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.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Psychotic Turnbuckles

There you go. Psychotic Turnbuckles. Part of the psychodelic revival scene of the mid 80's, along with Le Hoodoo Gurus, Lime Spiders, North to Alaskans, The Stems etc.

I think Max's is still there, but a shadow of it's former self. Pokies and doof music I suspect.

Boom Crash Opera

Boom Crash Opera.

These guys were good. A few big singles, then they disappeared. Richard Pleasance released a brilliant solo album that I have somewhere. Dale Ryder had a great voice - don't know what happened to him. The band I played in at the time shared management with BCO. No one remembers us though...