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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by mnutz, Feb 6, 2018.
Interesting that Vince Lovegrove the main singer in that clip went on to manage the Divynls, with Chrissie Amphlett in bad schoolgirl outfit as front woman. If there's an Aussie band before their time who deserved to break internationally it was them.
When you see a song like 'Pleasure and Pain' or 'Jealous' it makes Madonna look like an amateur in emoting or sensuality.
Yep - always a favourite in our set list. The 'dancing' in the video reminds me of Thunderbirds puppets!
Here's an alternative Bon between The Valentines & AD/DC
The guy with the oboe , who sings ? This is Bon Scott ? ??
That would be him, one and the same.
The voice, stance and face are instantly recognisable
The first album, "Desperate," is the one.
Did Bon Scott attract guitarists with SGs or did guitarists with SGs attract Bon Scott?
I see a whistle and a bass recorder, but no oboe.
I never heard of The Valentines. Growing up on USA's East Coast the version of Build Me Up, Buttercup I remember hearing was a 1968 hit for British band The Foundations.
Easily one of my favorite singers/performers of all time.
In Australia in the sixties, tyranny of distance and patriarchal record companies controlling the industry most of whom were subsidiaries of English labels meant most performers had to do covers of overseas hits.
See if you recognise this reworking of a famous US hit
The Easybeats were really the first band to record their own music, and although they were all immigrants, represent an Australian 'sound'. So as well as giving the world great songs and the genesis of ACDC, a whole industry flowed from there, and one record producer who had an ambition to build a locsl product.
Australian touring bands were rare except for novelty acts like Rolf Harris and groups like The Seekers, designed to appeal to conservative and English audiences.
A famous in the US and everywhere else hit but Lucky Starr had the original hit when he recorded Geoff Mack's very clever song, Hank Snow latched onto it when he toured here around that time and initially claimed it as his own.
I worked with both Geoff (RIP) and Lucky Starr back in the 1970s
I never knew the Seekers were from Australia. She had a great voice.
I like the Seekers.
Divinyls! She is so purely sexy. Her voice is great and her attitude is just so raw.
She looks like Chrissie Hynde if Chrissie was pretty.
Well there'ya'go! I always thought it was the other way round. That's a rare exception pre late sixties. Although, to be fair, Australian country music always seemed to have a few like the Slim Dusty's.
I think Johnny O'Keefe with 'The Wild One' would have to be one of the few.
In Australia there's an ABC/BBC accent - that's Australian Broadcasting Corp. You can hear it in the Australian newsreaders like Rosemary Church, on CNN. Chris Hemsworth the actor, doesn't put on an accent for Thor - that's what he talks like. The accents of The Seekers are very ABC/BBC. It's the accent we put on when we're trying to convince the POMs we're not all.like Barry McKenzie.
Always liked this song. And man, she did sizzle.