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Hi,

This is kinda dumb but I really need help!!

I'm trying to put together a compilation CD of Aussie themed songs, or aussie artists. This is because we are having an australian themed xmas party in our office this week.

Thing is I'm having serious problems thinking of well known aussie artists!...shocking I know!

I can get the music from file sharing software so any ideas welcomed!....maybe a top 10 or 20 australian acts?

Thanks

Neil
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Men At Work - Down Under
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
INXS - Original Sin
Icehouse - Great Southern Land
Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh
The Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain
Skyhooks - Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word)
Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (the aussies outweigh the kiwi here lol)
Silverchair - The Greatest View
Powderfinger - My Happiness
Hunters And Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene?
Paul Kelly - To Her Door
Australian Crawl - The Boys Light Up
Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man
John Farnham - You're The Voice
The Vines - Highly Evolved
Alex Lloyd - Green
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock
Russell Morris - The Real Thing
Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs - Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy
Mental As Anything - Live It Up
Savage Garden - Affirmation
Kylie - Come Into My World
Natalie Imbriglia - Torn

There we are - that pretty much covers it I think. All classic songs too, besides maybe the last couple Wink
Ahem...

well start off with a truckload of songs from INXS

Oh and just because you can count in Crowded House... (no arguments plz Wink )

Bands like Cold Chisel and ACDC although thats not really in my taste, Kylie Minogue would have to be played like here or not, its fitting party music.

Oh and Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, the Cruel Sea I would thouroughly reccomend.

More recent bands/artists I would give the thumbs up to are Alex Lloyd, Powderfinger, Something for Kate, Silverchair... and umm you could try playing the Vines but that might not quite work.

So theres a taste, there is a whole lot more out there too and many of it is great stuff! So go ahead and discover Oz music- I'm sure you'll find it a rewarding experience (were not really a bunch of theiving convicts u know!). Smiler
quote:
Originally posted by Bono:
[qb]Men At Work - Down Under
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
INXS - Original Sin
Icehouse - Great Southern Land
Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh
The Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain
Skyhooks - Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word)
Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (the aussies outweigh the kiwi here lol)
Silverchair - The Greatest View
Powderfinger - My Happiness
Hunters And Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene?
Paul Kelly - To Her Door
Australian Crawl - The Boys Light Up
Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man
John Farnham - You're The Voice
The Vines - Highly Evolved
Alex Lloyd - Green
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock
Russell Morris - The Real Thing
Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs - Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy
Mental As Anything - Live It Up
Savage Garden - Affirmation
Kylie - Come Into My World
Natalie Imbriglia - Torn

There we are - that pretty much covers it I think. All classic songs too, besides maybe the last couple Wink [/qb]
Damn great list- almost exactly what I'd have (I was a bit too lazy to name individual songs)
yep, Bono's list was pretty good, only I'd add...

The Clouds - "Hieronymus"
Bughouse - "Devil's Brat"
Mr Floppy - "Wuthering Heights"
and something (anything) by TISM...
and natch, the party track of the century - The Swingers' "Counting the beat"

but I am just freaky Wink

Still, my compilation tapes always used to go "missing" at parties, as people would nick them for their own collections... so my taste, while not always mainstream, usually works...
Thanks guys!!

I must stress that the nature of this party is a bit of a giggle, basically we have to decorate our office in an Australian theme, and the music is just to add to that. While the neighbouring office has another theme, then the head of the division will vote on who wins!....it's just like being at school! LOL

Anyway...my CD is done and the tracklist is as follows. (Remember it's all about setting an aussie theme, rather than actual...eh...quality!lol)

I split it into sections, kinda like a jukebox!

AUSSIE LEGEND!
1, Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
2, Rolf Harris - My Boomerang Won't Come Back
3, Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys

AUSSIE CULTURE!
4, Prisoner Cell Block H
5, Home And Away
6, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
7, Neighbours

AUSSIE 80'S POP!
8, Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
9, Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
10, Olivia Newton John - Physical
11, Men At Work - Land Down Under
12, Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

AUSSIE CONTEMPORARY
13, Crowded House - Weather With You
14, Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
15, INXS - Suicide Blonde
16, Savage Garden - To The Moon And Back
17, Frente - Accidently Kelly Street

AUSSIE NEW MILLENNIA
18, Holly Valance - Kiss Kiss
19, Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
20, Dannii Minogue - Put The Needle On It

It's all good fun, the Rolf Harris tracks are just sooooo funny.

