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Down Under Hour

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    The subtitle of The Down Under Hour is "music from Australia." That's a lot of music, including - well - everything. I'm more of a rockn'roll kind of person but I do my best to cast a wide net across everything from the 1960s to today.

    Show 10, broadcast on March 29,2023.

    The still call Australia home edition

    Intro and outro: I Still Call Australia Home - Peter Allen, At His Best.

    Can’t Take This Town - Colin Hay, the album Topanga, 1994, recorded in Melbourne and Los Angeles.

    Stick Around - AC/DC, High Voltage, recorded in Sydney in 1974 and released in Australia in 1975, produced by Vanda and Young.

    Got It Bad - Keith Urban, performed in the studio and recorded in Sydney in 1991 for the 60 Minutes Australia television program. Via YouTube

    Followed by more Aussie hits such as:

    Treat Yo Mama - the John Butler Trio, the album Sunrise Over Sea, 2004.

    Ride - Baker Boy feat. Yirrmal - his 2021 album Gela. This version via YouTube.

    Miriam Lieberman - Rhythm and Sound, from her 2010 album This is the Story.

    Like Wow, Wipeout - Hoodoo Gurus, from their 1985 album Mars Needs Guitars.

    Winning Days - the Vines, the title track to their 2004 album.

    Woodie Guthrie - Skyscraper Stan and the Council Flats, their 2015 album Last Year’s Tune.

    That Sugar - Mia Dyson, the album Idyllwild, from 2014.

    Hepnobeat - Dynamic Hepnotics, 1981 single, this version via YouTube.

    O.N.E. - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, album L.W., from 2021.

    Tenterfield Saddler - Peter Allen, a 1993 collection titled At His Best.

    Show 9, broadcast March 22, 2023

     Intro: Underwater Casino, the title track to Dom Mariani and the Majestic Kelp’s 2003 album.

     Welcome to spring

     I Can See It In Your Eyes - Men at Work, from Business as Usual, 1982

     Jump In My Car - the Ted Mulry Gang, single released in 1975, topped charts in 1976. Via YouTube

     We Can Get Together - Flowers, from the 1980 album Icehouse.

     All Torn Down - the Living End, their 1998 album.

     You’re So Strong - Mental As Anything, from the Fundamental album, 1985.

     Great Southern Land - Icehouse, the album Primitive Man, 1982. Iva Davies having fun with names.

     Hide Nor Hair - Banana Oil, their album from 1996, Guava Lampo.

     Empty - Rebecca’s Empire, the 1995 EP Take A Look At Happiness.

     Wish You Well - Baker Boy, feat Bernard Fanning, whose version came out in 2005 on the album Tea and Sympathy. This from Baker Boy in 2022 via YouTube.

    Never Tear Us Apart - INXS, the 1987 album Kick.

    Boys In Town - Divinyls, a 1981 single, also on the 1983 album Desperate.

    Night of the Wolverine - Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, title track of their 1993 album.

    I Believe - Hunters and Collectors, covering Ray Charles on their 1984 album Jaws of Life.

    Outro: Roulette - from Underwater Casino, by Dom Mariani and the Majestic Kelp, 2003.

    Show 8, broadcast March 15, 2023

    Intro/outro: Sergio Leone. - the track Underwater Casino, by Dom Mariani and the Majestic Kelp, 2003.

    Starting with a set from 1966

    I’ll Make You Happy - the Easybeats, from an EP Easyfever, 1966. iTunes

    I Want, Need, Love You - the Black Diamonds, the B-side to their first single, See the Way, 1966. YouTube

    Wars Or Hands of Time - the Master’s Apprentices, the B-side to their single Undecided, 1966, also on the 1967 debut album. This version from the 2009 Aztec Music compilation The Master’s Apprentices.

