Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bandicoot - Selftitled (1976)

(Australian Band: 1976-78)
.Mick Fettes, was the front man and vocalist for Madder Lake, which was one of the most original and distinctive of the "new wave" Australian groups that emerged around 1970. They were also an important and popular part of the Melbourne music scene in the early 70's. It's unfortunate that they're only known for their two excellent albums - Stillpoint (1973), Butterfly Farm (1974) and one "Best Of.." compilation (1978). Both studio albums have recently been released on CD by Sandman Records (aka Aztec Records).
Things came to a head however, at the end of 1975. While on a trip to Sydney, Mick Fettes, who was very much the voice and face of Madder Lake, decided he had had enough, and one night before a gig at the Bondi Lifesaver he quit the group.

Mick took a well-earned sabbatical and then teamed up with an his old mate, musician and comedian Shane Bourne. Mick and Shane knew each other from the Reefer Cabaret, where Madder Lake had played many times, and where Shane performed comedy spots between acts. After several months' writing the pair formed a new group, Bandicoot, which also included drummer Gary Young (Daddy Cool). They recorded an album and single in 1976 for the Rainbird label, and toured extensively.

This rip was taken from a vinyl pressing at 320kbs and includes full Album Artwork (thanks to Midoztouch for the rip and artwork)
Track Listing:
1. Living Off The Radio
2. Rock n Roll Dreams
3. Winter Boy
4. Star Of The Screen
5. Oo-wee
6. Just Goes To Show
7. Hoe Down
8. Country Girl
9. Who Am I To Say
10.Backstage Goddess
11.Midday Dawn
12.Living Together Alone
13.Woman Of Stone

Band Members:
Mick Fettes (Vocals)
Ross Davies (Guitar)
Mick Elliot (Guitar)
Chris Stafford (Bass)
Gary Young (drums)

Bandicoot Link (94Mb) New Link 26/10/2015


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