|Early Aliens: Danny Johnson, Graham Lewis, Geoffrey Stapleton, Boris, Kevin Fennesy|
Their first of many Sydney shows was at the Sydney Cove Tavern on Tuesday 27th of February 1979. They'd played in Adelaide at the Arkaba Hotel on Sunday 25th, and drove to Sydney via Melbourne in an old broken down Valliant. It was the first of many hell rides up and down the Hume Highway. In Sydney they played places like The Bondi Lifesaver, The Civic Hotel, Stage Door Tavern, Comb n' Cutter, Manly Flix, French's Wine Bar, Chequers and The Royal Antler.
By May 1979 the "full house" signs were going up all over the inner city venues of Melbourne. The band played hundreds of live shows around Australia in 1979, sometimes two or even three shows a day. They were one of the first local bands of the late 1970s to adopt a new wave uniform of black clothes and skinny, white ties.
|Classic Aliens: Greg Webster, Rob Grosser , Danny Johnson, Geoffrey Stapleton|
The band continued as a three-piece, working in a whole new repertoire and sound, which included keyboards from Stapleton. In September Randy Bulpin from Mondo Rock briefly joined on lead guitar until the end of October when the band relocated to Sydney. Pierre Baroni joined the band on the day they left Melbourne for Sydney. He was recruited for his voice and song writing ability, as well as his guitar arrangements. On 27 November Grosser left and was replaced by Alex Bash on drums in December 1980. On 6 March 1981 Johnson left the group leaving Stapleton as the only original member. Greg Trennery joined on bass guitar on 31 March.
[extracts from History of Aussie Music & The Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery]
Another highly underrated Aussie Band brought to the surface for your enjoyment !
01 Too Late Now 2:43
02 Follow That Girl 2:58
03 L.O.V.E. Love 3:16
04 Till The Beast Is Dead 3:30
05 Girls 3:10
06 She's So Dangerous 3:07
07 He's An Angel 3:02
08 The Boys In Black 2:36
09 Go Away 3:08
10 The Machine Wants To Know 3:24
11 Confrontation 3:47
12 Bomb Squad 5:10
13 The Hyding Of Dr. Jeckyl 3:53
14 I Don't Care 2:52
15 Over My Head 2:33
G.I Webster - Lead Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Vocoder, Vocals
Geofferey Stapleton - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Danny Johnson - Vocals, Bass
Robbie Grosser - Drums
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