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.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Scientists & Celibate Rifles

5 comments:

mialee said...

Just happened to stumble across your blog and let me commend you on your work as the posters really do bring back memories and I believe are an integral part of Aust. music history. Well done.

keith Claringbold said...

I played in the Introverts that night. I borrowed Boris Sudjovic's bass gear. Nice guy.

Mark said...

That's very cool, Keith. Glad to have someone who was actually musically involved come along. I assume you saw this one? You've probably seen it a million times...
http://1980schild.blogspot.com/2008/05/thieves.html

keith Claringbold said...

That thieves one is great. I'd forgotten about the poster. This is a good thing you've done here.

David L. Moore said...

I wasn't there but before I moved to Tassie 18 months ago, Damo from the Celibate Rifles was my yoga teacher at the Manly Leagues club.
Best yoga I've done. Yoga with swearing :-)