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Here on Heavy Harmonies I will post a short exerpt of each post only. For the whole post and more pics etc. check out my blog.

Blog Post # 1

Cobra Club Volume I Limited Edition

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This very rare promotional compilation CD was released by the Cobra Club and features 15 independent / unsigned Aussie hard rock bands from the early 90s.

Track List
01. BRINDLE SUITE Bitchin
02. CYCLONE TRACY Dont Tell Me What to Do!
03. EEZEE Virtual Reality
04. KICKSTART Aint No Reason
05. KILSWITCH All Rise
06. MANTISSA Staying Clean?
07. MEDICINE SHOW Ride into the Night
08. THE POOR BOYS Only the Night
09. RATBAG Musical Madness
10. RUBY JARGON Major Goodvibe
11. SAVAGE HEART Politics of Life
12. THE SCREAMING JETS Tunnel
13. STRONGHEART Whiskey River
14. VASOLENE MACHINE GUN Somewhere Else
15. WRECKING CREW Sister Mercy

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Blog Post # 2

Wild Frontier - King of Pentacles

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Wild Frontier are a little known hard rock band from Victoria (Melbourne I think) who released this one off CD titled King of Pentacles in 1994. One of the first things I noticed when reading the CD booklet was the name G. Rolie listed as songwriter for track four Hope Youre Feeling Better'.

If for no other reason, track it down so you can listen to Voices in the Storm absolutely stunning!!

Track List
01. Demi God
02. Modern Day Woman
03. Screaming Desire
04. Hope Youre Feeling Better
05. Two Worlds Apart
06. Subject No More
07. Voices in the Storm
08. Psycho Lady
09. Sad Songs
10. Wasted Years

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Great read Juz, some more info on Wild Frontier. They change their name to Gellyfish, not Beatles influenced band with similar name Jellyfish. And released one cd.

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I tried to check out the Wild Frontier song you recommended, but couldn't find it.

YouTube doesn't seem to think they exist and 7wishesmusic.wordpress.com just had images :(

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Great read Juz, some more info on Wild Frontier. They change their name to Gellyfish, not Beatles influenced band with similar name Jellyfish. And released one cd.

Thanks for the info Andrew, I'll investigate. Cheers.

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I tried to check out the Wild Frontier song you recommended, but couldn't find it.

YouTube doesn't seem to think they exist and 7wishesmusic.wordpress.com just had images :(

Yes I'm going to avoid putting up full songs/albums for d/l unless they are a promo type item. Reason is I'm too afraid of having my blog shut down as has happened to others. However I will upload some samples and can send you a link to d/l the song or album if you're interested.

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I tried to check out the Wild Frontier song you recommended, but couldn't find it.

YouTube doesn't seem to think they exist and 7wishesmusic.wordpress.com just had images :(

Yes I'm going to avoid putting up full songs/albums for d/l unless they are a promo type item. Reason is I'm too afraid of having my blog shut down as has happened to others. However I will upload some samples and can send you a link to d/l the song or album if you're interested.

 

 

I'm into the more straight hard rock/hair metal/sleaze/heavy metal sound.

Can pass on any AOR, and also on all the AC/DC clones.

If you come across anything that might suit, I'd love for you to send me some links, thanks

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I tried to check out the Wild Frontier song you recommended, but couldn't find it.

YouTube doesn't seem to think they exist and 7wishesmusic.wordpress.com just had images :(

Yes I'm going to avoid putting up full songs/albums for d/l unless they are a promo type item. Reason is I'm too afraid of having my blog shut down as has happened to others. However I will upload some samples and can send you a link to d/l the song or album if you're interested.

I'm into the more straight hard rock/hair metal/sleaze/heavy metal sound.

Can pass on any AOR, and also on all the AC/DC clones.

If you come across anything that might suit, I'd love for you to send me some links, thanks

Can do, I'll PM you some stuff. Cheers.

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Blog Post # 3

Shotgun Alley - Growing Menace EP

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Melbourne hard rock band Shotgun Alley formed in 1990 and it was during this year that the band played to a lively crowd of 4000 people in support of Jimmy Barnes at Bendigo Basketball Stadium. However it was not until 1993 that this debut six track EP titled Growing Menace was released.....

