Month: August 2017

INXS – Kick

A Huge  Hit Album In the 1980s, INXS hit the big time.  An Australian band had hit the international music scene like few had previously.  They seemed to go from hit to hit and strength to strength, leaving behind the Land Down Under for Europe and the US. The high point is arguably 1987’s “Kick”, […]

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A “Grail Find”

Last month, I casually browsed an Australian site called Gumtree.  It’s a classifieds site which allows people to place free ads online, and I tend to check for listings relating to vinyl records on an ad-hoc basis. I was just relaxing, browsing on my phone, when I came across a new listing which featured five […]

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Joy Division – Closer

Closer is close enough ..to a masterpiece.  Released not long after lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide, this was Joy Division’s second and last album before the remaining members reformed as New Order. The Album This is an LP which I will listen to from start to end.  There’s variation throughout which swings the tracks […]

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AC/DC – Back in Black

Headlines an era of classic Australian music It was 1980.  AC/DC were an international sensation on the back of the massive success of “Highway to Hell”, riding on huge popularity locally and abroad.  Then suddenly lead singer Bon Scott tragically passed away. Scott’s passing nearly tore the band apart, yet somehow they stood together and […]

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