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Old 10-08-10, 12:34 AM
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Australian music favorites

Any favorite groups as far as Australian music goes? Maybe like a top 5?

1. The Easybeats- They are my favorite group

2. AC/DC- I'm a huge fan of the Bon Scott years and they share a big connection with the easybeats.

3. The Masters Apprentices- I really like their early stuff with Mick Bower and even their later material is mostly pretty good in a different sense.

4. Bee Gees- They started out in Aus releasing their first records. I really like all their 60s-early 70s work.

5. The Twilights- really great talented band that is mostly unheard of today, even there.

Honorable mentions- Hoodoo Gurus, Stems, Missing Links, Normie Rowe, Mike Furber and the Bowery Boys, MPD Limited, Bobby and Laurie, Rose Tattoo, Purple Hearts, Radio Birdman, The Saints
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Old 10-08-10, 01:44 AM
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Re: Australian music favorites

I'd probably go as far as favorites

Men At Work
The Bee Gees
AC/DC
Icehouse
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Radio Birdman
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
AC/DC
Kylie Minogue
INXS
The Saints

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Old 10-08-10, 02:25 AM
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Over the years, some of mine have been...

AC/DC
The Angels (Angel City)
Jimmy Barnes
The Bee Gees
Nick Cave
The Chevelles
The Choirboys
The Church
Cold Chisel
The Cruel Sea
Johnny Diesel (aka Diesel)
The Divinyls
The Easybeats
Frente
Colin Hay / Men At Work
Heaven
Hoodoo Gurus
Icehouse
INXS
Jet
Paul Kelly
Mental As Anything
Midnight Oil
The Models
Powderfinger
Silverchair
Rick Springfield
Billy Thorpe
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Old 10-08-10, 02:27 AM
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Nick Cave absolutely, the twisted Elvis of aussie rock.
Midnight Oil
Some Aussies claim Crowded House although don't tell most Kiwis that, but they've got ties to both.
INXS of course
The Church
Icehouse
And I do love the Men At Work too.
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Cold Chisel


Divinyls


Midnight Oil


The Go-Betweens
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I've been listening to a lot of Karnivool lately, they're amazing!
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The Butterfly Effect:
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The Living End
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How can you forget Flash and the Pan? Hey St. peter is a great song.

Flash and the Pan was an Australian New Wave musical group (essentially an ongoing studio project) initiated during the late 1970s by Harry Vanda and George Young, both former members of The Easybeats. George Young is also an older brother to Angus Young and Malcolm Young of the rock band AC/DC. Both Vanda and Young produced several AC/DC albums.

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Do I get to be the first to mention Baby Animals and Kasey Chambers? OK...



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How can you forget Flash and the Pan? Hey St. peter is a great song.

Flash and the Pan was an Australian New Wave musical group (essentially an ongoing studio project) initiated during the late 1970s by Harry Vanda and George Young, both former members of The Easybeats. George Young is also an older brother to Angus Young and Malcolm Young of the rock band AC/DC. Both Vanda and Young produced several AC/DC albums.
I like flash and the pan but not a whole lot. My favorite easybeats stuff was when Stevie Wright and George Young would write all the songs. When Harry Vanda took over it wasn't the same. I like it a lot as well but toward the very end of the band it became like the beginning of flash and the pan a bit. George Young also plays bass and rhythm guitar on the first AC/DC album. The older brother of George is Alexander Young who was in Grapefruit who were on apple records. If you've never seen him before he looks a lot like the other brothers


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Some great music comes out of Australia.

Josh Pyke
The Panics
Sarah Blasko
Sarah Storer
Paul Kelly
Natalie Imbruglia
Missy Higgins
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Do I get to be the first to mention Baby Animals and Kasey Chambers? OK...



Damn, I forgot Baby Animals. (and The Living End)
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I like Men at Work and love Colin Hay's solo stuff
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Yeah, insanely good stuff from Australia. Paul Kelly is one of the most underrated musicians I can think of outside his own country. He just keeps pumping out very good albums and has so for almost three decades. If I could join any band it would probably be The Church. While they haven't been able (and I don't think they care) to reach the heights of the late 80's, they are always worth hearing. I got to see The Saints in 1987. Really wish I could have seen them 10 years earlier, but even that band has been good throughout their changes.

I really miss Grant McLennan. His solo material and the work he did with Go-Betweens is also underrated in the U.S. Sucks so much that he's not here anymore (especially since he never lost the knack for worthy material).

Mid-period Midnight Oil also really gets me going. Anyone who heard "10-9-8..." when it was released would have been quite impressed with how odd and wonderful it was. I think they lost their way a bit after "Diesel And Dust", but I will always dig 'em.

I also think Hoodoo Gurus' "Stoneage Romeos" is one of the greatest debut albums in the history of rock and roll. Freakin' grade A all the way through. And who can not love Lime Spiders' "Slave Girl"? Just perfect.
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Ratcat is a good Aussie band, it's shame very few people know about them. My favorite song of them.

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Australia has one of the best music scenes in all of history.

AC/DC (of course)
Asteroid B612
The Saints
Radio Birdman
Celibate Rifles
M-16s
Hoodoo Gurus
The Monarchs
Challenger 7
Devil Rock Four
Brother Brick
The Hard Ons
Bored!
The Victims
Lipstick Killers
Rose Tattoo
The Lime Spiders
The Scientists
Mustang
Musclecar

that's just off the top of my head. The list goes on and on...
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Now when do we start the New Zealand thread?

The Chills
The Clean
Split Enz
Crowded House/Neil Finn
Flight of the Conchords
Liam Finn
Jean-Paul Sartre Experience
Shihad
Straitjacket Fits
Phoenix Foundation
Lawrence Arabia
Bic Runga
Chris Knox/Tall Dwarfs
The 3Ds
SJD
Anika Moa
One-hit wonder OMC ("How Bizarre")
Mint Chicks
tons of other stuff on the iconic Flying Nun label
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What, no love or does no one remember these guys?








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Now when do we start the New Zealand thread?
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Ratcat is a good Aussie band, it's shame very few people know about them. My favorite song of them.
Thanks for posting that. Never heard it before and dug it.

Lime Spiders "Slave Girl"... after 25 years I'm still totally in love with this rocker.


slave girl- lime spiders by Traces Of Semen (BTW, I am not Traces of Semen

Also dig this cover tune of "Psycho" by Beasts Of Bourbon (recorded in 1984, video made in 1988):

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with all the mentions of lime spiders I'm surprised no mentions of the stems?



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Also if you like Jazz music there is a cat named James Morrison. One of the most incredible musicians there is. His main instrument is trumpet but he seems to be a virtuoso on many. He has been around a long time and regularly plays at The Basement in Sydey.
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