Monday, 18 April 2016

The Love Story - 1970 - Neanderthal Man

Neanderthal Man/But Not For Me

In 1970 ,when Australia's commercial radio industry got into a spittin' contest with the record companies over royalties, it led to what became known as the 1970 Record Ban, where Aussie commercial stations refused to play Australian and UK artists from major record labels.
The companies wanted to negotiate a new royalty deal, but the commercial stations refused. In the end, the radio stations won.

For the 6 months that the ban was in place, there was a window of opportunity for new Independent labels to get established. Most notable of these was the Fable label, but, there were others, like Adelaide's Gamba label...and, the AIR label from Melbourne.

 This record was an Australian cover version of the Hotlegs UK was released on an AIR 45 around September 1970, and, in the absence of any commercial radio airplay for the Hotlegs version, it charted in every state...Brisbane # 12, Sydney #21, Melbourne # 30, Adelaide # 6 and Perth # 19.

Band Members were Ian 'Turps' Turpie (Guitar, Vocals)  Buddy England (Guitar, Vocals) and Richard Wright (Drums)


  1. This track was on retro rage in January 2014 on an episode of Hitscene. Can get a copy t you if interested.

  2. Thanks for the offer but I don't collect videos anymore can usually watch most bands on youtube now and have watched that particular vid there.