RADIO BIRDMAN Radio Activity (The Singles & E.P.'s) lp 2001
1 I-94 / 2 Burned My Eye / 3 Smith & Wesson / 4 Snake / 5 More Fun / 6 Dark Surprise / 7 Breaks My Heart / 8 Didn't Tell The Man / 9 Ghost Riders In The Sky / 10 Aloha Steve & Danno / 11 Anglo Girl Desire / 12 Eskimo Pies / 13 Skimp The Pimp / 14 Lifespill / 15 100 Fools / 16 Alien Skies / 17 Let The Kids Dance / 18 Sweet Jane.
From back cover:
1,2,3,4: Burn My Eye EP 1976
5,6,7,8: More Fun! EP 1988 (Live Paddington Town Hall 12.12.77, A8 Rockfield Studio 78)
9: The Raouls (D. Tek featuring P. Hoyle & C. Masuak) from "Surf 'O' Rama" sampler
10,11: Single 1978
12,13: TV Jones 1974
14: Visitors 1979 alternate guitar mix, non-album (from Red-Eye-Appetizer)
15,16: Single 1984 (15: D. Tek, Studio Houston, Texas 1981, 16: Radio Birdman: Rockfield Studio 78)
17,19: Single 1999 D. Tek & C. Masuak [Hitmen D.T.K.] (Studio Houston, Texas 1991)
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 Mr D. !