Sunday, November 14, 2010

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

Full Artwork included / CD rip / Bitrate 320k

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

LP Cover artwork included / Vinyl LP RIP / 320kbps MP3 format

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

Also available on the Live Preserver live music blog there is a recording of a show from Short Story Live at the Prospect Hill Hotel. Short Story were pre Separate Tables & Girl Overboard. This was recorded on the 14th May 1983 and was recorded direct from the mixing desk using a Nakamichi 482ZX cassette deck.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Music Download Instructions

It has come to my attention that many people are not aware of how this and other music blogs function.

So, I am creating these instructions to make it easy.

Firstly, before anything you will need to download and install this software. This only has to be done ONCE... then when it is  installed on your computer you will be ready for the next step.   Instructions for similar software for a MAC is included below...

For Windows users you will need to download a program such as WinRAR.  This is a free program and a copy is available by clicking the following link.  WinRAR

If you have a MAC, then the program to unpack the files is Stuffit Expander and comes with your operating system.

If you can't locate Stuffit Expander then the following link will give you a free MAC application that will do the job quite well.   RAR Expander

At the bottom of each post on the blog there is a textual link.  Usually it will be the name of the band or of the title of the album. IT should be fairly obvious and on my blogs will always be at the bottom of the relevant post.

Simply click on that text link and it will open a link in another window.   That link will usually be to Megaupload but can sometimes be 4Shared.

In the top right corner of the Megaupload page there will be a series of  3 letters and 1 number to be typed into a box.  They are quite easy to locate.  Other bogs can use various sites like Rapidshare or Fileshare and numerous others.  They all work the same way.  Rapidshare and others will make you wait up to 15 minutes between each download.

That box will then give you a countdown timer of usually under 60 seconds.  This can vary.   Once the timer is finished then click on the download link.
The download of the "album"  will then commence.  The time for the actual download will depend on your connection speed to the internet.

The entire album is saved in one file as a RAR file to make the size of the download smaller.

As long as you have followed the instructions and installed the software in the first step it is simply a matter of clicking on the downloaded music file and it will open a box within the program... such as WinRAR.   You can then place the files wherever you wish on your computer.

From there you can do several things such as unpack the entire archive to be able to transfer it to your hard drive, then a CD or MP3 player or simply play through your computer speakers.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dark Tan - After Dark.... Tan

During the rage of the Disco days in Australia, Dark Tan were very popular.

This is their vinyl LP, released on the Laser Records label in 1980.

Leader of the group was Alston Koch.

The album was produced by Alston Koch except for the track Disco lady that was produced by Mario Millo... ex Sebastian Hardie / Windchase and Jon English Band fame.

Engineers were Alex Duyser and Peter Hood.

The recordings for this album were done between January 1978 and March 1980.

There is a great review on this band on the cleavagedownunder website... click the link to open the site.

Tracks include :-

20 Miles
Vanishing Lady
Disco Lady
Baby Come Back
The Letter
Fever Of Love
Kiss You All Over
Dancing In The City
Danny Boy
Gimme That Banana

Artwork included / Vinyl LP rip / 320kbps MP3 format

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pardon our renos

Hi everyone...

Last night I finally turned this blog from being built on a standard template to something more indicative of its own "identity".

There are a few more changes in the wind that are yet to follow.

I hope you like the new look and please feel free to make comments on any of the stuff you might or might not like.

Feedback in all forms is welcome!!

cheers... GruntRat

Friday, October 8, 2010

Globos - The Beat Goes On (single)

The Globos were a musical comedy cabaret group formed in Melbourne in 1980 by  Mark Trevorrow.... famously known as Bob Downe and Wendy De Waal.

The Beat Goes On,  is the second single release for The Globos..

Their first single was Tintarella Di Luna and was featured many times on Countdown. In fact, Mark and Wendy hosted the Countdown show on 2 occasions.

The group mimed old records and commercials, in a loving and hilarious recreation of early Australian TV pop shows, and then recorded and mimed their own material. 

Below is a great clip from the old Simon Townsend's Wonder World with Jono Coleman as the reporter.  It's a classic... with Tintarella Di Luna ----

For the first single the Globos were :-
Mark Trevorrow as Chip Wood
Wendy De Waal as Gloria
Jane Turner as Kay Trent
Kim Trenrow as Cookie Stanger
David Pledger as Murry The Man
Jane Markey as Donna-Sue Hart

For the second single Grete Mendoza replaced Jane Turner

Tracks are : -

The Beat Goes On
Kiss And Tell

Vinyl Single rip / Artwork included / MP3 320kbps format

Globos - The Beat Goes On

Friday, October 1, 2010

Run Run

I found this single in my local Salvos store.

