WILD CHERRIES, THE - 16 Pounds of R&B LP
- Label: Groovie
- Catalog Number: GROO061LP
- Availability: In Stock
Isolated geographically in the southern Pacific Ocean, Australian rock
musicians may as well have been plying their trade on another planet as
far as North American, British and European audiences were concerned.
Indeed, in terms of rock music per se, only the Bee Gees (who were
primarily pop) and the Easybeats made any headway internationally, and
only then once they’d relocated to the mother country.
Yet despite its vast distance from the all-important American and
British markets, Australia gave birth to vibrant music scenes that
delved deep into beat, R&B, punk and psychedelia. Many of the
recordings from this period have found their way on to compilations over
the years, most notably Raven Records’ superb Ugly Things and the
noteworthy Sixties Downunder series. Thanks to the dedicated and
exhaustive work of respected Australian music archivist Glenn A Baker,
mastermind behind Raven Records, these priceless gems have provided a
handy introduction to Oz legends like the Missing Links, the Purple
Hearts and the Master’s Apprentices.
Less celebrated than many of their Australian contemporaries but
arguably more significant in the creative stakes was Melbourne’s Wild
Cherries. Where most Oz bands during those halcyon days blatantly wore
their influences on their sleeves, the Wild Cherries were uniquely
original and uncompromising in their delivery and execution. “Exciting,
revolutionary excursions into a musical void with no concessions to
commercial demands” is how Australian rock journalist Ian McFarlane
describes the band’s music in his superb Encyclopedia of Australian Rock
The 16 tracks are the ones that Australian labes didnt want to put out
on a recording, to wild for them, so expect not more than that on this
LP. The inside inner brings a ton of photos and texts by Nick Warburton.
If you are in 60's savage stuff as The Kinks or The Pretty Things or even in to more late 60's psicadelia, this is for you.
2.Comming Home Baby
5.You Dont Love Me
6.Get Out Of My Live
7.Bye Bye Bird
8-Withaout You (Ver.2)
9.Im Your Kingpin
1.Mad Man Blues
2.Tobacco Road (Ver.2)
6.Aint Got You
7.Baby Please Dont Go
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