Monthly Archives: October 2015

WE GOT POWER!

WE GOT POWER! Melbourne power trio POWER have unleashed their debut LP, Electric Glitter Boogie, on the estimable Cool Death label and it’s a ripper! Claiming influence from the likes of the Stooges, T-Rex, Coloured Balls and Hawkwind, these guys … Continue reading

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More Australian rarities in… THE TWILIGHTS’ debut from 1966, featuring Glenn Shorrock & co. – we have the 1969 edition on Music For Pleasure, and it’s a fine slice of ’60s beat-pop; the sole LP from 1979 by MANTECA, a … Continue reading

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SCHAWKIE ROTH!

This week’s find: SCHAWKIE ROTH (yes, remember that name!)’s You Are The Ocean LP from 1981. It’s essentially a New Age album, but what a beautiful disc it is. Eschewing the cliches of the genre, its mixture of zither, bamboo … Continue reading

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REDD KROSS – THIRD EYE

Finally reissued for general consumption: REDD KROSS’s fantastic 1990 LP, Third Eye. Their first for the Atlantic label, it saw the brothers McDonald vying for the same apex of punk-infused bubblegum power-pop sound they’d reached with 1987’s ace Neurotica LP, … Continue reading

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AUSSIE REISSUES ON BLANK…

Got some great Australian reissues just in on the Blank label: JOHN SANGSTER’s The Trip and The Joker Is Wild LPs (’60s rarities from this Australian multi-instrumentalist renaissance man); CARRL & JANIE MYRIAD’s Of All The Wounded People LP (fantastic … Continue reading

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Some Aussie obscurities and classics of yore on the shelf this week… the COLOURED BALLS’ classic 1973 ballbreaker, Ball Power, a magnificent slab of boot-stomping proto-punk (orig. 1973 EMI press); SONG OF ARN, a unique and strange Australian hippie spoken-word … Continue reading

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BLUE NOTE VINYL

Some very nice slabs of Blue Note in the shop right now…

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