Category Archives: Australia

Lubricated Goat – Shut Your Mind!

Lubricated Goat – Shut Yer Mind // In The Wrong Hands (Sympathy For The Record Industry) 1992. I was just reading last night about Eric Davidson’s new book We Never Learn – The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001. It looks like … Continue reading

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Moodists – Gone Dead

Moodists -Gone Dead // Chad’s Car (Au Go Go Records) 1982. I was probably a little late for the train on The Moodists. I first discovered them on the great Just Can’t Stop It compilation from Australia where they do … Continue reading

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The Go-Betweens – Sing Lee Remick (and Karen)

Go-Betweens – Lee Remick // Karen (Able Label) 1978. Those familiar with the later “critical-darling” phases of The Go-Betweens will be somewhat shocked to hear this early 7inch by the Brisbane based pop band and discover that they were, at … Continue reading

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Scientists – This Is My Happy Hour / Swampland

The Scientists – This Is My Happy Hour // Swampland (Au Go Go Records) 1982. Probably my favourite moment by The Scientists. In their early “Pissed on Another Planet” days they were just a little too twee for me. Basically, … Continue reading

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Birthday Party – Mr Clarinet

Birthday Party – Mr. Clarinet // Birthday Party (4AD Records) 1981. A friend of mine made the argument recently that Nick Cave’s best Birthday Party lyrics are to be found on the flipside of this beastly 7inch. I personally think … Continue reading

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