I have not been able to find out a single thing about this band at all.

The single was engineered in 1986 by John Ertler and produced by Murray Burns of MiSex fame.

I have spoken to John Ertler and he remembers recording the single but can't recall the band at all.

It's a 45 single and labelled Promotion Only - Not For Sale.

I am almost convinced that this single was never actually released.

If anyone has any further information on either this band or recording can you please contact me?

The members of Run Run were :-

Tony Gibson - Lead Vocals / Keyboards
Richard Fulton - Bass / Guitar / Vocals
Barry Hayes - Drums / Vocals

The tracks are : -

A/  Is This The Way
B/  Is This The Way (extended mix)

Vinyl rip / Full artwork / 320kbps MP3 format

Run Run

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Group Therapy - Various Artists

Group Therapy was an Australian release on the Infinity label in the early 1970's.

It was released as a showcase album for the Infinity artists of the time.

The album  is extremely rare and the tracks are well worth a listen.

The cover is extremely worn but the album itself was in reasonable condition.

I don't think some of these tracks are available any longer other than on this album.

I am researching some of these bands but at this stage most of the links are pretty much obscure.   Information will appear here as it is located.

The tracks include :-

Hot Boogie Band by Heart'n Soul
Why by Timepiece
On This Day That I Die by Blackfeather
Start Of A New Day by Ray Brown & Moonstone
Goodbye Baby by The Aztecs
Free by Kahvas Jute
Gertrude St Blues by Chain
Wait For A Moment by Cleve

Vinyl rip / LP Covers scans included / 320kbps MP3 format

Sorry about the size of the LP scans.. I forgot to do a resize before I uploaded. 

Group Therapy - Various Artists

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bengal Tigers - Metal Fetish

Pioneering Melbourne Metal band Bengal Tigers featuring frontman Gordon Heald, guitarist Barney Fakhouri, bass player Steve Tyler and drummer Mick Egan have a long and honourable past being one of the first Australian Heavy Metal bands to be signed by a major label.

Bengal Tigers first release would be the 'Metal Fetish' EP for the major Mushroom Records.

This EP would also be released in the UK as a mini album by the Heavy Metal label.

With a shuffle of band members after guitarist Barney departed the band for a while the Bengal Tigers resurrecting themselves in 1989 with new guitarist Yuri Linzew in tow.
Nothing was recorded with Linzew who defected from Melbourne glam kings Axatak. 
Foundation member Barney reclaimed his six string position in Bengal Tigers in 1992.

Bengal Tigers released a further EP in 1995 called Pain Clinic.

Another EP, In One Ear, followed in November of 1997 before a third effort in 1998 would be headed by a cover version of the Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right  (To Party). 

1998 would see the Bengal Tigers release their first long play album called In The Blood. 
The band's material still fetches a mighty price in rarity stakes on internet sites around the world.

Information above sourced from the Bengal Tigers MySpace page

Bengal Tigers style has been compared to that of European metal bands like the Scorpions and Judas Priest.

Main band members were :-

Gordon Heald - Vocals 
Barney Faroukh - Guitar 
James R. Power - Bass
Mick Egan - Drums

Former and past members were :-

Yuri Linzew - Guitar (Ex - Axatak) - 1989 - 1992
Keath Peter-Budge - Guitar - 1989 - 1999
Steve Tyler - Bass - 1979 - 1983

Tracks on this EP are :-

Break And Bend
Got To Deliver
Fallen Idol
Pounding Energy

Cassette Artwork Included / Cassette Rip / 320kbps MP3 Format

Bengal Tigers - Metal Fetish

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dogs On The Bonnet - Too Stout For Groupies

Well, ain't this one a 'lil beauty?

The band's... Dogs On The Bonnet... the album's Too Stout For Groupies.

Once again another 'lil gem that I can't find much info for.

This band hails from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

They were popular in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing!

The album was produced and recorded at Troppo Sound in Broome, WA in 1994.

Personally I love the album... it's good fun music.

You have :-

Bill Chidgzey on guitar, vocals and harmonica
Jake Zahl on guitar and vocals
Pete (3rd Degree) Burns on bass and backup vocals
Evan (Doopa) Briers on drums and extra percussion

The tracks include :-

Let Me See You Smile
This Is Not The Promised Land
Sitting Here Watchin You
Two Sisters
Fitzroy Delta
Frankies Song
In Cider Dream
Won't Be Turning Back
Neutron Bomb
Fishin Blues
Never Let Them Go
Shore (ly ya can't be serious)

What little I have found out about the band members is...

