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Old 10-30-2011, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
My fave MOW track is their first single ... I had the feeling that Colin Hay started getting serious after a fun, quirky beginning. I dug their drummer live - simple but rock solid and great kit sound.

Funny thing ... I know the name well and probably know some of their songs but I know nothing about them. Did they come up in the 90s?

Here's one that's good for a laugh ... Moving Pictures had a No 1 with What About Me?, inspiring anthem for melodramatic whiny losers lol (esp those who are into The Boss) ... love the lush drum production. I saw them play a few times - excellent live band. Later the vocalist, Alex Smith, was seen playing around the traps in soul bands.

In Oz we have the hazard of finding band names that aren't used by overseas gropups. I saw the excellent blues band The Hippos (one for Larry here) play many times. But if you look for them on YouTube you get the US ska band, The Hippos

As for jazz ... hard to go past the Australian Jazz Quintet featuring Errol Buddle on all saxes, flute, bassoon etc. He was the first Aussie jazzman to play with leading us jazzers like Elvin Jones, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Sammy Davis Jr, Roy Orbison, the Bee Gees and Nat 'King' Cole

He's still gigging, I think (he must be around 80 now). I saw him play many times - the best was a quartet with brilliant drummer, Warren Daly, from the Daly Wilson Big Band.

Truly world class.
wow. i had totally forgot about What About Me. that was a good flashback there. whiney...maybe, but not so bad. back to the Go_Betweens...i remember seeing that vid when it came out. only once and it never made it into rotation. i still swear Split Enz or somebody did a vieo on the same set. i just remember thinking i can't count that. : ) wah. what about me ? it isn't fair. i wanna be able to count some stuff like that. : (

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