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Music from Australia and New Zealand
December 31, 2009 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Ryan Strathfield has uploaded hundreds of rock and pop songs from Australia and New Zealand to YouTube, organized by year (full list inside). Here are some favorites, Marcia Hines' Eleanor Rigby, The Boys Next Door's Shivers, The Falling Joys' You're in a Mess, Split Enz' I See Red and Warumpi Band's Blackfella Whitefella. Strathfield focuses on the period 1974-89 but it extends back into the 60s and forward into the 90s.

1960s
Early 70s
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990s
& finally some documentaries.
Don't forget to check out the favorited videos.
posted by Kattullus (22 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Rowland S. Howard, guitarist for The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party, has just passed away.
posted by Kattullus at 8:48 AM on December 31, 2009


Holy shit, I had no idea My Pal by God had a video clip.
posted by Jimbob at 9:04 AM on December 31, 2009


No Lubricated Goat? Bummer.
posted by orme at 9:30 AM on December 31, 2009


Missing the Go-Betweens is something of an oversight though.
posted by panboi at 9:34 AM on December 31, 2009


Grumble grumble no Tall Dwarfs grumble grumble.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 9:55 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Damn - there goes rest of my morning. So many of my faves are here, most of which I haven't seen in years....

The Swingers - Counting The Beat (1981) - I cannot hear this song enough

Split Enz - Message To My Girl - one of my all time favorite songs

Divinyls - Casual Encounter and Science Friction

the Saints - I'm Stranded

The Scientists - Human Jukebox

the Angels - Take a Long Line - Doc Neeson was one of the best rock front men of the era

Icehouse - We Can Get Together - still catchy, but I don't remember this being so wimpy

I never knew there was a video for Beasts Of Bourbon's video of Psycho

Was there no actual video for "Slave Girl" by the Lime Spiders?

No Easybeats or Chris Knox?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:00 AM on December 31, 2009


Grumble grumble no Tall Dwarfs grumble grumble.

Hardly any NZ acts, as far as I can tell. Interesting collection though.
posted by Infinite Jest at 10:13 AM on December 31, 2009




Those....those would be on my list. Here's a few more:

Verlaines: Death and the Maiden
Chris Knox (get well soon!): Not Given Lightly
Garageland: Come Back
Headless Chickens: Donca
posted by Infinite Jest at 11:04 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks for posting this! I am now wishing I was back in Wellington for New Years! While he did have Th' Dudes posted he forgot their great Pub Anthem "Bliss"

Another Kiwi band not mentioned, but is a staple of Pubs, Clubs and Rugby matches are The Exponents.
posted by remo at 11:36 AM on December 31, 2009


I am now wishing I was back in Wellington for New Years

Just for you, mate.
posted by Sparx at 12:28 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


If you want NZ music, you need to be here. I would have made a post out of NZ On Screen, but after the bemused reaction to my blow-on-the-pie post, I thought better of it.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:05 PM on December 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


Man, I love Falling Joys.

That is all.
posted by jscalzi at 1:55 PM on December 31, 2009


Two horrible videos for two killer songs by one of my favorite Australian pop bands: Word Gets Around and Blush by the Hummingbirds.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 3:16 PM on December 31, 2009


There is a distinct and tragic lack of Poi E in that list.
posted by arruns at 5:03 PM on December 31, 2009


Yay, Icehouse!

Slack-a-go-go - if you're looking for something less wimpy, there's a great live version of We Can Get Together as a bonus track on the remastered CD release of Man of Colours.
posted by The Shiny Thing at 7:52 PM on December 31, 2009


Yay, Flying Nun bands!

Only, where are The Buts? Or the Hudluss Chuckuns?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:51 AM on January 1, 2010


Jimbob, when I first stumbled across that video a few years ago, I was more shocked that it's a clip of their appearance on Countdown. In fact, the phrase "God was on Countdown" still boggles my mind and amuses me greatly.
posted by goshling at 4:35 PM on January 1, 2010


If it makes you New Zealanders feel better, you can pretend the Finn brothers are Kiwis. Hey, pretend you invented pavlova while you're at it.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 8:04 PM on January 1, 2010


How are Neil and Tim Finn not New Zealanders?
posted by Kattullus at 8:12 PM on January 1, 2010


I hear they have zero interest in rugby.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:15 PM on January 1, 2010


Needs more Madison Avenue.
posted by empath at 7:59 PM on January 2, 2010


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