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

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...


Unknown said...

Do you remember the name of the band pub in the Cross, it was a multi story place down from the fountain and I saw loads of great bands there..

Anonymous said...

Google Absolute 80s Band - mostly a Vic band now though they travel. I saw Dale Ryder play with Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen) and Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-men)and they were brilliant! An excellent night and highly recommended.

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Anonymous said...

Paul again!!!

Boom Crash were great - I think they had 2-3 Great albums - everyone will remember them of course for "Onion Skin" (which broke them in a small way in the USA), but they're well worth investigating both for thier albums and live shows

Pretty sure i caught BCO @ The TIVOLI on George and a few other pubs - I also remember them from a S Ent Centre show as well

If you like you can email me at dragonpaul64@yahoo.com

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