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