Track List
01. White Flame
02. Soul Resurrection
03. Yesterdays Gone
04. When the Beat Comes Knocking
05. One More Night
06. Youre Mine

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Blog Post # 4

 

Devils in Heaven

 

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"Devils In Heaven were an Australian group often seen touring around the east coast of Australia during the late 80′s and early 90′s. They had a strong following and in 1992 they were on a talent show called Star Search, they took out the major prize, had a single released called Say a Prayer (One departed) and then basically disappeared. They shouldve taken the music scene here by storm as to this day there are still questions asked about the band, what happened to them? What are they doing now? Well, after my quest over many years to track down this man, I was absolutely stoked to be able to talk to Devils front man Dave Whitney about pretty much everything and get these questions answered. No holds barred here and truly some interesting things I never knew about the industry or these talent shows."

 

© 2011 Troy Culpan @ May the Rock be With You

 

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Blog Post # 5

Black Rose - Fast Times at Black Rose High (EP)

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Not to be confused with a Sydney band of the same name, Melbourne hard rockers Black Rose released an EP titled 'Fast Times at Black Rose High' in 1996. According to details on the CD inserts, the band "formed as a joke" in 1994 and were lucky enough to record this EP in an L.A. studio with the help of producers Daryl Hall & John Oates (!). I strongly suspect those last few pieces of information are also a joke and are characteristic of the jovial lyrics and attitudes of the band members on this EP. Musically this is tongue-in-cheek hard rock with glam-sleaze and punk influences. There are links to a number of other Melbourne bands including Manic Suede featuring Kit Warhurst and David Lord, as well as Dashboard featuring Andre Warhurst and David Lord. Overall this may not be for everyone - but it's good fun Aussie rock and you can't argue with that. A pretty rare CD that I have only ever come across once. Any more information regarding Black Rose would be most welcome.

 

Track List
01. Fast Times at Black Rose High
02. Fuck Off Back to Byron Bay
03. Tell the Chicks I do Surf
04. Sweet and Sour
05. I Drive a Holden (My Ones a Brown One)
06. Rosso Live at the Dubbo RSL

 

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I think one of Warhurst boys is now playing in a band called Spoonful. They are also the brother of Triple J own's Myf.

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  • 6 months later...

SURRENDER – DEMO 1990/91

 

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Artist: Surrender
Title: –
Year: 1990/91
Genre: Hard Rock, Melodic Hard Rock
Category: 3 Track Demo
Format: Cassette
Label: –
Catalog No: –
Comments: O-Card Packaging
Collectors Status: Extremely Rare
Estimated Value: ~$75-100 AUD

 

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Track List
01. Love it Loose
02. Just Like Love
03. Time Will Tell

 

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Line-Up & Album Credits
Unknown band line-up
Recorded at JMC Studios
Engineered / Produced by Steve Pomfrey
All songs written by Surrender © 90/91

 

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Now this one is a real mystery! I stumbled upon it recently while looking for something else and decided to pick it up based on the cover art, year of release and the fact that it was advertised as being an Aussie band.

 

Apart from the minimal details listed on the packaging, there is absolutely no information out there about this band, not even a mention in Chris Spencer’s ‘Who’s Who of Australian Rock‘. I can only assume from the phone number that the band is from NSW.

 

Despite its demo like production qualities, the three tracks featured on this cassette are really good examples of everything I love about late 80s / early 90s hard rock. In particular ‘Time Will Tell’ is an absolute gem of a track and one that easily ranks among my all time favourite obscure Aussie hard rock songs – pure melodic hard rock bliss!

 

Note that this band has no connection to Aussie metal band Surrender that featured Dave Compton and released a self titled LP in 1984. I did check with Dave about this and he seemed to recall another Aussie band of this name from around 1989-93.

 

Any more information about Surrender would be really appreciated.

 

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  • 3 years later...
6 hours ago, Mark666 said:

I'm the drummer from both wildfrontier and gellyfish been trying to find stuff to add to the collection but having trouble finding the album we recorded in canada

Johnny not sitting on them.

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Hey Justin, you still doing this thing? I mustn't have been around much when you were doing this but that's a very cool blog. So much stuff I've never seen or even heard of. 

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7 hours ago, Geoff said:

Hey Justin, you still doing this thing? I mustn't have been around much when you were doing this but that's a very cool blog. So much stuff I've never seen or even heard of. 

It has been a while since I posted anything.  I've got some interesting goodies so might get something new on there soon.  

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I need some help on an Australian band...... have you heard of an Australian band named CRYSTAL FOX? I have a 1990 demo by the band with six tracks 1. Danger 2. Touch Heaven 3. Hit 'n' Run 4. Wanna Hold You Forever 5. Doin' All I Can 6. Home Again Trying to find the lineup for this band??? any help appreciated

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