Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Radio Birdman - JJJ Studios, Sydney 11-23-76

This legendary band needs no introduction. Here they are recorded live playing on Triple J radio station playing most of what would become their first album. There's also enough cover songs, of 1960s American Garage classics + one for the Heavy Metalers, to help bring in listeners who might not have known who they were at the time. Sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Route 66
02. Murder City Nights
03. Don't Look Back
04. Anglo Girl Desire
05. Man With The Golden Helmet
06. Love Kills
07. TV Eye
08. Surf City
09. Hand Of Law
10. New Race
11. Transmaniacon MC
12. Burned My Eye (cut)
13. Descent Into The Maelstrom
14. Time Won't Let Me
15. I-94
16. Do The Pop

Monday, April 27, 2020

Cosmic Psychos - Melbourne University, Melbourne Australia 6-01-86

Cosmic Psychos started in 1985 and released their fist record in that same year. They have released 14 album and numerous singles since with their most recent being in 2018. Apparently they are still around. Quite a run with lots of great music. This recording is a live radio broadcast from Melbourne Radio station 3LO. All but one song from their first record are played live here. Sound quality is excellent.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. She's A Cat
02. Crazy Woman
03. 74 Seconds
04. Rambo
05. -dj speaks-
06. Down On The Farm
07. Rain On You
08. Custom Credit

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Riptides - Metropole Hotel, Cremorne Australia 10-80

The Riptides were a Garage Punk Power Pop Surf band that started out in 1978 as The Numbers and released the classic KBD 7inch ep Sunset Strip. To avoid confusion with another Australian band with the same name they changed their band name to The Riptides. The band lasted until 1993 and along the way they released four singles, a 12inch ep and an LP. This live show was recorded through the soundboard and sound quality is excellent.

Discography: https://www.discogs.com/artist/705569-The-Riptides-2
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFW7cQLGWL4

01. Kiss Nice
02. Rules Of Love
03. Day Has Gone
04. The Power Of Love
05. Holiday Time
06. Time Of My Life
07. Sunset Strip
08. Magic Castle
09. Keep It Up
10. Magic Moments
11. Tombs Of Gold
12. Lonely Old Sunday
13. Tomorrow's Tears
14. Eternal Flame
15. Shake It
16. Swept Away
17. She's My World
18. The Letter

Sunday, April 19, 2020

News - Bernhearts, Melbourne Australia 1979

The News started out as The Babeez and released one classic KBD Punk single in 1977 with Dowanna Love. In 1978 the band changed their name to The News released a further three 7inches. This must be an early show and I do question the year on this since they are only playing two songs from the Babeez single and nothing from the 1978 News single. The Tom Jones cover is interesting but the hit song for me is Nasty Nazi. I don't think most of the other songs have been officially released. It's an audience recording and sound quality is good.

Discography: https://www.discogs.com/artist/1814170-News-4
Discography: https://www.discogs.com/artist/1908224-Babeez

01. title unknown
02. It's Not Unusual
03. All The Same
04. Don't Talk To Me
05. Dowanna Love
06. Nobody Wants Me
07. Two Double Jay
08. Punk Rock
09. Put In The Boot
10. Nasty Nazi
11. I Dont Wanna Socialise

Johnnys - Tote Hotel, Melbourne Australia 1983

The Johnnys were a Psychobilly/Garage Rock/American Wild West style band. Their most famous member was the late Spencer P. Jones who later went on to play with Beasts Of Bourbon. The Johnnys started in early 1983 and before they had their first record out were the opening band for Iggy Pop's Australian tour that year. They were quite popular in Australia and New Zealand, releasing two studio albums and many singles before splitting up about 1991. This live show is an audience recording and the sound quality is good.

