Friday, 30 October 2015

The Groop - Woman You're Breaking Me

Baby Blue/Mad Over You/I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself/Sorry/Thinkin' 'bout The Things We Said/Downtown Women/Woman You're Breaking Me/Reach For The Sun/Happy With A Love Like Yours/I'll Be Damned/Good Time Baby/Turn On Your Lovelight

The Groop were an Australian folk, R&B and rock band formed in 1964 in Melbourne, Australia and had their greatest chart success with their second line-up of Max Ross on bass, Richard Wright on drums and vocals, Don Mudie on lead guitar, Brian Cadd on keyboards and vocals, and Ronnie Charles on vocals. The Wesley Trio formed early in 1964 with Ross, Wright and Peter McKeddie on vocals; they were renamed The Groop at the end of the year.

The Groop's best known hit single "Woman You're Breaking Me" was released in 1967, the band won a trip to United Kingdom but had little success there. Other singles included "Ol' Hound Dog", "Best in Africa", "I'm Satisfied", "Sorry", "Seems More Important to Me" and "Such a Lovely Way".

When The Groop disbanded in 1969, Cadd and Mudie formed Axiom with Glenn Shorrock (later in Little River Band). Cadd was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2007, for his work with The Groop, Axiom and as a solo artist.


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Rick Springfield - The Best Of Rick Springfield

Speak To The Sky/We're Gonna Have Good Time/Hookey Joe/Bad Boy/Streaking The Australian Way/Believe In Me/I'm Your Superman/I Want You/If We Help One Another/Walking The Floor On My Hands Over You

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his d├ębut single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982).

As an actor, he starred in the television series High Tide, from 1994 to 1997, and has appeared in supporting roles in Ricki and the Flash and True Detective (both in 2015). He portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008 and 2012, returning in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary with son and actor Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Bang The Drum - 1990 - Bang The Drum

Stay Forever/Only You/Passion/Old Money/Hell/Closing Your Eyes/Lonely/
Hearts In Your Hands/Your Love/Justify

Bang The Drum were an Australian rock band, from Tasmania, who released their self titled debut album on WEA Records in 1990.
The album contained 3 singles including the top 40 hit "Only You", "Passion" and "Stay Forever" (which featured on the sound track of Australian film "The Big Steal" also in 1990. The album was produced and engineered by David Hemming.
Jim Reece (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals), Jeremy Cole (keyboards, saxophone), Geoff Robson (bass, vocals), Steve Driver (vocals, keyboards), JJ Harris (drums)
 Drummer "JJ Harris" had previously played with Australian band "Divinyls" from 1985 to 1986 before joining "Bang The Drum".
 Bang The Drum were the support act on Fleetwood Mac's 1990 World Tour "Fleetwood Mac - Behind The Mask".