Wow, there's more than I thought. Here's one I forgot - The Loved Ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURrBtB5O58
. Their big hit, The Loved One
, was later covered by INXS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJwVltn8ioc
Originally Posted by madidus
Some honourable mentions in previous posts and some not. However, there's a whole era of great Aussie bands not mentioned. Here we go:
The Saints - best known for I'm Stranded, but this one is a much better number http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLbyaNbhHdU
Ha! When I was doing the last post I was thinking a lot of bands would be buried in the text. I actually did mention The Saints and Ed Kuepper in post #4, but missed their best song, Know Your Product
. (that you linked).
I like Ed's solo work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVY-4uvr-L0
. His producer, Phil Punch, was house engineer (and by default, producer) of an old band of mine's demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S42jk4FUaBQ
. He did an awesome job for us.
Originally Posted by madidus
And before the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave was the front man for the one and only Birthday Party
There's a link of Birthday Party too (post #43).
Well done. I skipped them because some local guys were Birdman fanatics and kind of turned me off them because they dissed music that I liked lol
Thanks, I forgot them. A guitarist in a band I was in a few years ago was mates with their drummer, Paul. He came along and jammed with us one time on the rehearsal studio kit, when I was playing keys. A powerful, rock solid drummer. I've attached a very roughly recorded but spirited cover of White Room
from the jam.
Never knew much about these guys. Bit of a country rock vibe like Paul Kelly, who I was a couple of times. Not really into Paul's stuff, but he had a good band and I liked this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWhj4sVeVD0
Thanks! I missed these bands because I quit music and didn't even listen much from the mid 90s to 2007. Great that you guys are filling the gaps.
They were pretty big in a US for a while, eh?
Originally Posted by mxo721
geeeeeez Polly, this thread kicked me in the head, my niece would murder me if I mention oz rock and not bring up this guy: from the movie " dog's in space" which featured inxs front man in the lead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toFF3OvBR94
Ha - I forgot about this cover! I did have some Birthday Party earlier, though (post #43). I never saw the movie. Was it good?
Originally Posted by unfunkyfooted
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.
For the life of me, I can't remember it. Have I mentioned Crowded House? Current band covers Better Be Home Soon but I'd much rather play this one: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aAjm1wzrDaE
(it gets going after about a minute)