    Mr Guy Fawkes - the Dave Miller Set, single, 1969. Available on the Complete Spin Recordings & More 1967-1970. YouTube

    The Real Thing, Parts 1 & 2 - Russell Morris, 1969 single, edited version. YouTube

    Streets of Your Town - the Go Betweens, from the 1988 album 16 Lovers Lane.

    Two tracks from the CDs and DVD set Goin’ Your Way, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly at the Sydney Opera House, 2013.
    Don’t Dream It’s Over, from the 1986 Crowded House debut album.
    Before Too Long, from Gossip, the 1986 album by Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls.

    The Road Leads Down - Jeff Lang and Chris Whitley, the 2006 album Dislocation Blues.

    I Listen To the Night - Matt Walker and Ashley Davies, title track to the 1997 album.

    To Rise Again - Miriam Lieberman, her 2010 album This Is the Story.

    Already Gone - the Gin Club, from Junk, their 2008 album.

    I Hate New York - Teenaged Mothers, from 2014, their album I Wish I Was Beautiful.

    Black Stick - the Cruel Sea, the album The Honeymoon Is Over, 1993.

    Show 7, broadcast March 8, 2023

    Intro/outro: Underwater Casino - Dom Mariani and the Majestic Kelp, title track, 2003.

    Inspired by an article headlined “The 15 Best Australian Singers of All Time, From Country Legends to Rap Stars”, on the website musicinminnesota.com, we start with a set of Paul Kelly music.

    Rising Moon - Paul Kelly, the album Life Is Fine, 2017.  

    Brand New Ways - Paul Kelly and the Messengers, the album Hidden Things, 1992.

    Dumb Things - Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls, the album Under the Sun, 1987.

    We’ve Started A Fire - Vika & Linda, written and produced by Paul Kelly for the 1994 debut LP.

    Careless - Renee Geyer, the song written by Paul Kelly and the 1994 album Difficult Woman produced by him. YouTube.

    Charcoal Lane - Archie Roach, title track of his 1990 debut album, produced by Paul Kelly and Steve Connolly.

    42 Wheels - Hunters & Collectors, from the album Jaws of Life, 1984.

    Smoko - the Chats, the album Get This In Ya, 2017. iTunes

    Heartbreak Hotel - Tommy Emmanuel, from 2005, Live at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat, Australia. YouTube

    In the Early Hours - Don Walker as Catfish, the album Unlimited Address, from 1988. iTunes

    Solid Rock - Goanna, the album Spirit of Place, 1982.

    Pleura - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the 2021 album L.W. This version from the “official” video. YouTube

    Solitude Is Bliss - Tame Impala, the album Innerspeaker, 2010.


    Show 6, broadcast March 1, 2023

     Intro/outro Doc and Rosa Lee, leading into:

     Three Lines Deep - Nick Charles, the album The River Flows, 2015

     Sometimes I Wonder - Collard Greens & Gravy, 2007 album Devil in the Woodpile.

     Words From a Woman to a Man - Beasts of Bourbon, 1990 album Black Milk.

     Swampland - The Scientists, 1982, this version from the 1983 compilation Blood Red River 1982-1984.

     Reptile - The Church, the album Starfish, 1988.

     Security - Amyl & the Sniffers, 2021, album Comfort to Me. iTunes

     Standing On Wires - Do Re Mi, from their 1982 four-song EP. This version from the 2003 compilation Tales From the Australian Underground, Singles 1976-1989.

     Just Like Fire Would - The Saints, 1986, single, and album All Fools Day. Recorded in London.

     Okay - MoJu, the EP OK, from 2021. This version from YouTube recorded in the Bakehouse, studio showcase.

     Last Exit Motel - Floyd Vincent & the Childbrides, the 1997 album title track.

     The Love Me Or Die - C.W. Stoneking, the 2008 album Jungle Blues.

     Blackfella/Whitefella - their 1985 album, Big Name, No Blankets. This version from the 2016 compilation The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, vol. 1.

