Thursday, June 26, 2008

Leaving On A Jet Plane

leaving on a paper plane

My belongings (well, some of my guitars, music stuff, books and clothes) are already on their way from Brisbane to Perth and I am only a few days behind .... so this will be my last post from Brisbane.

With a very heavy heart I am leaving my beloved Dr. E in Brisbane (and to her overseas conferences) and awaiting her first visit to Perth in only a few weeks time.

But I am also looking forward to spending time with my family and friends back home.

To celebrate this occasion, I have returned to an old theme of cover versions, and this song seems most appropriate.

J Mascis - Leaving On A Jet Plane

PJ Harvey & Bjork - Leaving On A Jet Plane

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Leaving On A Jet Plane

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Perthection (returning home redux edition)

covers of some vinyl singles from Perth bands

Ten years later and I am moving back to my hometown of Perth to live amongst my family and friends for more than a long weekend at a time.

This also means that I will again have access to the vinyl which has been locked away for all of that time ... so this blog's voyeurs can look forward to future posts on the music I listened to all of those years ago.

As usual there will be some new, old music from Perth as well as many "lost" Australian bands from the 1970s and 1980s. Personally I can't wait to revisit my old singles including such classic Perth bands as Kno Matter, The Triffids, King Pig, the Marigolds, the Stems ... and much, much more which I have undoubtedly forgotten about after all these years.

To celebrate I have revisited this old mix of Perth bands from the 1970's through to the end of the millenia, when I left Perth and moved to Sydney (and then on to Brisbane).

This mix moves from punk to pub rock, surf instros to post-punk, guitar pop and more. This is only the surface of some of the great music that has come from, and continues to be created in, Perth - the world's most isolated city.

Most of these bands I saw live, many I saw numerous times, some I just liked, others I played in, or played gigs with. But it provides an idea of how vibrant the Perth music scene was. Check out the links (within links) if you want to find out more about any of these bands.

The bands featured are the same as for the previous post ... but for long-time voyeurs, and I hope that there are a few of you, I have changed some of the tracks posted ... but which ones?

As always, you need be quick as this mix won't be available for long and if you find something you like, go out and buy a copy for yourself, if you can track it down.

So Something Old, Something New presents "Perthection":-

As Is
The Bamboos
Chads Tree
Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs
Diddywah Hoodaddys
The Early Hours
The Feends
The Holy Rollers
The Hoovers
The Jackals
Kno Matter
The Kryptonics
The Manikins
The Marigolds
Martha’s Vineyard
The Neptunes
Rabbits Wedding
Rhythm Method
The Rockets
The Scientists
The Stems
The Triffids
The Victims
The Waltons
Tune Bureau

For those of you who don't want to download this zip file, here are a couple of tracks from bands I played in last millenia which aren't included on this compilation.

As Is - Count To Ten

The Hoovers - I'm An Addict

(this is the link to a zip file containing a song from all of the bands listed above)

Do you like these tunes? Then why not support the artists (and my blogging habit) by buying some music. Check out these links:-