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#1 Super Cat

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

A friend of ours is leaving to return to the states. She's been here a year and found out just before she arrived that she was pregnant! Baby has been born here but they are returning home in a couple of weeks and I wanted to make him something to remember his birth country by. Something he can keep as he grows. So I've decided to make a CD of Australian music for him.

I know what music 'I' like but I wanted to get some other perspective because he may grow up to hate all the songs I like, plus I'm old, my view of what is modern is rather skewed.

So I'm after a bit of a mix. Old classics, new stuff, country, rock, pop, a bit of everything really.

So lovely EB members, before you all up and leave the place  biggrin.gif can you please share with me some Aussie music artists (old, young, whatever)  and just a couple of their songs which are your faves?

Thanks original.gif

#2 Guest_tigerdog_*

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Get any copy of Aussie Beer Songs and you just about have it as far as I'm concerned (Chisel, Daddy Cool [Eagle Rock], Aussie Crawl, Dragon, The Angels, Divinyls, AC/DC, Easybeats, Midnight Oil, Powderfinger etc.).  

Mostly rock but I believe that's what we do best (not at all into the strong Aussie indie scene sad.gif ).

#3 Apageintime

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

Tim freedman/ The whitlams are my fav! anything from the eternal nightcap album, or 'I make hamburgers' Otherwise the Waifs <3

but you can't go wrong with some modern - temper trap (try 'fader'), eskimo joe ('foreign land' might be a good song), Jet, Powderfinder, kate miller heidke etc

Then there's always the classics - Cold Chisel (standing on the outside).

#4 ~*Marti*~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

The Butterfly Effect, Thousand Needles in Red, Karnivool, Birds of Tokyo, Dead Letter Circus, Cog, Floating Me, Ezekiel Oz and The Fury, Mammal, Over Reactor.

#5 Silver Girl

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

Katie Noonan, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, John Farnham, Paul Kelly.

What a great idea you had for the little boy.

#6 Rosepickles

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

For some newer stuff.....

Angus and Julia Stone, Paul Dempsey, Temper Trap, Hilltop Hoods, Emma Louise, Gotye, Seeker Lover Keeper

#7 threeinnyc

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

The Church's Under The Milky Way

#8 ComradeBob

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

You also have to get him a copy of Don Spencer's Thumbs Up Australia! You can't get much more Aussie than that  biggrin.gif

#9 titch482

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

Music of Neil and Tim Finn - i like 'they will have their way' its Austrlian Artists doing covers

otherwise The Veronicas, Gotye, INXS, Keither Urban, John Butler Trio, The Living End, Slim Dusty, Midnight Oil, Savage Garden, Jet, The Cat Empire, Missy Higgins

sorry if i have repeated some

#10 Feraldadathome

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

The Jezebels - either Mace Spray or Hurt Me (although the content is not quite age appropriate.

#11 Ms_Jae

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Shannon Noll, Cold Chisel, Human Nature, Soooo many out there

#12 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

Thirsty merc

#13 maliwoo

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

Paul Kelly
John Butler Trio

#14 LK1

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Mat. McHugh from The Beautiful Girls has a new album out and it's a free download...
http://www.lovecomesaveme.com/
Powderfinger would be top of my list if I was doing iconic Aussie bands.

#15 Super Cat

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

Great ideas for artists, thank you! Now if you could all give me one or two of your favorite songs from those artists I would very much appreciate it  cool.gif



#16 Chelara

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

Men at work, down under. Sounds of the this is Australia, the kids choir singing  still call Australia home.

#17 quaxash

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

Human Nature and Australian Crawl

#18 lakurumau

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Fourth Floor Collapse "The tigers are waiting". Has a lullaby feel. "Winter's End" too.

Goyte's "Heart's a mess"

Augie March "Asleep in Perfection" and "There's no such place"

Gurrumul Yunupingu "Gurrumul History" or anything from the album Gurrumul

For a nineties throwback, Yothu Yindi's "Treaty" then for an eighties throwback "Down Under" by Men at Work, and the Church "Under the milky way".

Then head to the 60s with Easybeat's "Sorry"!

I'd better stop now or I never will.

#19 virtuallotus

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Gangajang- Sounds Of Then
Icehouse- Great Southern Land

Are two that spring to mind. Other artists, Paul Kelly, Silverchair, Slim Dusty, Yothu Yindi, Christine Anu, Bee Gees, Air Supply, Powderfinger, Nick Cake, Kylie Minogue.

#20 unicorn

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Shane Howard has a lot of didge incorporated into his music, mellow and easy to listen to.
Check out the triple J unearthed site, all aussie acts, some are quite good.

#21 vanessa71

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

My favourite Australian bands are:

Hoodoo Gurus
The Triffids
The Go-Betweens
Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls (the album Gossip in particular)
Painters & Dockers
Hunters & Collectors

Edited by vanessa71, 10 April 2012 - 04:31 PM.


#22 ComradeBob

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Specific songs - Friday on my Mind - Easybeats

Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool

Careless, From Little Things Big Things Grow or LEaps and Bounds - Paul Kelly

Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

Howzat - Sherbet

Soul Kinda Feeling - Dynamic Hypnotics

Great Southern Land - Icehouse

Edited by BobTheKelpie, 10 April 2012 - 04:38 PM.


#23 Catolyn

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

For some modern indie electropop try: Cut Copy, Arcitechture in Helsinki, the first albums from both Midnight Juggernauts (Dystopia) and The Presets (Beams).

#24 threeinnyc

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (Super Cat @ 10/04/2012, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now if you could all give me one or two of your favorite songs from those artists I would very much appreciate it  cool.gif


QUOTE (Kenji @ 10/04/2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Church's Under The Milky Way





#25 Mrs.Brown

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:48 PM


My fave would be Great Southern Land - Icehouse original.gif




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