1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

BON SCOTT - Build Me Up Buttercup

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by mnutz, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,239
    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Location:
    Heartland of America
     
  2. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,476
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Godzone
    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.

     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
    richiek65, Crafty Fox, DonM and 3 others like this.
  3. broadcaster

    broadcaster Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,093
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Location:
    Milwaukee, Wis
    Great song!
     
    mnutz and brookdalebill like this.
  4. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    3,170
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Location:
    Wales
    Yep - always a favourite in our set list. The 'dancing' in the video reminds me of Thunderbirds puppets!
     
    richiek65, mnutz and brookdalebill like this.
  5. suthol

    suthol Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,701
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Location:
    The Gong - Australia
    Here's an alternative Bon between The Valentines & AD/DC

     
    Lefty Addams, songtalk, DonM and 4 others like this.
  6. Omiewise65

    Omiewise65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    1,456
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    Bavarian Iller Delta
    The guy with the oboe , who sings ? This is Bon Scott ? ??
     
  7. suthol

    suthol Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,701
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Location:
    The Gong - Australia
    That would be him, one and the same.

    The voice, stance and face are instantly recognisable
     
    drlucky and mnutz like this.
  8. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    12,992
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Location:
    Glamorous NoHo
    The first album, "Desperate," is the one.

     
    Crafty Fox, 3fngrs, Artslap and 2 others like this.
  9. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,078
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Location:
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Did Bon Scott attract guitarists with SGs or did guitarists with SGs attract Bon Scott?
     
    drlucky and mnutz like this.
  10. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    64
    Posts:
    14,489
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    The Far-Flung Isles of Langerhans
    I see a whistle and a bass recorder, but no oboe.
     
  11. Random1643

    Random1643 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,002
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2015
    Location:
    Upper Midwest
    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.

     
    broadcaster, brookdalebill and mnutz like this.
  12. John E

    John E Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,125
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Easily one of my favorite singers/performers of all time.
     
    mnutz likes this.
  13. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,476
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Godzone
    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.

     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
    DonM and 3fngrs like this.
  14. suthol

    suthol Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,701
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Location:
    The Gong - Australia
    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

     
  15. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,078
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Location:
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    I never knew the Seekers were from Australia. She had a great voice.
     
  16. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,818
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Location:
    Ohio
    I like the Seekers.
     
    Omiewise65 likes this.
  17. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,818
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Location:
    Ohio
    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.
     
    Omiewise65 likes this.
  18. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,476
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Godzone
    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.
     
    suthol likes this.
  19. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,476
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Godzone
    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.

     
    DonM likes this.
  20. DonM

    DonM Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    73
    Posts:
    3,318
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Location:
    Oceanside,CA/SLC,UT
    Always liked this song. And man, she did sizzle.
     
    richiek65 and Crafty Fox like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.