This much-loved Melbourne '80s band was often considered that city's answer to the Hoodoo Gurus and the Sunnyboys. Despite never having a smash hit, the band came close a couple of times, and this album includes those classic singles - My Cheri Amore, I Will Persuade You
and Autumn Leaves
. The band's first single The Murderess
and its b-side have been added. The bonus disc is a treasure trove for fans, featuring 15 live and demo recordings.
Brisbane natives Ups & Downs produced some of the finest pop-rock songs of Australia's post-punk era. All of their A-sides, select B-sides, the entire mini-album Sleepless
, some band favourites and some unreleased tracks have now been collated on this first ever and long-overdue Ups & Downs career compilation.
Boogie! Australian Blues, R&B and Heavy Rock from the '70s (CD - $25.00) more information
This double CD compilation is as the title suggests - a celebration of the blues-based sounds that dominated Australian music in the early 70s and onwards. It features many of the all-time biggest names in Australian rock, including Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, Chain, Cold Chisel, Daddy Cool, Skyhooks, Rose Tattoo, the Angels, Lobby Loyde & the Coloured Balls, Max Merritt & the Meteors and numerous others that were household names back in the 70s.
This swansong 16 track CD release was recorded 'live' in June 2007 during the US leg of the band's world tour to promote Zeno Beach. The limited edition vinyl comes with a nice full colour inner bag and a bonus download card of the tracks found on the LP. It's missing three tracks that are on the CD however.