Saturday, March 02, 2013

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

The Red Parrot

There has been a lot of interest amongst some of the ancient Perth alternative music community about the Red Parrot Reunion

The Red Parrot was the place to be seen (or should that be scene?) in Perth in the early to mid 1980's. It was cetainly my fave club from my younger days.

I'm living in Brisbane now and won't be making the trek to Perth for this occasion, but many (most?) of my old buddies already have their tickets, so I hope you all have a fun night. Here's some appropriate local band history for you.

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 Greg Dear said...

re the reunion and performers on the night who had performed at the Red Parrot in its day - Errol was there, Alsy and Jill from the Triffids, members of Marigolds, HolyRollers, Beautiful Losers, Bamboos, Stems, and Jackalls.
A fun night topped by an impromptu rendition of Paranoid featuring the triple guitars of Dom Mariani, Greg Dear, and Greg Hitchcock.

Mon May 20, 02:05:00 am  

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