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New Aussie Music Thread

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 05:59 AM
I think there is an Australian music thread round here somewhere but methinks it's time for a rejuvenation!

In my biased opinion, Australia has some of the best music out there, the sad thing is the commercial stations here just don't support it, unless it's canned pop rubbish, Kylie is excluded from that btw, coz she's a spunky little thing with a great [slash[arse[/slash] voice!

Anyway, onto the music, that is why the one or two of you that are here clicked, right?

First up is a little bit of Washington

They're a new band with a HUGE future ahead of them.

Another new band, The Jezabels

And finally for this post, Birds of Tokyo

Please share your favourite Aussie bads!

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 01:10 PM
Well Chadwickus,
The 80's just would not have been the same with out these guys....
Surprised you didn't include them....


posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 01:24 PM
For me, this is one of "Men at Works" finest songs...

Very moody


posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 01:53 PM
Another good band from the 80's....

They have probably sold more records than most other Aussie bands I can think of.


posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:05 PM
And last but not least....
A Quality TUNE for afterparties


posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:05 PM
reply to post by Chadwickus

I liked Washington and particularly the Jezabels but was unable to play The Birds of Tokyo due to copyright issues

I will look out for a Jezabels CD as I thought they were the best but I will also check out Birds of Tokyo on the net to see if I can listen elsewhere. There is a lot of musical talent in Aus but it sometimes does not get the recognition that it deserves. Thanks for bringing these bands to our attention.


posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:35 PM
thread Chad

Here`s one of many of my favourites for starters.

edit on 13-12-2010 by gps777 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 07:55 PM
my fave newer aussie band: portal

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 10:31 PM
She`s a little cutie with good vocals and from Perth to boot.

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 11:01 PM

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 11:18 PM
More oldies,more good vocals,which is what I listen for most in all bands.

Buses and Trains / Bachelor Girl

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 11:39 PM
I hope there are Aussies that are old enough to remember this.

Screaming Jets "Better"

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 12:59 AM
...i like the waifs... they've played in some honkytonks around here (san antonio - austin area)... i really like this one song of theirs - how many miles... this video isnt their best rendition but its a great song - wish i had written it, lol...

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:17 AM
...about the waifs - heres a little pro-bono promo for em - cuz - ya know, i wouldnt do this just to up my post count - really, i'm not that tacky...

...and heres the chords and lyrics to how many miles cuz i needed em myself...

How Many Miles - The Waifs

Verse 1
(Ab) it was way after mid (Db) night, before you (Ab) crossed my mind
But I thought of you til the sun broke (Db) through and I watched that road (Eb) unwind
(Ab) Funny how that road, was just (Db) like the (Ab) trail we made
Every little twist (Db) and turn and bump (Eb) left me feel (Ab) ing worn and frayed

(Db) How many miles (Ab) did we wander
(Db) How many nights did we (Ab) drive on through
(Db) Travelled the road like roll (Ab) ing thunder
(Db) And none of them lead (Eb) to anywhere that (Ab) we wanted them to

Verse 2
But it wasn't always rough - there was some smooth travelling too
And when the sun came up I was high on a mountain in the morning new
You always told me if I opened my eyes, I would see forever
Maybe I did, maybe that's how I knew that we were never destined to be together


Verse 3
Sometimes hurting someone is the kindest thing that a person can do
What more can I say, I'm sorry if I caused your heart to bleed
You were always so kind and gentle and warm and I tried so hard to be that way in return
But you never asked me what I wanted, you just told me what you thought I need


posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by gps777

Your an idiot gps777 didn`t you know that "Default" was a Canadian band not an Aussie band!

Oh well I`d like to officially appolagise for the personal attack gps777 and also claim Default as Australian.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 06:55 AM
reply to post by Rigel Kent

INXS, Icehouse, men at work...80's brillaince!

Thanks for the posts!

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 07:00 AM
reply to post by gps777

I won't tell anyone that you've sullied my Aussie music thread on page 1 with Canadian rubbish....oh wait...

Yes I love Little Birdy/Katie Steel, what a talented talented family!

Luke Steel (Empire of the Sun):

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 12:05 AM
The Baby Animals - "Painless" 1991

Baby Animals are a 1990s hard rock band from Australia.


posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:11 AM
i like how everybody ignores my song
I guess lovecraft in music form is not for everybody.

posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 05:29 AM
reply to post by Chadwickus

Great thread. Here is a list of 60 great Aussie Bands & performers (off the top of my head) that helped shape Aussie music for readers outside of Australia!. Some old, Some new & some very old!. I did not provide you tube links as the post would be massive. Hope I did not list any previously mentioned ...... Sorry if I did!. Most of these acts would be on Youtube!

Cant forget the legend AC/DC of course

1) Rose Tattoo
2) Midnight Oil
3) Hoodoo Gurus
4) Radiators
5) Living End
6) Jet
7) Divynals
8) Sunnyboys
9) Jimmy Barnes
10) Cold Chisel
11) Australian Crawl
12) Choirboys
13) Hunters & Collectors
14) Crowded House
15) The Angels
16) VSpy VSpy
17) Coloured Balls
18) Chain
19) Mondo Rock
20) Daddy Cool
21) Johnny Diesel
22) Wolfmother
23) Lime Spiders
24) Spiderbait
25) Grinspoon
26) Ratcat
27) The Sharp
28) Ted Mulry Gang
29) John Paul Young
30) Little River Band
31) Russell Morris
32) Swanee - AKA John Swan
33) Noiseworks
34) Boom Crash Opera
35) The Party Boys
36) Weddings Partys Anything
37) Easybeats
38) Stevie Wright
39) Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls, Messengers & Stormwater boys
40) Skyhooks
41) Powderfinger
42) You am I
43) Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons
44) Black Sorrows
45) Shannon Noll
46) Tommy Emmanuel
47) Phil Emmanuel
48) Hard Ons
49) Living Loud
50) The Loved Ones
51) Machinations
52) Goanna
53) Mental as Anything
54) Warrumpi Band
55) Nick Cave
56) Racey
57) Johnny O'keefe
58) Killing Heidi
59) Veronicas
60) Mortal Sin

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