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    • March 7, 2009 10:19 AM CST
    • so being rather new to this thing i thought i might introduce myself and then make others do the same thing.

      my name is will i live down melbourne way. moved here about 10 months ago from sydney. by day i'm a mild mannered employee for a pharamaceutical company. by night i like to kick back with a beer and good music. last 4 records i've bought: 1. the bronx - the bronx (the new one) 2. fucked up - chemistry of common life lp 3. the leg hounds - s/t lp 4. new wave hookers - kings in slatanic service lp

      thats pretty much it.

    • December 1, 2008 11:31 PM CST
    • i am in New Zealand for the next 6 months are there any good shows coming up? doesn't matter where as i will be moving around a lot. any recommendations?

    • December 1, 2008 1:18 AM CST
    • I recently sent this list of band recommendations to a friend in the States so I thought I'd share it here just in case any one is interested. They're all bands who are currently playing at the moment and are all from Melbourne unless otherwise mentioned. It's by no means a complete list, so please feel free to add to it. Apologies if my descriptions don't do the bands justice. The Ooga Boogas: Garage/surf band who recently played at Goner and who feature Mikey from Eddy Current, Richard from the Onyas, Leon from the Sailors, and Per from (ahem) Cloudberry Jam. The Ooga Boogas Deaf Wish: Complete and utter garage mayhem Deaf Wish The Pink Fits: fast paced bluesy garage from Wollongong. The Pink Fits Beaches: 5 piece all-girl band who play noodly guitar music that reminds me of a cross between Television and a shoe-gaze band. Beaches Shutdown 66: Killer song and killer band. Shutdown 66 The Frowning Clouds: a bunch of 16-18 year olds who love the Pretty Things and the Back from the Grave comps. The Frowning Clouds The Breadmakers: Bluesy garage featuring members of Shutdown 66. The Breadmakers The Stabs: Ben Blackwell said “They sound like Thurston Moore reviewing The Birthday Party”. I agree. The Stabs Chinese Burns: Umm...dunno how to describe them but they're good. And the drummer is awesome in every band that he's in. He hits hard, fast and precisely. Their songs are also very catchy. Chinese Burns UV Race: Again I don't have a clue how to describe them. They're on Aarght, which is a label run by 3 of the Ooga Boogas. UV Race Superwild Horses: Someone I know thinks they're a little bit "cheer-leader-y". I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. Superwild Horses The following are two bands who wear their Jesus Lizard influence in different ways. Of the two I love True Rad more. My Disco: My Disco True Radical Miracle True Radical Miracle Zond: are good. If I remember correctly, they're at the more experimental end of garage. Zond

    • March 5, 2008 9:44 AM CST
    • Why the hell did I forget about this MP3 blog? There's the Eastern Dark's bootleg "Sack The Barber! (1984-86)"!!! Uh, It's an official bootleg. (?) http://www.demogatedrive.com/2007/09/eastern-dark-sack-barber.html 1. Over Now 2. Enough Of What I Need (Headstones) 3. I Don't Need The Reasons 4. Come On Now (Ramones) 5. Gotta Tell Me Why (Slickee Boys) 6. Walking 7. It's You (Milkshakes) 8. Down To You (Taxi Boys) 9. No Pictures 10. Never Again 11. Reaching My Head (Prisoners) 12. Stay Alone 13. Mr. Clean 14. Green Slime (Fuzztones) 15. Fire Spirit (Gun Club) 16. The Loved One (Loved Ones) 17. Driving Accident Prone (Plasticland) 18. Long Way To Go (Alice Cooper) 19. Ultimate Suicide 20. Mass Insane Hysteria 21. Black Cat 22. Vietnamese Baby (New York Dolls) 23. Flip Your Wig (Husker Du) 24. I Don't Need The Reasons (demo) It's a great bootleg!!! I think the file's still available.

    • January 16, 2008 8:12 AM CST
    • Isn't Dead C from New Zealand? they are a bit more "noise" than garage but they have been around for a long time......

    • January 12, 2008 3:00 AM CST
    • The Eastern Dark were a brilliant band from Sydney, cut down in there prime. http://www.amo.org.au/artist.asp?id=1175 I can't praise them enough, so go listen to their music. And the name comes from the Phantom comix.

    • January 10, 2008 10:37 PM CST
    • Are they Australian? There is also a band called the Western Dark right?!

    • January 10, 2008 10:57 AM CST
    • Thanks!

      And not to hijack the NZ thread but there's a live video of the Eastern Dark on there too, doing Julie is a Junkie.

    • October 17, 2008 2:49 AM CDT
    • Thanks everyone! we had the best time.... see you early 2009

    • August 11, 2008 4:25 AM CDT
    • FRIDAY 12TH SEPT @ COBRA BAR, MELBOURNE

      SATURDAY 13TH SEPT @ EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB, MELBOURNE

      SUNDAY 14TH SEPT @ BAR OPEN, MELBOURNE

      WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPT @ 3PBS LIVE TO AIR, MELBOURNE

      FRIDAY 19TH SEPT @ EXCELSIOR, SYDNEY

      SATURDAY 20TH SEPT ARVO @ MUSIC FARMERS WOLLONGONG

      SATURDAY 20TH SEPT @ HOPETOUN, SYDNEY

      Please come to the shows folks and have a beer with us. We can talk shit, rave about bands or make human pyramids, I don't mind just as long as we hang.

