Sunday, 14 May 2017
Wendy Joan Matthews (born 1960) is an Australian adult alternative pop singer originally from Canada who has been a member of Models and Absent Friends and is a solo artist. She released Top 20 hit singles in the 1990s including "Token Angels", "Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do)", "The Day You Went Away" and "Friday's Child" with Top 20 albums, You've Always Got the Blues (duet album with Kate Ceberano), Émigré, Lily, The Witness Tree and her compilation, Stepping Stones. She has won six Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. In 2000, Matthews joined the cast of a new Australian musical theatre production of Godspell alongside Angry Anderson, Jimmy Barnes, Debra Byrne, Marie Wilson, Fiona Horne, Belinda Emmett, Paul Mercurio and Terence Trent D'Arby. In February, with rehearsals commencing, Matthews released her cover of "Day by Day" but financial difficulties prevented the musical from being staged. (Thanks to AussieRock)
01 Day By Day
02 Day By Day (Night Mix)
03 Day By Day (The Last Supper In The House Mix)
Friday, 12 May 2017
"Brothers in Arms" is a 1985 song by Dire Straits, appearing as the closing track on the album of the same name. It was originally written in 1982, the year of the Falklands War. It was re-released in 2007 as a special edition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the conflict and raise funds for veterans of it with post traumatic stress disorder.
The song is reported to be the first CD single ever released, it was released in the United Kingdom in 1985. The single reached #16 on the UK charts #5 on the NZ charts but could manage only a lowly #57 on the OZ charts.
1 Brothers In Arms (Short Version)
2 Going Home - Theme From 'Local Hero' (Live Version)
3 Brothers In Arms (Full Length Version)
4 Why Worry (Instrumental Segment)
Thursday, 11 May 2017
"Soldiers" is the second single from the album Hourly, Daily by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in 1996 and reached number 80 in the 1996 Triple J Hottest 100 and number 33 on the Australian charts. Thanks to Sunshine.
02 Boulder Fair
04 Count To Four
"Wild Flower" is a single of the "Electric" album it charted at #24 in the UK and #69 in Australia. With 8 tracks this release was closer to an album than an EP. The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current name in January 1984, the band performed under the name Death Cult, which was an evolution of the name of lead singer Ian Astbury's previous band Southern Death Cult. They gained a dedicated following in the UK in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band, with singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary", before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as "Love Removal Machine" and "Fire Woman".
1 Wildflower (Single Version)
2 Wildflower (Guitar Dub)
3 Horse Nation (Live)
4 Outlaw (Live)
5 She Sells Sanctuary (Live)
6 Bone Bag (Live)
7 Phoenix (Live)
8 Wild Thing / Louie Louie (Live)
Monday, 1 May 2017
"White Unicorn" is a song by Australian hard rock band Wolfmother, featured on their 2005 debut studio album Wolfmother. Written by band members Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, it was released as the second single from the album in Australia on 26 February 2006. The single charted at #33 on the OZ Ari Singles Chart and #29 on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.
01 White Unicorn
02 Love Train
Sunday, 23 April 2017
"My Sweet Lord" is a song by English musician and former Beatle, George Harrison. It was released in November 1970 on his triple album All Things Must Pass. Also issued as a single, Harrison's first as a solo artist, "My Sweet Lord" topped charts worldwide and was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK. In America and Britain, the song was the first number one single by an ex-Beatle. He reworked the song as "My Sweet Lord (2000)" for inclusion as a bonus track on the 30th anniversary reissue of All Things Must Pass. Thanks to AussieRock
01 My Sweet Lord
02 Let It Down
03 My Sweet Lord (2000)
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Rick Allan Price (born 6 July 1961) is an Australian rock and pop music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. His debut album, Heaven Knows, was released in July 1992, which peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It provided two top ten singles, "Not a Day Goes By" (February 1992) and the title track (July). At the APRA Music Awards of 1992 "Heaven Knows" won Song of the Year for Price and his co-writer, Heather Field. His second album, Tamborine Mountain (July 1995), reached No. 11 and contained the single, "River of Love", which peaked at #18 and "You're Never Alone " #66
01 You're Never Alone
02 This Time
"You're Beautiful" is a song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek, and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's debut album, Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the third single from the album in 2005. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the United States, it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay.
