Monday, June 16, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blah

Greetings to ALL

Firstly many thanks to ken, tricky, mel and cob for their contributions. Also to spike-x cheers for taking the time and contributing his thoughts.

The sole purpose of this blog is to share music. The essence of karma is the unconditional and selfless act of giving. I encourage all responses to what goes on in this blog whether they are complimentary or negative. I will also exhibit my right of reply.

I've had a couple of negative responses of late, from the 'e police' and the obligatory 'Anonymous' expressing their dislike for me 'leeching' and 'stealing' music...... all of the music on this blog can be readily found on countless sites across the net .... I see it as sharing, the giving without the expectation of reward. As far as the artists are concerned they receive a minuscule amount for each unit sold, the main financial gain for bands are merchandise sales and ticket sales for live shows ... blog spots are promoting their music to people who otherwise would never hear it.

Basically if you have a problem with this don't download the music, don't search blog sites .. that is the essence of 'freedom of choice' But personally I suggest YOU GET A LIFE. The world is full of negativity and selfishness, with the support of the people who contribute to this blog .... the journey continues.

I've also had skids over as ausrock telling me I should 'acknowledge' the original uploaders. Well mate I try to give everyone a mention.... but hey I'm not perfect..... sometimes I forget where the music comes from.... sometimes I just don't have the time .... to anyone I have omitted in recognising their contribution ..... please accept my sincerely apologies

Message to the maddies crew and any kind Samaritan'

I need some help...... been searching all week without much luck .... I'm after some music from 'The Waifs' found their new album ... but locked with a password...... also after anything by 'Motor Ace' and 'Alex Lloyd' ....... any help would be appreciated

thanking you

stay tuned got some music from 'Nick Drake' for all to enjoy ...... I'm in acoustic mode at the moment.

again cheers to all who have contributed

peace and love

bruce




243 comments:

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Hank said...

Hi there Bruce, how's the football going? Thanks for all the good music, especially enjoyed Chevelles, Dukes, Magic Dirt...etc etc... can't find the time to listen to it all!

Here's something that might appeal to everyone who liked The Powder Monkeys: Asteroid B-612's 1994 album Forced Into A Corner, featuring Stewart "Leadfinger" Cunningham, occasional guitarist with The New Christs:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
84577082/Forced_Pt1.zip

http://rapidshare.com/files/
84578177/Forced_Pt2.zip

Lotsa songs, thus 2 files. It rocks!

Take care,
Hank

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the new album from Genn Thompson's band, Beachfield. He is the former drummer of The-Go-Betweens: http://sharebee.com/c56cff75

bruce said...

Cheers hank, much the same mate music overload but what a way to go! Half day at school today... big match at 3 o'clock today...35 degrees today ... can't wait ... intend to get plasted with the boys after... laos whiskey, tomorrow will be bad ...

stay good b

bruce said...

many thanks for the Beachfield link, leave a name and I'll add you to the maddies crew.... welcome to the family

bruce

tricky said...

havent been in for a while as have been visiting fnq and didnt have internet access .. what a great surprise to click onto Mad Parade and see that overhere had uploaded some Smudge ... awesome

thanks heaps

this blog rocks !!!!!!!

tricky said...

ganggajang - the essential (best of)

http://sharebee.com/ca983e6e

enjoy

(can also post 1994 album Lingo if anyone wants)

bruce said...

good to hear from you tricky, you were the first to help out... I won't forget .. anything you want to share is much appreciated.. I'm thinking of a way to celebrate Australia Day.. the people , the music, the culture...any ideas?

stay cool b

tricky said...

more gangajang

http://sharebee.com/8f0f68fa

Bottlelow said...

Hey Bruce, Is that you on that wave?????????????????

Cobber said...

G'day, Maddies!

The Black Sorrows - two albums, "Sonola" and "Rockin' Zydeco", for your Aussie-lovin' enjoyment.

http://sharebee.com/21663753
Filename: The Slack Borrows.rar Size: 43.48 MB

Cob, busy but poking his head in for a moment.

bruce said...

tricky - cheers for the songs
cob - cheers for BS
bottlelow -wish it was, it's Teahupoo, Tahiti.... never been...It is a mate of mine though, Joel Parkinson...from the Goldie

Hank said...

I have The First To Pay by New Race somewhere, can dig it up if anyone would like it. Also have one or two Black Sorrows albums if memory serves.

bruce said...

gidday hank.....how's life? Hope all is good..... surprise us hank, I'm sure you have some great stuff tucked away.. ps..won football 3-0 followed by 2 day hangover

Cobber said...

Cob gets one in before Invasion Day!

JJJ Culture - Music From Black Australia (72671 KB) uploaded!
http://preview.tinyurl.com/yqce3r

Cheers to all Maddies,
Cob

bruce said...

hank.... ron has asked if you can upload that new race album... cheers mate

tricky....I'll upload the file..we may differ here mate...The English came a long time ago...we as Australians of today had nothing to do with that, human morals and values were a lot different two hundred years ago,I believe in equal rights for all and people taking responsibility for their actions and their future. If it wasn't for white Australians you would be speaking Japanese today.. I have two grandfathers buried in Thailand, died defending their country and your and my right to freedom. I'm a proud Australian, colour of skin is not the issue.

Hank said...

Hi Bruce and congrats to the football victory! Here's something to help you celebrate:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
85272215/My_Buzzsaw_Baby_E.P..zip

Almost as fun as drinking and no hangover...
You know, the party-hangover ratio changes as you get older, doesn't it? Before you could party for 2 days and get a 1 day hangover. Now you party 1 day and get a 2 day hangover. It's not really fair.

Anyway, not much partying going on here unfortunately, mostly work, work, work...

Will upload New Race as soon as I find a decent cover image. Stay tuned for other stuff as well.

Hank said...

For Ron:

New Race - The First To Pay

http://www.mediafire.com
/?fsgdamdnvmt

A short text file with Deniz Tek's comments on the album included.

Enjoy!

Cobber said...

A bit o' history for yer.

http://sharebee.com/3bfe7f8f
Sixties Downunder Volume 3
Size: 86.05 MB

Includes a song Ed Kuepper covered.

BTW, recognising Invasion doesn't mean you have to put yourself down mate; just recognise that some of us were here longer than 200 years.

We're all in it now: last I'll say of the matter.

Cob (who might be speaking a vanished language now, at least in part)

tricky said...

Bruce

Just confiming that your reference to me and invasion day comments was misplaced. As Shaggy said "it wasn't me"

and Hank - love your work !!!! I've been looking for Buzzsaw for a long long time

cheers

Tricky

fiachra said...

Hi

Any chance you could report let go by nanada surf, great album and I'd love to hear it again, thanks

F

Hank said...

Hello Mad people,

care for some John Kennedy?

John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong -
From Woe To Go (Red Eye Records 1986)
Vinyl rip of mini album:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
85512098/From_Woe_To_Go.zip

It's really very good indeed.

Anonymous said...

This is Mel...
That was me who upped Beachfield Bruce... still don't have a 'sign-in'. I have a request for an Aussie album: The Simpletons - Matter (1995), also I'm looking for Black Sorrows latest called Roarin' Town. Cheers

Cobber said...

Oz history continues:

http://sharebee.com/0ee15c29
So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star - Disc 1
Size: 86.98 MB

Tracklist:

http://www.milesago.com/Recommend/rock-star.htm

Cheers,
Cob

Cobber said...

The relentless march of Oz Rock History...

http://sharebee.com/ec6b75c5
So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star - Disc 2

Size: 88.84 MB

Tracklist:

http://www.milesago.com/Recommend/rock-star.htm

Cheers,
Cob

Cobber said...

Oz Rock history trilogy completed - all the best to Bruce and the Maddies!

http://sharebee.com/48143b68
So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star - Disc 3
Size: 87.73 MB

Cheers,
Cob

bruce said...

TO TRICKY

many apologies tricky..... the debate was between cob and me.... old age must be setting in..... memory going

bruce said...

hank and cob my friends... many, many thanks.... you just gave me my australia day posts.

words don't express the gratitude I feel towards you both

b

Hank said...

You're very welcome Bruce.

The following I think was requested in a comment a while back.

The Deadly Hume-
Me, Grandma, Iliko and Hilarian
(Phantom Records 1987)
Vinyl rip:

http://rapidshare.com/
files/86287402/Me__Grandma__Iliko_And_Hilarian.zip

Formed by Greg Perano, who was in early Hunters & Collectors. A wild, bluesy, noisy, in-your-face type of band. From what I've read about them, opinions were very divided about whether they were great or complete crap... Judge for yourself!

Anonymous said...

Requests:
If someone has any of these Aussie albums I'd appreciate an upload, a lot:

Naked Raven - Holding our Breath (2004) - or anything by them
Darren Hanlon - Fingertips and Mountaintops (2006)
Always - F.I.S.T. (2007)
Grand Salvo - The Temporal Wheel (2005)
Snowman - Self-titled (2006)
The Lost Domain - White Man at the Door (2006)
Paper Crane - Dew & Cry (2006) or anything by them

Cheers!
Mel

Anonymous said...

Almost forgot, also:

Toys Went Beserk - The Smiler with a Knife (1989)
The Simpletons - Matter (1995)

Cheers!
Mel

tricky said...

I mentioned earlier that I have been seeking albums from the Liberation Blue Acoustic Series ...

I am happy to say that I have found a few.

here is one:

Doc Neeson's Angels - Acoustic Sessions. Interesting spin on some old rocking faves.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E4DY1WO9

thanks to original uploader Nigel (from a pretty cool blog too)

I will soon have a few more of these acoustic series.

