Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Red Parrot - The Attic Tapes
(Bands from Perth, Australia)

The Red Parrot

I have been too busy moving back and setting up home, finding and starting a new job and catching up with friends and family to do any blogging ..... so to use a repost and continue the celebration of returning to Perth and posting music from my home town, here's a live compilation only ever released on cassette and of which I may have one of the few copies available.

The Red Parrot was the place to be seen (or should that be scene?) in Perth in the early to mid 1980's.

If my memory serves me right, these recordings were made at The Red Parrot over two nights, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th May, 1986.

As well as being the best night club in Perth (in my experience), it supported the local original music scene at a time when most pubs were only allowing cover bands to play. See the Kno Matter track "Playing Covers" for an obvious reference to this phenomenon. The Red Parrot was also the venue where many national and international bands played.

I still haven't had the time to break these tracks up, so here you have side A and side B of the cassette. The track listing is:-

The Red Parrot - The Attic Tapes

Side A
The Holy Rollers - Afraid
Homecoming - Compromise
The Waltons - My Husband Beats Me
The Moment - G Dead
The Marigolds - Down By The River

Side B

Erol H Tout - The Sound Of Swimming
Kno Matter - Playing Covers
Greenhouse Effect - Rhyme Without Reason
The Kryptonics - Trapped Inside

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

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a teenage perth boy red parrotite with a cockatoo hairdo and pointy toe shoes the red lion was cool too i remember white lines thumping out of the sound system have you heard liquid liquid "cavern"?

Sun Aug 17, 05:25:00 pm  
Blogger ano said...

I to sported hair that went in the forward and back directions while keeping the sides trimmed short. Red suede brothel creepers, big thanks to Dr Martens, finished off my neat attire. Although originally a Neddies boy I had migrated east so I would do tours of my own, returning to Perth to cover as many clubs in a two week period that a mere mortal possibly could. My friend MR would man the DJ booth at the parrot so I never had to resort to climbing in. Had some great nights there.

Mon Dec 01, 07:03:00 pm  
Blogger David Gerard said...

I have the original cover photo somewhere in my two large boxes of photos here. One day I'll scan them all properly.

Party Fears magazine archive:

Fri Apr 03, 10:49:00 pm  
Blogger David Gerard said...

The zip's disappeared, so I've put it up at:

Tue Jun 05, 06:51:00 am  

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