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Old 06-30-2007, 08:45 AM   #16
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I don't know many Australian bands but INXS, AC/DC and JET are a few that I have albums for. Also like a few other songs by artists like Natalie Imbruglia, Savage Garden, Men At Work, John Farnham, Midnight Oil...

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http://www.aussiebands.com.au/austra...ck_and_pop.htm
Thanks for that link! Man, you guys are gonna make fun of me. Go to the following link:

http://www.humannature.com.au/musicbox/home.do

Anyone remember these guys? Scroll all the way down to the Wishes video. I used to love that song at the time. x infinity
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:39 AM   #17
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Off the top of my head, some Australian bands/artists I enjoy to various degrees:

Nick Cave
Augie March
Sarah Blasco
The Drones
Kylie Minogue
Ground Components
New Buffalo
INXS
Powderfinger
Silverchair
Hilltop Hoods
Savage Garden
Missy Higgins
Lisa Gerrard
Eskimo Joe
George
Deborah Conway
Dirty Three
Yes I enjoy quite a few of those folks. Go Aussie.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:48 AM   #18
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After coming back from the pub, I once again have a newfound respect for Daddy Cool and the Easybeats.
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Sarah Blasco
Its Blasko but I'll let you off on listing her in the first place

She's Lovely....seeing her live for the third time this year in a few weeks
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:05 PM   #20
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There is a four part series titled Great Australian Albums on SBS starting in late July some might be interested in. Here is the schedule (and the bands/albums featured).

Silverchair, Diorama - 8.30pm, Saturday, July 28, SBS
Crowded House, Woodface - 8.30pm, Saturday, August 4, SBS
Triffids, Born Sandy Devotional - 8.30pm, Saturday, August 11, SBS
The Saints, (I’m) Stranded - 8.30pm, Saturday, August 18, SBS

At least a few are bound to be interesting.

The one on the Triffids even includes an interview with my favourite not-quite-Aussie-but-he-is-a-permanent-resident musician.

(and also interviews with Paul Kelly and members of the Go-B's)

Clips from each episode are here
As always Indra, you are a font of info on Oz music!! Not bad for a Yank
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:11 PM   #21
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Crowded House
Powderfinger
And I've got a Go-Betweens albums sitting on my shelf that I haven't gotten around to listening to yet, so I shall report back soon on them!
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...and it's Tom.



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Old 07-01-2007, 02:56 AM   #24
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A lot of the band/musicians I listen to are Australian or based in Australia.

Some faves:

The Church
Steve Kilbey -- including his side projects such as Mimesis, Isidore, Hex, Jack Frost (w/Grant McLennan), Gilt Trip
Gersey
Art of Fighting
Go-Betweens (I tend to prefer McLennan's songs to Robert Forster's)
Grant McLennan
Stephen Cummings
David Lane
Halogen
Big Spaceship (a side project of Martin Kennedy of All India Radio, which I also like -- I just currently like Big Spaceship better)
GB3

And I like occasional songs by Midnight Oil, INXS, Crowded House, and Split Enz (haven't really heard much more than a few songs from Crowded House or Split Enz though).
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Key Aussie bands in history: INXS, Midnight Oil, Icehouse, Aussie Crawl, Church.

I'm over AC/DC, and while Cold Chisel and Barnesy and Ian Moss have some real crackers, they could very much be hit or miss.

Silverchair are choc-abloc full of credibility. A bunch of musicians always willing to try something different and always doing what they wanna do. They will never top Freak Show though.

Most under-rated Aussie bands in my reckoning are THINGS OF STONE AND WOOD. Victorian lads who had a one-hit wonder with Happy Birthday Helen in '93. Hard to find their albums, but I got a best of which has some oh-so-sweet tunes (Fingertips, Churchill's Black Dog, Share This Wine, Wildflowers). Their songs reek of Australia and especially Melbourne. Amazing band.....

Also, MOTOR ACE. Those who only know them for Carry On might dismiss them as just one of those in the same mould as Grinspoon, Bodyjar and Area 7, but they've got something extra special about them. All talented musicians, they're third and commercially underappreciated final album album, 2005's ANIMAL, was an Aussie masterpiece. Pat Robertson's vocal is just a delight, and they're always willing to tweak the "Motor Ace sound." So many of today's Aussie bands owe a lot to them. Heavily influenced by The Verve, although their third album is a pop-punk gem.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:52 AM   #26
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Don't be forgetting Tripod, guys.

Lots of great artists already mentioned here and on that Aussie Bands site, here are some others that I reckon are worthy of mention:

Lior
The Cat Empire
Little Birdy
The Beautiful Girls
Pete Murray
1200 Techniques
The Superjesus
Blue King Brown
Australian Crawl (Mullet power, brought to you by YouTube)
The Divinyls
Frente
Little River Band
Midnight Juggernauts
Mondo Rock

And because I got distracted by music videos on YouTube, here's some more classic Aussie stuff:

Icehouse (More mullet power)
Nick Cave (The Goth Mullet King: "Lock up your daughters." And sons too, because it's Stagger Lee)
Mental As Anything (Dags)

Very glad that someone else mentioned
Baby Animals, at least their first album was worth buying..
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I actually met Mondo once. Very very cool, he toured with U2 on their Lovetown tour

And I would not include Icehouse, Aussie Crawl or Church in the key bands. Cold Chisel and ACDC rate much more higher in that category.
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Silverchair are choc-abloc full of credibility. A bunch of musicians always willing to try something different and always doing what they wanna do. They will never top Freak Show though.
Depends on your tastes I guess, I think Diorama is a masterpiece and a great leap forward from their earlier stuff although even in the early days the raw talent was undeniable. Haven't yet made up my mind on Young Modern..

Will have to check out Motor Ace, I recognise the name but not sure that I've heard any of their stuff, or at least don't know if it by their name..
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You'll know Carry On, ripper of a tune.
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I actually met Mondo once. Very very cool, he toured with U2 on their Lovetown tour

And I would not include Icehouse, Aussie Crawl or Church in the key bands. Cold Chisel and ACDC rate much more higher in that category.
i think thats just cos you are so young.

the church are brilliant.
Ice house - Great southern land HELOOOO....


Aussie crawl- reckless, oh no not you again , Errol.

dont make me educate you boy




nick cave OMG



saw james reyne not so long ago (aussie crawl) he was awesome , seeing mark seymore (Hunters and Collectors fucking truly rockin) next weekend will be
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