Bill Chidgzey is said to be Perth's most flexible and hard working entertainer.
After Dogs On The Bonnet, Bill went on to form popular Perth band, Men And Their Sheds.      
To quote his bio on Slim Jim Enterprises...
Bill solo style is uniquely Australian with a focus on interaction and a good time. Bill has residencies at several popular venues and covers artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Green Day and all points between.

Jake Zahl spent 7 years the Campaign Manager for Clean Up The Kimberley and is on the Campaign Team for Clean Up Australia.

With his wife Iggy Zahl, Jake runs Hotland Advertising and Promotion.

Unfortunately I have been unable to locate any information on either Pete (3rd degree) Burns or Evan (Doopa) Briers

Full Artwork / CD Rip / 320kbps MP3 format

Dogs On The Bonnet - Too Stout For Groupies

Dogs On The Bonnet - Too Stout For Groupies artwork ONLY

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rick Price - Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain was Australian singer / songwriter Rick Price's second album and was released in 1995.

It has long been deleted from catalogues and is now unavailable.

Rick already had three ARIA nominations and a score of Australian Music Awards under his belt.

The album achieved platinum sales status.

It was Rick's most experimental album and its content reflected an introspective view of his personal life.

With Tamborine Mountain Rick returned to his musical background of country / rhythm and blues but still maintained a commercial sound. The album featured strong melodies and arrangements.

In 2009 Rick relocated to the US.

I personally had just thought of Rick Price as a vocalist but after seeing some of the clips around of him I am totally blown away by his guitar work.

He has been touring as the support act for Tommy Emmanuel and also appearing as guest vocalist / guitarist in Tommy's own performances.

Below is an acoustic performance of Rick's hit single River Of Love by Tommy Emmanuel & Rick Price in a radio station studio in the US.

Musicians on the Tamborine Mountain album are :-
Rick Price
John Watson
Joe Creighton
Mark Punch
Ben Wilsch
T-Bone Wolk
Tina Arena
Tommy Emmanuel
Ray Pereira
Lindsay Field
Venetta Fields
Robert Parde
Laurence Maddy
Pam Reswick

Tracks on the Tamborine Mountain album are :-

To Be With You
River of Love
I Wanna Mean Something To You
You're Never Alone
Bridge Building Man
Since I Met You
Foolish Heart
Trust Me This Is Love (with Tina Arena)
Sure Close To Lonely Tonight
Love Never Dies
You're Never Alone (single version)
Nothing Can Stop Us Now

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Rick Price - Tamborine Mountain with Artwork

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Rick's first album Heaven Knows with the bonus Rarities CD is available HERE on Trashed By Time!!

The extremely rare single Where Is The Love featuring Rick Price & Margaret Urlich can be found  HERE on Trashed By Time!!

Steve Hoy - Where I Come From (single)

It's been surprising just how little information I have been able to find about Australian guitarist / vocalist Steve Hoy.

One thing is that he certainly has paid his dues in the Australian rock industry.

In the 70's he was in Canberra band Saga with Steve Kilbey from The Church.

In the 80's he led Steve Hoy and The Hoy Boys (with Ross Hannaford on bass, Wayne Burt & Gunther Gorman), in the 90's The Steve Hoy Band and Steve Hoy and The Lost Millions.

Steve was a member of Melbourne band Hey Gringo in 1998.

He was also a member of the great Sydney band, The Hippo's in the 90's and 00's.

The following is a photo of Steve playing with The Hippos in Illawarra in 1993.

The following is a direct quote from Steve Hoy's MySpace page!!

''Described variously as “roots rock”, ”legendary”, ”highly talented” and “preposterous, vain and superficial”, Steve Hoy continues to continue.
Persistent rumours of a new collection of songs remain persistent.
Steve Hoy plugs and unplugs, sticks like glue, performs labours of lust, walks the line, sings glorious hymns and rolls away stones.''

Steve Hoy on MySpace

Steve is currently working as a musician and music teacher in Melbourne.

Steve's latest band listed on his MySpace profile is The BBQ Stoppers with the following members :-

Steve Hoy - guitar and vocals
Garrett Costigan - pedal steel guitar
Chris Stockley - guitar and mandolin
Stephen 'Irish' O'Prey - bass guitar
Scotty Martin - drums

I have been informed that there are 2 of Steve Hoy's albums... Life Next Door and Anticipation on the following links at Midoztouch.

Life Next Door


Thanks to tarago and ozrebel!

This cassette single release is from 1990 and is called Where I Come From.

