Release Date: 13 November 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Various Artist When Sharpies Ruled: A Vicious Selection Limited 180gram Vinyl 2LP Set
Following in the tradition of acclaimed compilations like ‘Boogie!’ and ‘(When the Sun Sets Over) Carlton’, Festival Recordspresent the ultimate aural and visual statement on the infamous Australian youth movement and gangs of the ‘70s.
The Sharpies were a uniquely Australian working class phenomenon. Notorious in their day for their predication for trouble, these days they’re remembered for their startling style sense and their outrageous dancing (as parodied by Magda Szubanski on Fast Forward in the ‘90s).
The Sharpies of course loved their music, and ‘When Sharpies Ruled’ presents the best of their favourite local bands. A mixture of classic hits, fan favourites and some killer rarities (including a track by Rabbit, the band fronted by AC/DC’s original pre-Bon singer Dave Evans), the collection is chock full of killer Aussie power boogie and glam thump. This music – and the sharpie phenomenom – is currently part of a burgeoning INTERNATIONAL interest in so-called ‘proto-punk’ ‘70s hard rock, and this release will recieve international attention.
‘When Sharpies Ruled’ looks at a unique time in Australian music and cultural history.
1. Coloured Balls : Time Shapes
2. Finch : Out Of Control
3. La De Das : The Place (Single Edit.)
4. Coloured Balls : Flash
5. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs : Let's Have A Party (Recorded Live At Sunbury 1974)
6. Stevie Wright : Hard Road
7. Buster Brown : Roll Over Beethoven
8. Skyhooks : Horror Movie
9. Coloured Balls : Love You Babe
10. Hush : Riff In My Head
11. Fat Daddy : Roll Daddy Roll
12. Ted Mulry Gang : Jump In My Car
13. Bullet : Rock My Lady
14. Hush : Bony Moronie
15. Fatty Lumpkin : Movin'
16. Kevin Borich Express : I'm Goin' Somewhere
17. Ted Mulry Gang : Crazy
18. Finch : Hey Spunky
19. Taste : Tickle Your Fancy
20. Rabbit : Wildfire
21. Supernaut : I Like It Both Ways
22. Rose Tattoo : Remedy
23. La Femme : Chelsea Kids (Single Version)