Saturday, 27 September 2014

Air Supply - Life Support

 Give Me Love/Looking Out For Something Outside/Lost In Love/I Just Like The Feeling/More Than Natural/Just Another Woman/Bring Out The Magic/Don't Want To Lose You/Natural

Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock . They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. They formed in Australia in 1975 and have included various accompanying musicians and singers. They have sold more than 100 million albums.
Life Support is the fourth studio album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply, released in 1979. The album contains the original version of the later hit single "Lost in Love", which peaked at #1 on Australian charts. "Just Another Woman" would also be re-released on the album Lost in Love.
Life Support, a concept album which included a picture disc on its first printing. Session musicians included Mike Bukowsky on brass, Tommy Emmanuel on guitar, Frank Esler-Smith as arranger and keyboardist, Geoff Oakes on brass, Coz Russo on keyboards and Peter Walker (ex-Bakery) on guitar. Esler-Smith had been the orchestral arranger for the production of Jesus Christ Superstar where Hitchcock and Russell had initially met, and he would maintain a long association with Air Supply throughout his life. Produced by Charles Fisher (Radio Birdman, Ol' 55), the album was recorded in the Trafalgar Studios in Sydney, Australia where, as recalled on the 2005 DVD, he had half an inch between the end of his guitar and the studio wall. The album had a five-and-a-half minute version of "Lost in Love", written by Russell in 15 minutes; it was released as a single and peaked at No. 13 in Australia and No. 13 in New Zealand. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Bullet - Rock My Lady

Rock My Lady/Mover

This single was the only known output from this Sydney band. Released on the Atlantics’ own label, Bullet was in fact an off-shoot from Bullett, losing a T and 3 members during the transition with only bassist Alex Smith remaining. Both Rock My Lady and Mover are solid examples of mid 70s Aussie Boogie/ Hard Rock, with perhaps Mover having the edge over the A side. The Band were active from 1972 to 1976.


Kim Williams-Drums
Alex Smith-Bass
Wayne Smith-Guitar

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Johnny Farnham - 1973 - Sings..Hits Magic Rock 'N' Roll

Everything Is Out Of Season/Nobody's Fool/It's Up To You/If You Would Stay/Sweet Cherry Wine/Don't You Know It's Magic/Rock Me Baby/Lucille/Blueberry Hill/Johnny 'B' Goode/Diana/Memphis Tennessee

This album was released in 1973 and has three singles from '72 and '73 "Rock Me Baby /Nobody's Fool " #4 "Don't You Know It's Magic/Sweet Cherry Wine" #12 "Everything Is Out Of Season/It's Up To You" #8 and "If You Would Stay" the B-side of Shake A Hand which charted at #24 The rest of the album is made up of Rock 'n' Roll standards so as the title suggests there are some hits and some Rock 'n' Roll.
So a nice little package for you John Farnham fans.