The team behind last year's excellent The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock compilation return with another four-CD instalment paying testament to the halcyon days of our nation's live music scene, and fortunately they have a deep well from which to draw tunes and inspiration.
Festival Records and Warner Music Australia are excited to announce the release of the definitive overview of the great Aussie Rock scene from '70s and '80s and into the '90s: 'The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol. 1,' on 4CD set! Featuring a whopping 91 tracks 'The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol. 1' focuses on the birthplace of classic OZ Rock - the pub! It includes seminal songs from virtually every successful Aussie rock band from the mid-'70s through to the early-'90s, including Cold Chisel, The Angels, Divinyls, Midnight Oil, Mental As Anything, Baby Animals, Split Enz, Hunters & Collectors, Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls, Men At Work, Australian Crawl, Skyhooks, The Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, Dragon, Tmg, Sunnyboys, Stars, The Saints, Noiseworks, Black Sorrows, Models, The Sports, Renee Geyer, Mi-Sex, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Boom Crash Opera, Stevie Wright, Choirboys, Icehouse And Flowers, The Reels, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Mondo Rock, Richard Clapton, Radiators, The Badloves, Boom Crash Opera, Tim Finn, The Church and more!.
Understandably, Screaming Trees gained far more attention during the '90s, caught up as that decade was in the Nirvana fallout and the fluke (but well-deserved) success of "Nearly Lost You." But the band's '80s efforts are worth a listen, and Anthology, cherry-picking from the three SST albums as well as the Other Worlds EP that preceded them, is a fair enough place to start…
While it does not feature all of their singles ("I Do You", "Private Number" and "You Better Dance" are missing), it is a great compilation featuring most of their bigger hits plus key album tracks, at a time when people still cared for those. The Jets consisted of members of the Wolfgramm family, a Tongan massive from Minneapolis, Minnesota. True to the Minneapolis Sound of the mid-1980's, this is full of nice keyboards and synths with the guilty pleasures of a great hit.