We start today with The Cry from Sydney and I have it listed as 1982 ( which I have to admit comes from the Discogs entry for this single ) but I have the gut feeling this single in fact came out later ( possibly around the 1984 or so ) but have no hard evidence for this - other than my memory.... and that 1982 seems a bit "early" to me....I have been wrong before and will be wrong again though I'm sure.
Then we are up in Brisbane for the legendary Four Gods single, on the even more legendary Able Label. This song sounds exactly like it is - a mix between The Frontier Scouts and early Go Betweens, definitely because that is who is playing on this record ; Lindy on drums and Grant on bass under the alias "Candice" and of course Andrew Wilson of the Frontier Scouts. ( Incidentally this was recorded at m Squared with Patrick engineering so this single even more tinged with "royalty" ). The covers by the way were hand screen printed and done in different colours.
( The ) Tapeloops also from Qld, and the slight of "government work" based on a Joh Bjelke era government...
Then we have the Tiny Town thing ( as I mentioned a flexi ), Clint Small from Melbourne and I don't need to explain The Saints.
The Flies were a Sydney band ( their only single ), Dorian Gray were from Melbourne ( also their only single ), Idiom Flesh were from Sydney ( the first of 2 releases, the other being a 12 ), and of course Skolars ( this being their last single ).
More Aussie coming next week :)
#117 - via Box
Sideroom Singles Podcast #117
1. Desert Child - The Cry ( Ice-Nine Recs Aust 1982 )
2. Enchanted House - Four Gods ( Able Label Aust 1981 )
3. Working For The Government - The Tapeloops ( Sundown Recs Aust 1984 )
4. Back To The Bow - Tiny Town ( no label ( Flexi ) 1983 )
5. On The Fourth Floor - Clint Small ( Au-Go-Go Recs Aust 1980 )
6. Simple Love - The Saints ( Lost Records Aust 1980 )
7. Turtle Monster - The Flies ( Pagan Recs Aust 1985 )
8. The Emperor's New Clothes - Dorian Gray ( Au-Go-Go Recs Aust 1982 )
9. It - Idiom Flesh ( Rama Records Aust 1982 )
10. Precious Love - Skolars ( Ruse Aust 1989 )
( duration 33.09, vbr lame mp3 )
Tracklist as PDF, all podcasts #1 - ( current ) #117