• Am I ever gonna see your face again?

    Ago 29 2006, 20h18

    The Angels are a great Australian pub rock band that I remember on Countdown (A hugely popular Australian music program) at the beginning of the 80s. One of the first clips I remember seeing was "Face the Day." The song is typical of the band's straight-ahead no-nonsense rock led by the mad Irishman "Doc" Neeson. I only vaguely remember hearing tracks from their first album "Face to Face," but then again I did miss out on a lot of good music in the late 70s; I was more into Racey and Patrick Hernandez. The band are several years gone now but I was lucky enough to catch them twice in the early 90s. The first time was at Darwin's Marrara Sports Center, where we were surprised to see the boys just stroll in past us as we waited to go inside, and the other at the city's Gardens Amphitheater. When I listen to their stuff I wonder why they didnt find success overseas. I also read that Guns N' Roses used to cover their song Marseilles at concerts, never heard it though.

    Here a couple of good clips I found on youtube:

  • A long way to the shop (If you wanna sausage roll)

    Jul 18 2006, 19h42

    A themed mix
    A life of a musician -- from the exuberant dreams of youth to the hard slog of touring to disappointment and a bitter old age.

    Breakout - Stiff Little Fingers
    Complete Control - The Clash
    It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) - AC/DC
    (Get a) Grip (On Yourself) - The Stranglers
    Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
    Summer of 69 - NOFX or Bryan Adams (According to taste)
    Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa
    The Aging Musician - The Residents
  • Zeno Beach

    Jul 15 2006, 16h26

    I've been listening to Radio Birdman's latest album, which comes after a 25-year break, and I'm loving it. The group built a legendary reputation in Australia for powerful live performances in the mid '70s, playing stooges/MC5 influenced rock. Their latest album, "Zeno Beach," is a new direction for the band, adding more depth and polish to the sound. Lead singer Rob Younger's vocals are one of the biggest changes to the group's sound – the screams are gone and he gives a more measured performance.

    There is a good write up on Wikipedia and you can listen to some of the earlier stuff on last FM. There's more info including international tour dates at (The i94bar is a great site if you are into punk/proto and garage rock styles).
    Radio BirdmanDeniz TekThe New Christs