Saturday, 29 November 2014

Road Apple - 1979 - Take A Bite

I Know The Feeling/Namatjira/Bending The Strings/Turn Me Loose/Fire On The Mountain/Clyde/Last Train Fom Poor Valley/Fourex Beer And Slim Dusty Music/Stretch My Mind/Rolling Stone/Another Rodeo/Orange Blossom Special (Phase Too)

I think this album will be treat for those that love Australian Country Music The band is called Roadapple. I've never heard of them but there is quite a bit of info on the covers (Yay for covers). The band members are Greg Louttit (Acoustic and Bass Guitar) John Harty (Mandolin) Andy Grant (Acoustic and Bass Guitar) Rainor Webb (Banjo) Kornell Banks (Fiddle) Guest Musicians are Peter Richardson (Tambourine) with Stuart Watson and Marcus Holden (Fiddles).

The Majority of the music is Bluegrass and it motors along. There are a couple of originals with rest being covers. There is a nice rendition of the Doctor Hook hit "Cover of the Rolling Stone" and one that stuck out for me "Fourex Beer And Slim Dusty Music".
There is one track # six which on playback I thought what am I going to do with this The start of it sounded like someone had been using the record for a Frisbee but no it turns out it was only special effects here I am cleaning up records and these guys are putting the sound of old crackling records back on.

A nice gesture by the band was donating all the royalties from the sale of the record to The Variety Club Of Australia there is a copy of the thankyou note on the back cover. I hope it sold well in country Australia.

The Album has cover scans and is in WAVE format


  1. Thanks Looking forward to listening to this album. Love the blog. Speaking of the 70's it would be great if you could put Marty Rhone's denim and lace album on your blog. Keep up the great work

  2. Will try to have it up in the next day or 2

  3. Hi. Looking forward to the Marty Rhone album when you get the chance.

  4. Thanks for a great blog. Merry Christmas. Looking forward to listening to some more of your this blog in 2015

  5. Hello friend I am from the Czech Republic I am Vaclav and I would like to make this album at least in mp3 if it is possible write me for example on
    ROADAPPLE - Take a Bite...thanks

  6. If you want to down load this album click on the header at the top of the page.