Born out of Time: 1979-1988 - The Australian Indie Scene

Born out of Time: 1979-1988 - The Australian Indie Scene

     
 

While the post-punk music scene in the United Kingdom sold a lot more records and the indie rock movement in America had a great deal more influence, for sheer output of quality rock & roll it was hard to beat the Australians in the 1980s, whose commitment to lean, tough, high-attitude rock was second to none. Of course, Men at Work and See more details below

Overview

While the post-punk music scene in the United Kingdom sold a lot more records and the indie rock movement in America had a great deal more influence, for sheer output of quality rock & roll it was hard to beat the Australians in the 1980s, whose commitment to lean, tough, high-attitude rock was second to none. Of course, Men at Work and INXS ended up moving a lot more units in the States than the Scientists, the Celibate Rifles, and the New Christs, but by the same token, Loverboy moved more merchandise than the Replacements, and who gets name-checked more? At any rate, almost two dozen great bands from down under get their props on Born out of Time: 1979-1988 -- The Australian Indie Sound, and if you want 76 minutes of proof that the Antipodes were a great place to be if you liked high-octane guitar-based rock, this will do just dandy. Radio Birdman kicks off the set with "Hanging On," an appropriate choice given the band's massive influence and the frequent reappearance of Deniz Tek and Rob Younger on the tracks that follow. Most of the best-known Aussie indie acts of the period are represented, including the Hoodoo Gurus, the Screaming Tribesmen, the Lime Spiders, and Died Pretty, but there are also plenty of fine bands who didn't get the attention they deserved outside the continent, including smart punks the Eastern Dark, tough pop songstress Angie Pepper (aka Deniz Tek), '60s obsessives the Stems, and the Psychotic Turnbuckles, who sound like down under's answer to Redd Kross. Twenty-two songs from 22 bands without a dud in the bunch, Born out of Time: 1979-1988 -- The Australian Indie Sound is a great overview of a scene many folks ignored at the time, and hopefully this will raise the profile of a few of the lesser-known groups on board (and prompt further reissues along these lines).

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657013625
catalogNumber:
136
Rank:
169054

Tracks

  1. Hanging On  -  Radio Birdman
  2. Hindu Gods (Of Love)  -  Lipstick Killers
  3. Chelsea Kids  -  Femme
  4. Brother John  -  Visitors
  5. I Don't Mind  -  Hitmen
  6. Voodoo Slaves  -  Minuteman
  7. Crying Sun  -  New Race
  8. Swampland  -  Scientists
  9. Igloo  -  Screaming Tribesmen
  10. (Let's All) Turn On  -  Hoodoo Gurus
  11. Drop Out  -  Beasts of Bourbon
  12. Frozen World  - Angie Pepper
  13. Wild Desire  -  Celibate Rifles
  14. Out of the Unknown  -  Died Pretty
  15. Born Out of Time  -  New Christs
  16. Slave Girl  -  Lime Spiders
  17. Julie Is a Junkie  -  Eastern Dark
  18. Make You Mine  -  Stems
  19. Girl in the Sweater  -  Hard-Ons
  20. Albuquerque (Wild Scenes)  -  Psychotic Turnbuckles
  21. Explosion in a Room  -  Lizard Train
  22. Blaze of Glory  -  Exploding White Mice

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Died Pretty   Track Performer
Eastern Dark   Track Performer
Hoodoo Gurus   Track Performer
Lime Spiders   Track Performer
Screaming Tribesmen   Track Performer
Creeps   Bass
New Race   Track Performer
Bill Gibson   Piano
Ron Asheton   Guitar
James Baker   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Mick Blood   Vocals
Clyde Bramley   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Faulkner   Guitar,Vocals
Warwick Gilbert   Bass,Vocals
Steve Harris   Bass,Keyboards
Pip Hoyle   Organ,Piano,Background Vocals
Johnny Kannis   Vocals
Ron Keeley   Drums
Mark Kingsmill   Drums
Damien Lovelock   Vocals
Chris Masuak   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mick Medew   Guitar,Vocals
Brett Myers   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Psychotic Turnbuckles   Track Performer
Geoff Rhoe   Guitar
Brett Rixon   Drums
Brad Shepherd   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Boris Sujdovic   Bass
Deniz Tek   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tony Thewlis   Guitar
Dennis Thompson   Drums,Vocals
Rob Younger   Vocals
Celibate Rifles   Track Performer
Beasts of Bourbon   Track Performer
Exploding White Mice   Track Performer
New Christs   Track Performer
Tony Bambach   Bass,Vocals
Kent Steedman   Guitar
Sean Maguire   Drums
Frank Brunetti   Organ,Piano
John Hartley   Bass,Background Vocals
Spencer P. Jones   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Robertson   Bass
Stems   Track Performer
Spoiler   Drums
Jason Morphett   Saxophone
Michael Charles   Drums
Brett Walker   Guitar
Angie Pepper   Vocals
Tex Perkins   Vocals
David Earl Taylor   Drums
Richard Lawson   Drums,Vocals,Laughs
Ray Ahn   Bass,Background Vocals
Colin Berwick   Drums
Paul Gilchrist   Vocals
Gary Chambers   Drums
Giles Barrow   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Peter "Blackie" Black   Guitar,Background Vocals
Shane Bloffwitch   Bass,Vocals
David Bunney   Drums
Chane Chane   Vocals
Keish de Silva   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bill Gibson   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Richard Lane   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Mark Sisto   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Goldsmith   Composer
Rick Springfield   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Dave Sharp   Composer
Radio Birdman   Producer
Mick Blood   Contributor
Charles Fisher   Producer
Chris Logan   Producer
Eddie Macdonald   Composer
Chris Masuak   Producer
Mark Opitz   Producer
Mike Peters   Composer
Deniz Tek   Producer
Alan Thorne   Producer
Rob Younger   Producer
Dave Connor   Producer
Tony Cohen   Engineer
Kent Steedman   Producer
Spoiler   Contributor
Mice   Producer
Geoff Milne   Sound Effects
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Peter Shillito   Concept
Tom Misner   Producer
Ian McFarlane   Liner Notes,Concept,Annotation,Track Notes
Skid   Composer

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