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bonnie bella

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When you just plain old run out of ideas ...

There are a number of excellent antipodean musicians, and week 19 is dedicated to the sharing and discovery of them.  


Starting this week with an Australian band and the earliest song chronologically.  The Angels "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?" (1977).  (You are a true Aussie or kiwi if you know what to shout in response to this most pertinent question.  I can't repeat it here, but you're welcome to find out for yourself.)  





Next up is a New Zealand band called The Swingers. "Counting the Beat" was released in 1982 and has been a favourite here ever since.





Another kiwi band, Zed, covering "Don't Worry Baby" (2003).





Finally, Jet with "Are You Going To Be My Girl" (2003).  These guys are Australian. 





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Enjoy!  [smile]


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Good one, bonnie. 

The Beach Boys' 'Don't Worry Baby' was the Season VI annual winner. 

I'm wondering if Zed's version might win this year. 

Nice to hear it as Brian probably originally intended. 
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It's a very good theme, Bonnie!  There are many Aussie bands and artists who are popular.  

Here are my votes on the 4:

GOLD - Jet for Are You Gonna Be My Girl.  LOVE this one and it's familiar to me.  I was thrilled to see it.  This one has a nice energy to it and with a great beat to dance to.

SILVER - Zed for Don't Worry Baby.  A very lively version of Brian's great composition, though nothing beats the original.  

BRONZE - The Angels for Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?  A totally new one for me.  I like it!

TIN/PEWTER - The Swingers - Counting the Beat.  This one is good, too.  

My final answer.

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Here's some more Australian artists:



LIttle River Band


Air Supply


Olivia Newton-John with Carl Wilson


Rick Springfield He was such a babe in those days, but is not aging well at all.  He just played Lucifer on Supernatural last season.  









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Now this is cool, since I don't know most of these songs.  I like Crowded House!   anyway, I'll listen when home from work, so I can make fair votes later in the week.  thanks for new songs.
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Nice tree, bonnie. And thank you for the interesting theme this week.


Gold -- The Angels, "Am I Ever Gonna...." -- Some variation on "Hell no", "No way Bruce (or Sheila)" or "P--- off, you wanker (or wankeress)"?

Silver -- Zed, "Don't Worry..." -- It's the thought that counts.

Bronze -- The Swingers, "Counting ..." -- Please stop counting.

Tin -- Jet, "Are You Gonna ..." -- Hell no! No way Bruce! P--- off, you wanker!


The first song that came to mind: The Easybeats, "Friday On My Mind"


Must go research antipodean rock & pop, but there's also an abominable piece of legislation to defeat this week

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My favorite Aussie song. I remember being taught this song in grade school.


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Bonnie - thanks for doing this.  We only get fed the one's who got through.  Which Minogue was bigger anyway?  Whatever happened to Olivia's first band, Tomorrow?  What would have happened if John Lennon moved to Australia with his dad? 

Anyway:





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So I had to look up antipodean. 

How’s this? It’s one I actually know.

I’ll have to take some time yet to consider how to vote.  Intriguing week, bonnie.


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All quite enjoyable, but for me, it's this order:

GOLD for Zed - Don't Worry Baby

SILVER to the Swingers - Counting the Beat

BRONZE for Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

TIN to The Angels - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again


The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You


The Strangeloves - Cara-Lin

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GOLD: Are You Gonna Be Me Girl-Jet
I have always LOVED this song!

SILVER: Don't Worry Baby-Zed
Honestly, you just can't go wrong with Dont Worry Baby.

BRONZE: Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again-The Angels
I'd never heard this one till now and I really like it!!

TIN: Counting The Beat-The Swingers
It was tough to put this one last because I enjoyed them all! I had never heard this one before either.

Great choices Bonnie!

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Oh, dear. Some dross being posted to represent our local music industry!


If they ever make a list of the most unsexiest bands of all time, Air Supply and Little River Band would have to be near the top. 

