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Does anyone know anything much about these Aussie bands from the 80's, are they worth checking out? I've seen them all referred to as AOR bands and some stage. Can anyone tell me if these albums have ever been released on CD?

 

Dear Enemy - Ransom Note

 

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Avion - S/T

 

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Real Life - Heart Land

 

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The Pony - Thorns And Cutlery

 

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Dear Enemy I recall being a melbourne band, only did the one LP & it was never pressed on CD.

Seems a few of guys are seen at the big rock gigs in Melbourne. I thought their stuff was ok aor /mhr...

 

Avion did 2 lps & one cassette only release, I know the 2 lps have bootlegged by various mysterious euro?labels..

white noise apparently got a cd pressing through the late 80's sydney based indie label starburst but I've never seen it & never met anyone owning it. I love thier brand of aor, not far off from old school survivor. I'm sure they were sydney based.

 

I know the real life - heartland is on cd, seen iton ebay a few times but never owned it so I'm keen to know myself what they sound like.

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Dear Enemy was released on cd for a very short time, then got deleted.

Real life goes for big pretty penny on Evilbay, seen a copy in Dixons( secondhand cd store) sold for $30.

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Dear Enemy I recall being a melbourne band, only did the one LP & it was never pressed on CD.

Seems a few of guys are seen at the big rock gigs in Melbourne. I thought their stuff was ok aor /mhr...

 

Avion did 2 lps & one cassette only release, I know the 2 lps have bootlegged by various mysterious euro?labels..

white noise apparently got a cd pressing through the late 80's sydney based indie label starburst but I've never seen it & never met anyone owning it. I love thier brand of aor, not far off from old school survivor. I'm sure they were sydney based.

 

I know the real life - heartland is on cd, seen iton ebay a few times but never owned it so I'm keen to know myself what they sound like.

Yeah I had that Dear Enemy on vinyl a while back, remember liking it too. Real Life - Heartland is on CD, apparantly an independent re-issue by the band. Theres a few on E-bay at the moment, on is selling for US$200. And as for the Avion CD's I checked out a few on E-Bay and all are on dodgy labels.

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I'd comapre Dear Enemy to The cars . I heard a few tracks and they sound like a synth pop/new wave band with AOR overtones here and there.

 

 

Two songs: HERE

A video and a sample track: HERE

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