      Plus I'm in melbourne for a week prior to playing any shows so if anyone has any suggestions of mischief I should get up to let me know...

      Peace,
      Baron Aaron

    • March 16, 2008 3:54 AM CDT
    • Great collection! Someone put some links of them on the Grage Punk Forumms before, so I downloaded Spencer P. Jones and the Rifles' files. Thank you very much!

    • February 3, 2008 9:07 AM CST
    • You're welcome! And Hitmen website! http://www.hitmendtk.com/ As a matter of fact, I heard "Tell Tale Heart" for the first time today, haha. It's pretty cool!!! Their records were hard to find in Japan! I'll order the reissue CD soon!

    • January 30, 2008 10:10 PM CST
    • Thank You Dead Boy.

    • January 22, 2008 10:36 PM CST
    • Thanks Dead boy, will be ther with bells on.

    • January 22, 2008 6:25 AM CST
    • Yeah, received this today!

      The Gods of Mt Olympus have smiled down on Johnny Fukn Kannis! The Rock n Roll
      Soldier received some good news during his recent tests in Hospital this week.
      His heart condition, although serious, does not require an operation. So, no
      Baboon heart for him! The big hearted Zeus is well on his way to recovery, so
      stay tuned for a sooner than expected return of the Rock n Roll Soldier. We
      just have to keep the Zeus Juice away from him!

      Select Music finalised negotiations today for a one off Hitmen performance in
      their home Town of Sylvania @ The Crest Hotel on Saturday February 23rd. The
      night will also commemorate Chris 'Klondike' Masuak's 50th Birthday. Tickets
      will be on Sale from all usual outlets for $22 pre sale and $25 on the night.
      Don't miss out!

      Punk Rock Diva NIAGARA from Detroit, has confirmed that she will perform half
      a dozen songs with The Hitmen on the night! This Pop Art sensation is in
      Australia for 2 exclusive Art Exhibitions 16th Feb in Melbourne and 23rd Feb
      in Sydney.

      More guests and support bands are being confirmed right now!

      So, Lenny Flotski, this won't be "Another Lost Weekend" after all, it will be
      a "St Valentines Day Massacre"

      Johnny would like to thank the hundreds of people who've written in wishing
      him well! Your love and support means so much to all of us!

      SEE YOU AT THE SHOW FOR A HUGE PARTY!

      Muzz, Klondike, Juke and The Kid
      oh yeah... and Johnny

      "Rock n Roll keeps you ALIVE - In The War Against the JIVE!"

    • January 22, 2008 5:09 AM CST
    • Thanks Dead Boy, keep us informed.

    • January 21, 2008 6:28 AM CST
    • I received from this message from the Barman. ;)

      "Zeus got a very good medical report. He's not out of the woods yet but
      if he continues to feel better, there's a chance 1-2 Sydney shows with
      Niagara will be salvaged."

    • January 21, 2008 5:25 AM CST
    • I was looking forward to the Sydney shows FARK !!! Get well Johnny, wanna see the "Hitman" rock again. Well here is the info from the "Hitmen" Myspace page. Monday, January 14, 2008 JOHNNY IN HOSPITAL - FEBRUARY SHOWS CANCELLED! From the desk of Lenny Flotski… lennyflotski@hotmail.com January of the New Year, 2008. Subject: "HITMEN" FEBRUARY 2008 AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH NIAGARA POSTPONED What is it with Johnny Kannis, The Hitmen, and near death? We've all had our minor brushes with same. I remember looking up at some big hulking bastard. "What are you looking at?" he says. I was a bit unclear. "I think I just had a heart attack", sez I. That must have been the wrong answer because he commenced to laying into me with what I remember as a rather oversized pair of Doc Martens. But, enough about me. And I only have so much time before the meds kick in. Now, if you were there at the last brace of rivet poppin' Hitmen shows you know (as Niagara says) that these bully boys Don't Dick Around. And Kannis is prone to throwing himself around in the manner of a pit bull with a teddy bear. Normal stuff. But maybe he went a bit too far this time. I dunno. He wouldn't pull back, refused to pull his punches. He Was Warned! It's a huge shock but Kannis has been wounded in battle (again) but this time folks, it's serious. We need some time to get in under the hood and rebuild that sucker. He's laid up in hospital. Tests, more tests. It looks like his heart is a lizard and it's trying to kill him. Dream on. He's determined to beat this latest challenge but that means a minor spanner in the touring schedule. The band hopes you understand and that you will extend to Johnny your best wishes for his recovery. In the meantime the boys are recording a couple of tunes exclusively through the usual electronic media. Embedded with weird ass shit no doubt. You can expect Savage Beat / Shock Records to do their typical bang up job. I had hoped to get out of this bughouse for the European tour. Bugger...it looks like Another Lost Weekend. Lenny Flotski. SHOWS AFFECTED Fri 15th Feb Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Vic Sat 16th Feb Barwon Club, Geelong Vic Fri 22nd Feb Manly Fishos Club, Sydney NSW Sat 23rd Feb The Crest Hotel, Sylvania NSW Stay tuned for progress reports. http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID...

    • February 28, 2008 5:13 AM CST
    • I got the time off, booked a hire car, just need a slab and i'm sorted!!

    • February 27, 2008 6:45 PM CST
    • sounds like an ex boss to me

    • February 10, 2008 2:45 AM CST
    • Anyone going?
      The boss says I might not get time of work. The asshole.
      Just want to see the Dirtbombs. Everything else is a bonus.