Awesome Aussie Songs Podcast
Ep10 Living in the 70’s - Skyhooks

Ep10 Living in the 70’s - Skyhooks

January 24, 2020

There’s not many bands that can claim to be an original act, Melbourne band Skyhooks certainly can. No group has looked or sounded like Skyhooks and it’s a formula they took to the very top.

Under the direction of chief songwriter and bass guitarist Greg MacAinsh, Skyhooks took the glam rock image to the very extreme, and then some.

The Skyhooks line up we know and love with Freddie, Greg, Bongo, Red and Shirley broke all the Australian chart records of the time.

The special guest for this episode is Skyhooks guitarist, Bob 'Bongo' Starkie.

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Ep9 I Just Want to be Your Everything - Andy Gibb

Ep9 I Just Want to be Your Everything - Andy Gibb

January 24, 2020

This episode is on Andy Gibb and the song, I Just Want to Be Your Everything.

When released as a single in 1977, I Just Want to Be your Everything went to No.1 on the American Billboard Charts, it also reached No.1 in Canada, Australia, Chile and Brazil.

Andy is of course, the younger brother to Barry, Robin and Maurice, otherwise know to the world as the Bee Gees, however, Andy’s success wasn’t confined to just the music business either, he also co-hosted the top rating American TV show Solid Gold. This show was syndicated and shown around the world.

Sadly, Andy died in 1980 aged just 30, his tragic demise often overshadows the enormous success that he achieved in the USA - On the American Billboard Charts, he had 6 singles reach the top 10, with 3 of these songs going all the way to No.1

Our special guest in this episode is Australian music legend Col Joye.

In this podcast series, there is already an episode on Col Joye and the Joy Boys and his first hit record, Bye Bye Baby.

Out of the interview with Col came this fantastic story about Andy’s early days in show business and we thought it was something that would be of interest to fans of Andy and also the Bee Gees.

The critics like to say Andy was handed his fame and success by his famous brothers, our chat with Col Joye tells a different story.

 

 

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Ep8 Coppertone - Fini Scad

Ep8 Coppertone - Fini Scad

January 24, 2020

Creators of the song Coppertone, Sydney band Fini Scad shined brightly, if only briefly, in the mid 1990's.

This episode highlights the triumphs and pitfalls that go along with being in an up-and-coming band hailed as the 'next big thing'.

Signed to Mushroom Records, the Fini Scad story is a lesson on how the business side of things can quickly sour an emerging musical dream.

While the Fini Scad story doesn't finish with a fairytale ending, their musical legacy is a fantastic album Widerscreen and a heap of high energy songs that have stood the test of time.

The special guest for this episode is Fini Scad drummer, Jono McPhee.

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Ep7 Spicks & Specks - The Bee Gees

Ep7 Spicks & Specks - The Bee Gees

January 24, 2020

Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and one of the highest selling acts of all time.......... say no more, ladies and gentlemen, Spicks and Specks by The Bee Gees.

We have two special for this episode - Aussie music legend, Col Joye and Dig Richards and the R'Jays drummer Leon Isaacson.

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Ep6 Planets - Short Stack

Ep6 Planets - Short Stack

January 24, 2020

Along with mass hysteria, Short Stack's rock n roll legacy was assured with a No.1 Album on the Australian charts.

This episode is on their hit single Planets.

Despite the haters, these guys have musical credibility and a huge fan base to prove it. 

Tagged as a “Boy Band”, the three-piece actually formed in a backyard shed, a place where all good rock bands are born.

Formed in 2005, by the time Short Stack hit the charts in 2009, they were masters of self-promoting and interacting with their ever-growing legion of fans online.

Short Stack also featuring on the cover of the Australian Rolling Stone magazine and won a couple of Channel V - Australian Artist of the Year.

The special guest for this episode is Short Stack vocalist and guitarist, Shaun Diviney.

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Ep5 Bye Bye Baby - Col Joye & the Joy Boys

Ep5 Bye Bye Baby - Col Joye & the Joy Boys

January 24, 2020

To put it simply, Col Joye and the Joy Boys are Australian Music Royalty.

Leader's of the Rock n Roll revolution in this country, Col Joye and the Joy Boys were at the forefront of spreading the word of Rock n Roll to the masses from the late 1950's and beyond.

Col Joye and the Joy Boys were the first Australian act to claim the No.1 spot on the local charts with Bye Bye Baby  - and many more hits were to come - in all, they have released over 50 singles, 30 EP's and 40 albums.

An ARIA Hall of Famer, as a promoter, manager and producer Col has helped create and encourage many stars in the making, including one of the worlds highest selling acts, the Bee Gees.

A star of the hit parade and constant chart topper, Col was also the star of the iconic television show Bandstand.

The special guest for this episode is the legend himself, Col Joye.

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Ep4 High Voltage - AC/DC

Ep4 High Voltage - AC/DC

January 24, 2020

This episode is on the AC/DC classic High Voltage.

When we were speaking with John "Swanee" Swan, he gave us this little nugget of a story about Bon Scott and the recording of High Voltage - and we thought it was only fair, that we share it with you!

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Ep3 I’ve Been Everywhere Man

Ep3 I’ve Been Everywhere Man

January 23, 2020

OK, we're gonna to claim it from the outset, at Awesome Aussie Songs we believe that I've Been Everywhere is the most influential and far reaching song ever written by an Australian.

This little Aussie masterpiece was written by Geoff Mack in a Sydney car park one day, when Mack had an hour to waste and nothing to read but three road maps. Originally recorded by Lucky Starr, this song would in fact, go everywhere!

The special guest for this episode is Lucky Starr

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Ep2 If I Were a Carpenter - Swanee

Ep2 If I Were a Carpenter - Swanee

January 23, 2020

Swanee is the elder statesman of one of Australia's most distinguished musical families and he has lived the rock and roll life.

In this episode we take a look and listen to If I Were a Carpenter by Swanee.

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Ep1 Jump in My Car - Ted Mulry Gang

Ep1 Jump in My Car - Ted Mulry Gang

January 23, 2020

The Ted Mulry Gang were one of Australia's most popular bands throughout the 1970's.

Best known for their classic song Jump in my Car, the Ted Mulry Gang had 10 hit singles, as well as 4 albums that made the charts.

In terms of popularity, TMG stood alongside contemporaries such as Sherbert, Skyhooks and they often had a young AC/DC along for the ride as their support band. 

Sadly Ted passed away in 2001, aged just 53, however, the music of TMG lives on!

The special guest for this episode is Steve Mulry, Ted's younger brother.

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