14 June 2013

Australian '60s Rock Undergound

Back in 2004, Melbourne Community Radio Station 3CR released a book by about the wild 1960s Australian underground rock scene, Wild About You! Tales from the Australian Rock Undergound: 1963-68. The book was accompanied by a 19-song tribute CD featuring Melbourne's top contemporary groups covering period hits. The set sold out in no time.

The Ledatape Organisation, home of great music culture artifacts, has somehow landed the great luck of reissuing the CD digitally. They were also given the rights to do the same with two out-of-print psychedelic Aussie compilations from 3CR.

"Bloodied noses! Car crashes! Police harassment! Jealous boyfriends! These were just a few of the hazards that faced the beat groups who roamed Australia during the mid-sixties. Despite these obstacles (perhaps because of them) a number of homegrown acts came to epitomise the down and dirty sound of the Antipodean underground." -- Ledatape Organisation

Music License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Image:cover of original CD
Artist Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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