Tales from the Australian Underground

I found a great double CD on the weekend, containing music from around the time I first came to Sydney from the north coast. Some of the bands on the list were one that were still playing and I could see (The Triffids, Lighthouse Keepers, Ed Kuepper, The Celibate Rifles, The Hard-Ons, Do-Re-Mi, The Sunnyboys, The Plunderers). Others were only spoken about in hushed tones at the times, as in “you should have been there when The Moodists played”.

It’s amazing how a piece of music can place you in a moment. All of a sudden I was back in a smokey inner-city pub drinking VB and getting pissed to The Shouties. Days that have gone forever 🙁

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