Thursday, 13 December 2018
There Goes My Everything/You Know How I Feel/ I Couldn't Care Less/Long Long Time
Col Joye (Colin Frederick Jacobsen) is an Australian rock musician born on 13th April 1937 in Australia. He was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a number one record Australia-wide and experienced a string of chart successes in the early Australian rock and roll scene.
At the age of 14 he left school and began working as a jewellery salesman. In 1957 together with his brothers Kevin and Keith and others they started playing rock and roll at dances and cinemas in Sydney. They formed a band and named it KJ Quintet, they secured a regular gig at a hotel in Maroubra. Entrepreneur Bill McColl soon offered them a spot playing on his ‘Jazzorama’ concert in October 1957, and the band changed their name to Col Joye and the Joy Boys.
They signed a contract with Festival Records and produced their first hit single ‘Bye Bye Baby’ which hit the charts in March 1959.Col Joye and the Joy Boys’ third great success, ‘Oh Yeah Uh Huh’, released in October 1959, was the first rock song recorded and produced in Australia to become a national number one pop hit. The song is remembered for its unusual backing, the beat provided by the sound of a typewriter.
By 1963 Col Joye had released 20 singles, 24 EPs and 19 LPs and his popularity was such that two full time staff were required to cope with all the fan mail. The rise of the Beatles from 1963 meant that Joye waited until 1973 before another number one hit, his ballad ‘Heaven is my woman’s love’.
In 1966 Col Joye and his brother Kevin built up a strong business in artist management and publishing – the record label ATA. As managers they helped form the careers of Little Pattie and Judy Stone, discovered the Bee Gees, and encouraged Barry Gibb’s songwriting.
Thanks to Sunny
Sunday, 2 December 2018
Sick Of Being Sick/Graham/Fuck Off Cunt Features/ Fuck Off Cunt Features (Live)/Fuck Off Cunt Features (Paul Tonkin Session)
The Hard-Ons are an Australian punk rock band which formed in 1981. Founding members included Keish de Silva on guitar, vocals and Peter "Blackie" Black on guitar, Ray Ahn soon joined on bass guitar with de Silva switching to drums. The group issued eight studio albums before disbanding in 1994. They reformed in 1997 to release further material. In 2002 de Silva was replaced on drums by Peter Kostic, who was replaced in turn by Murray Ruse in 2011. De Silva returned as a guest vocalist in 2014 and permanently rejoined the band in 2016. During their first 12 years, the group issued 17 consecutive number-one hits on the Australian alternative charts. During that time they became Australia's most commercially successful independent band, with over 250,000 total record sales. Australian music historian, Ian McFarlane, described their music as "cheap and potent, their appeal selective. Yet never has so much been owed by so many to so few chords ... fused punk tempos, hardcore attitude, heavy metal riffs and surf-pop melodies into a seamless ball of energy".