On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future. Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.With respect to Australia's Music Industry, we can be very proud of the contributions that our Aussie Musos have made in entertaining people from every nation with music and song, with many of our artists achieving world wide acclaim.
The following CD was released in 1992 with the support of Coca-Cola and Brashs record stores to help promote both new and veteran Australian Artists, some of whom have gone on to become stars in their own right.
Whether or not you still support Australia Day, in light of the recent controversy that has arisen with the validity of what Australia Day represents, I hope you will still support the spirit of the day, where we all come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian.
Westside/Phonogram - Cassette 864357-4, CD - 864357-2
This is their current single. Radio Freedom are Pehl and Brett O'Hara
2. GIRL OVERBOARD - "YOUR LOVE" (t. Schouw/R. Gist/B.McNaughton)
BMG 4321103547 - Cassingle 4327103572, CD Single
This is the first single from their forthcoming album "GO"
3. TALL TALES & TRUE. "WATCHING THE WIND BLOW" (Matthew de la Hunty)
rooArt, Warner Music
Taken from their album "Revenge" 903777992
4. JAMES REYNE - "FERRIS WHEEL" (Jeff Scott)
5. PEARLS & SWINE - "N0 MORE ROOM !N HEAVEN (R. Gale/M. Ward)
Big Stars/Mushroom D & C 1-7747
Taken from their album "Far King Great" D 24010 Power - injected, lunacy laced, musical mayhem.
6. THE SHARP - "DANCE FOR ME" (C. Rooke)
Produced by The Sharp. From the EP "Spinosity" 450990501-2
7. BASS CULTURE - "LOVE YOUR LIFE" (James/Berntan/Gardiner)
Mushroom MXL Music D77754
Debut pop dance single from new Melbourne group.
8. SCARLET - "LOVE HATES STARES" ( Ryper/Gosling/Tobin/Stringfellow/Lyons)
This is a new, young four-piece band from Sydney.
9. ASTRAL PROTECT - "COME WITH ME (TONITE)" (Andy Van Dorsselaer/Arden Godfrey)
Vicious Vinyl MXL Music VV12006
Upfront deep house techno music - produced by Melbourne Club DJ's.
"Say It" is the first single from the recently released Clouds mini-album "Octopus" CD 5170892
11. CLEOPATRA WONG - "THANKYOU" (Amanda Brown)
From the debut 6 track EP "EGG" 9031772962
12. IMAGES - "LOST tN THE CITY" (MM. Holmes/J.Green)
Nova/BMG Cassingle - 4327704484, CD - 4321104482
This is a talented young four-piece band from Sydney
13. THE HONEYMEN - "FELT LIKE A KISS" (Sennett/Field)
Westside Records/Phonogram. Cassette - 864357-4, CD - 864357-2
The Honeymen are Sean Sennett and John Field.
14. JAMES BLUNDELL - "THIS ROAD" (James Blundell)
James wrote this song about the life of a travelling musician - himself
Taken from "This Road" album EMI 7993292
15. SHANLEY DEL - "FUNNEL OF LOVE" (M'Coy/Westbury)
rooArt/Warner Music 4509901012
Sounds like new country music to me!
16. PAUL NORTON - "WHEN WE WERE YOUNG" (P.McNaughton)
Mushroom - D&C 30840
Taken from the new Mushroom album "Let It Fly" D & C 16043
17. BRODERICK SMITH - "SNOWBLIND MOON" (8. Smith/P. Hyde)
Mushroom D&C 11219
Taken from the new Mushroom album "Suitcase". C & D 30825
18. THE LOVERS - "THE RIVER" (Alsop/Doumany)
One of Melbourne's new contemporary acts. Currently unsigned!
19. MARK GILLESPIE - "FLAME" (Mark Gillespie)
Taken from the new album "Flame" C & D 30853
Mark describes this track as "an acerbic observation of the corrupting effect of fame"!
Australian Music Day FLAC Link (492Mb)