In light of the fact that next Saturday will be our national day, Australia Day, I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane to my all time favourite Australian bands.
I feel very lucky to have been a teenager in the late 70's and young adult through to the 80's. Besides the disco, new wave, punk and mod trends of these times, there was the good old Aussie band that did the 'pub' tour. There were the famous Aussie exports like the Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John, AC/DC, Air Supply and INXS but those bands I used to see for about $8 a ticket at the suburban pub were just the best. So many great songs, great memories, great rock'n'roll beat and songs that remain etched in my memory forever.
So, my three (I'll only list 3 - there are so many) favourite Australian band's songs from the late 70's and 80's, in honour of Australia Day, are:
Cold Chisel - "My Baby" 1980
(They were starting to get a bit more famous in these days so only played the bigger venues.)
The Angels - "Take A Long Line" 1978
Mental As Anything - "The Nips Are Getting Bigger" 1979
I'm linking up with Cass Can Sew's "Sunday Sessions".