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Show 77, 07-17-2024

Beating the heat, starting with a 1985
television ad featuring Paul Hogan selling American tourists on the
idea of coming to Australia for a holiday, where it’s winter and cool
as. Shrimp on the barbie.

Intro: Roulette - Dom Mariani and
the Majestic Kelp, Underwater Casino, 2003. Dom Mariani has been making
fine music for many years in several bands, most notably with The Stems.

Blue Mountains - Suzannah Espie, from 2011, her album Sea of Lights.

Nothing Special - Mark Gillespie, from his 1981 album Sweet Nothing.

Elvis Is King - Andy Cowan, on the album Sweet Release, from 2004.

Spooky set - must remember to repeat this in late October.

Haunted Highway - Sarah Carrol, a song on her new album, NQR&B.

Ghost Train - Johnny Casino, off his new album, High Stone.

House of Ghosts - Weddings Parties Anything from 1989, their album The Big Don’t Argue.

Three in-concert tracks

The
Dead Heart - Midnight Oil, from an album they recorded in concert in
Sydney in 2017, released in 2018, titled Armistice Day: Live at the
Domain. The song was a single in Australia in 1986 and in the USA in
1988. It was also on their 1987 album, Diesel and Dust.  

Distant
Sun - Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, from a concert tour they had in 2013,
which produced the album Goin’ Your Way. The song is one of Neil’s, from
a 1993 Crowded House LP, Together Alone.

Look What You’ve Done -
Renee Geyer, from a concert album she made in 1982, simply titled Renee
Live. It was recorded at the Tivoli Theatre in Sydney.

Where Did She Go - Lava Fangs, from their new album Sub Auroram.

The
Unguarded Moment - the Church, from their first album, Of Skins and
Heart, 1981. This version from the 2007 compilation Deep in the
Shallows.

Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool doing one of the true Oz rock
classics, Eagle Rock. It was released as a single in 1971 and later that
year on the album Daddy Who? Daddy Cool.

25 to 5 - the Triffids, from their 1986 album In the Pines. This versions from the 2007 reissue CD.

Somewhere
in there we heard “Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars, a TV
ad from 1976, which was adapted from the US Chevrolet campaign,
“baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet”.

Outro - Chicken Omelette, by Baby Langston, from their acclaimed 1998 album.


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