Both groups were filled with men who were either deeply religious or looked like accountants. You wouldn't have found less horny bands if you'd held auditions at a Mormon barbeque. 

LRB's music sounded like a Las Vegas cabaret room. In fact, it was about a Las Vegas cabaret room. ('Can you guess where I'm calling from?')

LRB might have been better off sticking with their first name, Mississippi, which at least is a significant body of water and much better represents the band's refusal to admit they were not American. 

If the US had to embrace Aussie groups, why did they pick those two dorky ones?

Still, they both had some decent songs. 

But they had to. No self-respecting groupie would want to sleep with a musician at least partly responsible for songs like 'Lost in Love' and 'Reminiscing'.


t, this was the 'Cara-Lyn' that was a real hit here for a real Aussie act.... 

(Johnny Young and Kompany - Cara-Lyn)


Same era. My band does this in our '60s show. It was written by three brothers who Australians love to claim as Aussies because they made Australia their home for about five minutes, B M & R Gibb....

(Ronnie Burns - Exit Stage Right)


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What would have happened if John Lennon moved to Australia with his dad?  


Well, his accent would've probably been better than this....

(0:42)

As for the truth...

Al, here is an excerpt from The Beatles Tune In by Mark Lewisohn (pages 36 & 37)...

Every account of Alf and John's time in Blackpool has turned on the vital fact that Alf brought his boy here prior to emigrating with him to New Zealand - the plan being that Billy Hall's parents would emigrate and take John with them, to be joined later by Alf who'd work a passage there. This, insists Billy Hall (merchant navy friend of Alf Lennon), is fantasy.

"There's no truth at all in that. I said I would go to New Zealand, and Lennie (Alf) said he might too, and also another mate of ours, and at some point it was mentioned that it would be a great place to raise Johnny - but no plans were ever made. Not only were my parents not planning to go, they didn't even know I was." 

The legendary heartbreaking tug-of-love where John was forced to choose between his father and mother - that appears in books and at least one movie - apparently never happened either. 




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Nice to come home from work to find so many responses and a series of very Down Under songs.

Darren, glad to hear you like Zed's version of DWB.  I have been wondering how that one was going to sit with people.  So far, so good.

Thanks for your votes, Cindy.  I think people are going to either love or hate "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", this one might be our polariser.  Interesting line-up of some of the better known Australian artists.  I personally love "Cool Change", and thought Kylie did very okay with "Can't Get You Outta My Head."

John B - music just is cool, full stop.

Prof. Thanks for voting. There are a few clips on youtube with live audiences which might fill in the gaps.  No p's and w's, but you should probably mind yours.  [smile]  I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the songs this week.

Popeye, we need to change your favourite Aussie song.  That just can't do.

Al.  Danni was taller, but of course, Kylie was the bigger star by far.  Thanks for posting Midnight Oil.  It's a great band that is still active and worth a listen to if you haven't heard them before.  Tame Impala is also an excellent choice.  But, Rolf Harris??  Let's make a rule - we leave him out of this week? Ta.

Lisa, more great Midnight Oil.  You posted my favourite song of theirs.  They are a very politically active band, and this song was about the treatment of Aborigine people.

t, an interesting early selection with The Strangeloves.  I'm keen to see more of your down under picks. Thanks for voting.  More Strangelove right here;  



Jenny, LOVE that you love these songs. Great decisive voting too. I hope this week opens you up to some new stuff.

Darren (again).  We down here know that was a long-shot Lennon coming here, otherwise, we would have made a big deal out of it.  [wink]

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Just got my ticket to see the McCartney man. Row A Seat 20. Yea!

bonnie, one of these days a host should go with 'Khe Sanh'. It would be intriguing to read the comments. 
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I believe my sister-in-law's uncle was in LRB for a time*.  So was my neighbour's cat... well, no, but can I claim the first one?

* briefly and no I won't tell him

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