I grabbed "Titanic" by Mark Seymour tonight .. has a great version of Talking To A Stranger.

others I'm getting tonight include:

Ian Moss - Six Strings

James Reyne - And The Horse You Rode In On

Ian Moss - Let's All Get Together

gonna buy some of the others soon, including the brand new Baby Animals CD "Il GRande Silenzio"

hope you enjoy listening to a slow cruisy version of "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again".

note - songs are in .wma format

bruce said...

cheers tricky, I've found a couple of good live recordings by the cure and mazzy star....check out the mazzy star....excellent

b

Zer0_II said...

Someone recommended that I add your blog to my blogroll @ http://music-bloggers.blogspot.com I've added it under the Rock - General category. Check out the list sometime if you get a chance. I'm not sure exactly how many blogs I have listed at the moment, but there are several hundred to choose from.

Hank said...

Hi Bruce and Maddies, let's see, today's Australia day, right? Or maybe that was yesterday for you, with the time difference. Anyway, I hope you honoured it in a suitable fashion and your hangover isn't too bad...

Here's something else I found while looking through my boxes of vinyl:

Decline Of The Reptiles -
What I Feel/Flesh 7" single (1985)
The Hammer Speaks E.P. (1985)
Too Much Armour Not Enough Brains E.P. (1986)

All in one file here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
86878347/Decline_Of_The_Reptiles.zip

A pretty damned cool Sydney band, clearly inspired by Birdman but came up with a hard melodic guitar/keyboard style of their own. Reminds me a bit of Died Pretty in places.
As far as I know this is all they did before splitting up which makes this - hey!- a discography. Small but perfectly formed.

Oh, and the Mazzy Star was great, Bruce, thanks!

Paolo said...

Hi guys
the deadly hume....ottimo!!

CITY KIDS : The orphans parade (1986) 32o kbps
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Rob Younger and Alan Thorne.
A great french rock group, influenced by aussie groups like New christs
http://rapidshare.com/files/59117124/citykidsorphanspart1.rar.html

e

http://rapidshare.com/files/59157341/citykidsorphanspart2.rar.html

Ciao

Paolo

Hank said...

Hi Paolo, glad you enjoyed Deadly Hume. I also have an E.P. by them called "Starving Whipped! The Basement Tapes" which I could upload for you if you don't have it.

The City Kids I'm gonna download now, seems really promising - produced by Rob Younger in 1986 it can't be bad - thanks for that!

bruce said...

Cheers Paolo....welcome to the family

Hank said...

Hi Bruce, I have downloaded a few times from easyshare, and it worked... hmm...
Why don't you post the link here, and I'll give it try and see if I get the same result?

H

bruce said...

have a go hank, I use download manager... and I keep getting this message that I need to redirect????
I have no idear..he's the link

http://lix.in/d53836

cheers mate, it's a church album

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Hank said...

Bruce, here you go mate, The Church:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
87373853/TC1998.rar

Worked fine, but I don't use any download manager or anything, I just, you know, click the link and off I go...

My copy of this album came with a bonus CD, I'll dig that out and upload it soonish!

bruce said...

cheers hank, still can't download

Hank said...

Here's Bastard Universe, the bonus disc that came with the initial copies of The Church's Hologram of Baal album. It's a long - close to 80 minutes - instrumental jam, divided into 6 parts - or stages as they're called.

Not something you listen to everyday... probably mostly of interest to hardcore Church fans or students of late 80's guitar sounds... but I've found it oddly soothing at times. Ambient music for ageing rockers, perhaps?

http://rapidshare.com/files/87602857/
The_Church-Bastard_Universe_Pt1.zip

http://rapidshare.com/files/87604628/
The_Church-Bastard_Universe_Pt2.zip

Rushbo said...

Hey there!

Great blog! A taste of sunnier climes for someone stuck in the middle of permagrey England. Really want to grab the Mutton Birds 'Live in Wolverhampton' (I was there!) and the first part of the rarities collection but the links aren't working. Could you repost them, or tell me what I'm doing wrong!
Love, light and peace from Rushbo.

Rushbo said...

...forgetting my manners...

Could you repost them, PLEASE?

tut!

Cobber said...

Quick g'day to Bruce and Maddies,

Still loves ya, but busy for a week or so. Will have more for you later,

Cob

bruce said...

Rushbo... reup waiting for you mate

bruce said...

cheers hank, I'm on a Church trip at the moment

cob hope all is good, hear from you soon

bruce

Hank said...

Hi Bruce, speaking of The Church, one album I would love to hear is Priest=Aura, supposed to be really good.

Hank said...

Found it... trip on, Bruce:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
87918022/Priest___Aura_Pt1.zip

http://rapidshare.com/files/
87919072/Priest___Aura_Pt2.zip

(You may already have it of course)

Rushbo said...

...did I happen to mention that you rock?

Ta everso - Rushbo

tricky said...

hi maddies

i registered on paul kelly's a-z site today so i could get his free monthly downloads ... i got 10 songs beginning with B

did anyone happen to grab those starting with the letter A?

if so, could you please upload?

cheers tricky

Hank said...

Hi Tricky, here are the A songs:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
88073109/KellyA.zip

Brilliant man, Kelly, and a brilliant idea with the downloads...

bruce said...

cheers hank, yeah I have Priest/aura but I just discovered I'm missing tracks 1-6 on Hayday... you wouldn't happen to have would you?

With easyshare must be my downloader, I use the net at work and no problem.

best wishes to tricky,

cheers all

b

Spike-X said...

I have a couple of repost requests, if that's ok:

The Someloves - Something Or Other (I think Dom Mariani is genetically incapable of writing a bad song)

The Screaming Tribesemen - Collection

Both of these were on MediaFire, and now are not. Thanks!

Hank said...

Yep, here's Heyday:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
88140257/Heyday.zip

Cheers,
Hank

Mansou said...

Hello Bruce! I'm looking for "Porcelain Bus" albums. Can you help me?

bruce said...

reliable as ever hank, cheers mate

Spike-X said...

Thanks for the re-ups! I think all I need by the Tribesmen now is a couple of tracks off the covers EP (which is the LOUDEST vinyl pressing I've ever owned).

4shared seems to work well - unlike RapidShare it allows multiple downloads, and you don't have to wait up to an hour and a bloody half between downloads.

Thanks again!

ken said...

Hey Bruce!
I've been out of pocket for the past couple of weeks, but I'm glad to see that the maddies are still hard at it.
I'd like to throw in my contribution to the church frenzy:
demos from the gold afternoon fix sessions -
http://www.sendspace.com/
file/xib901
Also, just to keep the Paisley Underground train rolling, here's the Black Session with Mazzy Star -
http://www.sendspace.com/
file/0xc8zq

Hope all is well with everyone -
Ken

bruce said...

to spike x my pleasure mate, I'm having to use a couple of different sites because of upload restrictions and infrequent internet connections here in Thailand. Remember if you wish to share...all is appreciated.

to ken, good to here from you again, cheers for the files, I will post tomorrow and all is good mate, cheers for asking.

peace and love
b

Spike-X said...

I hate to sound whiney, and I really am grateful, but...

The Screaming Tribesmen re-upload didn't include the All Hail LP. Any chance...?

bruce said...

sorry spike x, I forgot what I included first time around... I'll post all hail today

cheers b

bruce said...

ken, I'm getting an "access forbidden" sign when I try to download....I'm keen to hear Mazzy Star.. any ideas?

cheers mate
b

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Spike-X said...

Now, lest anybody think I'm all take and no give, I also have a contribution to the class:

Big Star Live At Missouri University in 1993

http://www.4shared.com/account/file/36653033/28d7156/bigstar_live_columbia.html?sId=VPlEcbvbUtReMD29

And the "lost" dBs album, Ride The Wild TomTom

http://www.4shared.com/account/file/36650973/7b852033/dbs_wild_tomtom.html?sId=VPlEcbvbUtReMD29

Both are my own rips, courtesy of CDs borrowed from the local library (ssssh!). Ripped with a Linux app called Grip, which uses secure ripping similar to EAC, I believe, and converted to high-quality VBR MP3s.

Hank said...

Oh man, Summer Suns, Persian Rugs, Stoneage Hearts and a DM3 EP I didn't have... and Mazzy Star on the horizon... and all The Church stuff I've only just begun to get into... too wonderful for words!

And dB's from spike-x, cool!

Thanks a heap to everyone!!

Bruce, I have some DM3 albums if you don't, give us a shout and I'll upload.

tricky said...

trying to give something back. it's been a while. Bruce, I'm worried about the education prospects of those little Thai kids ... you must be down to about 4-5 hours of teaching per week now. Or do you just give them something to do in class while you sit there behind your desk adding to this amazing blog every day? Perhaps you've got the little tackers typing up the liner notes to your uploads.

here's some stuff from the liberation blue acoustic series:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
88556531
/Mark_Seymour_Titanic.rar.html

bruce said...

To Spike-x, must be good to have a library to go to... many thanks for sharing.. good karma man, but mate check out how people log in their file addresses in the comments.. I don't know why but if it is too long they don't work. The can't get the ones you logged in to work, could you break them down please. Again cheers and welcome to the family.

b

bruce said...

to hank, always a pleasure mate. I've got a couple DM3 albums keep an eye on the posts and fill in the gaps when you have the time.

best to you and your family
b

Spike-X said...

