Well hi.

For whatever reason, I've recently decided to upload scans of band gig posters from my early days in Sydney, when I used to regularly go out and see at least two or three bands a week. I'm talking 1979 - 1990 ish here. At that time, Sydney had a healthy, thriving pub band culture which f
ostered the careers of many of the top Aussie export bands of the last couple of decades. The Angels, The Radiators, Midnight Oil, INXS, (Le) Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, etc etc etc. Anyway, being a lifelong collector of strange and irrelevant things, I find myself with scraps of paper, flyers, set lists, coasters and more from many of the gigs I attended, so at least I have something to remember them by. Most of that era is a total blur in my memory, but I just know that I had a really good time, and my tinnitus and foggy brain was worth it all.

Now, I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert or authority on any of these bands, or the era in general, I'm just sharing what I remember, and a few bits and pieces that may bring back memories for some. Feel free to add your own recollections, tell me if I'm wrong, share stories of gigs you went to.

You can click on them and they get bigger.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mi-Sex Tour Guide

Mi Sex. Got their name from an Ultravox song, and I always maintained they modelled themselves on John Foxx's original pre-Vienna Ultravox, at least to begin with. They were a bloody good band. Quite apart from the skintight leather pants, they had some great songs and put on a cool show. Computer Games was a huge revelation for me in the future of electronic pop. I remember it at my Year 12 dance at good ol' Killara High.
Singer Steve Gilpin died in 1992.


SYDNEYmarianne said...

i remember seeing misex at the bondi lifesaver,
not that it was cool to say
we liked them
back then.
my flatmate loved them, so i would go along with her .
sad steve passed away.

Bing said...

l saw them there too , what year was that ? 1979 ?

Anonymous said...

First concert I ever went to was seeing Mi-Sex supporting Cheap Trick at the Hordern, 1979 or 1980 from memory