Wednesday, 14 September 2016
What'Cha Gonna Do/Everything Is Black/In This World/It's Gonna Be Alright
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1965, the Lost Souls consisted of Rob Woff (lead vocals), Terry Paul (guitar), Bill Putt (guitar), Les Wilkins (bass), and Alan Gregory (drums). They got together right out of high school, enamored of the bluesier side of the British beat boom, especially the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the Pretty Things, and won a local battle-of-the-bands competition, which got them a shot at a single on the Sunshine label. The resulting record, "This Life of Mine," was heavily influenced by the Animals, both in Woff's vocal performance and its pounding beat, while the fuzz-laden guitar called to mind the Pretty Things at their raunchiest, and the whole record rivalled the Who for ballsiness. It became a local hit but it was as far as the group got, in terms of leaving any lasting mark. They broke up three years later, unknown outside of their region of Australia. The band recorded more material at the Theatresound in 1967 which wasn’t released at the time but later came available on the Kavern label in 1987.
Left to right Terry Paul (Rhythm Guitar) Alan Gregory (Drums) Bilge Pump (Lead Guitar)
Les Wilkins (Bass Guitar) Robert Wolf (Vocalist) seated.