Some Aussie tunes, that remind me of home, what are yours ?

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    WOW, that took some balls crocodile, naming an Australian of the year recipiant, of having no credibility?

    Especially one famed for having the best selling album of any Australian artist in Australian music history, 1986's Whispering Jack CD.
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    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...544531366.html

    An album that went 24 X Platinum, winning the ARIA for best CD for 1987, and had song writers from Manfred Mann and Mondo Rock ( Ross Wilson ) contribute songs for that CD.

    Lets also not forget that in 1987 John won the Australian of the year award, ( http://www.australianoftheyear.gov.au/pages/page78.asp ) in the Australia day honours list, for his contribution to Australian music, and as a patron of various charity organisations. Listed below

    Save The Children Fund
    CARE Australia
    The Prince's Trust
    Victorian Association for Deserted Children
    Dairy Farmers Association
    Gympie Rural Aid Appeal
    Starlight Children's Foundation
    Make A Wish Foundation
    Breast Cancer Foundation
    Parkinson's Disease Association
    AIDS Trust
    Variety Clubs of Australia
    Boxing Day Tsunami Appeal (Melbourne)

    Pretty low to diss a great Aussie bloke like that, I'll even go so far to say that you're UN-AUSTRALIAN.

    John Farnham is a household name, more than just a singer, he's as iconic as meat pies, kangaroos, Vegemite and Holden cars.

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    And he's a twunt.

    I thought this thread was about music, and music that makes you reminds you of home.

    How about Wide Open Road by the Triffids, or perhaps you haven't heard of them as you were probably busy listening to Johny Farnham.

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    Oh dear everyone, let's not get too personal!

    Not a big fan of Johnny F either, but I think "You're the Voice" is an great classic.

    Getting slightly off topic, there are a few bands like that for me. Eg I may be inclined to become a bit of a musical snob with the mention of "Bon Jovi" but then again I will heartily sing along to "Living on a Prayer"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    WOW, that took some balls crocodile, naming an Australian of the year recipiant, of having no credibility?

    Especially one famed for having the best selling album of any Australian artist in Australian music history, 1986's Whispering Jack CD.
    Resource >
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...544531366.html
    blah, blah, blah

    Just because someone is popular, doesn't make it right.

    Case Number 1:
    "Macarena" by Los del R?*o. The song became the second longest running #1 and best selling debut single of all time in the US. It was ranked the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time" by Vh1 in 2002.

    Case Number 2:
    "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin is the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

    Case Number 3:
    Anthony Callea currently holds the record for the highest-selling single and fastest-selling single in Australia for his debut single "The Prayer".

    Case Number 4:
    Australian of the Year Recipients... Who???
    2004 Steve Waugh
    2002 Patrick Rafter
    1999 Mark Taylor
    1998 Cathy Freeman
    1994 Ian Kiernan
    1991 Archbishop Peter Hollingworth
    1989 Allan Border
    1988 Kay Cottee
    1987 John Farnham
    1985 Paul Hogan
    Enough said....

    Case Number 5:
    Martin Bryant is a household name in Australia. Doesn't make him right either.

    Whatever.

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    nah, didn't think much of Mr Farnham, he's a Media Personality that happens to be able to sing. I suppose that makes him better than most of the others though. Just my opinion which you are free to ignore.

    back to the music...

    Hunters and Collectors were great, both before and after Mark Seymour learned how to sing.
    Spiderbait are still cool, they may have been even cooler before Janet learned to play the bass.
    Regurgitator were way cool but have gone pretty quite, maybe coz Quan is busy playing with Janet.
    getting a bit more local, in particular Melbourne, who could go past TISM, or a night on the turps with The Meanies or The Cosmic Psychos.

    moving away a bit from Aussie music, anyone interested in the 80's indie music scene might get a buzz out of this blog...
    http://sideroom.blogspot.com/

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    These comments are the opinion of dot.zen and may be freely ignored without further consequence.


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    In the last few years I've really been impressed by albums by

    the Waifs
    Wolfmother
    the Grates
    Evermore
    Eskimo Joe
    Sleepy Jackson
    the Presets

    - but it's yet to be seen whether I'll still be listening to them in a few years' time..

    Here's one that makes me a little nostalgic



    (or should that be "Hong Kong still"?)

    Last edited by muse07; 08-12-2007 at 01:19 PM.

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    Bachelor Girl.


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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJeBDOI_0u0]YouTube - TV Rock Bimbo Nation[/ame]

    Melbourne electronica Duo, TV Rock: Bimbo Nation


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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F25eauPfY]YouTube - TV Rock Flaunt it[/ame]

    Another TV Rock song: Flaunt it


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    Another song, mainly for those of us who miss home a little.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eRPZgcGL-c"]YouTube - The Seekers...I Am Australian[/ame]

    Last edited by Skyhook; 20-04-2008 at 08:00 PM.