Festival Records and Warner Music Australia are excited to announce the Feb 24 release of THE GLORY DAYS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK, VOLUME 2!
The follow up to one of the best-selling Australian compilations of 2016 (and very clearly the best one to feature solely Australian content), GLORY DAYS 2 includes another 4CDs worth of classic Aussie rock from the 70s, 80s and into the 90s. It features different tracks from the much the same list of big names as last time and much much more.
That list of big names is massive. Cold Chisel, The Angels, Men at Work, Australian Crawl, the Sports, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Mental As Anything, Split Enz, Sunnyboys, Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, the Radiators, Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls, the Dingoes, Ian Moss, Goanna, Dragon, Flowers, Noiseworks, Hunters & Collectors, Skyhooks (their lone post-Shirl hit ‘Over the Border’), Baby Animals, Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, TMG, Dragon, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs, Choirboys, Richard Clapton, the Saints, the Reels, Mi-Sex, Mondo Rock, the Models, The Badloves (with Jimmy Barnes), Matt Finish, V Spy V Spy, Uncanny X-Men, Warumpi Band, Weddings Parties Anything, Russell Morris, Black Sorrows; all these and more are represented by tracks that not only shook pub walls back in the day but pumped out of transistor radios and, in most cases, Sunday night ABC TV screens too.
Also featured are plenty of big names who weren’t included last time, including the Hoodoo Gurus, Jim Keays with his 1975 remake of ‘Undecided’, Ol’55, Kings of the Sun, Daddy Cool (with the rare 1975 comeback single ‘All I Wanna Do Is Rock’), Wilson Diesel with ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’, Little River Band, Mother Goose, Kevin Borich Express, Rose Tattoo slide guitarist Peter Wells’ brilliant ‘Between the Saddle and the Ground’, Little Heroes with ‘One Perfect Day’, indigenous reggae-rock trailblazers No Fixed Address with ‘Black Man’s Rights’, Vika & Linda rocking up a storm on a song that Paul Kelly wrote but never recorded with the Dots ’I Didn’t Know Love Could Be Mine’, Sydney ‘80s faves Flaming Hands, the Riptides and Dynamic Hepnotics, Melbourne mainstays Nick Barker & The Reptiles, Mike Rudd & the Heaters and the Spaniards (featuring Billy Miller & Mick Pealing), and glam-era pub favourites Hush, Taste and Supernaut.
Other noteworthy tracks include rare singles by Stars (1976’s ‘With A Winning Hand’, which never appeared on an album) and post-Ol’55 power poppers the Breakers who featured in the original ‘Puberty Blues’ movie, and the first ever reissue of anything by Gary Young & the Rocking Emus (the great single ‘Rockabilly Heaven’, featuring the great Daddy Cool/Jo Jo Zep drummer together with late fellow DC members Wayne Duncan and Ross Hannaford). There’s also the rare but great 1971 single ‘If You Got It’ by legendary Adelaide group Fraternity, featuring Bon Scott on vocals. The collection ends with the Party Boys and John Swan – John had replaced Bon in Fraternity – who together give us an idea of what AC/DC might’ve sounded like if Swanee had also replaced Bon (or Brian) in AC/DC, with a ripping ‘High Voltage’.
As per last time, the collection features new cover artwork by legendary Aussie poster and album cover artist Ian McCausland, detailed liner notes and some great images.
To be released Feb 24 and at the same unbelievable price as the first volume, THE GLORY DAYS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK VOL.2 will be much anticipated by the legions of fans of classic Aussie Rock out there, and an instant party starter for anyone who trod the sticky carpet and inhaled the sweat, smoke and stale beer fumes back in the day.
Stay tuned for further announcements including the complete tracklisting.
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