Archive for January, 2009

Blackfeather – Boppin’ The Blues

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Blackfeather was an Australian rock group in the 1970s. They went through a number of line-up changes until disbanding in 1983. Neale Johns was lead vocalist and songwriter, and their major hits were Seasons of Change and Boppin’ the Blues. Boppin’ the Blues was a number one hit in Australia in October 1972 for the band.

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Eva Trout – Ruby’s Gone

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Eva Trout is an alternative rock band from Australia. The Australian band was formed In 1993, and recorded it’s first Australian album Along Woodland Rides, Through Tunnels of Evergreen. In 1997 this was re-recorded and released for the U.S. as a self-titled album. And as they say, the rest was history.

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Joe Dolce – Shaddap You Face

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Joe Dolce is an American-born, Australian-resident singer/songwriter who achieved fame with the million-selling song Shaddap You Face, recorded under his vehicle, the group named Joe Dolce Music Theatre, which was a major hit in Europe in 1981. Enjoy the video of the said song below.

INXS – New Sensation

Monday, January 5th, 2009

INXS (pronounced “in excess”) is an Australian rock and New Wave band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney. Mainstays are Garry Gary Beers on bass, Andrew Farriss on keyboards, Jon Farriss on drums, Tim Farriss on lead guitar and Kirk Pengilly on guitar/sax. For twenty years they were fronted by Michael Hutchence on lead vocals, whose sultry good looks and magnetic stage presence made him the focal point of the band. Initially known for their New Wave/ska/pop style, they later developed a harder pub rock style, including funk and dance elements.