Saturday, June 27, 2009

Welcome To My New Blog

Hot Liquid Sex (left to right: Angela Kohler, Ocean Wilson, Ruth Nitkiewicz, and Nicole Hoaran)

Me with The Veronicas (December 2007 for the "Hook Me Up" album and single launch)

Hi, my name is Dario Western, and I am a local Brisbane musician and artist.

Part of my music collection is dedicated to collecting music by hard to find and obscure Brisbane bands from the past till today in the hope that some punters out there will take an interest in the music that has been coming out of this city from the 50's till today.

In 2007, Brisbane writer Andrew Stafford came up with a very authoritative book called "Pig City: From The Saints To Savage Garden" in which he has done exhaustive research on bands that made this city great, and brought awareness of it to the rest of Australia and eventually the world. For international readers, there is more to Brisbane music than the Bee Gees, Savage Garden, The Saints, Powderfinger, The Veronicas and The Butterfly Effect. This blog touches on the bands who have had cult followings or only released a few obscure records and never being heard of again. So if you've never heard of the likes of Railroad Gin, That's All, Squelch, Dream Poppies, The Hekawis, Silver Studs, Chicks Incorporated, Crush 76, Lavish, Hot Liquid Sex, GinGer, Rhubarb, or Moscos & Stone then this is the site for you.

You can find downloads or samples of the music on here as most of the stuff is no longer commercially available.

What you will find on here: Obscure gems, and "Cinderella" records (i.e. they are hard to find but not many people really cared about them), music on the Sunshine, Kommotion, Sundown, Oracle, and Modern Music labels - all of which have got a precious catalogue of unsung gems. Also some clips that I have made of local artists that I am friends with. Since I am not a musical snob, you will find some posts to do with Savage Garden to the Saints as I like both those acts.


What you *WON'T* find on here: Anything by Operator Please since they are not from Brisbane but the Gold Coast, Teal (a band that previously featured Lisa and Jessica Origliasso from The Veronicas), any bands from Toowoomba or the Sunshine Coast since they are not technically a part of Brisbane, downloads of albums by acts which you can easily pick up from iTunes or even better buy from your local HMV or Sanity music store, links to YouTube videos by bands signed to Warner Music since they refuse to allow their music to be broadcast on there. Bootleg albums of live concerts will not be promoted on here, unless the bands give me consent to put them up.

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