On The Beach…

… looking at the New Wave

(Antipodean post-punk 1978-1983)

This is a mad, irreverent road-trip of a mix, veering all over the map from post-punk to punk-funk, industrial to electronica, avant-garde to indie-pop, with a couple of pit-stops along the way (in Grafton.. or was that Rangoon?) It hopefully imparts the excitement of the times, when it seemed, after punk, popular music was expanding and exploring, getting out of the suburbs, past the signposts, beyond the bitumen…

Credits

https://www.discogs.com/Essendon-Airport-Palimpsest/master/434597 (Science Of Sound)

https://www.discogs.com/Xero-Lust-In-The-Dust/release/971477 (Crazy Eddie)

https://www.discogs.com/Pel-Mel-No-Word-From-China/master/138494

https://www.discogs.com/SPK-Auto-Da-F%C3%A9/master/17032 (Metal Field)

https://www.discogs.com/Models-ALPHABRAVOCHARLIEDELTAECHOFOXTROTGOLF/master/248400 (Hans/Happy Birthday IBM)

https://www.discogs.com/Seven-Ballerinas-Sometimes-I-Feel/release/3599718

https://www.discogs.com/The-Boys-Next-Door-Door-Door/master/38657 (Roman Roman)

https://www.discogs.com/Xero-Lust-In-The-Dust/release/971477 (Every Kiddy Gets A Prize)

https://www.discogs.com/Microfilm-Centrefold/master/945458

https://www.discogs.com/Tactics-Glebe/master/1204986 (Domino Theory)

https://www.discogs.com/Meo-245-Rites-Of-Passage/master/1475299 (Sin City)

https://www.discogs.com/Voigt465-State-A-Secret-West/release/2351738

https://www.discogs.com/Anne-Cessna-Essendon-Airport-Talking-To-Cleopatra/release/2354971

https://www.discogs.com/Pel-Mel-Head-Above-Water/release/721777

https://www.discogs.com/Karen-Marks-Cold-Caf%C3%A9-/release/3591067

https://www.discogs.com/Ash-Wednesday-Love-By-Numbers/release/1057458

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Cant-Stop-It-II-Australian-Post-Punk-1979-84/release/1209492 (Use No Hooks – Do The Job)

https://www.discogs.com/Blam-Blam-Blam-Dont-Fight-It-Marsha-Its-Bigger-Than-Both-Of-Us-Dr-Who-Cachunga-Cachunga/master/718400 (Dr Who)

https://www.discogs.com/Blam-Blam-Blam-There-Is-No-Depression-In-New-Zealand/master/1329591

https://www.discogs.com/The-Clean-Boodle-Boodle-Boodle/master/391447 (Point That Thing Somewhere Else)

https://www.discogs.com/Danse-Macabre-Between-The-Lines/master/241309 (Conditioner)

https://www.discogs.com/SPK-Auto-Da-F%C3%A9/master/17032 (Retard/Kontact)

https://www.discogs.com/Scattered-Order-Prat-Culture/master/407725 (Swiss Like Knives And Forks)

https://www.discogs.com/Voigt465-Slights-Unspoken/master/547716 (A Welcome Mystery)

https://www.discogs.com/Asphixiation-LAcrostique-DAmour-The-Crush/master/598924

https://www.discogs.com/Blam-Blam-Blam-Dont-Fight-It-Marsha-Its-Bigger-Than-Both-Of-Us-Dr-Who-Cachunga-Cachunga/master/718400 (Don’t Fight It Marsha…)

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Cant-Stop-It-II-Australian-Post-Punk-1979-84/release/1209492 (Nuvo Bloc- Never Mind)

https://www.discogs.com/Tactics-Glebe/master/1204986 (The Difficult Dream Of Roger Forestt)

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