01 You're Beautiful (Radio Edit)
02 Fall at Your Feet (Acoustic)
03 You're Beautiful (Acoustic)
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
"The Door" is the fourth and last single from the band Silverchair's second album, Freak Show. Out of print, and hard to find, as it is now deleted from Murmur's catalogue. The three live songs were recorded in Chicago's Aragon Ballroom on 20 April 1997. Jeremy Chatelain from the band Handsome sings on "Minor Threat". "The Door" made it to #25 on the Australian Top 40.
01 The Door
02 Surfin' Bird
03 Roses (Live)
04 Minor Threat (Live)
05 Madman (Live)
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Partisan Code is a five piece band from Sydney, embracing a fusion of progressive rock, catchy hooks and highly conceptual lyric themes. 2012 saw the band release their debut single ‘One In Two’. The band embarked on a national tour later that year and are regulars on the Sydney live music scene. In 2014 Partisan Code released their follow up EP 'War Within' which continues the storyline and themes addressed in 2013's 'Homecoming' EP. I've watched the band play the Bass player is my boyhood still best mate's son.
01 Coming Home
02 The Passenger
03 Exit Wound
05 Out In The Cold
28 Days are known for their rap rock, punk rock and hip hop music. Throughout their recording career, they have released 5 studio albums and 5 EPs, 3 of which debuted in the ARIAnet top 40. This includes the certified platinum album Upstyledown which was produced by Kalju Tonuma and debuted at number 1 in July 2000. The band have also seen commercial success on Australian singles charts, with singles such as 'Rip It Up'#12, 'Goodbye'#50 and 'What's the Deal?'#32.
01 Rip It Up
02 Kid Indestructible (Live Falls Festival 31-12-1999)
03 Never Give Up (Live Falls Festival 31-12-1999)
Saturday, 8 April 2017
29 Palms is a song from Robert Plant's 1993 album Fate of Nations. It was written by Charlie Jones, Chris Blackwell, Doug Boyle, Phil Johnstone, and Robert Plant. The song was written about the small town of Twentynine Palms, California, which is located in San Bernardino County in the Mojave Desert. It is said to be based on Canadian singer Alannah Myles, whom Plant was touring with in California at the time he wrote the song. The song reached number 21 in the UK chart. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in the U.S.
01 29 Palms
02 21 Years
03 Dark Moon
04 Whola Lotta Love (You Need Love)
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The idea to cover "Last Kiss" came about after vocalist Eddie Vedder found an old record of the song at the Fremont Antique Mall in Seattle, Washington. He convinced the rest of the band to try out the song and it was performed a few times on the band's 1998 tour. The band eventually recorded the song at a soundcheck at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on September 18, 1998, and released it as a 1998 fan club Christmas single. The band spent only a couple of thousand dollars mixing the song. Bassist Jeff Ament said, "It was the most minimalist recording we've ever done."
Release and reception
In the following year the cover of "Last Kiss" began to be played by radio stations and was ultimately put into heavy rotation across the US. By popular demand the cover was released to the public as a single on June 8, 1999, with the proceeds going to the aid of refugees of the Kosovo War. The cover also was featured on the 1999 charity compilation album, No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees. The song helped earn about $10 million for Kosovo relief.
The cover would end up reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. This remains Pearl Jam's highest position on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at No. 4 on the Top 40 Mainstream. The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The "Last Kiss" single has been certified gold by the RIAA.
Outside the United States, the single was released commercially in Australia, Austria, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In Canada, the song reached No. 2 on the Canadian Top Singles chart and became the band's highest charted song in Canada, and later it charted on the Canadian Rock Top 30 chart, where it reached No. 4 and stayed there for two weeks. The song also reached No. 22 on the Canadian Year End Rock Top 50. "Last Kiss" reached the top 50 in the UK and the top 80 in the Netherlands. In Australia, "Last Kiss" peaked atop the ARIA Singles Chart for seven weeks, as well as becoming a moderate top 20 success in New Zealand.
