Showing posts with label Southern Cross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Southern Cross. Show all posts

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath 21: Uluru Rock (Australia)

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[Also see Vol80 for a new Aussie comp] TDATS number 21 "Uluru Rock" features Australian bands, and one from New Zealand slipped in too. Due to the size and remoteness of the Austalasian scene, and the remoteness between the cities of Australia themselves, It was hard for bands to network and find support to progress. Many of these tracks are from singles. Lots of the bands, like Chook, never had the opportunities to produce a full album. I have used their track in a previous comp, but thought it should be put in here as it's a perfect candidate for the theme and also I have managed to find a far better quality version. Fanny Adams appears again with a new track, showing their appealing take on driving simple hard blues riffs that hook into you like Free do.

Rabbit feature none other than the original singer of AC/DC; Dave Evans, and another band that only produced a single, 'The Ash', have two songs joined here as I think they are equally great, being some of the heaviest sabbath-styled stuff I have found from Oz at the time. NZ's Ticket offer an uplifting psych anthem to individuality and Coloured Balls (a name that surely shows the Aussies' bawdy humour) start with a meaty riff and ends the comp on a contemplative note, as does the moody final track from Master's Apprentices.

01. Flake - Breadalbane (1974)
02. Buffalo - 'Til My Death (1973)
03. Bakery - No Dying In The Dark (1971)
04. Long Grass - Anywhere You Wanna Go (1967)
05. Rabbit - Dinosaur - (1975)
06. Southern Cross - What I Am Waiting For (1976)
07. Chook - Cold Feet (1971)
08. Fanny Adams - Ain't No Loving Left (1971)
09. The Ash - Warrant / Midnight Witch (1971)
10. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - No More War (1973)
11. Ticket - Awake (1972)
12. Coloured Balls - Human Being (1973)
13. Master's Apprentices - Games We Play Part 2 (1971)

Thanks for listening!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath IX

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Time for part IX of TDATS. On a roll here.
This kicks off with one of my favourite new discoveries, Boomerang's 'Juke It', led by Vanilla Fudge keyboardist Mark Stein, unfortunatley the rest of their album didn't quite match up but this one is top notch. Track 4 by Italian progsters Procession enters in an excellent fast metallic style and ends on a big fuzzed doom riff. I have included a Blue Cheer cover by one of my favourite australian bands, Thumlock and the comp ends with a Japanese heavy psych workout from Far Out which begins in excellent abstract doom.

01. Boomerang - Juke It - 1971
02. Saint-Preux - L'abime - 1972
03. Steel Mill - Blood Runs Deep - 1971
04. Procession - Uomini E Illusioni - 1972
05. Kalevala - In The Net - 1972
06. Hillow Hammet - Come With Me - 1969
07. Help - Oh My - 1971
08. Southern Cross - Harris Street - 1976
09. Tempest - Turn Around - 1974
10. Tarkus - Tempestad - 1972
11. Weed - Weed - 1971
12. Thumlock - Out Of Focus (Blue Cheer cover) - 2001
13. Far Out - Too Many People (edit) - 1973

Cheers! Rich

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