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bonnie bella

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I was going to use Khe Sanh but thought it would wipe the floor with all the others. It is such a good song.

*That sounds like one cool cat, Dan.* 

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Darren J. Ray

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DAN, I want a name, please. 

bonnie, it's certainly popular here. Even the Australian cricket test team would sing it after a win! 
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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again (The Angels - 1976)
No way! Get ….. Yes, it’s a rocking little record, produced by the legendary Harry Vanda & George Young. It also pinches the melody from a Status Quo B-side called ‘Lonely Night’ and has some of the most pretentious lyrics imaginable. I knew there was a reason I wasn’t an Angels fan! Bogan music. I am partial to ‘No Secrets’ though.

(Status Quo - Lonely Night)

(compare the two)

(The Angels - No Secrets)

Silver - Don’t Worry Baby (Zed - 2003)
Finally…‘Don’t Worry Baby’ as nature intended! I roared with laughter when I realised what song it was. Wiki says these guys were managed by the late Ray Columbus.

Bronze - Counting the Beat (The Swingers - 1981)
I hated this. We lost John Lennon and got this and Martha & the Muffins? Ripped off. Phil Judd was a Split Enz reject. That says it all. He’s also had an ‘interesting’ life since this 15 minutes. I wonder if Bones Hillman ever admits to being in this band before he joined Midnight Oil.

Participant - Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet - 2003)
Nothing that shampoo, a razor and an ounce of originality couldn’t fix. A great argument for bringing back conscription. I hated this band. Their name was a Wings song; the album title, Get Born, taken from a Dylan song. Apparently they stole the riff from an Iggy Pop song who, in turn, would’ve nicked it from a couple of Holland-Dozier-Holland records. And their big ballad on that album ripped off ‘Imagine’ and ‘Sexy Sadie’. Currently residing in the ‘Where Are They Now?’ file. (Thank you for not including an Oasis record, bonnie. That would’ve made it impossible to decide.)

(Iggy Pop - Lust for Life)

(Martha & the Vandellas - I’m Ready for Love)

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Lisa, more great Midnight Oil.


Mistaken identity - that was actually Deb #1.

I haven't posted anything yet -- a little distracted catching up on Hairy MacLary [wink]  -- but will be casting a ballot shortly.


Meanwhile, I guess a band is immortalized when either:
a) A hit song of theirs is parodied by Weird Al Yankovic

or

b) Their hit song's lyrics are butchered by Peter Griffin on "Family Guy":





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I've thought about it long and hard and I'm going to switch my last To bites. So now it looks like this:

GOLD: Are You Gonna Be My Girl-Jet

SILVER: Don't Worry Baby-Zed

BRONZE: Counting The Beat-The Swingers

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

And Air Supply? Disgusting

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Pretty easy this week...and that said they're all decent to great tunes...

A SOLID gold to make you feel old finish for this mighty sound.  Jet...leaves the rest behind in its exhaust actually.  Kicks butt!!!  Lotsa butt.  Runaway/runway winner.
Silver.  After listening to the first two I figured that THIS ONE would be #1...top of the pops...but not really.  GREAT song...Less-so on Zed's performance aspect.
Bronze.  Them Kiwi Boys.  Only took 3 of 'em to land 3rd.  The Swingers...love that toe-tappin', in unison, all of a sudden 'thing'.  A better song....than...
Tin-buck-4th.  And hiding behind the curtain/hailing from Oz...The Angels.  The song just doesn't quite get into 4th gear.  Almost but no.  A decent performance of an iffy tune.

I don't have a problem with SOME Little River Band songs...Help Is On Its Way. Lonesome Loser.  Reminiscing.  Cool Change.  It's Not a Wonder.  Compared to MUCH of what was making it on the top 40 then [like dicksco and Air Supply]  THESE songs were a welcome relief.

Air Supply?  Not with your ears!!! I wouldn't  toss that shyte onto/into ANY device.  ['less I wanted the guests to ALL go home RIGHT NOW...or even sooner...like gone retroactively 'cause the rumour hit the kitchen that Air Supply was coming up.]

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bonnie -- I did like the one by the Angels, whose musical question is regularly answered, as I surmised -- given that the antipodes is known for its exquisite use of our Mother Tongue -- by: 
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Some variation on "Hell no", "No way Bruce (or Sheila)" or "P--- off, you wanker (or wankeress)"?

Now if I could only remember which island is which down there! There's a big one, and a small one, or two big ones and one medium one? How does one tell them apart? One has fewer kangaroos?

Apparently, one of these island nations rocks:

Ronnie Sundin covered Jack Scott's "The Way I Walk"


Darcy Clay, "Jesus I Was Evil"


The Angels with Dave Gleeson, "Am I Ever Gonna See..." live with uncensored audience response (parental guidance suggested)


The other nation seems more laid back:

Chela, "Romanticise"


Panama, "It's Not Over"


High Highs, "Open Season"


But I fear I've hardly scratched the surface here.

