Icehouse's debut single 'Can't Help Myself' (released under their original band name 'Flowers') came out as a limited edition release on rare 10" vinyl, which hadn't been seen in Oz stores for 20 years! This super cool single from the Oz new wave rockers saw the start of a long and stellar songwriting career for Iva Davies, who also happened to spawn one of the best 80s mullets you'll ever see! In fact his '87 mullet should be in a mullet museum.
One original copy of this rare piece of Oz music history can be yours for $30 @johnnythefoxrecords stall at Ulladulla mall, just outside Woollies. All day Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, come get your vinyl fix!
MICHAEL NESMITH & THE FIRST NATIONAL BAND - “Magnetic South”
Sundazed reissue, remastered and pressed on blue vinyl.
Here’s the debut album by one of my favorite Monkees (the other being a tie with Micky Dolenz). The album is full of some fun, quirky and great gems of folk, rock and country. There’s always been something different about Michael Nesmith’s music that was interesting enough to keep me coming back to it. I always enjoyed his singing and writing style and there’s really no one else around that sounds quite like him. It’s a solid solo debut album from this rebellious Monkee.
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Hank Blackman & The Killers - Itchy Koo / Everyone Had Someone
Brent 7030 promo (1962)
A few weeks ago I told the story of J.J. Jackson & The Jackaels (AKA Hank Blackman & The Killers). The Blackman-penned song Oo-Ma-Liddi was first released on Storm records in 1960, credited to J.J (June) Jackson. The group re-recorded, re-arranged and re-released the song in 1962 changing their name to Hank Blackman & The Killers and the song name to Itchy Koo. On original Brent white-label.