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What is your favorite Australian song or music piece?

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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Thanks for the education! Yeah - I could be mixing & matching...but also could have sworn that I read (initially) that Radiohead was of Australian roots... Nevertheless - I stand corrected. I'm guessing Mr. Garrett hasn't strayed far from his musical leanings in the political arena (?)...

Radiohead could be of Oz origin but moved to the UK. I don't know. Gut feeling says all British

In Australia we have "Radio Birdman" . If it is them you have heard of well you have a good musical education.

As far as Mr Garrett goes if anything he is a lot less radical than he was when the band was going strong. Many here say he is a "Sell Out" of sorts and has not lived up to what he said he was going to do way back then. This combined with some failed political ventures e.g the roofing insulation scandal (Though I believe he was the patsy) he is nowhere near as popular a politician as he should be.

Personally I liked Midnight Oil's music (especially the live concerts) but found Peter to be a little bit of an extremist "lefty" so it's no worry to me.
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posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 03:28 AM
The best from Down Under.

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 11:28 AM
Anything by The Living End...

Celtic folk/punk band The Currency from Melbourne are awesome too. Some tunes on their Myspace page.

And this from The Amity Affliction...

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 12:23 PM

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 07:24 PM

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Do You Love Me?

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 07:40 PM

what?well someone had to post it.

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 07:56 PM

AC/DC - Dog Eat Dog

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 08:04 PM

posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 08:06 PM

AC/DC - TNT (Live)

Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Watch me explode!!

posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 12:28 AM

The Angels - After The Rain (1978)

The Angels - Take A Long Line (1978)

The Angels - I Ain't The One (Live in Melbourne 1980)

The Angels - Face The Day (1980)

posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 05:16 PM
My piece would be 'Get it on' or 'Gimme a bullet' AC/DC.

For those who weren't aware of their Australian heritige then I'll give a quick potted history.

Of the original band members brothers Angus Young,Malcolm Young and Bon Scott were all Scottish born but their families moved to Australia during their childhood.Phil Rudd and Mark Evans were Australian.

The band was formed in 1973 and got their first recording contract in Sydney,releasing their first album 'High Voltage' in 1974 then TnT in 1975.

They signed with Atlantic in 1976 and the version of 'High Voltage' released on Atlantic during 1976 isnt the same as the original Australian release.

Being a proud Scot it's easy to love the fact that my all time favourite band has direct Scottish connections but I stop short of claiming them as a Scottish band like many of my countrymen are so keen to do,the are Australian with Scottish links ~ to my mind

posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 08:06 AM
Bl®@#y h@#l,I have to get in there and correct the glareing error I made before someone else does it for me !!!

That I made an error isn't beyond belief,in fact it's a fairly regular occurance but even I can't believe this one.

It's 'Get it Hot' not 'Get it on' !!!

Highway to Hell is probably my favourite album of all time.It's been part of the soundtrack to my life since age 14 - and I clocked 40 just 8 days ago.

I know ever word,can play every note from this album on the guitar in my sleep,how I made such a cardinal mistake is beyond my comprehension !!!

Get it on - is by T Rex,a good song but not a slightest patch on Get it Hot - from the greatest rock and roll album by the greatest rock and roll band of all time.

To have made it in conversation would be a crime,to have done it online is shameful :-(

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:12 PM

The Dingoes - Way Out West (1973)

The Scientists - When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow (1983)

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posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 05:43 AM
These guys completely ROCK live...

posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 06:44 PM
I think I was the only one in High school who had this entire Album.
Billy Thorpe, Children of the Sun.
Great song for Headphones, fantastic intro.

I think Billy passed away a few years back..

posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 07:04 PM
Here is another incarnation of Billy Thorpe (and the Aztecs)

After reading up on Billy a bit, it seems he was quite the renaissance man.

William Richard "Billy" Thorpe,[1] AM (29 March 1946 – 28 February 2007) was a renowned English-born Australian pop / rock singer-songwriter and musician.[2] As lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, he had success in the 1960s with "Blue Day", "Poison Ivy", "Over the Rainbow", "Sick and Tired", and "Mashed Potato"; and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy".[2][3] Featuring in concerts at Sunbury Pop Festivals and Myer Music Bowl in the early 1970s, the Aztecs also developed the pub rock scene and were one of the loudest groups in Australia.[2][4][5]

Thorpe on Wiki

posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 05:13 AM
My current favorite Australian band would be definitely Tame Impala - fuzzy blend of riff-rock and Beatles on steroids.

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