I'd also forgot how great that Frente track was, are they still around?...that track was the only song I remember hearing here in the UK.

Neil
Ok.....take bono's list and kill nearly all of it!!!....or at least recycle it, i think they'd go in the back compartment!

i know they're "classic" songs.....but why are all the most famous australian tunes so ****!?!? I remember when i had a 'classic chocolate milkshake.....and let me tell you....it was pretty crap. moral to my fantastic story....its a fine line between classic and crap!

The amount of times I heard 'down under' when i was travelling around america and europe was sickening! Anything famous here is totally un inspiring and utterly boring. INXS??? how did they get famous..... and man I wish they'd stop embarrasing the country and stop touring.

Make a CD with good Australian music on it/ That means no chisel....no INXS, no barnes, no farnham, no vines, no powderfinger, no alex lloyd, no alex lloyd, no alex lloyd!!!...no alex lloyD!*!*!**!

i think it's time the world got to know some good aussie bands that are kicking around....or have kicked around.

Donovan.
ok mister man, here's a list of aussie bands I think are/were credible!

You Am I
Tim Rodgers
Midnight Oil
Knievel
Augie March
Easy Beats
Art of Fighting
Gersey
Paul Kelly
Nick Cave
The Dirty Three
David Bridie/My Friend the Chocolate Cake
Frente!
Icehouse
the Church
Bluebottle Kiss
Even
Tiddas
The Saints
Karma County
Weddings Parties Anything
The Fauves
La Huva
ACDC
Johhny O'Keefe

ok....that's just off the top of my head....im sure they're are heaps heaps more that I just cant think off tonight.

Donovan
Good list, Bono. I think you pretty much covered it. Most of those songs are probably the ones you'd use to get someone into the artists.

Donovan - Your list wasn't really all that much different to Bono's (the one you ripped shreds into) - you just selected different bands with basically the same style... although your selection must be way superior! Roll Eyes

The Mavis's - cry
george (probably not "party music", but classic stuff)
Paul Kelly (take your pick!)
Savage Garden (again, take your pick. listenable pop music!)
Something For Kate - monsters
28 Days - song for jasmine
Bachelor girl - buses & trains
Divinyls - i touch myself
Eskimo Joe - their cover of planet earth
Frente! - accidently kelly street
Hunters & Collectors - throw your arms... / holy grail
The Living End (take your pick)
ALEX LLOYD ALEX LLOYD ALEX LLOYD - amazing
Kylie Minogue - some kind of bliss (...or not. this music is fake!)
Motor Ace
Mark Seymour (H&C) - home again
Slim Dusty - pub with no beer
Judith Durahm (sp?) - i am australian (classic stuff! play this one!)

Good luck with it!
Leonardo's Bride - Even When I'm Sleeping
Paul Mac and Abby Dobson - Gonna Miss You
The Badloves - Green Limousine
Michael Spiby - Ella (All My Love)
The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac
The Whitlams - Love This City
Jebediah - Please Leave
Jebediah - Nothing Lasts Forever
Silverchair - Anthem For The Year 2000
Silverchair - Miss You Love
Silverchair - Ana's Song (Open Fire)
Alex Lloyd - Black The Sun
Alex Lloyd - Something Special
Even - Black Umbrella
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Natalie Imruglia - her latest single ?
You Am I - Berlin Chair
Tim Rogers - solo song ?
Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Kylie Minoque - another song ?
Leonardo's Bride - Buddha Baby
Neil Finn - Sexual Healing
Neil Finn - Billie Jean
Split Enz - I Got You
Split Enz - History Never Repeats
Bardot - These Days
Bardot - Poison
Powderfinger - These Days
Powderfinger - The Day You Come
Powderfinger - another song ?
Something For Kate - Three Dimensions
Hunters And Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
Hunters And Collectors - another song ?
Savage Garden - any song?
Paul Kelly - that song with in love with this f**CK*N city!
Paul Kelly - another song?
The Mavis's - Cry
Frente - Accidentaly Kelly Street
INXS - Suicide Blonde
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
INXS - another song ?
The Vines - Get Free
The Vines - Highly Evolved
quote:
Originally posted by Donovan:
[qb]ok mister man, here's a list of aussie bands I think are/were credible!.

