30 January 2009


Remember the Stomp? I seem to recall it being banned at several school dances because of the potential damage to floors, walls, whole gymnasia, people, etc.

Well here's a song that had a good stompy break. Over Christmas I bought a CD of 60s Aussie hits and I reckon this might even be the standout track amongst them all, although it's got all the big names: Twilights; Masters Apprentices; The Groop; Ray Brown and the Whispers (they were one of my favourites in those days); Billy Thorpe; Somebody's Image; Lobby Loyde and on it goes. I reckon if you are of that generation you'll love to hear this again.

The go-go dancers were always in cages: why was that? Very subliminal (or maybe not so). Seems a bit creepy now.

Anyway, enough of da woids: enjoy!

I also lashed out on the first decent pair of speakers since 1986. They're Monitor Audio Silver RS6's. I've owned Monitor Audios before (MA3, see the link, these were monsters weighing 28kg each). Anyway it's great to have good sound again. And this track has lots of bass - good for stomping!


Ann oDyne said...

I can't play the thingy, so I'll take your word for it.
The Stomp was not a Melbourne thing - we were way too cool for denim sneakers - it was only tolerated at Tom Katz the Sorrento holiday venue.
Back then, hip people ignored Ray Brown, Tony Worsley & the Blue Jaysout of Brisbane were the bad boys, + Mick Hadley's Purple Hearts.
Billy Thorpe was always rubbish until he died. Short hair and strangled vocals? Suck more piss at Sunbury 73 was a 'legend' created by Sharpies. uncool.

phil said...

Oh, you h8ter ;-)

The clip is Bobby and Laurie's I belong with you - they were from Melbourne and Adelaide.

nofuninpublic said...

Time to tie in the last two posts. Go on. Lash out on a Jive Bunny and Mastermixers album, and let loose.

You could be the very first person, in the world, to play that album since the early 1990s.

Aside: I love how JJ&tMM were derided upon release. Their crime was picking some daggy old songs, sampling them and putting a contemporary drum beat underneath them.

Cf. much of the top ten since the turn of the century. Anyone want to write up a review for Rolling Stone that suggests that JB&tMM were groundbreakers? :)

(PS. I still think "they" were crap, though.)

phil said...

Sam - I'd love to, but I have no idea what you're talking about.

nofuninpublic said...

Simple: publicly praise Jive Bunny and the Master Mixers for their contribution to pop music in the same way that people praise Jimmy Hendrix for his contribution to guitar playing.

I am sure it has never been done before. :)

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