Oops! Let's try that again:

Big Star -

http://www.4shared.com/account/file/
36653033/28d7156/bigstar_live_columbia.
html?sId=VPlEcbvbUtReMD29

dBs -

http://www.4shared.com/account/file/
36650973/7b852033/dbs_wild_tomtom.
html?sId=VPlEcbvbUtReMD29

bruce said...

to tricky, good to hear from you mate, hope all is cool. Mate I'm working more hours here than I ever did back home, no such thing as the weekend in Thailand.. right now I,ve got one eye on the football and the other on the screen. It's true the older you get the less sleep you need.

We have a music course in our English program, 40 kids playing violin and cello (badly)couple months back I talked the school into investing in a drum kit, couple of guitars and amps... started a band with the kids. They learn really quick last week we played 'Zombie", 'Smoke on the Water' and 'Waltzing Matilda' at a school function. Parents loved it.... Thailand never ceases to surprise me.

best wishes
b

bruce said...

spike-x got them to work mate cheers

Hank said...

Spike-x, have to say I'm impressed with a local library that has the dB's and Big Star. Must be some very cool librarians.

And Bruce, I just love the image of Thai kids banging away at Smoke on the Water, brilliant. You must be their favourite teacher.

A mate of mine worked as a substitue music teacher about 20 years ago, he had the kids - 11-12 year olds - playing Waiting for the Man. Don't know if he explained the lyrics... hope not.

All the best to everyone,
Hank

Cobber said...

Uploading Damien Lovelock's "Fishgrass" just now. Couple of hours till it completes - Oz can uphold its third-world rating for line speed with the best of 'em!

It won't be brilliant (resurrection of a cassette), but at least the Celibate Rifles completists can hear Damo's take on Hendrix.

Link to follow when available,
Cheers from Cob

Cobber said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/88871168/LoveFishLockGrass.rar.html or http://preview.tinyurl.com/2c2o4v

will get you DAmien Lovelock's Fishgrass album. It's the best denoised copy I could make of a pre-rec cassette, so my apologies for sound quality.

Cob

Bottlelow said...

Thanks so much Bruce for all the Cowboy Junkies, especially the live album you got tucked away there in that folder.

I never heard them live before and am blown away by how great they are, it's nice to be able to hear the vocals a bit clearer.

I hope you make a post of it any fans will absolutly love it ... my download of the year so far easily.

Really appreciated

bruce said...

Messages for All

spike-x check out a messege for you in the dB's post.... interesting!

hi cob, cheers mate, hope you're not working too hard, thanks for the music

bottlelow- glad you enjoyed it,stay cool

Spike-X said...

...


...


Well, I guess he told me!

*slinks away*

arob71 said...

What a phenomenal blog! Does anyone have the Church's "Jammed" CD or the "White Star Line / Gypsy Stomp" fanzine CD single?

bruce said...

I still luv' ya spike-x!!!!
b

Cobber said...

Interested in a few more Not Drowning Waving, plus My Friend The Chocolate Cake?

Cob

Cobber said...

Another Cob cassette resurrection (cleaned up as well as I can)

http://sharebee.com/71892c41
Weddings Parties Anything - Roaring Days.
Size: 63.27 MB

cheers, Cob

Cobber said...

More of the Weddos!

Weddings Parties Anything - The Scorn Of The Women

http://sharebee.com/a092ce2d
WPA_Scorn.rar
Size: 59.42 MB

Cheers,
Cob

tricky said...

gidday bruce

please keep the acoustic posts coming .. I love 'em !!!!

Ive managed to download quite afew of the Liberation Blue acoustic series in recent weeks. Will post some soon.


wondering if you or any of the maddies have "Bone Box" by Chris Bailey and the General Dog? Or the new acoustic Baby Animals "Il Grande Silenzio?

cheers

Tricky

bruce said...

cheers for the WPA cob, been busy at work, field trip to a dinosaur museum in Kalasin .... excellent, tricky is after some tunes can you assist?

ken said...

Hey Bruce -
Here's sundirtwater,it's all I have by the waifs - http://www.sendspace.com/
file/h32l5w

Also, here's a collection of live lloyd cole stuff I've been stuck on lately -
http://www.mediafire.com/
?dmayge3kdmf

I'm looking forward to the nick drake - keep the acoustic stuff coming!

tricky said...

ian moss - 6 strings part 1 http://rapidshare.com/files/
90252365/6_Strings_part_1.rar.html

an moss - 6 strings part 2 http://rapidshare.com/files/
90260726/6_Strings_part_2.rar.html

mel said...

Here's a link for The Waifs - Up All Night: http://www.mediafire.com/?2sewdnwi8yc

Hope the file is OK.
mel

Cobber said...

G'day Bruce and all Maddies,

I read the requests every time I'm in, and you bet I'll up whatever I've got if I see a familiar name.

No time for down- or upping just now, but there's a heap of great stuff listed.

Should have one or two delights for you in the next 24 hours.

Cheers,
Cob

tricky said...

more Oz acoustic stuff

james reyne - and the horse you rode in on

http://rapidshare.com/files/
90348064/James_Reyne_-
_ATHYRIO.rar.html

Cobber said...

Waif news for Bruce.

Have located "Shelter Me", "Sink Or Swim" and "The Waifs" albums.

As Con the Fruiterer says, "Coupla days... bewdiful!"

Cob

Cobber said...

Falling Joys "Lockit" single.

http://sharebee.com/b7b32458
Size: 10.6 MB

Cob, in a hurry

Cobber said...

Waifs the first!

http://sharebee.com/fdf50788
The Waifs.rar Size: 40.48 MB

Maybe need to wait till tomorrow for more.

Cob

tricky said...

Here's a non-Aussie album for a change

Cowboy-rock trio The Havalinas only ever released one album - their eponymous cut from 1991. I grabbed this album out of a Brash's
bargain bin for $1 in the early nineties. The cover looked interesting so I thought I'd give it a listen.

It's a pretty decent album overall. My favourite track is Jesus and Johnny, a crankin' tale of a drug deal gone wrong somewhere near the Mexican border. Turn up the volume for this song ... perhaps it will remind you of the Gurus or the Johnnys.

Springsteen did a cover version of the album's first track, High Hopes. There are a few other songs that are pretty good. The entire album is acoustic.

cheers

tricky

http://rapidshare.com/files/
90396630/Havalinas_-
_The_Havalinas.rar.html

Cobber said...

Waifs again:
http://sharebee.com/f704e8a2
Sink or Swim.rar Size: 32.72 MB

Cob, off to bed now

Anonymous said...

Hey there cheeky fucker!
It maybe one thing posting links to hard to get old stuff from dead people who don't need the money, but how the fuck dare you rip off new artists?!?!?
And all that please delete after 24 hours crap - you ought to be ashamed! Hope you sleep well - twat!!

bruce said...

many thanks to ken, tricky, mel and cob without you this would not be fun.

peace and love

bruce

Anonymous said...

No reply - twat!
Go one -- try to defend your sorry self

Spike-X said...

Yeah, how dare you 'rip off' new artists! That's what record companies are for!

Anonymous said...

Shows how much you know dickhead. The Emily Barker album is a self release for example. So the only person being done over is the artist herself, not some faceless corporation.

skids said...

Bruce,
if you are just sharing as you claim, you would use the original uploaders link(s), simple.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what links he uses? Are you on commission or something?

Spike-X said...

Sorry, that was me just then. clicked the wrong thingy.

Spike-X said...

Hey anonymous, maybe you could call a few more people names while you're here. that'll convince us that we're wrong and you're right, for sure!

Anonymous said...

You are as good as a leech,ripping off and not even a simple thankyou...twat.

e-police said...

Just out of curiosity

how have you ripped yourself brucey ?

tricky said...

My, hasn't the general tone changed in here over recent days? Firstly there is Anonymous with his holier than thou "hey cheery fucker" message, and now e-police with his relentless quest to find the blog birthplace of each uploaded album.

For the record, I actually agree with Anonymous, although I do wonder whether that particular person has purchased every song he or she has at home. If you're guilty yourself, dont preach !!!

In saying that, trolling through music blogs doesnt necessarily mean that s/he downloads music. Anonymous could in fact be one of the artists (eg Emily Barker) or one of their relatives for example. If so, I can see where the fiery attitude comes from. I'd be pissed off if I was Emily Barker and I found this site.

I am of the opinion that music downloading is definitely stealing. It's just so damn easy to do that is bloody hard not to. It's like an addiction, and we all feel bullet-proof. I'm sure that artists do earn less overall now than they otherwise might have done due to the rise of the internet. Little reminder notes saying that we should only store downloaded mp3's for 24hrs before buying the original are a crock.

Geez, when was the last time any of you guys actually bought an album? Do you go to shitloads more live gigs, or buy more music t-shirts with all of the money you save by not buying cd's? Probably not! I don't. My money saved goes on broadband so I can download more.


Many of us are now on a neverending mission to collect every song we possibly can, every acoustic live track, every demo, every 12 inch extended mix, etc. The funny thing is by downloading so much we probably find it hard getting any free time to actually listen to much of this music. It's just nice to know it is there if you want to. When you are paying for it, you tend to be a lot more selective and you make sure you listen to the bloody stuff. Like the old days.

Being completely honest, I know that I am doing the wrong thing by not paying for music, and am becoming increasingly concerned that I'll end up in jail or being fined a fortune all because I downloaded the Arctic Bloody Monkeys live in Norway, then filed the songs away with the other zillion gigabytes worth of tunes that I am to busy to play.

I have enough music to last me many many lifetimes. Perhaps I should start enjoying it and put my nerves at ease going forward. If deep down you do agree that downloading is stealing, ask yourself - could you stop now and never do it again?

