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Australian/New Zealand songs

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Australian/New Zealand songs

Postby InvisibleMan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:32 am

what are your favorite 80's Australian and NZ songs?
Here are some that I really like:

Real Life- Send Me and Angel
Icehouse - Crazy
Sharon O'Neill - Maxine
Men At Work - Who can it be now
Midnight Oil - Beds are burning
QED - Everywhere I Go
INXS - Original Sin
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Postby zill » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:55 am

James Freud - Modern girl
Swingers - Counting the beat
Hoodoo Gurus - Like wow wipeout
Split Enz - One step ahead
Misex - Falling in and out
Pseudo Echo - Stanger in me
Hunters and Collectors - Throw your arms around me
Weddings Parties Anything - Industrial town
The Church - Tantalized
Icehouse - We can get together
The Saints - Sold out
Go Betweens - Right here
INXS - One thing
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Postby TragicMagic » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:34 am

I of course don't know where to start with a list like this! It's v interesting seeing what people overseas like about ANZ 80's though! I hope more people reply.

Some great names above. Anyone like Divynals, Noiseworks, Jimmmy Barnes? Uncanny X Men? The Models?, WaWaNee? (ok, maybe not them ;-)
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Postby Frau_Blucher » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:50 pm

Radio Birdman - Burn My Eye
The Saints - I'm Stranded
Lipstick Killers - Hindu Gods of Love
The Radiators - Give Me Head
The Sports - Live Work + Play
Cosmic Psychos - Lost Cause
Mi-Sex - Computer Games
The Birthday Party - Happy Birthday
The Chills - Rolling Moon
Shona Laing - Glad I'm Not A Kennedy
Sneaky Feelings - Everything I Want
Machinations - Pressure Sway
Split Enz - Poor Boy
The Go-Betweens - Cattle and Cane
Hunters & Collectors - Dog
Mental As Anything - If You Leave, Can I Come Too?
The Church - Unguarded Moment
Midnight Oil - Kosciuszko
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Postby gnj1958 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:01 pm

The Church - Myrrh
Eurogliders - Heaven (Must Be There)
The Church - - Unguarded Moment
Goanna - Solid Rock
The Church - Too Fast For You
Real Life- Send Me and Angel
The Church - Tear It All Away
Split Enz - Poor Boy
The Church - Don't Look Back
Icehouse - Crazy
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Postby Frank_Chickens » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:57 pm

Liquid Engineers - Help Me
Deckchairs Overboard - That's The Way
The Orphans - Hop Skip Jump
Marginal Era - How Can I Explain To You
The Reels - Love Will Find a Way
Swell Guys - Sidetracking
Equal Local - Lamp This
Scattered Order - Swiss Like Knives and Forks
Spencer Spencer - Don't Do This and Don't Do That & I Think it's Raining
Asphyxiation - The Crush
Systematics - Pulp Baby & International Voltage
Severed Heads - Lamborghini
Use No Hooks - Do The Job
International Exiles - Let's Be Sophisticated
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Postby roc51 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:08 am

Models - I See Motion
Icehouse - No Promises
Icehouse - Love In Motion (US Version)
Icehouse - Hey Little Girl
Icehouse - Walls
Icehouse - One By One
Icehouse - The Flame
Icehouse - Dance On
Icehouse - Over The Line
Icehouse - Angel Street
Icehouse - Great Southern Land
Midnight Oil - Read About It
Midnight Oil - Power & The Passion
Midnight Oil - Dreamworld
Midnight Oil - Kosciuszko
Midnight Oil - Hercules
The Chills - Pink Frost
Crowded House - Distant Sun
Hunters & Collectors - When The River Runs Dry
Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger
Triffids - Hell Of A Summer
Go-Betweens - Streets Of Your Town
Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane
Go-Betweens - Right Here
Go-Betweens - Bachelor Kisses
Go-Betweens - Was There Anything I Could Do?
Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!
Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Real Life - Babies
Pseudo Echo - Listening
Swingers - Counting The Beat
John Farnham - The Voice (guilty pleasure)
Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened
Split Enz - I Walk Away
Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Split Enz - Dirty Creature
the church - Constant In Opal
the church - No Explanation
the church - Shadow Cabinet
the church - Reptile
the church - Tantalized
the church - Youth Worshipper
the church - North South East West
the church - When You Were Mine
Divinyls - Pleasure and Pain
Divinyls - Science Fiction
AC/DC - Back In Black
INXS - Original Sin
INXS - Burn For You
INXS - Don't Change
INXS - Just Keep Walking
INXS - The One Thing
INXS - Melting In The Sun
Dragon - Rain

Honestly, there are so many...really tough when it comes to some bands, so I just put one AC/DC song but there is just too many to choose from...I'm sure I left many out...
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Postby tileboy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:47 am

Flash and The Pan-Walking in the Rain
Midnight Oil-Outbreak of Love
Hunters and Collectors-January Rain
Swingers- Counting the Beat
Split Enz-Dirty Creature
Ice House-Great Southern Land
Hoodoo Gurus- I was a Kamikaze Pilot
The Saints-Know your Product
The Atlantics-Saturday Night
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Postby gspot » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:14 am

Just about everything released by Flying Nun:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Nun_Records
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Postby SomebodySomewhere » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:55 am

Listening to a Spaces single right now. Does that count?


[b]The Spaces - Just Like Clockwork[/b]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5i8p3n


(They were Kiwi one-hit wonders with "Got Me at a Disadvantage.")
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Postby InvisibleMan » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:21 pm

yeah Pseudo Echo was a real nice band, underrated. A Beat For You is some nice 80's synth-dance [:D]
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Postby Systems of Romance » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:29 am

A great way to use my first post.Mainly 70s/80s here...

FLASH & THE PAN: The entire "Lights In The Night" album.
FLOWERS/ICEHOUSE: Icehouse,We Can Get Together,Hey Little Girl,Taking The Town.
MANNIKINS: Cruel World.
MATT FINNISH: Short Note.
HEADLESS CHICKENS: Cruise Control.
MIDNIGHT OIL: Weddingcake Island.
RADIATORS: Confrontation & Comin' Home.
MI-SEX: People,But You Don't Care,Space Race,Blue Day.
SAINTS: I'm Stranded.
REELS: Prefab Heart & Love Will Find A way.
MODELS: Hold On & I Hear Motion.
TMG: Dark Town Strutters Ball & Dinah.
DRAGON: Rain & This Time.
SWINGERS: Counting The Beat.
MONDO ROCK: Primal Park
EUROGLIDERS:Can't Wait To See You & Without You.
INXS: Just Keep Walking.
BIC RUNGA: Sway.


[:D]

Jim.




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Postby Frau_Blucher » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:01 pm

Welcome Jim.
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Postby Systems of Romance » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:57 am

Hi Frau,
Thanks for the welcome.
I'm enjoying the site thus far & learning a lot too.
My interests lay with Numan,Ultravox & Wire.However,I like to learn about Aussie,UK & USA bands that flew under the radar.I'm learning about Angry Young Bees at present...

I forgot to mention Sports in my list...another great band .
Australia had a great, varied music scene in the late 70s & early 80s.I think this was happening everywhere..


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Postby InvisibleMan » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:36 am

Moving Pictures is also from Australia. They had that song Never on Footloose soundtrack, among a few others [:D]
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