It contains 2 tracks...
Where I Come From (produced by Matt Moffatt and Ern Rose)
Break Up Fall Out (live recording, mixed by Ian McKenzie at Metropolis)

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Steve Hoy - Where I Come From

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nathan Cavaleri - Jammin' with the Cats

Nathan Cavaleri was born 18th June 1982 and is an Australian blues-rock guitarist and former child actor.

This was his first album, Jammin' With The Cats, released in 1993.

At a very young age Nathan was diagnosed with leukaemia and he took up playing the guitar to take his mind off the disease. He is in remission and has been for many years.

His father got him a full sized guitar with a shaved neck to fit his small hands when he was just 6 years old.

He was only 9 years old when he played with Mark Knopfler, who described his playing as unbelievable.

Aged 13 he was lucky enough to be taken under the wing of BB King and eventually toured with him. He has also toured and played with Tommy Emmanuel.

He was also a featured player on the soundtrack for the movie Free Willy 2.

Nathan was also been invited to serve as a spokesman for Peavey Guitars.

In 2004 he formed a band called Dirty Skanks in which he wrote and arranged his own material, showcasing his unique techniques as he toured with the band.

The drummer of the Dirty Skanks is Col Hatchman, formerly with The Screaming Jets and recognised by the Guiness Book Of Records as the worlds loudest drummer.

Dirty Skanks has a CD released called Voluptuosity.

The Dirty Skanks website on Jaynie Records is HERE!!

Since the first half of 2010 he has been with his band, called Nat Col and the Kings, also formed with Col Hatchman.

In April 2010 Nathan had the pleasure of jamming along on stage with Deep Purple to their famous tune... Smoke On The Water.

Nathan has a MySpace page at

Artists on this album include:-

Nathan Cavaleri
Frank Cavaleri
Tommy Emmanuel
Mark Callaghan  (GANGgajang)
Robert James (GANGgajang)
Buzz Bidstrup (GANGgajang)
Chris Bailey (GANGgajang)
Tony Brock (The Babys, Jimmy Barnes, Rod Stewart)
Michael Hegarty (Jimmy Barnes)

Tracks are :-
Josh's Boogie
The Stumble
12 Page Blues
Jazz For Miss Robson
Room 335
All For Love
Wintertime Blues
Nat's Blues

I really do encourage you to give this a listen!!

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Download Link :-Nathan Cavaleri - Jammin' With The Cats

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tommy Dysart - Go G Go

Who of us with a television can't remember Tommy Dysart in the Yellow Pages Goggomobil adverts?
I bet we've all muttered "G o gg o" to ourselves at some stage.

Then of course there were the Don Smallgoods ads too.

In the early 2000's he continued his Goggomobil character advertising for Shannons Insurance. The concept was in the role of a person searching for car parts as any enthusiast would.
Telstra challenged this in the Supreme Court and Shannons withdrew the adverts but continued with Tommy and his recognised accent. Tommy insisted the accent was his own and he couldn't change it!!

Shannon's Insurance actually own several of the Goggomobil's features in the adverts.

His distinctive rich voice with a broad Scottish accent is one you tend to remember.

Many people are not aware that the Goggomobil Dart was actually an Australian built car, produced by  Buckle Motors Pty Ltd between 1959 and 1961.  The Dart was only one of 5 models of the car sold in Australia.

A history of the Goggomobil can be found HERE

I first saw Tommy at the old Channel 7 Teletheatre, then renamed as the Regent Palace Theatre in Johnston Street in Fitzroy in November 1975.

At the time he was performing as the Narrator in the first run in Melbourne of The Rocky Horror Show.

His wife, Joan Brockenshire eventually joined him in the show, replacing Robyn Moase as Magenta.

Just a bit of trivia... 2010 is the 35th anniversary of the first opening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

They are celebrating with a new Blu-ray release... 35th Anniversary info is here on the Rocky Horror Site.

Tommy has had a huge career in Australia as both an actor and a vocalist.

His singing career started over 30 years ago in Queensland with a quartet called The Swingettes.

He was also on the Tivoli Circuit in several productions.

BGM Agency has a very comprehensive outline of his career on their site HERE ....  this man has been in everything since attending NIDA when it first opened in 1959.

This Larrikin single is very much a novelty release.  that was first issued in 1995.

The Producer was Mike Brady, the Engineer, Doug Brady, words and music were composed and performed by Tommy Dysart, Joan Brockenshire and their son, Kole Dysart

The 2 tracks are :-

Go G Go (Goggomobil Song)

I hope you enjoy a good laugh while you listen to this example of Aussie humour.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Russell Hitchcock - Russell Hitchcock

I first saw Russell Hitchcock in the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne in the mid 70's.   