Onto E-police now -- this guy seems to reckon he knows where the MadParade posts originated. I wonder how he can be so sure given that Bruce is now hosting them on www.4shared.com? Isn't it possible that Bruce got these Supergrass albums at some other place than the various other blogs e-police mentions? Could he not have ripped the CD's himself?

I wonder if e-police has also tut tutted anyone in these other (originating) blogs for re-uploading some elses music? It's like he traces mp3 family frickin trees. Who gives 2 flying fairy fucks where the music first came from? We all know that the actual artists didn't bloody post it - we are all ripping someone off and so the rest is irrelevant.

Is there an award that e-police gives out to the best original pirate or something? This whole honour amongst thieves line is a bit of a laugh isnt it?

bye - nice whilst it lasted

tricky

Anonymous said...

Not all anonymous posts are from the same person. Bruce and the like know they have to hide. I would have emailed him privately if I could have found a way to do so.
He and you who download from here are taking earnings from struggling artists who survive on less than you earn.
If you feel ok about that then you are a pitful excuse for a human being & I wish you a long dull, frustrated life.

Andy said...

If you don't want anonymous posts don't allow them!

Ok let me address some points you made:

" all of the music on this blog can be readily found on countless sites across the net"
Not The Emily Barker cd (go on show me where it was available before you posted it!)

"I see it as sharing, the giving without the expectation of reward."
See it how you want - you are wrong it is theft! And they are not yours to give! Following your thinking I could break in your house and give away your things and it would be ok. In fact give me your address & we can do just that.

"As far as the artists are concerned they receive a minuscule amount for each unit sold, the main financial gain for bands are merchandise sales and ticket sales for live shows"
Again - Emily Barkers cd is self financed - all the money from sales goes to her.
To her, you get that ? And, anyway using your oh so brilliant thinking I could steal your wallet because you have other money in the bank!

Basically you are thieving scum and are not man enough to own up to your actions.
Go one publish your real full name and contact details and prove me wrong!

tricky said...

anonymous

is it music sharing in general that has you so livid, or is specifically the sharing of Emily Barker music that has set you off?

If its the former, then I'm assuming that you spend a lot of time posting messages on mp3 blogs.

e-police said...

here you go Andy
Bruce leeched it from herebr/>from 16 jan


so bruce, are any of these posts originally yours at all???

tricky said...

who cares if the posts are originally from Bruce? what does it matter? Is there something I'm missing? A rule somewhere? The home page of this blog has an over-arching message which states that the bulk of the posts exist elsewhere on the net. Surely this is enough for people who think their pirating glory has been stolen also?

The only person who seems to really care is Emily Barker's Anonymous Mate.

Perhaps he will now vent his frustration over at willy99-wildsafari.blogspot - it's worth checking out if he does.

Andy said...

Just because only I seem to care (yes i was the first couple of anonymous posts) don't mean I'm wrong.
And I have commented on the "Original" blog site now too.
But just because someone else stole it don't mean posting a link to it is right.
Like I keep saying - it is a self released cd so you are only harming the artist herself. And don't say it gives her publicity blah blah blah - it is still theft.
Bruce take down the link, or pay up to her.

Andy said...

Tricky - in answer to your question.
Google Alerts lead me here

Hank said...

Kind of an interesting debate going on here.

I would like to comment on a couple of things.

Firstly, the remarks made by e-police are absurd, seeing as he doesn't object to posting music, only re-posting. If you post something on a blog you're saying here, take it, I'm giving it away. If you give something away you can't really be upset if the recipient chooses to give it away in turn.

Andy's comments are more interesting. If he objects to the posting of Emily Barker alone he has a valid point. Assuming, of course, that Bruce knew that it is a self-released CD.

When I was a kid I used to tape my friends' albums, and they taped mine. Was that morally wrong/criminal? Or is it just a question of numbers? If you post albums on a blog is that worse simply because you're sharing it with more people? Where do you draw the line? 2 people? 20 people? 200? 2000?

Not only is it impossible to make such a distinction, it's impossible to monitor and sanction. The truth is that the internet has made such issues irrelevant.

Which is something the music industry is trying to come to terms with. I for one wouldn't object to a flat rate added to the broadband fee, something that has been discussed in several countries.

Certain is that attacking Bruce for sharing music isn't going to solve anything, whatever your position is.

For me personally, the great thing with music blogs is that they give me the possibility to hear records that are out of print or impossible to get a hold of. (A thought: why is no one objecting to e-bay, where people are selling records, thus making money out of something they didn't create, with no money going to the artists or copyright holders?)

Anyway, Pandora's Box is opened and can't be closed.

Bye for now, gotta go.

Hank said...

Okay, I'm back now. To continue:

1. Joe buys a CD. He gives it to his sister for Christmas.

2. Joe buys a CD. He listens to it a few times, then gives it to his friend.

3. Joe buys a CD. He makes a hard copy and gives it to his mate at work.

4. Joe buys a CD. He converts it to mp3 files and mails them to five of his old schoolmates.

5. Joe buys a CD. He converts it to mp3 files and posts them on his blog.

In which, if any, of these is Joe doing something morally wrong? And if so, why?

We are experiencing something new here. The consumer is taking advantage of the means provided to him by the entertainment industry. The industry which has developed the mp3 standard, computers, the digital music file, the CD, internet browsers, blog templates, the mp3 player etc etc.

Every major change in the behaviour of the music consumer has been driven by convenience, ease-of-use. Like now. It simply can't be stopped.

It is a shame that the individual musician/performer/writer will suffer in the process (yes I really think so, honestly. I wouldn't have minded if we had stayed with vinyl) but things do change, and sometimes you have to develop new strategies to be able to do what you want to do.

And I am sure that performers will create new means of marketing and profiting from their work. It has already started, which I'm sure we all are aware of.

I do go on, don't I? The bottom line is that it's not as clear cut as Andy makes out. Comparing music sharing with stealing things from someone's house doesn't really hold. It's a grey area, whether we like it or not. Things have changed and they won't unchange.

Opinions, anyone?

Andy said...

The comparison is heavy handed maybe but valid.
And reselling on ebay or at second hand stores doesn't involve the theft of the cds in the 1st instance. That is what is happening here. Why delude yourselves and own up to what you do.
Really it is pathetic that you don't just say "Hell yeah I rip artists off & I don't give a fuck". You know that is what you all do.
Bruce knows now the facts about Emily Barkers release (even if he didn't before) yet he has not taken the link down - or addressed my points. So still is scum in my eyes.

Hank said...

Well, Andy, you seem to ignore the bigger picture. Which is fine, but really you're living in the the past.

The reason I entered this, uh, let's call it "debate", was that I think it's an interesting question, and that someone might have some intelligent views on the matter. Which Tricky did, but you, Andy, doesn't seem to have. Or be willing to share. I still would be interested, though, to know what you think of my five Joe scenarios.

And the housebreaking... oh dear. Let me break it down for you:

1. Bruce is given music files (by someone who might or might not have bought the CD. We don't know). He gives them to others.

2. Andy breaks into Bruce's house and steals his TV.

Not really similar, are they?

But maybe it's easier to live in a world where everything is black or white, calling people scum and ignore anything that's a little bit complicated.

Andy said...

No it is more like this:
Andy is given access to Bruces house by someone who may have broken in. Andy then gives away what he finds there.

It matters not that you defend yourself by saying its the modern world, everyone else is doing it or whatever. Wrong is wrong. Stop trying to avoid the moral consequences. None of you have faced up to the facts about Emily Barkers self financed, non record label supported, copyrighted work being given away by Bruce without her consent for free. Why is that?

Spike-X said...

I've never heard of Emily Barker before all this. I may download the files and give 'em a listen, decide I like the music, and buy her CD (if, God forbid, I'm actually able to find a copy in this shit-hole town I live in). I've done it before, and will no doubt will do it again. Maybe, as a supporter of hers, you should be thanking Bruce for the free publicity, rather than calling him names?

Oh, and as for e-police: who cares who 'stole' what files first? Get your head our of your arse and get a life, mate!

Andy said...

Oh really, maybe this maybe that. More probably you won't buy it.
It is not publicity it is theft - admit it and I'd begin to have some respect for you lot.
As for the name calling - oh boo hoo! Should I apologise, would that make you feel ok about yourselves. Well frankly fuck that!
If you saw a friend of yours being robbed would you call those standing by encouraging it a few names? Of course you would.
And don't think I'll go away - I will be here pissing on your parade until Bruce takes down the link.
Later losers!

Andy said...

What do you lot say to this comment on the link page?

"I work with Emily. We paid for the recording of this album out of our own pockets. The only income she has right now is from the occasional gig and the sale of CDs at those gigs and hopefully soon, after many months of work, via retailers. Every time you download her album for free, you help make it more difficult for her to survive as an artist. Do the right thing - go and pay £10 for an album that someone has dedicated their life to making. If you don't, you are a thief. I am reporting your blog to the IFPI."

tricky said...

emily who? 99% of the people who decided to use up their download capacity getting this album would never ever have heard of this chick. I have downloaded albums from here a few times but couldnt give a shit about this one. How many others thought like me ... Emily Barker? Pass !! Cant see how I have cost this chick any money.

Then there are those who may have downloaded the album for the hell of it but will never pull their finger out and actually listen to the album. the magical earth shattering qualities of her music will remain ever elusive. How can this have taken food from here mouth? Started a stranger, continues a stranger.

some people may have seen the post and thought "bugger it - let's see what this is like!" Then listened and thought - crap !!! This is pretty much akin to standing in JB HiFI and having a sample listen before making a purchase decision. Same result too for many people I'm sure - this sounds like shite .. wouldnt waste my money. Cost to Emily Barker? Fuck all.


next category - those who thought "I'll have stab and see what this is like. Then had a listen and thought "pretty damn good", thus either keeping it and never buying the real deal, or perhaps going and getting the original (this does actually happen you know). Cost to Ms Barker? Hard to say, but given that for the most part no-one knows who the hell she is I would have to say minimal.

