1/23/2012

VA - A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT...

VA A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT... lp 1987
Paris Green: Leaving Here / Celibate Rifles: Ice Blue / Chad's Tree: Stroller In The Attic / Iguana Twins: Someone Else / Wet Taxis: Bury Me Dead / Voodoo Lust: New Orleans / White Cross: For All Your Love / Iguana Twins: It's Raining / Wet Taxis: Hellfire / Widdershins: 700 Miles.
A collection of australian bands from the 80's on a label called Adrenalin Records (Survival).What we have here is two songs from the Wet Taxis (Louis Tillet, Penny Ikinger) only available on this comp, Paris Green with L. Tillet & Charlie Owen, for fans of the Triffids & The Go-Betweens here's Chad's Tree, Voodoo Lust was a band from Sydney (featuring ex members of the Hitmen, the Trilobites & the New Christs) who has recorded 3 singles & 2 EP's,the Widdershins (some later in the Lighthouse Keepers) was an indie pop band active from 1987 to 1989. White Cross were a trio from Melbourne fronted by T. Davies & P. Mather. According to the Encyclopedia of Australian Rock by Ian McFarlane , they play a mix of folk and country elements with a rock-solid backing.They have recorded an lp "The Bride" in 1987, a single a year later, and folded shortly thereafter.I could not find anything about Iguana Twins: it seems that they have recorded only one maxi Ep.If anyone knows more...
Thanx To Mr. D. !

6 commentaires:

Rockandre a dit…

Thanks a lot for this sampler! I've always been a fan of Aussie rock!

Daniel a dit…

Cover art by Ray Ahn (Hard-Ons)!!!

Thanks for This one... and so many others!! Cheers from Spain. Un saludo macanudo.

geololo a dit…

Salut Rambler !
Et respect encore une fois pour ce post grandiose! Mince, le rock australien des 80s (et fin 70s), mon préféré: que de tueries là-dedans: Wet Taxis, Celibate Rifles, Chad'sTree, etc... et d'autres que je connais pas.
Peut-être la meilleure période du rock australien. Merci beaucoup.

Dr Hank a dit…

Very cool! Had no idea this existed. Worth it for the 2 Wet Taxis tracks alone! Thank you!!!

display a dit…

Ca c'est de la compil'... et j'ai le vinyle. Franchement, le rock australien, y'avait pas mieux !

Anonyme a dit…

Cool. I've got the vinyl collecting dust for some time now. think I'll give a spin again.

thanx from Italy.

Milo