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Australian/New Zealand songs

New Wave/Punk music, culture, genres, memories. '80s revivalism and other relevant topics.

Postby randy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:24 am

A few of the top of my head:

Austrailian Crawl--Boys Light Up
Saints--Simple Love
Triffids--Hell Of A Summer
Flash and the Pan--Make Your Own Cross
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Postby randy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:27 am

and the comment about Angry Young Bees? The band from Boston?
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Postby SallyLightfoot » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:56 pm

Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back
Nick Cave - The Hammer Song
Divinyls - Boys in Town
Hunters & Collectors - Throw My Arms Around You
Go Betweens - Bye Bye Pride (or 1-2-1 from Robert)
Midnight Oil - Only the Strong
Celibate Rifles - The More Things Change
Nice - My Perfect Fire
Icehouse - Sister

Spilt Enz - 6 Months in a Leaky Boat
Crowded house - Fall at your Feet
Clean - Oddity
Bats - Time to Get Ready
David Kilgour - You forget
Verlaines - Only Dream Left
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Postby ExRat » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:53 am

The Boys Next Door - "The Voice"
XL Capris - "My City of Sydney"
X - "Simulated Lovers"
Tactics - "Outdoors"
Marching Girls - "True Love"
Divinyls - "Elsie"
Radio Birdman - "Burn My Eye"
Saints - "This Perfect Day"
Primitive Calculators - "Do the Icepick"
The Church - "The Unguarded Moment"
The Swingers - "Counting the Beat"
etc., etc.
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Postby classixman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:20 am

Misex were a great new wave band although after Shanghied they went crap
their best album= Space Race-every track a classic and still not avail on cd on its own- it was released on 2003 as a double cd on 1 cd- with comouter games aling side for the ride- dont think 2 much of it- waste of $ buying it as its (the remastering>?) is crap
- time for a decent remaster
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Postby Surly » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:55 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by InvisibleMan[/i]
<br>Moving Pictures is also from Australia. They had that song Never on Footloose soundtrack, among a few others [:D]

"What About Me" is their big song; it charted twice in the USA. Key members later formed 1927 with their song "That's When I Think Of You," and its even better b-side, "Alright."

I also dig "One Good Reason" by The Swingers, "Dream'N Away" by Phil Judd, and "Computer One" by Dear Enemy. Along with almost everything in this thread. Oh, and the Divinyls' first 2 albums are amazing.

Love Real Life, especially "Catch Me I'm Falling" and "Like A Gun," the incredible b-side to "Send Me An Angel."

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Postby korova1 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:53 am

Go-Betweens - Love Goes On
Birthday Party - Release the Bats
INXS - To Look At You II
The Chills - Leather Jacket
The Chills - Pink Frost
The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit
Clean - anything at all from them
Boys Next Door - Shivers
Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back
Go Betweens - Cattle and Cane
Hoodoo Gurus - Like Wow Wipeout
Birthday Party - Nick the Stripper
Nick Cave - Mercy Seat
Hunters and Collectors - Talking to A Stranger 12"
Hunters and Collectors - Run Run Run
Midnight Oil - Power and the Passion
Midnight Oil - Best of Both Worlds
The Church - Tantalized
The Church - Under The Milky Way
The Church - Columbus
Inxs - The One Thing
Inxs - Don't Change
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Postby q89747 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:13 am

The Chills were (are?) a great band. 'Pink Frost' is gorgeous. Later covered by the House of Love (nothing against Chadwick & Co, but the original's better).
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Postby q89747 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:52 pm

Nice docco on Flying Nun by the way
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Postby newwavepop » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:20 pm

i have heard some great aussie new wave, i wish i knew alot more about aussie music but that wasnt much exposure to it here in oklahoma.
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Postby aussiemode » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:11 am

Koo De Tah - Too Young For Promises
Takeaways - Sweet and Sour (Soundtrack recently released on CD)
QED - Everywhere I Go
Player (1) - Space Invaders (I know it's a gimmicky song!)
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Pseudo Echo - Destination Unknown
Australian Crawl - Reckless
Dear Enemy - Computer One
Divinyls - Science Fiction
Dragon - Rain
Ganggajang - Gimme Some Lovin'
Machinations - My Hearts On Fire / No Say In It / Pressure Sway
Icehouse - Misc songs
Split Enz - I Got You
Venetians - So Much For Love (Remixes)
Plus lots more already mentioned...
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Postby q89747 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:51 pm

By the way, big ups to those in Christchurch in this trying time by the way-- blessings from America.
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Postby Systems of Romance » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:44 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by randy[/i]
<br>and the comment about Angry Young Bees? The band from Boston?

Sorry about the delayed response ,Randy.
I bought some acetates from NY in 85,& the Bees' "Shake Up The Suburbs" was among them.I believe they had a good local following.

This was a good thread.Some great music came out of Australia & NZ in the late 70s & 80s.Varied music from both rural & city bands.


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Postby InvisibleMan » Sun May 29, 2011 10:08 am

Wa Wa Nee - Stimulation... great tune, I never heard of this band before. And that girl in the video is very cute, is she part of the band?

and Koo Dee Tah - Too young to Promise.. also great synth track..and another strange and quirky name for a band [:D]

these 2 definitely are in my Aussie faves
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Postby TragicMagic » Sun May 29, 2011 1:22 pm

.. they don't come much cheesier than Wa Wa Nee.. but glad you like them ;-)
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