Next category - Emily Barker afficionados who are eagerly trolling through mp3 blogs hunting for the next Emily B masterpiece. "Boomshanka .. there it is" they cry en masse, as they download in great throngs, in the process stealing milk and bread money from this struggling genius.

Really, if I could be half-arsed I would make it my 2008 mission to upload this album onto every possible blog, torrent site, music forum, etc that I could find, and would do so with every future release just to piss Andy Pandy off.

but then, who the fuck is Emily Barker

tricky said...

as my final point on this Andy,

as I mentioned in an earlier post, I do agree with you and the guilt pangs are there, to the point where I will draw the line

dowloading music is theft - no matter how it is window dressed

so, some do it and say to hell with it (as I have done until now), whilst others convince themselves that they are spreading the love and the artist will end up profiting

I've had enough to be honest, so perhaps Andy you've had a victory for the good fight

as I said the other day, it's been fun

tricky said...

Andy,

out of interest (and with an honest reponse being sought) have you ever downloaded music yourself? At all?

And are you having similar flame-fests on other blogs who may have posted the said album?

Bottlelow said...

Hank ~ any chance you could post that Dream Syndicate bootleg you mentioned a while back??

Emily said...

Hi there. Emily Barker here. Thought I'd better make an appearance due to all the debate and discussion...
Firstly, I'd like to thank Bruce for the glowing review he gave my album.
However, making it available to download for free is not something I appreciate at all!
It is available to purchase online from http://www.smartchoicemusic.com or you can download it from itunes.
In Australia it will be available in shops from April.
As Andy rightly stated, I am an independent artist. I paid for the album to be made and in fact still owe moneys to the artists that performed on it and also to the engineers involved. I work as a waitress to subsidise my music. I earn 5.5 pounds an hour at a cafe in London. I am working hard on making music my career, and whilst I appreciate the attention this blog has created, I do not condone downloading for free and request that my album be taken off this site immediately.
Thanks and please support independent artists by buying their music rather than filesharing for free.
Emily Barker

Hank said...

If you had read an earlier comment of mine, Andy, you would have seen that I did agree that your point about Emily is valid. Morally valid, that is.

The rest of my rantings were really about what is happening on the internet and what it means, which I think is a lot more interesting than whether Emily Barker has lost a couple of dollars. Can't you see that Emily's plight is made irrelevant by what is happening today? The morality of it is just not an issue anymore.

As for the actual damage done to Emily, I find it hard to believe that it can be very severe. How many of the potential buyers of her CD check out this blog? Really? Tricky pretty much covered it.

Her music isn't the world's most attractive proposition (yes, you made me curious, Andy, so I downloaded, listened and then erased. It's a very average album). It's not a god-given right to be able to make living as a musician. The world is full of singers like her, and if she wants to live off her music she had better come up with something more original. The really good musicians will always succeed, regardless of whether people tape, blog or copy their albums.

In the 80s record companies told us "home taping is killing music". Didn't happen. Won't happen now.

Andy said...

Well said Emily.

"out of interest (and with an honest reponse being sought) have you ever downloaded music yourself? At all?"
Honestly, yes I have downloaded music, but I have paid for all of it.

"And are you having similar flame-fests on other blogs who may have posted the said album?"
I have left a sarky comment on the blog that was pointed out above, so yes. And as I said before I was not checking blog sites searching for this, it came up on a google alert.

Andy said...

Actually it was not the record companies it was the musicians union that ran a campaign that "Home Taping is Killing Live Music".
Attacking the her music doesn't change a thing.
Why doesn't Bruce take the link down?

Hank said...

No, you're talking about a different campaign. What I'm referring to is a slogan that was printed on record covers together with a pretty nifty symbol, a cassette with crossbones. I might have gotten the exact wording wrong. Still didn't happen, though.

I'm not attacking Ms Barker. I'm just stating my opinion that her music is average. Not really an attack by anyone's standards. Then I made some comments on musicians in general.

Neither I, Tricky, Spike-x or anyone else can answer for Bruce. What he chooses to do is his business.

I had hoped this could turn out to be an interesting discussion about internet, music and downloading, but instead Andy keeps harping on about Emily Barker. Out of a morally valid but outdated principle. Pretty boring.

Yes, Andy, posting an album by a struggling artist is morally wrong. I wouldn't do it, you wouldn't do it. OK?

But, as you apparently can't understand, file sharing is bigger than you or me or Emily Barker. It's so big that even the music industry has realised it can't be stopped, and is looking for alternative means to create revenue. I just think that's more interesting than Ms Barker.

Whom I, by the way, wish the best of luck. Everyone has a right to pursue their dream. Nothing wrong with being a waitress though. More useful than another singer-songwriter.

tricky said...

Emily

I havent downloaded your album and I dont plan to (especially now, as I am increasingly seeing that it is morally wrong). Perhaps I will give it a listen in a record shop when released in Oz.

As an artist, how do you see yourself succeeding in the face of this new world? Does the internet help or hinder your long term future?

Your market surely can grow exponentially now that you can touch even the most remote parts of the globe?

what is the answer? how does a musician adjust and still move forward?



* Bruce, are you ever coming back? Has all this attention turned you off the blog idea?

Andy said...

Not here to entertain or debate with you people.
Just to get the link taken down - not change the world.
Glad some of you seeing that it is a moral issue.
Come on "bruce" lets be hearing from you.......

Hank said...

But Andy you have entertained us. First coming on like an enraged drunk, spouting creative insults like "twat", "dickhead", threatening to come and break into Bruce's house if he would only give out his address ...

Then full of righteous fury like Don Quixote attacking the windmills... you're right about you not changing the world... the world has changed and you're stuck in the old world. And you can't change it back. Like you said - boo hoo...

Hmm.. the more I think about it the more uncertain I get about the morals. Can file sharing really be stealing? You're not taking anything that somebody has. Nobody can know whether the people downloading an album would have bought the album had it not been available for download.

So the argument would be that you're taking the chance of that artist getting money in the future. The idea of future revenue. Can that really be stolen, even calculated?

But I'm sure Andy has the answer to that.

And Andy, if you buy an album, is it OK to give it away? Or is it the act of copying it and then giving it away that is wrong? (I'm sure you've never taped anything for friends) Or is one copy OK, two wrong? I'm just curious how a righteous man like you makes these distinctions.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

I'd really appreciate if you could repost the entire 25th Aniv. Flying Nun set.

Gracias!

Andy said...

Twist & turn all you want.
Bruce has been requested by the artist to remove the link. And yet has not done so.
How is that right?
Really - how do you justify that action?
The only comments from you intellectual heavy weights to her request were bitching about how you didn't like her music anyway, it wasn't original enough and that she was more use as a waitress.
How proud you must be!

Phast Eddie said...

Not removing something isn't really an action, it's more like the, uh, opposite, dude.

I don't think those guys you're getting pissed off with can remove anything, you know, it's not their blog.

Seems they're just messing with you to get you all steamed up, and doing a pretty good job of it, too. It's fun reading.

Sounds like Hank and Tricky has a lot of good points but you're just foaming at the mouth. Gotta shape up if you're gonna argue with them.

Up and at'em, man!

Andy said...

The request is to remove this blogs link to the file. That is why I said link!
I know he can't remove the actual file.
And, since you need an lesson in logic too- he needs to act to do as requested.
Is that simple enough for you to understand?

Phast Eddie said...

You're not making any sense, man. You are one seriously confused dude.

But I don't give a rat's ass one way or the other. Just here to grab me some more Lime Spiders, they're awesome!

And I wanna say thank you to Bruce for posting that.

Keep rocking, man, don't let this negative vibe merchant andy get you down.

Gray said...

Please remove
Emily Barker - Photos, Fires, Fables
ASAP

tricky said...

given that it looks like Bruce has run to the hills for a while, rather than having the link to the file removed from this blog is it not possible to contact Rapishare and have them remove the actual file itself?

That way, even if the link were to be found here, no-one could download the album anyway?

Tricky

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the band Love Jungle? If you have it please post it. Thanks & great Blog

tricky said...

Hey Andy

take a look here tiger:

http://www.sarajevo-x.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36987&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=925

(about half way down the page)

also here:

http://www.sarajevo-x.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1688893

kick his arse Andy ... kick his arse !!!!

and, just in case you were not aware:

http://willy99-wildsafari.blogspot.com/2008/01/emily-barker-photos-fires-fables.html

this bloke is also ignoring you. Unleash your fury !!!!

Hank said...

Yeah, Tricky, you're talking sense as usual. I thought that was standard procedure in cases like this, report copyright infringement to the file host.

Which of course would be the smartest move, given that the link is already out there, possibly being spread among the many Barker fans waiting to illegaly download. Well, in theory anyway.

Thing is, judging by Andy's latest comment, he doesn't really seem to understand these things, or even the difference between a link and a file.

But now he knows. Go ahead Andy, if you really want to do something about this, take action!

tricky said...

did any of you Maddies listen to the Havalinas album? if so, whadya think?

Tricky

(PS - Andy, the entire album is available for FREE download, song by song, on the original artists' home page. So take a chill pill)

Hank said...

Yes, that's a really good album, I've had it on CD since it came out. I'm pretty sure I've seen at least one other Havalinas album though...?

