SINGLES EP Bootleg RADIO BIRDMAN Death by the gun 1978 Compassion explosion flac
Death by the gun / Didn't tell the man / Dark surprise / If I wanted to .
Radio Birdman : Rob Younger : vocals / Deniz Tek : guitar / Chris Masuak : guitar / Warwick Gilbert : bass / Phillip 'Pip' Hoyle : keyboards / Ron Keeley : drums .
Although the best-known band of the early Australian punk scene of the late '70s was the Saints, the first band to wave the punk rock flag in the land down under was Radio Birdman. Formed by Australian émigré Deniz Tek (originally from Ann Arbor, MI) and Aussie surfer-turned-vocalist Rob Younger in 1974, Radio Birdman's approach to rock & roll was rooted in the high-energy, apocalyptic guitar rant of the Stooges and MC5, sprinkled liberally with a little East Coast underground hard rock courtesy of Blue Öyster Cult. Their first EP, Burn My Eye , released in 1976, was a great record and still remains a seminal chunk of Aussie punk. Loud and snotty, with Younger bellowing his guts out and Tek on a search-and-destroy mission with his guitar, this was a great debut that set the stage for the impending deluge of Aussie punk bands waiting in the wings...
Thanks to Deniz.66 for sound & scans !