Russell Charles Hitchcock  was born in Melbourne on June 15, 1949. 

Russell is an Australian musician and one half of the group Air Supply.

He formed the group after meeting Chrissie Hammond and Englishman Graham Russell in 1975 on the set of a production of  Jesus Christ Superstar

With Chrissie Hammond and Russell Hitchcock on vocals and Graham Russell on guitar, they formed Air Supply as a harmony vocal group in Melbourne. Chrissie left to form Cheetah with her sister Lyndsey and was replaced by Jeremy Paul (ex-Soffrok) on bass guitar and vocals in 1976.

By early 1978 the line-up was Russell Hitchcock on vocals, Nigel Macara (Taman Shud, Ariel) on drums and Graham Russell, with Ken Francis (Matt Finish, 80's session guitarist extraordinare) on guitar, Rick Mellick (Jon English, Rose Tattoo) on keyboards and Bill Putt (Spectrum, Ariel) on bass.

Various incarnations formed during the many years they have been together.

The band has toured the US endlessly and endured until today.  

They released a new album in May 2010. 

Wikipedia has a comprehensive Air Supply bio HERE  ...  
I do suggest you take the time to give this Wikipedia bio a read as it is certainly surprising who has been included in the line-up over the years.  
I was stunned when I read the list... it's like a who's who of Aussie rock!!

During a break from Air Supply in 1988 Russell recorded this, his first solo album. 

Tracks on this album are :-

Someone Who Believe In You
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted?
I Come Alive
The River Cried
Dreams Of The Lonely
Best Intentions
I Can't Believe My Eyes
Where Did The Feeling Go?
Make It Feel Like Home Again

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Russell Hitchcock - 1988 - Self-titled

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The Blue Echoes - Clap Your Hands And Shout

I remember the days when the Blue Echoes were the resident band at The Tottenham Hotel in Melbourne.

In those days I lived just across the train tracks from the pub in Sunshine.

They were pretty much a cover band but they were a band that were guaranteed to have you on your feet dancing.

Further information on The Blue Echoes can be found HERE at Tom Mix's great blog!

Quiet strangely, I can find no information regarding this Hammard 1979 album release anywhere on the internet.

Tracks on this gem are :-

Resurrection Shuffle
New Orleans
Clap Your Hands
Run Around Sue
Do Ron Ron
Boppin' The Blues
Lay Your Lovin' On Me
Beautiful Sunday
Barbara Anne
Land Of A Thousand Dances
Rockin' Robin
Runnin' Bear
Blue Moon / Goodnight Sweetheart Medley

Turn it up loud and rock your arses off!!

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The Blue Echoes - Clap Your Hands And Shout w/artwork

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

New blog for LIVE recordings

Due to the number of live recordings I have at hand I have decided to create another blog to host these recordings.

I have relocated anything to do with both live recordings or photos to this new blog.

The new blog is called Live Preserver and the link can be found HERE!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Big Pig - Extended Dance Mixes

Thanks to Tim Rosewarne, the keyboard player from the great Aussie band Big Pig, this first release is an 11 track collection of Big Pig Dance Mixes.

Thanks Tim for supplying these gems.

None of these extended tracks were ever included on either the Bonk or You Lucky People releases.

The Big Pig album, You Lucky People can be found on this site  You Lucky People

The band were :-

Nick Disbray (lead vocals, percussion)
Sherine Abeyratne (lead vocals, percussion)
Oleh Witer (vocals, drums)
Tony Antoniades (vocals, harmonica)
Tim Rosewarne (vocals, keyboard)
Adrian Scaglione (drums)
Neil Baker (drums)

The tracks and info supplied by Tim are as follows....

Track 1 - Hungry Town (Extended Dance Mix) - remixed by Ivan Ivan at AAV Melb 1986

Track 2 - Money God (Extended Dance Mix) - remixed by Ivan Ivan at AAV Melb 1986

Track 3 - Boy Wonder (12” Mix) - recorded and mixed by Nick Launay at Rhinoceros Studio Sydney 1987

Track 4 - Boy Wonder (Baby Mix) - recorded and mixed by Nick Launay at Rhinoceros Studio Sydney 1987

Track 5 - Breakaway (U.S. Version)

Track 6 - Iron Lung (Pig Iron Mix) - remixed by Doug Brady and Big Pig at AAV Melb 1988

Track 7 - Iron Lung (Fraught Iron Mix) - remixed by Doug Brady and Big Pig at AAV Melb 1988

Track 8 - Iron Lung (Cast Iron Mix) - remixed by Doug Brady and Big Pig at AAV Melb 1988

Track 9 - Iron Lung (Warm Iron Mix) - remixed by Doug Brady and Big Pig at AAV Melb 1988

Track 10 - Justifier (Extended Mix) - produced by Daddy O and mixed by Femi Jiya at Platinum Studio Melbourne 1990

Track 11 - Taste (Extended Mix) - produced by Daddy O and mixed by Femi Jiya at Platinum Studio Melbourne 1990

The fantastic artwork was designed and supplied by Woody... great job... many thanks!!