01. Rebel Yell
02. Bear Huggin' Lovin'
03. Ride A Rodeo
04. Got Love If You Want It
05. Frankie Avalon
06. Injun Joe
07. A Bit Of Loving
08. Going Down (With Rock And Roll)
09. Deadmen From Boot Hill
10. Holy Molly Rolly
11. King Of The Road
12. I Think You're Cute
13. Drinkin’ Wine (Spo-dee-o-dee)
14. Slip Slap Fishin'
15. Ten Outlaws
16. No Excusin' My Boozin'
17. Mountain Man
18. Happy Birthday
19. Way Of The West
20. Gringo

Hard Ons - Demos 1985

The Hard Ons are a Punk Pop band that released their first record in 1985 and still seem to be at it in 2020. Two of the songs on this demo were released on a 7inch single in 1986. The versions here seem to be different than the ones on the record. It's unclear if the three version on this demo were ever officially released. Can anyone fill in the unknown song title? Sound quality is excellent.

Discography: https://www.discogs.com/artist/318829-Hard-Ons

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. The Girl In The Sweater
02. I Heard Her Call My Name
03. title unknown

Friday, April 17, 2020

Celibate Rifles - Harbour Cruise, Sydney 12-27-01

This one sounds like it is a soundboard recording. Sound quality is good.

discogs: https://www.discogs.com/The-Celibate-Rifles-Blind-Ear/release/4282504

part 1:
01. California Sun (Rivieras)
02. Groupie Girl (Tony Joe White)
03. I Shoulda
04. Storm
05. Dial OM
06. Netherworld
07. Killing Time
08. Crying Sun (Radio Birdman)
09. G's Song
10. City Of Fun
11. Five Lamps
12. Cinderella (Sonics)
13. Down On The Street (Stooges)
14. El Salvadore
15. Sean O'Farrell
16. Belfast

part 2:
01. Simple Love (Saints)
02. This Gift
03. Sometimes
04. One Of The Boys (Rose Tattoo)
05. My Generation (Who)
06. Spirits
07. She's So Fine (Easybeats)
08. Strange Day, Stranger Nights
09. Real Wild Child (Dee Jays)
10. O Salvation
11. Chinese Rocks (Heartbreakers)
12. Hot Stuff (Rolling Stones)
13. Another Girl, Another Planet (Only Ones)
14. Bill Bonney Regrets

Celibate Rifles - Fricke Sessions, French's Forest, Sydney 8-23-83

This one is a rehearsal tape recorded in the bands practice room in the Sydney suburb of French's Forest. I'm not sure why it is called the Fricke Sessions but it might have something to do with the Rolling Stone magazine writer David Fricke. The line up on this recording is Damien Lovelock - Vocals, David Morris - Guitar, James Darroch - Bass, Kent Steedman - Guitar, Phillip Jacquet - Drums. Sound quality is good.

Info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Celibate_Rifles
Interview: http://www.i94bar.com/features/bloodymindedness-the-birth-of-the-celibate-rifles

track list:
01. Killing Time
02. JNS
03. Cool Metro (David Johansen)
04. title unknown
05. Why Don't You Kill Yourself (Only Ones)
06. Summer Holiday Blues
07. Back On The Corner
08. Netherworld
09. Tic Toc
10. Back In The Red
11. She Loves Strangers
12. Where Do I Go
13. Groupie Girl
14. Gimme Gimme Gimme
15. title unknown (instrumental)
16. Ice Blue
17. City Of Fun
18. Anthem
19. This Week
20. Tubular Greens
21. Runaway (Del Shannon)
22. Marlboro
23. Pop Song
24. Society
25. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Animals)

Friday, April 3, 2020

Celibate Rifles - VPRO, Amsterdam 9-02-87

Celibate Rifles were from Sydney and might be one of the better known Punk bands from Australia. They started in 1979 and finished in 2019 when singer Damian Lovelock died. Over 40 years they released 14 albums and numerous singles. They also toured throughout Australia Europe and North American. Quite a good run. This recording is from Dutch radio. Sound quality is very good. Unfortunately, my tape is apparently missing the first four songs.

setlist: from cassette tape]
01. This Week
02. Invisible Man
03. I Still See You
04. Bill Bonney Regrets
05. Kiss Me Deadly