Thursday, 20 August 2015

Jenny Morris - 1986 - You're Gonna Get Hurt (12 inch)

You're Gonna Get Hurt (Extended)/You're Gonna Get Hurt/Cool

Jennifer "Jenny" Patricia Morris (born 29 September 1956 in Tokoroa) OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter. Her first success came with New Zealand band The Crocodiles, who had a top 20 hit single with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she was a backing vocalist for various groups and formed a trio, QED, in 1983.

Morris provided backing vocals for INXS on their 1983 album, The Swing. She then recorded a duet with lead singer, Michael Hutchence, on a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's hit "Jackson"; it was included as a bonus track on the April 1984 (cassette only) INXS EP, Dekadance, which reached number two on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Morris worked on their 1985–1986 Listen Like Thieves World Tour.

Her solo career includes top five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums with Shiver in 1989 and Honeychild in 1991, and her top five ARIA Singles are "She Has to Be Loved" and "Break in the Weather". These albums and singles also peaked in the top ten on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) charts.

Morris has won two ARIA Music Awards for 'Best Female Artist' in 1987 and 1988 and was nominated for the same award in 1992. In 2003, on Australia Day (26 January), Morris became an Australian citizen and in 2010 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia.

in January 1986, Morris recorded "You’re Gonna Get Hurt", which was written and produced by INXS songwriter and keyboardist, Andrew Farriss. Recorded with backing from INXS' Andrew and Jon Farriss and Garry Gary Beers, together with guitarist Ian Moss (ex-Cold Chisel), it was released in September and peaked at number 24.

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - 1981 - Dexterity

 Sweet/Yeah Yeah Yeah Tighten Up/ Flexible/Fallen Heroes/Nosey Parker/Johnny Kain/ Fool Enough/Rub Up Push Up/Please Please Please

A big thank you to MattyA who saw this one on Ebay then sent it on to me so I could present it to all of you.

This is a great Mini Album released in 10" format with some wonderful music on it. The album has a rock edge to it which I like and was the last in this vein before Joe started exploring Latin American rhythms, particularly salsa.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Ronnie Burns - 1977 - Listen To The Band

This Old Man/ Introduction To The Band/Kookaburra/Yellow Submarine/Skip To My Lou/Mulberry Bush/She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain/Let Your Hands Go Clap/Sing A Rainbow/ The Wheels On The Bus/A Frog Went Walking/Looby Lou/Morning Town Ride/One Man Went To Mow/Boa Consrictor/Row Row/Somewhere Over The Rainbow

 Ronnie Burns was always a favourite of mine along with Normie Rowe ,Russell Morris and Johnny Young and this had been the holy grail for me for some time as it was the only album of Ronnie's that I didn't have on vinyl and when I finally was able to locate it was somewhat disappointed to find that it was a children's album . Having said that the album itself has a few tracks that if had not been recorded with children in mind may have been great tracks, the tracks being Yellow Submarine ,Morningtown Ride, Sing A Rainbow and Somewhere Over The Rainbow (not as good as Billy version but once again if it hadn't been recorded with kids in mind may have been a 
great song.) The other thing about the album is that even though recorded for kids there are some good musical passages during some of the old kiddy's classics where the band almost break out. I can't help but think if this had been a solo release and not destined for children what might have been.