Monday, 18 April 2016
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.
Band Members were Ian 'Turps' Turpie (Guitar, Vocals) Buddy England (Guitar, Vocals) and Richard Wright (Drums)