Donovan[/qb]
Credible?....surely this implies that you listen to other people rather than trust your own judgement?....ie not listening to something because someone has told you or you've read that, it is sad,cheesy or no good?

How sad.

Who's to say what is and what isn't credible?
To my new best friend neil!

One lovely day you wrote this>>>

*****************************
Credible?....surely this implies that you listen to other people rather than trust your own judgement?....ie not listening to something because someone has told you or you've read that, it is sad,cheesy or no good?
How sad.
Who's to say what is and what isn't credible?
*****************************

Why does my post imply that?
Who's to say what is and what isnt credible? well.....me!! It's my post! I reign supreme!.....Im the king and Queen of everything i post, so I get to decided what I think is credible and what isn't. When the King and Queen die Im going to have a baby with big ears which will decide things for me. So I'd get on his good side now.
Every band I posted on that fantastic list (it really is quite supurb) Ive listened to.... and liked! I have no idea how you came to any other conclusion!
The only thing that's sad to me.....is my dog outside looking through the window asking me to come and play. I think I will. The sun is shining and it'd be rude not too. Take a chill pill Neil. Theres ice creams to be eaten!

Donovan.

p.s. dogs are credible......cause I say so and it's my post! Feel free to say that you think dogs arnt credible, but dont start saying I read dog magazines and take their opinions on dogs as my own.
It's amazing how one word can make other people look like a coconut. (crazy as a)! me or you?
Oh come ON peoples...

Tis the season to be jolly, tra la la la la la la la... yeah and all that...

Please can this be shut or otherwise not turned into a war... please...

Neil made his choices for his party so the thread's pretty much run its race methinks...

Anyone?

Merry Christmas to all, and to all (here right now in the eastern US anyway) a goodnight...

please don't make me come in here again tonight, kids Wink
Well, there is the less obvious very cool Australian bands, I'm thinking along the lines of

- Skyhooks
- Laughing Clowns
- Ed Kuepper
- Madder Lake
- Schnell Fenster, of course
- Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
- a few Kids In The Kitchen numbers
- Fraternity etc.

Bouquets to the selections of INXS, The Saints, Russell Morris' "The Real Thing", Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, TISM...

...and in the spirit of mutual respect, I have removed my comments on Paul Kelly and Nick Cave :-)... especially Paul Kelly, since radio has already started playing the sanctimonious, horrible and boring "How To Make Gravy" just like they do every other year at this time...

Paul.
[At the risk of starting everything again...]

Out of all the lists I've seen here this is actually the one I agree with -

quote:
Originally posted by Donovan:
[qb]
You Am I
Tim Rodgers
Midnight Oil
Knievel
Augie March
Easy Beats
Art of Fighting
Gersey
Paul Kelly
Nick Cave
The Dirty Three
David Bridie/My Friend the Chocolate Cake
Frente!
Icehouse
the Church
Bluebottle Kiss
Even
Tiddas
The Saints
Karma County
Weddings Parties Anything
The Fauves
La Huva
ACDC
Johhny O'Keefe
[/qb]
Particularly at the moment -

Knievel - oh lovely lovely Knievel... Big Grin
Augie March - apparently on their way to England in 2003! Woohoo!!
You Am I - possibly one of the most overlooked bands I've ever come across. Everyone seems to go on to much bigger better things while they get left where they are. Why is this? WHY??
Art of Fighting
and the wonderful Paul Kelly.

But really I like em all, though I would add Powderfinger cos I'm like that sometimes. And Dave Graney. And anyone else I can't think of right now but might remember later on.

And I agree about the NO Alex Lloyd. I heard the promo thing they gave out at the Manchester Neil show in 2001 and wasn't impressed. I can't see what all the fuss is about TBH.

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