can remember was at the Melbourne Royal Showgrounds in the Centennial Hall. 1700 people and not a single person wasn't up dancing. The energy of that show was amazing. I distinctly remember the whole floor of that old building actually moving up and down with the stomping feet of the enthusiastic crowd.

I went on a tour with those guys, up all the east coast... Sydney, Central Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Every night was a party for the audience. The Bushies certainly gave everything they had to entertain the punters. One night I can particularly remember was at The Playroom on the Gold Coast. The support act was a pool full of female mud wrestlers... sure was a fun night!!

I can't remember all the players in the band at the time but I do remember Dobe Newton up front, who went on to write I Am You Are, We Are Australian with Bruce Woodley from The Seekers. Roger Corbett was on guitar and vocals, Freddy Strauks from Skyhooks on drums and the lead guitarist was a little bloke with long hair named Louis (Louie) McManus. Louie it turns out was the cousin of another famous singer / songwriter... Declan McManus, better known as Elvis Costello.  Sadly, Louis passed away in 2004 after his 4th stroke.

This is a prime collection of some of the songs they performed. They showcase our Australian heritage. Songs ranging from the funny and quirky Marijuana Australiana to the stirring recitation of Banjo Patterson's Clancy Of The Overflow, finishing with a heartfelt rendition of Eric Bogle's And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Even I can confess to shedding a tear to that one on occassions.

The Bushwackers have a new album, Australian Songbook II due out early 2009 and their new website is at

I hope you enjoy this one as it is a classic example of our true Australian bush music performed by the best there is. There are bush bands and then there is The Bushwackers.

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The Bushwackers Collection Pt 1

The Bushwackers Collection Pt 2

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Daryl Braithwaite with Tommy Emmanuel

This is another Brashs' / Uncle Toby's Not For Sale Promo single from Mushroom Records. It was released in 1994.

The single is by Daryl Braithwaite and the main track, Higher Than Hope features Tommy Emmanuel on lead guitar.

The other players are John Watson on drums, Tim Partridge on bass, Simon Patterson on guitar, David Campbell on guitar and backing vocals, Ricky Edwards on keyboards and backing vocals and Angie Becker also lays down backing vocals.

It is a 2 track single with the songs, Higher Than Hope and In The Distance.

Once again this single is not available for sale and is extremely rare to find.

I hope you enjoy!

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Higher Than Hope / In The Distance

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jimmy Barnes with Nathan Cavaleri

In 1993, Mushroom records released this one track promo single, a rework of the La-De-Da's, Gonna See My Baby Tonight.

The single was sponsored by Brash's and Uncle Toby's and was only ever available as a Promotional Item, Not For Sale!

It features Jimmy Barnes and the hot young pre-teen guitar player of the time, Nathan Cavaleri. Buzz Bidstrup from The Angels and GANGajang fame was on drums with Michael Hegerty on bass. Jeff Neill, from The Jimmy Barnes Band and Jimmy himself played rhythm guitar.

All in all a nice rare offering that is no longer in production and very hard to find.

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Gonna See My Baby Tonight

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Australia Now Ensemble - Be At Lesson Children

This offering is from an ensemble based in the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne. After searching the internet for the last few weeks I can find out very little information about the recording. I cannot locate a copy of this CD for sale anywhere.

The details I do know are that the album was produced by David Briggs, formerly guitarist with Little River Band, who also plays lead guitar on Track 7, Johnny.... and was released in 1994.

Some of the members of the Australia Now Ensemble were from the band Wild Turkey, who are still performing around Victoria.

Their MySpace pages are at

An unusual addition to the lineup was actor Gus Mercurio, who performs a spoken lead vocal on the final track, Four Gong Conclusion.

Included players were... Andrew Gibson, Jodie Loebert, Nicholas Lyon, Michael Jordan, Ted Bardo, Paul Adolphus, Matt Walker, Michael Vidale, Phil Smith, Kirk Syrett and other special guests.

The music has a definate Australian Country Rock feel.

The album is a tribute to the Koorie people and to The Beatles.

Be At Lesson Children - Part1

Be At Lesson Children - Part2

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