Originally Posted by madidus
I thought I'd read all the posts but obviously missed earlier references to the Birthday Party.
Not sure if I've missed it, but another cult Aussie band is of course Australian Crawl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avw1ddNHKmE
I always thought of Aussie Crawl as a spinoff from The Sports http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAVzYLPgUlc
I doubt OS members would know of these groups ... except Unfunky who seems to have the world's music at his fingertips :)
Remember when they changed their name to The Rads when punk came in? lol
Another band of similar vintage - The Reels - with Dave Mason on vocals, who was the son of a conservative politician (and perhaps a great disappointment for a while :). Iloved Quasimodo's Dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiWifFP20z4
They used to practice in one of the rooms in a warehouse in Redfern, where my band used to practice. One time we blundered into their room. I admit having a go on the drummer's quirky kit (being careful to leave it exactly as I found it!) - great sounding drums.
Thanks! Always enjoyed Oz rock - it has its own flavour ... but I suspect that those last two links will attract people to Oz rock in the same way as Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, is promoting tourism :)