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.
Artwork included / CD Rip / Bitrate 320k