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Big Pig - Extended Dance Mixes

Big Pig - Extended Dance Mixes - ARTWORK ONLY

Mal Green Sound - Demo

This demo tape was given to me by Mal Green back in 1979/80 at his home in Sydney.

Mind you this was a long time ago but the story behind the tape as I recall Mal telling me was... 

It was recorded using a mobile studio that I think I remember him saying was used at a house in Richmond in Melbourne.   

Mal played all the instruments except the sax.. and I can particularly remember him saying he was left handed and just turned the guitar upside down.  

The sax was played by Kye Dahlstrom (sp)

As you will read... Mal has quite the musical pedigree!!

Green Sound Music Studio is his latest project.

It is one of the few studios in Australia using Roland V-Drum Kits.

The following information is directly from Mal Green's website at


MAL GREEN - Composer • Arranger • Producer • Musician
Bio 7/2009

My music path began in London UK, where from the age of 16, I started playing professionally.

I collaborated, toured and recorded with countless groups and musicians including:

The Honeycombes; Topped the UK charts and had an international hit with ‘Have I The Right To Hold You.

The Love Affair; ‘Everlasting Love’ was a number 1 hit in the UK

Octopus; One of the most influential bands in my career. My original association was with Nigel Griggs, who later became the bass player with Split Enz.

The Chequers; ‘Miss Payne’ became a top ten hit in the UK.

I spent 2 years living in Germany, Austria and Switzerland performing predominantly with European sextets and quartets. 

Returning  to the UK, I met up with and joined Johnny Wakelin who had an international hit with Mohammed Ali.

I was then invited to join Split Enz. From 1976-1981, we were based in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

We recorded and toured across Great Britain, Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand achieving international recognition with our hit singles including I Got You, I See Red, and History Never Repeats…to name a few. Examples of albums played on include Dizrythmia, Frenzy, True Colours and Corroboree/Waiate.

In 1980, In 1980, In 1980, I released a solo single ‘Follow Me’ and B-side: ‘The Quando’ with Mushroom Records. I wrote, arranged, produced and played all the instruments, with the exception of the bass guitar (Nigel Griggs) and a few keyboard tracks (Eddy Rayner). Music was written by Mal Green and lyrics by Dave Osborne. Guest guitarist on 'The Quando' was none other than Red Symons.

In 1981, I left Split Enz and Melbourne to base myself in Sydney.

I was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame with Split Enz

Toured Australia with Split Enz

Designed and built GreenSound Studios with designer/builder Tony Stacey. Currently I am recording, co-producing clients and composing music for documentaries. I’m always focusing on expanding my state-of-the-art recording studio and production facility where I compose and produce.
The diverse mix of fellow artists and groups with whom I recorded and toured from 1982 to 2008 include:

James Blundell, Dave Warner, Dave Skinner (Roxy Music), Allan Caswell, Martin Celia (The Atlantic's), Steve Flack (Guitar Heroes), The Hippos, The Henrys CANADA, Nigel Gavin USA/NZ (Robert Fripp), Rick Robinson (DIG/ Eon), Chris Bailey (The Angels / Gangajang), Steve Hunter / Billy Cobha

Additional Associated Acts:
Engine Room
3-piece band featuring Phil Pine (singer, guitarist, songwriter), Howie James (bass player, songwriter) and myself (drums, vocals, writer, producer)

Viola Dana
3-piece band featuring Peter Blakeley (vocalist, songwriter), Chris Bailey (bass player) and myself (drums, songwriter)

Gumbo Fever
Don Hopkins (vocalist and piano player ‘extraordinaire’) and myself (drums, backing vocals and production)


Tracks on this demo recording are :-

Talk Is Cheap
Now's The Time
Why Worry Me
You Feel So Alone
The Quando
Bright Eyed And Starry
Follow Me

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The Mal Green Sound - 7 Track Demo

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bec Cartwright - On The Borderline (single)

Bec Cartwright was an actress on the Australian soapie Home and Away, winning the "Most Popular Actress" Logie in 1995 for her role as Hayley Smith Lawson .  

