Author: AMMP

Stories

1980 – Sooner Or Later

The Innocents story is the great tragi-comedy of Australian rock history. It’s comical. Unbelievable, a terrible litany of misfortune punctuated by some of the best power-pop songs ever written.

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1979 – Love Will Find A Way

‘Quasimodo’s Dream’ is generally chosen as The Reels moment, their epiphany, but years before they were from the outset not only impossible to quantify or box in any kind of genre, but also hugely brave.

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1975 – Love’s Not Good Enough – Skyhooks

Skyhooks were the first beneficiaries of the advent of colour TV (and Countdown specifically). Gone in a flash was the double denim greasy hair of the Sunbury blue-rock years. In came pancake make-up, feather boas, and the sheen of satin flares and white suits.

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1971 – Sweet Sweet Love

1971 – Sweet Sweet Love – Russell Morris   After the shock waves of the mighty ‘The Real Thing’ had abated Morris’s follow up singles

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1965 Flashback – The Carnival Is Over

It’s hard to overemphasize just how big The Seekers were, how they eclipsed by some distance the achievements of any other Australian band in Australia and the UK with the exception of INXS. Eight top ten singles in Australia, Seven in the UK including two number ones, this at a time when pop was at its most fertile and competitive.

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The Muster

Australian Guitar Stories

Australian Guitar Stories   The Saints donated a guitar to The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Private collectors pay a large amount of money for any

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NUKES AND AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

  NUKES AND AUSTRALIAN MUSIC Australian music and politics have been intertwined since Vietnam and its aftermath. Khe Sanh is sometimes called the alternative Australian

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Stories

Palace Theatre Melbourne Secrets

Palace Theatre Melbourne Secrets The Palace Theatre on Bourke Street, Melbourne – slated for demolition –  has had many names. It also has secrets. A  tunnel

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Interviews

Little Pattie and Chrissy Amphlett

  Little Pattie and Chrissy Amphlett  Jenny Valentish talks exclusively to ARIA Hall of Fame inductee – Patricia Amphlett, Chrissy’s cousin. In the glamorous surrounds

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