Staying with Aussie bands this week here is another hit from the band Australian Crawl. The line I really like in this song is about the Manly ferry making its way to Circular Key. For anyone who grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, the Manly Ferry was certainly a part of the Northern […]
Ok time for another INXS song. This is another song that I changed the lyrics of to create a joke song for a St Paul’s fellowship weekend away all the way back when this song was first released on the radio in 1984. As with the 1985 song, which was to the Beach Boy’s classic
OK so today I went for my first swim at Grand Central. The last time I swam there was the same week Covid Island Disc started as this was the last time the pool was open before the UK went into lockdown. Although the pool opened again in 2021, I have been back until today
So let’s kick of week 63 with a song from the Australian group Icehouse. The video to this song is also pretty cool although I think Iva Davies got the opening idea of his video from the horror movie Play Misty For Me. For any Sydneites out there, enjoy the scenes of our beautiful city.
In 2018 I took my daughter Grace to see Paul Kelly in a pub in the Northern quarter of Manchester. If we were to see him in Australia, we would be in a many thousand seat venue however because he is not really known in the UK we had the privilege of seeing him a
This Aussie band makes its long overdue debut today in Covid Island Discs. This song is probably their most famous. A song that if you grew up in Australia in the 70s/80s, you will know because it was regularly played on Aussie radio and at those brilliant teenage parties that form such wonderful memories for
The dark theme of Lana Del Rey’s song Chemtrails over the country club reminded me of this Aussie classic by Hoodoo Gurus. A really rocky song with the rather dark chorus: “All my friends are dead or they’re dying and our laughter turns to crying, it’s death defying“.
So poor old Little River band has thus far only be cited once in Covid Island Discs and that was all the way back in April 2020 when it was my 20th wedding anniversary. The song I cited that day was Happy Anniversary Baby which I must confess is not what I would call one