     The Sky Is Crying - Chris Wilson and Shane O’Meara, the album Live At the Continental, from 1984. 

    Show 5 broadcast February 22, 2023

    Intro/outro We Don’t Need Another Hero - instrumental version, from  the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, 1985. Written by Graham Lyle (Scottish) and Terry Britten (born in England, grew up in Australia), the vocal version was recorded by Tina Turner (American), it was an important part of the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, starring Mel Gibson (American/Australian), co-directed/written by the great Australian filmmaker George Miller, and is brilliant! iTunes

    To Love Somebody - the Bee Gees, from their 1967 international debut album Bee Gees 1st. This was made after they’d returned to England but the boys learnt their craft growing up in Australia. iTunes

    Ride On - AC/DC, the album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, the album released in Australia in 1976, in the US in 1981. Recorded in Sydney.

    North Bound Train - Cold Chisel, album released in 1978. iTunes

    My Man’s Got a Cold - Paul Kelly band featuring Vika Bull, the 2017 album Life Is Fine.

    Emma Donovan and the PutBacks - Out the Door. YouTube

    Crying Sun - Radio Birdman, from the 1978 album Living Eyes. This version from the 2002 compilation Do the Pop!

    Date With Destiny - Mental As Anything, from the 1985 album Fundamental.

    Turpentine - Crown of Thorns, from the 1988 EP Carnival. This version from Showbusiness, a 1989 Crown of Thorns compilation.

    Treaty - Yothu Yindi, the first single from their second album, Tribal Voice, in 1991. iTunes

    Native Tongue - Moju, title track from the 2018 album. This version live at the Bakehouse studio, via YouTube.

    Chief - Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, from the 2015 album Last Year’s Tune.

    Just Because - Lobby Loyde and Coloured Balls, the 1974 album Heavy Metal Kid.

    Some People - Chris Altmann, the album Nothing But Nice Things, from 2014. Altmann is Australian, the record was made in Canada.

    Say That You’re Mine - The Easybeats, 1965 single. iTunes

    Trick of the Light - That Gold Street Sound, released in 2019. This version from a YouTube performance.     

    Show 4 broadcast February 15, 2023

    The intro and outro music is Sergio Leone - Dom Mariani & the Majestic Kelp,

    from their 2003 album Underwater Casino.

    Lil’ Lady Luck - The Remains, the 2003 album Thank You For Supporting Country Rockn’Roll.

    Take Me To the Mountains- The Davidson Brothers, from 2014, the album Wanderlust.

    Blue Mountains - Suzannah Espie, from 2011, the album Sea of Lights.

    Living in the ’70s - Skyhooks, the title track of their 1974 album.

    Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool, their debut single, released in 1971, from the album Daddy Who? Daddy Cool.

    Most People I Know (Think that I'm Crazy) - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, a 1972 single. This version iTunes

    Avant Gardner - Courtney Barnett, the 2019 album MTV Unplugged, Live in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

    Pleasure and Pain - Divinyls', from 1985, their second studio album What a Life!. This version from a 1991 compilation Essential     

    Let There Be Rock - AC/DC, the title track from their 1977 album.

    Power & the Passion - Midnight Oil, from 1982, the album 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Alive - Rebecca’s Empire, from their EP Take A Look At Happiness, from 1995. The Pearl Jam song.

    Weight of the World - Shane Nicholson - from Hell Breaks Loose, released in August 2015.

    My Family - Banana Oil, the album Guava Lampo, from 1996.

    Show 3 broadcast February 8, 2023

    Intro: Roulette - Dom Mariani & the Majestic Kelp,

    from their 2003 album Underwater Casino.

    Bombora - The Atlantics, their single from 1963. iTunes

    Surf & Mull & Sex & Fun - Mental as Anything, from their 1985 album Fundamental.

    In the Pines/

    Kathy Knows - The Triffids, from the 1986 album In the Pines. These versions from the 2007 reissue CD.

