Peter....track 11 may be of interest...........screensound may also have
fantastic new CD of Australian rock 'n ' roll rarities is to be released by
ScreenSound Australia, the National Screen and Sound Archive.
All Fired Up: The Lost Treasures of Australian Music is a rare gem featuring
many of the hits, near misses and downright obscurities of Australian music.
The compilation is a roll call of legendary Australian performers, such as
Mondo Rock, Icehouse, Redgum, Richard Clapton, John Paul Young, Ted Mulry
For every hit song, there are thousands of others that are released but only
reach limited success. Australia's small market makes the prospects of chart
success even tougher. The period 1970-1990 spelt the final days of vinyl,
before it gave way to the Compact Disc. This era produced many A-Sides and
B-Sides that despite their intrinsic merits disappeared with little notice.
All Fired Up represents a fascinating showcase of Aussie tunes and talent
containing many songs never before released on CD. These include the
original recording of the Pat Benatar hit All Fired Up (which was originally
written and performed by the band 'Rattling Sabres'), the Franklin Dam
protest song Let the Franklin Flow performed by members of bands Goanna and
Redgum and novelty song How About a Beer for the Horse performed by John
Paul Young and the All Stars under the joke name 'Sandshoe Willie and The
Worn Out Soul Band'.
The tracks were selected by Canberra music historian and radio presenter
Paul Conn. Paul has collected rock and roll records since getting his first
LP in 1966 and he has built up a strong interest in Australian rock of the
1970s-90s. In 1996 he wrote 2000 Weeks: The First Thirty Years Of Australian
Music And Then Some, which included an annotated discography of over 500
This CD provides an opportunity for audiences to discover or rediscover some
of the lost treasures of Australian music, each with its own story. Return
to the not so distant past, to fantastic songs that otherwise would remain
All Fired Up: The Lost Treasures of Australian Music will be on sale from 2
December. Retail price is $19.95 and it can be ordered by calling 1800 677
609. A track listing is attached.
Interviews are available with Paul Conn regarding the recording process and
To obtain an interview or for further media information and images, please
1. All Fired Up - Rattling Sabres
This song is better known as a hit for US singer Pat Benatar, but the
original version was written and produced by Kerryn Tolhurst. All Fired Up
was the A-side of Rattling Sabres' only single.
2. Power - Sharon O'Neill
Sharon O'Neill was a successful export from New Zealand to Australia, where
her strong songwriting skills and vocals lifted her above many other female
artists of the 1970s. Power was her final single for CBS and has never
released on LP or re-released in any form until now. The single was
co-produced by well-known guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.
3. B B Boogie - Friends
In 1971 a new Melbourne-based outfit formed its first line-up under the
appropriate name, Friends. In 1972, the only single Friends put together
came out. B B Boogie was the A-side but attracted no radio interest.
4. Goodbye Barbara Ann - Richard Clapton
Recorded during the April-May 1984 sessions for the LP Solidarity, Goodbye
Barbara Ann was released as a single on the strength of first reactions to
5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Chinless Elite
The Chinless Elite was a short-lived band formed by Jeremy Oxley following
the dissolution of his power pop band, the Sunnyboys. This unusual version
was the B-side of their only single, released in November 1985.
6. How About A Beer For The Horse - Sandshoe Willie And The Worn Out Soul
In 1979, John Paul Young and The All Stars were at the end of a series of
successful tracks and released this novelty single under a disguised name.
The song stands out as a rare moment of outright silliness well worth
remembering as a novelty song.
7. Rebecca - Mario Millo
Rebecca was an instrumental by guitarist Mario Millo, released as the single
from The Australian Guitar Album in 1979.
8. Let The Franklin Flow - Gordon Franklin and The Wilderness Ensemble
Recorded live at the People For Nuclear Disarmament Concert at the Sydney
Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Victoria on 13 February 1983, this impromptu
protest song against the damming of the Franklin River in Tasmania reached
number 15 on the charts in May that year.
9. Il Mondo Cafe - Mondo Rock
Il Mondo Café was the B-side of the first single lifted from Mondo Rock's
successful Nuovo Mondo LP. Released in July 1982 to coincide with that LP,
No Time (backed with this song) went to number 11 on the charts and
reinforced the slicker style that Ross Wilson had brought to the second
major band of his career.
10. Roll It On Robbie - Redgum
Recorded in 1987, this non-LP single was an humorous promotion of the use of
condoms. Roll It On Robbie was Redgum's final single release and it entered
the Top 40 Charts, but the now rare single was regarded more as a novelty
song than a serious piece of social advice.
11. To The Shores Of His Heaven - Mandu
This single was also the title of Melbourne-based singer Mandu's only LP
release. The Mandu LP is now hard to find, with this single being even more
of a lost treasure till now
12. Arcade - Doug Parkinson
Doug Parkinson became famous for his rough vocals, strong stage presence and
versatility. In late 1979, he took some time off from working with the
Southern Star Band, to record this one-off single for the then new TV soap
13. Two Of A Kind - Split Enz
Two Of A Kind was one of two songs on the B-side of a single released by
Split Enz in 1983. The single made no impact on Top 40 charts at the time
and was perhaps the first sign that the Split Enz magic was fading. Two Of A
Kind was never released on a Split Enz album during the life of the band.
14. So Much In Love - Ted Mulry
British born Ted Mulry had arrived in Australia in 1966 and four years later
put out his first, self-written solo single. Julia peaked at number 5 on the
Sydney charts in early 1970. The B-Side was another song in the same vein
also penned by Ted Mulry, So Much In Love.
15. Sorry - Flowers/Icehouse
Recorded live in Sydney in 1980, this version of the Easybeats' hit song was
only released as a bonus single in 1990 as part of a tenth anniversary pack
for Icehouse. The single was attributed to Flowers, the original name of the
band. Sorry is an energetic reminder of the early punk rock cover versions
that started it off.
For further information, contact:
Telephone: (02) 6248 2002
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From: "Peter" <pmccray@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:41 PM
Subject: [rocknroll-scars] Mandu, Mandu, Wherefore Art Thou Mandu
>I mentioned a few days ago how impressed I was with the vocal work by
> Mandu on Lobby Loyde's Live With Dubs (recently re-issued by Aztec of
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