By the way, remember you very kindly uploaded some Paul Kelly albums for me? Well, I got so into Kelly after that, I bought all of his albums that were available on amazon. Except for a couple that were import only and cost a fortune. So file sharing can work that way too. Just thought I'd mention it... for obvious reasons.

Spike-X said...

re: The Havalinas

I actually borrowed this one from the library yesterday, after finding out that what I thought was an original Bruce Springsteen song (and not one of his better ones) was if fact a cover version.

It's not a bad album.

Anonymous said...

Goodness me.

I'm not going to weigh into the back-and-forth, all of the points I might make have already been made ten times over and much louder than I could muster.

This is my approach to blog downloading, and I imagine I'm somewhere close to a 'typical' downloader:

- I download albums/eps/singles that I'm unable to get elsewhere because they've been deleted.

- I sometimes download something that looks interesting and I'd like to sample/hear. If I don't like it, I just ignore/delete it. If I become a fan of the music, I will 9/10 seek out their other music in hard-copy form or download legally.

- If I get something from a blogsite that I end up absolutely loving - I will buy that CD from the shops to make me feel okay about loving the record and then buy everything else I can get my hands on (and my small income can stretch too).

- Downloading records off blog sites have lead to me buying CDs by bands and artists like The Triffids, Nick Drake, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Church and a whole load others. These are all CDs I would otherwise probably have never owned (a shocking thought, now).

I realise I don't really have a point - I just thought I'd try and show a snapshot of my general approach to the whole thing.

I think a lot of people have a generally positive and fair approach to blogsites. Like with everything else, there will always be people who take things too far.

Trying to stamp out file-sharing seems like a lost cause. Surely the best hope from here is for artists/bands/record companies to find a balance.

I've always played in bands (most small and unnoticed, one or two which have sold a modest amount of records) and I've always tried to make my music available in as many formats as possible: records in the shops, free on-line, for sale at shows, free at shows, all-sorts at various times.

Any way you can get your music out there helps the artist. The vast majority of bands survive on live shows and merch (I've had an album in the top 10 -albeit it briefly - and I haven't made me a cent from it, but survived on touring and selling those silly t-shirts and things).

Hmmm.. I'm sure I had a point when I started this. Sorry :)

tricky said...

Bruce Bruce

where for art thou Bruce?

mate, you're probably over it all by now

why dont you post a message here which indicates whether you plan to continue with the blog or not?

this place is tops, so I'm hoping you will be back

tricky said...

turn this up loud !!!!!

http://rapidshare.com/files/
92038701/Midnight_Oil_-
_Glitch_Baby_Glitch.mp3.html


cheers

Tricky

Hank said...

Hey, Bottlelow, almost forgot your request for the Dream Syndicate boot. Sorry, I had gotten it wrong (partly). The songs on side 1 (it's a vinyl album) are all to be found on the "Day Before Wine And Roses" album, posted on this blog.
Side 2 are not, however. Might get around to ripping them eventually, in the meantime, you might enjoy this:

http://rapidshare.com/files/
92151401/Steve_Wynn-Live_In_Germany.zip

Hank said...

Yes, Bruce, we miss you, hope you turn up soon.

Guess we'll just have to talk amongst ourselves for a while.

Does anybody have the Died Pretty albums Lost and Everydaydream?

Can't get the buggers anywhere.

Bottlelow said...

Excellent Hank - I have Lost I just have to go do a bit of work building a bridge when I get back i'll up it for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon Bwuce, put in an apperance.

Bottlelow said...

Hank, here is Lost its a great album
rapidshare.com/files/43733142/DIED_PRETTY_-_LOST.part1.rar

rapidshare.com/files/43736121/DIED_PRETTY_-_LOST.part2.rar

Thanks to Nedman ~ Ausrock forum.

RBH said...

I saw Died Pretty do the "Don't Look Back" gig last Friday night in Melbourne doing Doughboy Hollow end-to-end and then some. They were incredible and have lost nothing in their virtual 15 year hiatus. Ron Peno was still mesmerising. I cried during Doused (what a sook). Godbless Died Pretty. What a night!

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine saw Died Pretty in Adelaide (Thurs. night I think it was)... he was blown away, he said it's the best live show he's seen - ever. Too bad I missed them.
mel

Hank said...

Thank you Bottlelow!!! Hope the bridge building went well. Me, I just put together an IKEA table...

Yeah, DP is a fantastic band. Must have been great to see them live... unfortunately I'm on the wrong side of the planet for that...

xgurux said...

You have an incredible good taste ... thank you for your blog!

Anonymous said...

Bruce is obviously a pussy and scared ro come out.

"Performers set for longer music rights


Performing artists should be entitled to keep copyright on recordings for 95 years instead of the current 50 years, the European Union's internal market chief says.

"I have not seen or heard a convincing reason why a composer of music should benefit from a term of copyright that extends to the composer's life and 70 years beyond, while the performer should enjoy 50 years, often not even covering his lifetime," internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy told a news conference.

Performers who began their careers in their early 20s would get to their 70s and the copyright for their recordings would run out, he says.

"This should not impact on consumer prices," Mr McCreevy said, adding most of the extra cash collected would stay in Europe.

The recording industry has given Mr McCreevy the thumbs up.

"This is a proposal to give a fair deal to the next generation of music talent by giving new artists in Europe the same copyright term as their counterparts in the US," said Paul McGuinness, manager of Irish rock band U2.

Mr McCreevy will make his proposal by mid-year.

It will need approval from EU states and the European Parliament and come into effect by 2010 at the earliest.

Lawmakers will have to decide to what extent it could be applied retroactively, but the 95-year period would be mandatory for all EU states and pass to a performer's heirs until the term expired.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents recording companies such as Warner, EMI and Sony BMG, has welcomed Mr McCreevy's move.

"We applaud Commissioner McCreevy for the vision he has shown in keeping creativity right at the centre of the European economy," IFPI chief executive John Kennedy said.

Copyright levy
Mr McCreevy also says he planned to relaunch a public consultation on the copyright levy imposed in some states on devices like MP3 players and blank CDs used by people to make private copies of music, but says he has no intention of scrapping the levy.

The money raised is distributed to artists and some also goes to fund cultural events.

In 2006, Mr McCreevy was forced to back down when he first tried to reform the copyright levy system after the French Prime Minister intervened, saying it would hurt European culture.

But companies like Philips and HP say the levy is a tax on products that varies enormously from one EU state to another, distorting the internal market.

"There is little coherence between member states as to how they apply these levies," Mr McCreevy said.

EICTA, which represents EU electronics companies, says the current system bears no relation to how much copyright material is legitimately copied for private use.

"France in a week's time will decide on the amount of levy on mobile phones, but with no analysis of how much music people copy on their mobile phones," EICTA director general Mark MacGann said.



"EICTA members like Philips, Nokia and Sony say they agree to pay levies provided there is empirical analysis that demonstrates how much capacity of these devices is used for private copying. We are not calling for the system to be abolished," Mr MacGann said."

Anonymous said...

indeed

"Performers set for longer music rights


Performing artists should be entitled to keep copyright on recordings for 95 years instead of the current 50 years, the European Union's internal market chief says.

"I have not seen or heard a convincing reason why a composer of music should benefit from a term of copyright that extends to the composer's life and 70 years beyond, while the performer should enjoy 50 years, often not even covering his lifetime," internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy told a news conference.

Performers who began their careers in their early 20s would get to their 70s and the copyright for their recordings would run out, he says.

"This should not impact on consumer prices," Mr McCreevy said, adding most of the extra cash collected would stay in Europe.

The recording industry has given Mr McCreevy the thumbs up.

"This is a proposal to give a fair deal to the next generation of music talent by giving new artists in Europe the same copyright term as their counterparts in the US," said Paul McGuinness, manager of Irish rock band U2.

Mr McCreevy will make his proposal by mid-year.

It will need approval from EU states and the European Parliament and come into effect by 2010 at the earliest.

Lawmakers will have to decide to what extent it could be applied retroactively, but the 95-year period would be mandatory for all EU states and pass to a performer's heirs until the term expired.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents recording companies such as Warner, EMI and Sony BMG, has welcomed Mr McCreevy's move.

"We applaud Commissioner McCreevy for the vision he has shown in keeping creativity right at the centre of the European economy," IFPI chief executive John Kennedy said.

Copyright levy
Mr McCreevy also says he planned to relaunch a public consultation on the copyright levy imposed in some states on devices like MP3 players and blank CDs used by people to make private copies of music, but says he has no intention of scrapping the levy.

The money raised is distributed to artists and some also goes to fund cultural events.

In 2006, Mr McCreevy was forced to back down when he first tried to reform the copyright levy system after the French Prime Minister intervened, saying it would hurt European culture.

But companies like Philips and HP say the levy is a tax on products that varies enormously from one EU state to another, distorting the internal market.

"There is little coherence between member states as to how they apply these levies," Mr McCreevy said.

EICTA, which represents EU electronics companies, says the current system bears no relation to how much copyright material is legitimately copied for private use.

"France in a week's time will decide on the amount of levy on mobile phones, but with no analysis of how much music people copy on their mobile phones," EICTA director general Mark MacGann said.



"EICTA members like Philips, Nokia and Sony say they agree to pay levies provided there is empirical analysis that demonstrates how much capacity of these devices is used for private copying. We are not calling for the system to be abolished," Mr MacGann said."

Ron said...

Hi there Bruce, you really do a great BLOG, this is good promotion for bands that deserve it.

Greetz, Ron

Spike-X said...

95 years sounds like a great idea.

After all, Paul McCartney's going to need a steady income when he's a hundred and twenty fucking years old.

