Screaming Tribesmen - Date With A Vampyre/Top Of The Town (CD - $20.00) more information
The Tribesmen came out of Brisbane in the early '80s recording two classic singles for Citadel. This release picks up the story where former Radio Birdman/Hitmen guitarist Chris Masuak joined the group and compiles the two defining 12" releases Date With A Vampyre
EP from 1985 and its follow up, Top of The Town
from 1986. Both of these releases are in their entirety for the first time ever on CD, together with nearly an album's worth of bonus tracks!
This was the only album released by the Screaming Tribesmen line-up featuring former Radio Birdman/Hitmen guitarist Chris Masuak. Recorded at the peak of their powers and popularity in 1987, Bones & Flowers
took the band to the States where they came close to a hit single with I Got A Feeling
. This CD features the album's original 10 tracks, several B-sides, 3 previously unreleased 1986 demos and a previously unreleased live track from 1988. 16 tracks in all.
Workhorse is a stunning statement, a blues-wailing, guitar-soaked testament to Masuak's standing as one of Australia's most talented guitarists.
Its 14 tracks are cathartic and striking in their directness, full of ironclad riffs but with powerful melody lines not far from the surface.
The Singles started playing the Sydney inner city scene in the early 1980s in venues such as the Civic, Rock Garden, Chequers, Frenchs, the Paddington Green and the Heritage Hotel. Their sound was post punk art pop reminiscent of the Buzzcocks. The songs are simple, melodic, catchy and straight to the point pop.