mercredi 30 juin 2010

Neat Change - 1968 - The first skinhead band ?

Allez, on sort un peu du glam... avec les Neat Change... unique 45.

Also, when we were looking for a manager, Chas Chandler came to see us with a view to managing us. All we believe he did was steel our image and give it to Slade (Ambrose Slade). So we can put the myth to bed that Slade were the first skin-head band, they weren’t, Neat Change were.

le reste de l'interview de Brian Sprackling:

Neat Change "I lied to my auntie may" - 1968

Neat Change "Sandman" - 1968

Rough Riders "Do you see me", "Hot California beach" - 1974

Unique 45 sous ce pseudo, les Rough Riders ont été un peu plus productif sous leur vrai nom: Slowbone!

Sorti chez Rare earth / Motown en 1974. Pochette allemande et française.

Rough Riders "Do you see me" - 1974

Rough Riders "Hot California beach" - 1974

jeudi 10 juin 2010

DEEP - by Rebecca McLean - 1997

Carrum has never been the same since Stick, Tracey and Tina decided they wanted 'in' with the local Sharpie Gang !

Top Fellas "The Story of Melbourne's Sharpie Cult" - Tadhg Taylor

Bonne nouvelle: Top Fellas le petit bouquin de Tadhg Taylor est de nouveau disponible ici:

Melbourne University Bookshop

Further info and media enquiries:

Gang wars! Rock'n'roll! Fine knits!
Top Fellas is the story of Melbourne’s 1960’s/70’s sharpie cult. Originally published with great
success in 2004 it inspired a revival of interest in the sharpie phenomenon resulting in sharpie
websites, exhibitions, magazine articles and fiction. Now, due to overwhelming demand, it’s
available again.
Sharpie was born in mid-sixties Melbourne, progeny of mod, rocker and Mediterranean tailoring.
For nigh on twenty years sharpies bossed the teenage world of coffee bars, pool halls, suburban
dances and roller rinks. They loved dancing, spiffy threads and belting ten shades of sugar out of
each other. From the 1960’s era of Billy Thorpe, flag pants and taking on the bouncers at the
Village Green Hotel to the 1970’s era of Billy Thorpe, Staggers jeans and taking on the bouncers at
the Village Green Hotel, Top Fellas is the full story of the great sharp epic, told in a lively,
borderline amoral, style.
Packed with first hand accounts from ex-sharps and rock n’ rollers like Lobby Loyde, Angry
Anderson and Skyhooks' Greg Macainsh, illustrated with over fifty photos of teenagers in cardigans,
Top Fellas is the most thorough account of an Australian mass-pop movement ever put into print!

mardi 8 juin 2010

Jeremy B. "Come on little pretty", "I wonna loved by you" - 1972

Jeremy B. vient d'Allemagne, un 45 et un album "This is my life" (1971). C'est sorti sur Bacillus Records / Bellaphon en 1972

Jeremy B. "I wonna loved by you" - 1972

Jeremy B. "Come on little pretty" - 1972

vendredi 4 juin 2010

Renegade "A little rock'n'roll" - 1974

La face B "My revolution" est compilée sur Glitter From The Litter Bin et Boot Power 5.
Voilà donc la face A, plus la pochette allemande (PYE).

plus d'infos chez Robin:

Renegade "A little rock'n'roll" - 1974

Rammadamma - the return