01 Last Kiss
02 Soldier Of Love
Friday, 24 March 2017
"Sweet About Me" is the second single by Australian singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi from her debut album, Lessons to Be Learned (2008).
On 14 April, the song topped the ARIA Singles Chart and is certified platinum for sales of 70,000 copies. It reached number one again on 19 May, where it sat for four weeks, while her debut album reached number two on the albums chart. This makes her the youngest Australian artist to reach the top of the charts, beating out Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan by just nineteen days. On 27 October 2008, "Sweet About Me" re-entered the Australian chart at number seventeen. The song would ultimately become the third highest-selling single of 2008 in Australia.
On 9 March 2008, "Sweet About Me" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 68, rising to its peak position of number six on 21 June 2008 in its fifteenth week on the run. On 20 July, months after its release, the song reached number two on the UK Airplay Chart. On 2 August, the song managed to return to the Top Ten by climbing five spots from number twelve to number seven. However, the following week, the song fell back to number twelve, then eventually dropped out of the top 40 six weeks later. It re-entered the top forty on 5 October rising from number 65 to number thirty-eight. The song spent thirty-seven consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart before finally dropping out on 23 November.
01 Sweet About Me
02 Echo Beach
03 This Game
Robyn Loau born October 20, 1972) is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. From 1991 to 1994, she was lead singer of pop group, Girlfriend, before leaving the group to become the face and voice of world music project Siva Pacifica. Loau launched her solo career in 1997 with the Adamski produced single Sick With Love it peaked at #21 on the Australian ARIA singles chart.
01 Sick with Love (Radio Mix)
02 Sick With Love (Video Mix)
03 Sick With Love (Original Album Version)
04 Sick With Jungle I Hate You Mix
05 Turn Away Jungle Mix
"Pony" is a country song written by Kasey Chambers and produced by Nash Chambers for Kasey Chambers third album Wayward Angel (2004). It was released as the album's third single on 16 January 2005 in Australia as CD single. The song became Chambers' third top ten hit in Australia and includes a reference to Ralph Stanley, the Folk, Bluegrass, and Country music legend.
02 Driving with the brakes on
03 Hollywood - live
Thursday, 23 March 2017
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day, recorded for their seventh studio album American Idiot (2004). Reprise Records released "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" as the second single from American Idiot. The song's lyrics were written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and composed by the band. Production was handled by Rob Cavallo and Green Day. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" remains one of Green Day's signature songs.
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" has sold over 2 million copies in the United States as of 2010. The single peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
01 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
02 American Idiot (Live)
03 She's A Rebel (Live)
"Cat's in the Cradle" is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry Chapin from the album Verities & Balderdash. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. As Chapin's only No. 1 hit song,
In 1992, the hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe included a cover of "Cat's in the Cradle" on their debut album America's Least Wanted. The cover was issued as a single in 1993 and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, the group's highest ever position on that chart. The song also peaked at number three on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The single sold 500,000 copies domestically, earning a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
01 Cats in the Cradle
02 Panhandlin' Prince
03 Whiplash Liquor (Live)
04 Neighbor (Live)
"Little Bird" is a song composed and recorded by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. Taken from her debut solo album, Diva (1992), it was released in 1993 as a double A-side with "Love Song for a Vampire" (which appeared on the soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker's Dracula). The single peaked at number 3 in the UK.
01 Little Bird
02 Love Song For A Vampire (From Bram Stoker's Dracula)
03 Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)
04 Little Bird (N'Joi Version)
"Three Little Pigs" is a song by the comedy heavy metal band Green Jellÿ, from the album Cereal Killer. Released by Zoo Entertainment in 1992 with the original band name Green Jellö, the single was re-released in 1993 under the name Green Jellÿ due to a lawsuit for trademark infringement by the owners of Jell-O. The song reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1993, and charted even higher in the UK, where it reached #5. The chart success can be partly attributed to the song's unique and heavily aired music video. The song was ranked #35 on VH1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs...Ever.
01 Three Little Pigs (Edit)
02 Three Little Pigs (Full Length Version)
03 Obey The Cowgod