    Love Remains - Tal Wilkenfeld, title track of her 2019 album. iTunes

    Rising Moon - Paul Kelly, the album Life Is Fine, released in 2017.

    Six Months In a Leaky Boat - Split Enz, released in 1982 on the album Time and Tide. This version from 2009’s North, South, East, West Anthology.

    Nothing Tastes the Same - Debora Conway and Willy Zygier, the album Stories of Ghosts, from 2013.

    A Tale They Won’t Believe - Weddings, Parties, Anything, their 1989 album The Big Don’t Argue.

    Tuesday - You Am I, from their 1996 album Hourly Daily.

    I’m Lost Without You - Marlon Williams, from his 2015 album Marlon Williams.

    Difficult Woman - Renee Geyer, the title track of her 1994 album. This version from YouTube.

    Uncloudy Day - Renee Gayer, was on her 1974 album It’s A Man’s Man’s World. This version from a studio showcase aboout 1975 via YouTube.

    Show 2 broadcast February 1, 2023 

    Intro via YouTube, Monty Python “and now for something completely different

    1. Ganggajang - Sounds Of Then (This is Australia), their first album self-titled “GANGgajang,” released in 1985. iTunes

    2. Face With No Name - the Passengers, 1980 single. This version from the 2002 Shock Records compilation Do The Pop.

    3. My Happiness - Powderfinger, from 2000 album Odyssey Number Five. This version from the 2011 Fingerprints and Footprints collection.

    4. Sweet Arnhem Land - King Stingray, from their self-titled debut album released in August 2022. iTunes

    5. The Coldest Heart - Belles Will Ring, from the 2018 album Mood Patterns.

    6. Enter the Mod Machine/For These Teary Eyes - Dolly Rocker Movement, from the 2006 album A Purple Journey Through the Mod Machine.

    7. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil, the 1987 album Diesel and Dust.

    8. The Hypnotiser - Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, the title track of their 2013 album.

    9. Igloo - the Screaming Tribesmen, 1983 single, included in the 1987 album Bones and Flowers. This version from the 2002 Shock Records compilation Do The Pop.

    10. Under the Milky Way - The Church, from the 1988 album Starfish.

    11. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, from the 1994 album Let Love In. iTunes

    Show 1, broadcast January 25, 2023

    1. Advance Australia Fair, the Australian national anthem.

    Recorded live in Sydney, date unknown. Via YouTube

    2. Come Any Time - the Hoodoo Gurus,

    their 1989 album, Magnum Cum Louder. This version off the 2001 compilation Ampology

    3. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett, her 2015 album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

    4. Undecided - the Masters Apprentices, their debut single, released in October 1966. Included on The Masters Apprentices, debut album, released in 1967. This version from the 2009 Aztec Music compilation.

    5. 10 Paces Away - the Gin Club, from their 2008 album, Junk.

    6. Higher With My Love - Jazz Party, from the 2021 album Nobody Gets away. iTunes

    7. Friday On My Mind - the Easybeats, single, 1966. iTunes

    8. The Other Side of the Mountain - Susannah Espie, off her 2012 album Sea of Lights.

    9. Mean To Me, Crowded House, released in 1986, the band’s debut single and title track of their first LP. This version off the 1996 compilation The Very Best of …

    10. Hey Wanhaka - King Stingray, their debut single released in October 2020, and their self-titled debut album in August 2022. iTunes

    11. When Will You Fall For Me - Vika and Linda Bull, from their debut album Vika and Linda, from 1994.

    12. Orleans Stomp/The Honeymoon Is Over - the Cruel Sea, from their 1993 album The Honeymoon Is Over.

    13. Underground - Men At Work, Business As Usual, 1982.

    14. Walzing Matilda - Slim Dusty, title track from his 2012 album. iTunes

    Down Under Hour
    1:00pm, 3-15-2023
    1:00pm, 2-15-2023