The levy on MP3 players and blank CDs sounds like a great idea, too. After all, why should I be entitled to listen to rips of CDs I pay good money for, or make backups of my important files, without putting money in a greedy record company executive's pocket?

Anonymous said...

Australian (Melbourne) Punk, Blues/Soul 1980s album:
Harem Scarem - Pilgrim's Progress (2008 Reissie)

http://rapidshare.com/files/93077107/HAREMSCAREMPilgrimsProgress2008.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/93079247/HAREMSCAREMPilgrimsProgress2008.part2.rar

enjoy
Mel

Hank said...

Thanks Mel! Have the album on vinyl and been thinking of ripping it, but you saved me the trouble.

Melbourne said...

Great blog, good on ya, mate.

WPA Scorn album has gone, any chance of a repost?

Anonymous said...

Hey Melbourne - try
http://sharebee.com/a092ce2d
for Scorn

roundround said...

Reading some of the posts arguing the pros and cons of downloading there is one point I have not seen mentioned. As much as I love mp3s to listen to on my Ipod, the sound quality even when they are recorded at 320bps just doesn't cut it when I listen on my home stereo. If I really like an album owning it on mp3 is not enough. I MUST have the original vinyl or CD. I can't begin to tell folks like Emily and Andy (both of whom make some very valid points) how many times I have listened to something I never heard before on mp3 and then promptly went to Amazon or CD Baby or my local store to buy what I consider the 'real thing'.

Hank said...

Spot on, roundround.

Anonymous said...

Following on from roundround's comments... I completely agree. Over the last eighteen months to two years or so I have only purchased albums I know I like, having downloaded it first. I've bought more music in that time than I had in the previous 10 years put together. I simply wouldn't have found the music contained in the CDs on my shelves without downloads, & it's the only way I buy music these days, (having wasted way too much $ on CDs in the past). Now, I have a collection I'm proud of and listen to, instead of a stack of mediocre CDs that just collect dust.
mel

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

I just saw all the talk on the died pretty reunion gigs, I've posted a review of sorts on my blog on the Brisbane show
http://stripedsunlight.blogspot.com/2008/02/dont-look-back-concert-series-ed.html
ciao bob

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

sorry somehow the link is incomplete
I'll try again
http://stripedsunlight.blogspot.com/2008/02/dont-look-back-concert-series-ed.html

ciao bob

Anonymous said...

Hi Bruce. Great blog!

Thanks for the Melniks. I loved these guys. Saw them play in Brisbane many times in the 90s including the support for Dinosaur Jr.

Any chance of uploading 'Schmelniks' and 'Errol from Hot Chocolate' if you have these albums? Both were victims of my car being broken into...never been able to find them again :(

Mario said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?4xokmcemonz

this link you posted in december about lighthouse keepers doesn' work anymore.

can you help me ?

thanks. i love australian music and, of course . . . i love your blog !!!

Anonymous said...

Cocksucker Bruce still hiding in his cave lusting about little boys then?

Glenn said...

Just discovered your great blog. I live in the U.S. and have a similar background, I guess; child of sixties, garage band. I've long been a fan of Ausrock and Kiwi and have some Stems on vinyl. Could you re-upload this? (The Stems - Mushroom Soup, The Citadel Years)
Also. I wonder if you might have anything with the title track "Creatures Of Leisure"-Mental As Anything? It's a slowed-down version with sound effects; lawn mower, summer insects, opening a can of beer, etc. I don't think it was on the original release; but was on the U.S. release. I'm afraid it didn't survive a party.
Thanks for all the wonderful tunes.
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Bruce the pussy is dead

mongoloid dave said...

I'd like a reply from Bruce too!

As I posted on the Melniks thread...

I am all for good music (especially the Melniks, Cunningham and the Fergusons) getting heard by as many people as possible... but by the same token, if you are going to cut and paste huge chunks of text from my website, I'd appreciate you including a link back to the site! I spent hours writing those bios!

mongoloid dave said...

I should also note that I have obtained permission from the artists before uploading their recordings (which are all out of print and hard to track down)

Anonymous said...

Well as you are a good bloke who gets permission and that don't expect any respect from the twerps here abouts.
Better post your own link here I guess.

Guess Bruce is still busy with his Mummy learning how to wipe his own arse

Anonymous said...

Actually I bet he is rotting in a Thai jail for kiddy fiddling (again!)

Anonymous said...

hi guys, can you reup the CD1 for the
Mick Harvey & others - Suburban Mayhem album, the link is dead , thanks

Anonymous said...

So is Bruce!!!

Mixing Desk said...

Hey Bruce (and everyone)

Here's a heap of aust music links. If someone wants to post them properly (with album art and info) be my guest!!

cheers
mixing desk
http://mixingdesk.blogspot.com/

p.s. check out my live music blog at the address above

You & Steve Mcqueen (EP) - The Audreys
http://rapidshare.com/files/104731106/You___Steve_McQueen__Limited_Edition_EP_.rar

Wishlist - Falling Joys
http://rapidshare.com/files/104740556/Wish_List.rar

Custard - Wisenheimer, We Have The Technology, Wahooti Fandango, Anatomically Correct (single)
http://rapidshare.com/files/104745556/Wisenheimer.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/104761658/We_Have_the_Technology.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/104767251/Wahooti_Fandango.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/104793249/Anatomically_Correct.rar

Art of fighting - Wires
http://rapidshare.com/files/104753216/Wires.rar

ALT - Bootleg
http://rapidshare.com/files/104777246/Bootleg.rar

The Killjoys - A Million Suns
http://rapidshare.com/files/104784604/A_Million_Suns.rar

Eskimo Joe - A Song Is A City
http://rapidshare.com/files/104790436/A_Song_Is_A_City.rar

Claire Bowditch and the feeding set - autumn bone
http://rapidshare.com/files/104923417/Autumn_Bone.rar

Baby Animals - Self-Titled
http://rapidshare.com/files/104929895/Baby_Animals.rar

Bic Runga - Beautiful Collison, Bird

http://rapidshare.com/files/104934772/Beautiful_Collision.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/104940592/Birds.rar

Alex Lloyd - Black the Sun and Live at the wireless
http://rapidshare.com/files/104948582/Black_the_Sun.rar

Endorphin - Embrace
http://rapidshare.com/files/104958092/Embrace.rar

Evermore - Dreams
http://rapidshare.com/files/104963343/Dreams.rar

Darren Hanlon - Early Days (EP), Fingertips and Mountains
http://rapidshare.com/files/104965553/Early_Days.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/105216672/Fingertips_And_Mountaintops.rar

Uncanny X-Men - 'Cos Life Hurts
http://rapidshare.com/files/105116929/_Cos_Life_Hurts.rar

Tex Perkins - Dark Horses
http://rapidshare.com/files/105126337/Dark_Horses.rar

WPA - Difficult Loves, Donkey Serenade (EP), Fathers Day (EP)
http://rapidshare.com/files/105134366/Difficult_Loves.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/105141014/Donkey_Serenade.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/105208172/Father_s_Day.rar

Enzso - Enzso
http://rapidshare.com/files/105184050/Enzso.rar

The Whitlams -Eternal Nightcap
http://rapidshare.com/files/105198943/Eternal_Nightcap.rar

Motor Ace - Five Star Laundry
http://rapidshare.com/files/105221876/Five_Star_Laundry.rar

Jodi Phillis - For Lovers, Artists and Dreamers
http://rapidshare.com/files/105230689/For_Lovers__Artists_and_Dreamers.rar

Ratcat - Insideout
http://rapidshare.com/files/105263380/Insideout.rar

The Welcome Mat - Gram
http://rapidshare.com/files/105281699/Gram.rar

rickdog said...

I'm approaching 6,000 mp3 download sites in this custom google search:

Rickdog's MP3blog search
http://chewbone.blogspot.com/2008/03/mp3-blog-search-results.html

Please leave your site in the comments if it is not in my custom search list. You can find out if you are included by using the search term:

site:[your subdomain]

example

site:chocoreve.blogspot.com

thanks!

Anonymous said...

rickdog = peado?

Katy Widrick said...

Thought you might be interested in this link -- it's awesome video taken by Byrds founded Roger McGuinn and his wife Camilla. He got out his guitar during a train ride from Florida to New York City, and played some of his hits, as well as some lesser-known songs.

http://www.growingbolder.com/media/Entertainment/Music/Roger-Rocks-on-Rails-127764.html

Katy Widrick
Executive Producer, GrowingBolder.com

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

Could anyone post the new Pete Murray, I reckon it's called Summer at the Eureka or something like that...
Would be great! Thanks heaps ;-)

Anonymous said...

Go buy it LEECH.

Anonymous said...

MUSE, Music, Musica!!

