I’ve been searching through the remnants of my old vinyl collection and my first records, including the classic ‘hooks album “Living in the Seventies”, whose lyrics, somewhat sadly, say it all.
There were about a dozen bands I played in during the late 70s – all of which never got anywhere. Moment of vacuous glory: I once played with the bass player that joined ‘The Birthday Party’ and just a few years later ended up looking like this:
Other approximate ‘that era’ highlights. First band I went to see that was not Deep Purple (who toured in 1974): Check out the very same Skyhooks (if only they had not glam rock fashions…). Here and Here.
Or, first band I saw at a festival – though I do not remember it – Daddy Cool doing Eagle Rock (a throw back to the sixties, but…).
Its the Molly Meldrum produced masterpiece by Russel Morris that deserves credit for making me want to remember this stuff (various versions exist, but this is a more recent re-edit of the vid, worth watching to the end, I think it might be the best pop Australia produced ever)
Hands down, the Easybeats (for the perfect pop song)
and for mullet fans, the great Angels: here
all worth a look. Of course middle period Nick Cave owes much to all this, but still rules,
I am probably wasting your time…