She has also appeared in guest roles on the Aussie TV shows Roar, Police Rescue and Water Rats.  

On The Borderline  was her second single and reached number 29 on the ARIA charts.

Nowdays she is the wife of Australian Tennis player LLeyton Hewitt. 

The pair married on 21 July 2005. The wedding was at the Sydney Opera House and their reception took place at Taronga Zoo, and was given much media attention. 

On 29 November 2005, she gave birth to daughter, Mia Rebecca Hewitt, at Sydney's North Shore Private Hospital. 
Mother and daughter now travel with Hewitt as he plays tennis all over the world. 
In June 2008, after much speculation, it was announced that the couple were expecting their second child in January 2009. 
On 11 December 2008, Hewitt gave birth to a baby boy who the couple named Cruz Lleyton Hewitt.
Bec made her musical recording debut in 2002 with the single  "All Seats Taken" , following up with her first and only album titled "Bec Cartwright" in 2003. 
The album met with mixed reviews with Smash Hits giving the album two out of 5ive stars. 
In 2004 Bec ended her partnership with Warner Music.
Also in 2004, Bec was announced as a contestant in the first season of Dancing With The Stars, where she and her dance partner, Michael Miziner were the season winners on the 23rd of November.

No announcements of new recordings have been announced as of March 2010

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Nikki Webster - Strawberry Kisses (single)

Who could forget that performance as we all sat glued to our televisions in 2000 for the  Sydney Olympic Games

Introduced to the world as the "Hero Girl" who flew at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games?; Nikki has had an extremely successful music-recording career with ARIA nominated gold and platinum hits. 

She has been the face of a range of makeup for young teens, 
The face of Movie world Theme Park, was named 10 on Who Weekly's ‘Power List’, Is a Mo' andVariety Heart Award winner, played the dream role of Dorothy in the multi-million dollar Australian production of Wizard of Oz, had the highest selling teens clothing range at Kmart and she's only 22-years-old.

At just 23 years of age, Nikki has already made an indelible mark on the Australian Entertainment Industry as well as winning the hearts of countless throughout the world. 

After her outstanding performance at both the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Nikki received her own Olympic Gold from the successful release of the Olympic hit singles We'll be one and Under Southern Skies.

Not only has Nikki featured in numerous commercials she also performed a duet with 
Michael Jackson, toured with productions of AladdinCinderellaLes Miserables and The Sound of Music.  (*** source MySpace)

Nikki is still active and has been more renowned for her magazine appearances in the last few years.   

Nikki currently has a new album called "Devilicious", which was released in 2009

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Nikki Webster - Strawberry Kisses

Mic Conway - What's That Sound

This is a deleted ABC Music album 1997 from Australian performer, Mic Conway.

Mic has been in the Australia music scene for many many years and is probably best known for his work in the 70's Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band.

The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band was an Australian band, active throughout the 1970s.
It was based in Melbourne and centred around singer and multi-instrumentalist Mic Conway ("Captain Matchbox") and his brother Jim Conway, who is widely regarded as one of Australia's finest exponents of the blues harmonica.
Inspired by early jazz recordings and the jug band music they heard on reel-to-reel tapes as teenagers, they formed a band which grew within a couple of years from an underground art school band to a national icon, with film and television appearances and regular appearances in the charts.
Their debut LP Smoke Dreams (1972) was released in the USA and was also issued in the quadraphonic format.
Their second LP Wangaratta Wahine featured a cover illustration by noted Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig.
The brothers continued the group through many lineup changes until a tragic truck crash while on tour in 1979 which ruined the band financially and emotionally, and after paying off their debts they disbanded.
Mic Conway continues to record and perform regularly, both as a solo artist and with his National Junk Band.
Jim Conway has also worked on many musical projects and remains a sought-after soloist, although in recent years his health (but not his playing )has been significantly affected by the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. He now uses a wheelchair and has formed his dream band Jim Conways Big Wheel. (***source - Wikipedia)

This CD is an album of songs aimed at the kiddie market is much the same vein as The Wiggles.