Australian Bands

Things Of Stone And Wood
http://rapidshare.com/files/109183337/Wildflowers.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/107525117/Whirligig.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/107412007/The_Man_With_The_Perfect_Hair.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/107403807/The_Yearning.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/107151184/Single_Perfect_Raindrop__Single_.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106988234/Share_This_Wine__Single_.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106966283/Rollercoaster.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105893545/Junk_Theatre.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105297381/Happy_Birthday_Helen_EP.rar

Magic Dirt
http://rapidshare.com/files/107511670/What_Are_Rock_Stars_Doing_Today.rar

Regurgitator
http://rapidshare.com/files/107482896/Unit.rar

Weddings Parties Anything
http://rapidshare.com/files/107189859/Step_In_Step_Out__Single_.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106954201/Riveresque.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105903503/King_Tide.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105208172/Father_s_Day.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105141014/Donkey_Serenade.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105134366/Difficult_Loves.rar

Mick Thomas
http://rapidshare.com/files/107471878/Under_Starter_s_Orders__Live_at_the_Cont.rar

Regurgitator
http://rapidshare.com/files/107457529/Tu-Plang.rar

Tex Perkins
http://rapidshare.com/files/105126337/Dark_Horses.rar

Uncanny X-Men
http://rapidshare.com/files/105116929/_Cos_Life_Hurts.rar

Noiseworks
http://rapidshare.com/files/107445784/Touch.rar

Ratcat
http://rapidshare.com/files/107436134/Tingles.rar

The Killjoys
http://rapidshare.com/files/107176513/Spin.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/104784604/A_Million_Suns.rar

ALT (Tim Finn etc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/104777246/Bootleg.rar

Art Of Fighting
http://rapidshare.com/files/104753216/Wires.rar

The Cat Empire
http://rapidshare.com/files/107375108/The_Cat_Empire.rar

Marty Wilson-Piper
http://rapidshare.com/files/106943276/Rhyme.rar

The Whitlams
http://rapidshare.com/files/105198943/Eternal_Nightcap.rar

Enzso (Split Enz)
http://rapidshare.com/files/105184050/Enzso.rar

Endorphin
http://rapidshare.com/files/105172893/Embrace.rar

Evermore
http://rapidshare.com/files/105160306/Dreams.rar

Darren Hanlon
http://rapidshare.com/files/105844359/Hello_Stranger.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105216672/Fingertips_And_Mountaintops.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105164765/Early_Days.rar

Machine Translations
http://rapidshare.com/files/105837049/Happy.rar

The Welcome Mat
http://rapidshare.com/files/105281699/Gram.rar

Ratcat
http://rapidshare.com/files/105263380/Insideout.rar

Jodi Phillis
http://rapidshare.com/files/105230689/For_Lovers__Artists_and_Dreamers.rar

Motor Ace
http://rapidshare.com/files/107004145/Shoot_This.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105221876/Five_Star_Laundry.rar

Psuedo Echo
http://rapidshare.com/files/105940435/Love_an_Adventure.rar

Vika and Linda
http://rapidshare.com/files/105926725/Live_and_Acoustic.rar
Rebecca’s Empire
http://rapidshare.com/files/107502307/Way_of_All_Things.rar

Wicked Beat Sound System
http://rapidshare.com/files/106383094/New_Soul_Breaks.rar

My Friend The Chocolate Cake
http://rapidshare.com/files/106370620/My_Friend_the_Chocolate_Cake.rar

Alex Lloyd
http://rapidshare.com/files/104948582/Black_the_Sun.rar

Bic Runga
http://rapidshare.com/files/104940592/Birds.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/104934772/Beautiful_Collision.rar

Baby Animals
http://rapidshare.com/files/104929895/Baby_Animals.rar

Claire Bowditch and The Feeding Set
http://rapidshare.com/files/104923417/Autumn_Bone.rar

Custard
http://rapidshare.com/files/104793249/Anatomically_Correct.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/104767251/Wahooti_Fandango.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/104761658/We_Have_the_Technology.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/104745556/Wisenheimer.rar

Monique Brumby
http://rapidshare.com/files/107011324/Signal_Hill.rar

Frente
http://rapidshare.com/files/106986292/Shape.rar

George
http://rapidshare.com/files/106830725/Polyserena.rar

Falling Joys
http://rapidshare.com/files/106907882/Psychohum.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/104740556/Wish_List.rar

The Audreys
http://rapidshare.com/files/104731106/You___Steve_McQueen__Limited_Edition_EP_.rar






Perth Bands (Australia)

Red Jezebel
http://rapidshare.com/files/107936501/Wide_Open_Spaces.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106916768/Revelations.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105878660/Joyful_Possibilities.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105847555/Home_Coming.rar

Sugarchild
http://rapidshare.com/files/107491656/Watch_The_Walls.rar

Ruby’s Grace
http://rapidshare.com/files/107429134/this_ocean.rar

Team Jedi
http://rapidshare.com/files/107462111/Ultrakeen.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105274972/Good_Morning_Last_Night.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105203119/Expecting_Planes_Some_Holiday.rar

The Waifs
http://rapidshare.com/files/107420586/The_Waifs.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106995897/Shelter_Me.rar

Adam Said Galore
http://rapidshare.com/files/107394340/The_Driver_is_Red.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106811676/of_lost_roads.rar

Jed Whitey
http://rapidshare.com/files/107223563/Superfly_Big_Muff.rar

Fourth Floor Collapse
http://rapidshare.com/files/107194732/Stories_Unglued.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/107217976/Sun__Single_.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106823740/Plans_for_Dream_Homes.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105226463/From_the_Cold.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105291002/Half_Deserted_Streets.rar

Bob Evans
http://rapidshare.com/files/107213817/Suburban_Songbook.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/107205348/Suburban_Kid.rar

Flanders
http://rapidshare.com/files/107173973/Spadework.rar

Jebediah
http://rapidshare.com/files/107166938/Slightly_Odway.rar

The Panics
http://rapidshare.com/files/107156991/Sleeps_Like_A_Curse.rar


Rhibosome
http://rapidshare.com/files/106934250/Rhibosome.rar

Caterpillar Now
http://rapidshare.com/files/106835487/Pretty.rar

Humbug
http://rapidshare.com/files/106820908/Palafico.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/105957557/Midheaven.rar

No Flowers No Wedding Dress
http://rapidshare.com/files/106360235/No_Flowers_No_Wedding_Dress.rar

Ammonia
http://rapidshare.com/files/105965368/Mint_400.rar

Cinema Prague
http://rapidshare.com/files/105947848/Meldatype.rar

Three Orange Whips
http://rapidshare.com/files/105912937/Ladies_And_Gentlemen.._.rar

The Nordeens
http://rapidshare.com/files/105851427/How_To_Forget__You_.rar

Favourite Game
http://rapidshare.com/files/105211058/Favourite_Game.rar

Bucket
http://rapidshare.com/files/105205225/Flounder.rar

Richard Easton
http://rapidshare.com/files/105109084/Boganvillea.rar

Thermos Cardy
http://rapidshare.com/files/105080533/come_to_where_the_flavour_is.rar

Effigy
http://rapidshare.com/files/105075061/Effigy.rar

Gary Wiseman
http://rapidshare.com/files/104953158/Body_Collective.rar

Eskimo Joe
http://rapidshare.com/files/104790436/A_Song_Is_A_City.rar

Anonymous said...

Hiya Bruce,

Only found your blog today and I can't believe my good luck! I've had a great day downloading artists that I'd only heard one or two of their tracks and enjoying some of their other songs.

I was wondering if you had any music by the Choirboys? I'm particularly after Fireworks. And do you know where the track Waking Up Tired by the Hoodoo Gurus is from? I think that's the song but I can't seem to trace the album.

I'd also be really interested in hearing some music by the Kids in the Kitchen as I've heard that they're good but I've not heard any of their music.

Anyway, I will be quiet now but thanks heaps for all of this - it's a brilliant resource and really informative too, not just links. :D

Anonymous said...

could you repost opal - happy nightmare baby?
cause track 7 is not there
thx,

Spike-X said...

Try here:

http://ausrock.blogspot.com/

for Choirboys.

Waking Up Tired is from the album ...In Blue Cave

Anonymous said...

Great site - thanks for the Prefab Sprout albums.

Any chance of someone uploading the Scritti Politti Early album? Historically important I think...

Kris said...

great blog, regular favorite of mine. by any chance could you put up some dirty three albums?
cheers
KRIS

Filomila said...

Hey Bruce,

2 Cruel Sea links are down: Honeymoon Is Over and
This is not the Way Home.

Any chance you might re-upload???

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi B,
Excellent blog. Been living in chile for a few years now & oz music here is as rare as rocking-horse shit. Yours is the first blog i´ve come across with these great sounds. Any other tips? Still haven´t delved right in but i´m hoping to find some Tiddas.
One prob found already is the broken link for WPA´s Scorn of The Women.
B stands for BONZA, BEAUTY, BLOODY RIPPER!
Saludos Brother B
EL GRINGO PETER

electric cool said...

I have to say, Bruce, this is by far one of the best blogs on the interwebs I have had the good fortune of finding and grabbing tracks from. What a wealth of awesome Aussie musical bounty you are bestowing upon us. I had known about some of these bands prior to the century switch. Yet, it wasn't until I heard Shock Records' "Do The Pop" comp circa 2002 that my eyes were burned open to the brilliance of the Australian underground bandscape. That comp, combined with the Raven Records' "Born Out Of Time" and FeelPresents' "Tales Of The Australian Underground Vol.1" educated me quite a bit on what bands to follow up and follow the threads from the every band name-checked in the liner notes. Surprisingly, one band led naturally to another through some subtle or not so association or other.

I spent the intervening 5-6 years hunting down a good portion of what you offer here at your blog so freely. I could've certainly saved a few hundred dollars had this site existed when I was voraciously trying to absorb as much as I could about the Australian underground scene :). There is still a legion of links awaiting me here. I look immensely forward to filling the gaps in my knowledgebase and collection. Thanks for providing such a rich tapestry of tunes for download.

Not to sound too ungrateful, but the trolls appear to have eaten the links to The Lighthouse Keepers Lipsnipegroin Disc 1 as well as the Fuzztones Flashbacks album link. Could you kindly re-up those links when you have a moment?

Thanks again to Bruce and everyone else who contribute to the amazing collection of music here.

electric cool said...

The trolls still lurk below and gnaw away. The linked file for Powderfinger's "Vulture St" album and ALL of the Spy vs. Spy files have been removed.

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