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Lee Marshall

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Well Prof...after hearing THAT version of the Angels song I'm thinking...YES!!!  There's my real response to the song.  "No way!  Get flabbergasted.  Fly off."  or something to that affect.
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Nice to see Midnight Oil get showcased here. 

Good songs and some cred - songs with a conscience - but I could never really take them that seriously with Peter Garrett singing like that. 

He's also a former cabinet minister (including, predictably, for the environment) for the Labor government. 


This is the guy who managed one of this week's contestants, Zed. The bass player has always been my hero...
(Ray Columbus & the Invaders)

And one of New Zealand's very finest...
(Dragon - April Sun in Cuba)

A group I was involved with in the '80s...
(The Headstones - When You're Down)


These groups have all had international success. 

This chronicles the Bee Gees' development in Australia...


Here's a band that I've included in the Battle twice that started in the early '80s and still tour.... 
(Hoodoo Gurus - Like Wow-Wipeout)

This is my favourite Little River Band era; the one with John Farnham out front. But you can still imagine them having a prayer meeting before a show. 
(Little River Band - We Two)

Aussie classic. Includes the kitchen sink and the Hitler Youth Choir...
(Russell Morris - The Real Thing)

Daddy who?
(Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock)

Classic rock and a Gold winner here back in Season III...
(AC/DC - It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll))

Groupie city...
(Sherbet - Summer Love)

Might be the best Australian composition ever. Much covered...
(Kevin Johnson - Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life))

Bruce Springsteen recently recorded this...
(The Saints - Just Like Fire Would)

The only INXS song I can stomach...
(INXS - This Time)

These guys were huge everywhere (including multiple US #1 hits)...
(Savage Garden - I Want You)

Dearly departed Chrissie...
(Divinyls - Sleeping Beauty)

Another Gold winner here, back in Season IV...
 (The Innocents - I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way)
and here they are 25 years earlier (and one of the biggest polarisers we've had here)...
(The Innocents - Sooner or Later)

What a song, what a voice, what a record! Clip contains Blueboarder cameo...
(Jon English - Hollywood Seven)

This went to #1 EVERYWHERE...
(Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know)

This guy is a New Zealander and Australian. And on behalf of both nations, I apologise to the rest of the world...
(Keith Urban - The Fighter)

We generally open our '60s show with this, complete with the four vocal lines, tambourine, bongos and autoharp. Still my faves....
(The Seekers - A World of Our Own)


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I always liked 'I'll Never Find Another You' too Darren.  [bought the single...and World of Our Own as well...Capitol label here.]  INXS  ...  of course.  Played some Sherbet too...shortly after Men at Work hit I think.  AC/DC?  It goes w/o saying.  Savage Garden?  Yup.  Keith Urban?  Guys who fake Nashville accents "don't impress me much".  Most of 'em who have a natural one are close to lame too.

We had/have a Canadian band called the Headstones.  '87-'03 and then '11 to now.  [Kingston, Ontario]
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O.k. bonnie if you insist...

Here is my second favorite Aussie song after "Matilda".

The awesome "Under The Milky Way".



You "down under" girls can be quite bossy sometimes...
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Heard "Am I Ever..." as I walked into cafe this morning and I probably asked 'mystery girl' that question in that dream last night (no, it wasn't one of those ones)

It's probably un-Australian but the 'extra words' make me cringe a little.  There, I've said it now.

My Grade 6 teacher had a crush on this guy...at least some of the kids joked about it.  Must have been the mullet.



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Al, did you get my e-mail?
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bonnie bella

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Thanks for your votes, Darren, and for that huge list of songs.  Notable mentions were Dragon (of course) and the Innocents.  Why did you put Keith Urban in there?  I played it, and all I heard was autotune.  A pity that none of the songs were to your taste either.

Lisa. Peter and I share a commonality.  We both can't sing for rats.

Jenny, so pleased you took another listen.  New music takes time.  

Lee, thanks for your votes and your funny comments.  Here's one you might like from a kiwi band called the Black Seeds.



Jenny and Lee.  They are called Air Supply because that's exactly what you need when you are drowning in their syrupy sweetness.  Too much for me as well.  (But I think Dan's dog is a roadie and stand-in drummer sometimes, so don't dis them too much.)

Prof.  I'm pleased to hear you did like one song.  Excellent choice with Darcy Clay.  He also did a very unusual cover of Jolene.



Pop.  You may call me "sir".  Or maybe not.  What else have you got in your bag of tricks?

Dan.  Your dog home at the moment?  

Princess Chelsea "Yulia".












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Why did you put Keith Urban in there?  I played it, and all I heard was autotune.


Too true!

Sorry about that.
 
To make up for it, here is Keith, aged 16 in 1983, on New Faces singing an Air Supply song...



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