Musicians / performers on this album are :-

Mic Conway - Vocals, Tenor Guitar, Ukelele, Harmonica, Washboard, gumleaf, Didgeridoo, Jug, Kazoo, Homemade Household Instruments, Silly Noises

Jeremy Cook - Producer, Arranger, Programming, Drums, Percussion, Kazoo, Spoons, Vocals

Jim Conway - Harmonica

Tony Burkys - Guitars

Marcus Holden - Violin, Fly Noises, Household Sounds

John Warner - 12 String Guitar on Riding This Train

The Wiggles - Special Guests on Make A Sound, Kazoo, Yells, Dog Barks

Liz Newman - Vocals

Ela Cook, Lynn & Liam McCarroll, Ro Cook & Tivoli Conway - Special Extra Voices, Crowd Noises, Laughs

Mick Fleming - Mandolin on Riding This Train

Natalie Morrison, Peter Baylor, Amanda Jones, Adam Barnard, Donal Taylor - Extra Musicians on Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

The tracks are :-

Make A Sound
Sounds Like Music
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
Swinging In The Jungle
Riding On This Train
Music Everywhere
Little Tommy Johnson & The Amazing Magic Circus
I Went To The Animal Fair
Old McDonald
Sounds Of Australia
When We Say Hello
Never Swat A Fly
Ain't Nobody Here But US Chickens
Our Car
Ship Ahoy!
Aeroplane Rap
Laughing Song
When You Wish Upon A Star

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Mic Conway - What's That Sound

Friday, March 26, 2010

Little River Band - Greatest Hits

This is a 1982 compilation CD, Little River Band - Greatest Hits.

Tracks are from LRB's period of 1975 to 1982.

This was a Capital release from EMI Records.

Little River Band were an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after a road sign for the Victorian township of Little River, on the way to Geelong.

They were the first Australian rock group to enjoy sustained commercial success in the United States. During their career the band have sold more than 25 million records and scored 13 American Top 40 hits.

The band's original members were lead singer Glenn Shorrock, guitarists/vocalists Graeham Goble and Beeb Birtles, lead guitarist Ric Formosa, bassist Roger McLachlan and drummer Derek Pellicci.

In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named "Cool Change", written by Shorrock, as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

The 'classic line-up' of Birtles, Goble, Pellicci, Shorrock, guitarist David Briggs and bass guitarist George McArdle, were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004. (**source Wikipedia)

In my humble opinion this was the prime days of LRB. I used to see them live every other week and can still remember the tight harmonies of those many shows. I don't think I ever saw them on a bad night.

Tracks on this album are :-

It's A Long Way There
Help Is On Its Way
Man On Your Mind
The Other Guy
The Night Owls
Lonesome Loser
Take It Easy On Me
Down On The Border
Happy Anniversary
Cool Change

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Little River Band - Greatest Hits

Rick Price - Heaven Knows / Rarities

This is a long deleted rare double CD version of the acclaimed Heaven Knows album from Rick Price. The bonus CD in the set is called Rarities.

This was a 1992 Columbia release from Sony Music and was Rick's first album as a solo artist.

Price was born in Beaudesert, a small country town near Brisbane, Queensland.
He began playing music at the age of nine appearing with his family band "Union Beau". "It was kinda weird I guess. Up there with your Aunties and Uncles, brother and sister playing country music mixed with psychedelic rock covers!"

At eighteen Price escaped to Sydney and continued working as a musician, playing bass with various inner city outfits and landing the occasional bit of studio and touring work.
During the mid 80s Rick turned his focus more towards his singing. His distinctive vocals were soon in demand and in 1988 he was invited to sing "Celebration of a Nation", the theme song for Australia's Bicentennial. This opportunity helped lay the foundations for his solo career.

Price began writing his own material in the late 80s - "I started getting into my own writing and my own songs and "Not A Day Goes By" (with Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel) was pretty much the first one I came up with".
This single released in February 1992 received saturation radio and video play, climbing to number 5 on the national charts where it spent 20 weeks in the Australian top 100.

It was the beginning of a lifelong ambition for Price, in the space of less than 12 months, he went from relative obscurity to become one of the biggest names in Australian music.(** source Wikipedia)

In 1992 Rick won the prestigious Song of the Year Award for Heaven Knows at the APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association) Awards.

Tracks on the first album are :-

What's Wrong With That Girl?
Not A Day Goes By
A House Divided
Walk Away Renee
Heaven Knows
Church On Fire
Life Without You
Foolin' Myself
Forever Me And You

The bonus CD, Rarities contains the tracks :-

Listen To Your Heart
If You Were My Baby
We've Got Each Other
Not A Day Goes By (acoustic version)
Where Are You Now

The band for this album were -

John Robinson - Drums / Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass Guitars
Claude Gaudette - Piano / Hammond Organ
Michael Thompson - Guitars
Jimmy "Z"Zavala - Harmonica
Frank Marocco - Piano Accordian
Tina Arena - Backing Vocals
Rick Price - Lead & Backing Vocals / All Acoustic Guitars

I truly hope you will enjoy these albums as much as I do.

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Rick Price - Heaven Knows

Rick Price - Rarities

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