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09.05.13 Whisky04.05.13 Australian Punk And Garage Rock
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Australian Punk And Garage Rock

The early stuff 70's and 80's
1The Saints
(I'm) Stranded

Formed in Brisvegas 1974 and along with the Sex Pistols and Ramones formed the
holy trinity of early punk rock.
(I'm) Stranded (1977) -
2 The Victims
Television Addict

From Perth, the band had a short life with members going on to form The Hoodoo
Gurus and The Scientists.
Television Addict (1977) -
3Radio Birdman
Radios Appear

1974 and hailing from Sydney they were one of the pioneering Aussie punk bands
and by far the most influential band on the future of Australian music at the time.
Aloha Steve & Danno (1978) -
4The Scientists
Blood Red River

Starting out in the late 1970's with a pop infused style of punk the band broke up in
1981 only to reform in 1982 with the musical direction of the band turned towards
psychedelic-tinged rock'n'roll.
Swampland (1982) -
5 Johnny Kannis
King of the Surf

Originally Radio Birdmans back up singer and MC recorded 3 tracks under his own
name with the members of Birdman before forming Johnny and the Hitmen which
went onto become The Hitmen.
King of the Surf (1978) -
6 The Hitmen
The Hitmen

The Hitmen were originally an outgrowth of Radio Birdman, with most of its
membership passing through the ranks of what was originally a party band. Their
all-enduring member was frontman Johnny Kannis.
I Don't Mind (1981) -
7The Celibate Rifles
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

"At a time when most punk outrage is just witless spleen at 90 mph, these Aussie
spitfires have fired off a release that shakes with lyric force and experimental
valour, not just speed and volume."
Back in the Red (1986) -
8Died Pretty
Free Dirt

According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, they "unashamedly plundered
rock's past to arrive at an original sound that was always passionate, atmospheric
and uplifting ... produced some of the most inspirational rock music heard in
Blue Sky Day (1986) -
9The Hard-ons
Most People Are A Waste Of Time

Fused punk tempos, hardcore attitude, heavy metal riffs and surf-pop melodies into
a seamless ball of energy.
Suck & Swallow -
Crazy Crazy Eyes -
10Hoodoo Gurus
Stoneage Romeos

Australian garage legends, punk guitars fused with pop melodies
I Want You Back (1984) -
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