Bedlam Beggars - Sweet Talkin' Girl Gilgamesh - Unity (OPIV cover) Loin Groin - Aiyefel Seat Covers No Nonsense - Danger is My Business Off the Shelf - Thief Offbeats - Ripple Sole Shoes Strange Tenants - Living Life Stranger Cole - When I Call Your Name (live in Sydney February 2011) The Allniters - Jingle Bells The Allniters - Still in Love The Hangovers - Large Sum of Money The High Tides - Wrong em Boyo The Igniters - Ignition
This amazing collection was submitted by Merrick who provided these tidbits of info:
THE IGNITERS - IGNITION
This band is most of the Allniters plus Kirk Pengilly from INXS - they released 2x 12"s.
I interviewed Brett from the Allniters in 1997, and he told me that INXS supported them when they first started out and gave them a demo tape with ska songs on it including a cover of Gangsters ! INXS doing Gangsters, to my knowledge, has never been found.
LOIN GROIN - AIYEFEL SEAT COVERS
You have to hear this one if you haven't already. It comes from a rare cd called Arise Sir Loin which was only given away at their last ever gig. Sadly I missed it - them being in Melbourne and I in Sydney, but I managed to track down a copy of the cd.
BEDLAM BEGGERS - SWEET TALKIN' GIRL
This was the band I played in - I wrote song #12 on ska skank down under vol.2, but not this one. There's about 20 studio tracks in total, and a few live bootlegs.
OFFBEATS [Melbourne] - RIPPLE SOLE SHOES
Gary Skaman Rosche from Melbourne sent this to me only a year or so ago, rare as rocking horse poo, apparently Pete wanted to put a copy on Ska Skank Down Under vol. 1 but couldn't get this track at the time. It comes from a 4 song demo tape.
GILGAMESH - UNITY (OPIV cover)
Gilgamesh were a punk ska band from Sydney, recently done some reunion shows. This is an OPIV cover, they also do "Here we go again" live, which I have on a video bootleg. Graham, the drummer, recorded some songs with Tim and (either lars or matt) from Rancid when they toured Oz in 1996, but those recordings have never surfaced over here, not even Graham has a copy.
STRANGE TENANTS - LIVING LIFE
This comes from a live set in Manly, the only bootleg of theirs I have.
Half of this band went on to become Dr. Raju, who I have a few cds, live tracks and one dodgy live video of.
THE HIGH TIDES - WRONG EM BOYO
Gary Skaman's band from Melbourne, 4 song demo tape 2008. Garry puts in guest vocals on Bluekilla's new album as well.
ALLNITERS - STILL IN LOVE
This came from an Ausrock compilation in the early 90s. I had remembered seeing an Allniters track listed on the cd when I saw it in a store 20 years ago, but only ever found a copy of it again recently and snagged it straight away.
Pete Porker was after a cd copy as he only had it on tape, apparently there were more tracks from this session which were never released and I dont have :(
A cover of a Dragon song - are you familiar with them, have you heard the original? they were a fantastic band, not really ska but April sunn in Suba, Sunshine and this song are classics. Also, Im into heaps of Aussie pub rock of the 80s, which occasionally crossed over into reggae & ska. Check Cold Chisel's Best Kept Lies or breakfast at sweethearts if you haven't before.
THE HANGOVERS - LARGE SUM OF MONEY
The Hangovers live track, from a live comp called pulling on the boots, a show put on by Garry singer for the Bedlam Beggars in 1997. Also had Backy Skank, HBlock, Dr. Raju, Skazoo, plus heaps of punk stuff. One individual track from each band, then the last track contained another song from most bands.