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The Down Under Hour show 56, 02-14-2024

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Show 56, 02-14-2024

1985 was a good year for Australian music.

Intro: Roulette - Dom Mariani and the Majestic Kelp, Underwater Casino, 2003

Death Defying - Hoodoo Gurus, from their 1985 album Mars Needs Guitars.

Man Overboard - Do-Re-Mi, featuring Deborah Conway, from the album Domestic Harmony, 1985.

Tantalized - The Church, from their album Heyday, which came out in 1985.

Don’t Tear It Down - V Spy V Spy, from their album A.O. Mod. TV. Vers, from 1986. It’s an abbreviation of Adults Only Modified Television Version, which appeared at the bottom of late-night movies in Australia back then.This version from the 2016 compilation The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol 1.

When You’re Down - the Headstones, a 1986 single. This version from the 2002 compilation Do The Pop! The Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-87.

Just Like Fire Would - The Saints, 1986, single, and album All Fools Day. Recorded in London.

In The Pines - The Triffids, the title track from their 1986 album. This version from the 2007 reissue CD.

Going Back - The Ronson Hangup, from their 2009 album.

Maw Maw - Opelousas, from Opelousas Baby, a 2019 EP. The band features Kerri Simpson and Alison Ferrier on vocals and guitars.

Amber - Teenage Mothers, from 2014, their album I Wish I Was Beautiful.

In Our Skin - Fiona Lee Maynard, from her album Junction, 2024.

Love’s Not Good Enough - my favorite Skyhooks song, from the album Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, 1975.

Wendy’s Blues - Wendy Saddington and Copperwine, from a 1971 performance on the Australian TV show GTK, (Get To Know). This version from YouTube.

Outro - Chicken Omelette, by Baby Langston, from their acclaimed 1998 album.   

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