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

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657013625
  • Catalog Number: 136
  • Sales rank: 158,916

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hanging On - Radio Birdman (3:37)
  2. 2 Hindu Gods (Of Love) - Lipstick Killers (3:20)
  3. 3 Chelsea Kids - La Femme (3:50)
  4. 4 Brother John - The Visitors (4:31)
  5. 5 I Don't Mind - Hitmen (2:48)
  6. 6 Voodoo Slaves - Minuteman (2:30)
  7. 7 Crying Sun - New Race (3:05)
  8. 8 Swampland - Scientists (4:11)
  9. 9 Igloo - Screaming Tribesmen (3:59)
  10. 10 (Let's All) Turn On - Hoodoo Gurus (3:00)
  11. 11 Drop Out - Beasts of Bourbon (3:04)
  12. 12 Frozen World - Angie Pepper (3:29)
  13. 13 Wild Desire - The Celibate Rifles (3:32)
  14. 14 Out of the Unknown - Died Pretty (4:10)
  15. 15 Born Out of Time - New Christs (5:03)
  16. 16 Slave Girl - Lime Spiders (2:51)
  17. 17 Julie Is a Junkie - Eastern Dark (2:40)
  18. 18 Make You Mine - Stems (4:46)
  19. 19 Girl in the Sweater - Hard-Ons (2:45)
  20. 20 Albuquerque (Wild Scenes) - Psychotic Turnbuckles (2:38)
  21. 21 Explosion in a Room - The Lizard Train (3:48)
  22. 22 Blaze of Glory - Exploding White Mice (2:59)
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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
The 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
The 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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