The Greatest Aussie Music Youtube Thread Of All Time

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i have a favor to ask. i don't actually have time to get the greatest aussie music youtube thread of all time started. i have to go to this birds of prey open house at rufus's school and i won't be back for awhile. don't ask. but i'm listening to the god-like coloured balls right now and it hit me that this thread needs to happen. australia, what a country!

i want it all. 50's/60's/70's/80's and beyond. great stuff from beyond would be awesome cuz i have no idea what is great there now.

make one thing known: i love you roo-eating bastards. i love you tall and i love you small.

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/10/21/angry_narrowweb__200x333.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 7 February 2010 17:19 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0kLDpK_YNo

Pre-FAP Stout (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 7 February 2010 20:35 (ten years ago) link

And with braces, no less...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-5wRviAG5w&feature=PlayList&p=421E4F128E5677AA&index=38

dlp9001, Sunday, 7 February 2010 22:02 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiOhlZ6Wrw4&feature=related

dlp9001, Sunday, 7 February 2010 22:09 (ten years ago) link

rather than repost the videos i'll just link these two threads

A Hard Ons Youtube Thread
[ROCKTOBER II] The Day of The Triffids

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Sunday, 7 February 2010 22:11 (ten years ago) link

^ Crime & the City Solution obv.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Sunday, 7 February 2010 22:19 (ten years ago) link

I think we already have this thread: Bouncer Fucking Bouncer

Tracy J0rdan S. (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2010 22:26 (ten years ago) link

wow, you guys have really let me down. i guess i really do have to do everything myself around here. well, maybe later. right now i have to watch the american football 2010 super bowl game.

scott seward, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:20 (ten years ago) link

I gave you WARWICK CAPPER for god's sake. WARWICK. CAPPER.

Pre-FAP Stout (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:22 (ten years ago) link

god, 'my pal' live on the telly

CrazySexyFrog (haitch), Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:32 (ten years ago) link

iggy on countdown

CrazySexyFrog (haitch), Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:33 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trfYjucLGj0

estela, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:39 (ten years ago) link

the alpha and omega of this thread...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLbyaNbhHdU

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:41 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIHfbDrhc1E

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:41 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8vzQJ5egnQ

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:44 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRWSLTNPzGE

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:46 (ten years ago) link

Bands I can't find videos for:

The Bites
The Moles

dlp9001, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:46 (ten years ago) link

Wow, not to go off on a tangent, but 2CD God reissue this year!

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=74288662&blogId=494171525

dlp9001, Sunday, 7 February 2010 23:59 (ten years ago) link

50s - Johnny O'Keefe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhCNiIxujw

60s - The Black Diamonds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0aOQPZPKdw

70s - The Riptides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkYyG1GOETc

80s - The Stems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWWMYqmN7oM

90s - Magic Dirt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS-59c1LAYE

00s - Eddie Current Suppression Ring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEfyptFzmOY

Goldfoot, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:04 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Ot5As996U

m the g, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:08 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwzNN4IMyx8

badg, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:12 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG74cOf5-EM

badg, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:13 (ten years ago) link

oh, and another from the jets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4gSBxkhfw0

m the g, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:14 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJLoYd8xak

badg, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:15 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQDXAZTONL4

badg, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:18 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKatVlwYPJA

Has this^ been posted? I can't tell at work

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:23 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_nn90p-tIg

badg, Monday, 8 February 2010 00:25 (ten years ago) link

Goldfoot! (hi, it's Kit)

I gave you WARWICK CAPPER for god's sake. WARWICK. CAPPER.

I feel u Phil, can you believe he said that after the link to the BOUNCER thread? this is why Americans don't know most of our music, they don't DESERVE it

My Pal on The Factory is mimed IIRC

Tracy J0rdan S. (sic), Monday, 8 February 2010 01:22 (ten years ago) link

bouncer is magical

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 01:33 (ten years ago) link

Hey Kit,

I'll see your Capper and raise you a Jacko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Q5JFHrGNk

Goldfoot, Monday, 8 February 2010 02:42 (ten years ago) link

brace yrself skot, here comes the real stuff

Austen Tayshus - Australiana:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97YnGQE1q6M&feature=related

George Smilovici - I'm Tuff (volume is low on this one):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=602B5AXT0GQ

Bruce Samazan from E Street (basically, our version of David Faustino's rap career):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkm9DuhhMI

WARWICK. CAPPER. (sic), Monday, 8 February 2010 05:03 (ten years ago) link

I prefer Bruce Samazan's "rap" from the Coca-Cola advertisements.

Pre-FAP Stout (King Boy Pato), Monday, 8 February 2010 05:06 (ten years ago) link

I was looking for that, but found this. (I didn't listen.)

WARWICK. CAPPER. (sic), Monday, 8 February 2010 05:34 (ten years ago) link

lubricated goat doing 'in the raw' in the raw - crucial moment in the development of this nation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4qIK5PiSyk

CrazySexyFrog (haitch), Monday, 8 February 2010 05:51 (ten years ago) link

Excellent username H!

Department of Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification (S-), Monday, 8 February 2010 06:02 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8VdmkbBEJE

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 08:14 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzK7pWS7p5Q

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 08:15 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURrBtB5O58

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 08:17 (ten years ago) link

on the awesome garage rock tip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0aOQPZPKdw

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 08:33 (ten years ago) link

o damn someone already posted it :(

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 08:34 (ten years ago) link

have this instead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUt-FgFhZxQ

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 08:35 (ten years ago) link

not a proper video but an incredible tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b701jGQ3uD0

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 08:37 (ten years ago) link

adore this video (& song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17f1MpUVvhk&feature=related

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 08:48 (ten years ago) link

fyi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZX7Me9ZU8Y

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 10:02 (ten years ago) link

^^SO SICK IMO

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 10:22 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BnN9xV21iU

^^first song i remember really loving (i was 5)

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 10:36 (ten years ago) link

since i can't find "dad", this will have to do instead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRyUZYIvPM&feature=related

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 10:37 (ten years ago) link

Was always going to post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYG63G1-lqw

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 10:40 (ten years ago) link

loooove this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KofUP7jPkMc

trembling blue knees (electricsound), Monday, 8 February 2010 10:41 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUmtSpGhMEs

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 10:55 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFedv7ZoV7M

pretty heavy for RICK SPRINGFIELD

international slackness (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 8 February 2010 10:56 (ten years ago) link

no olde version of boy on the run :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKyfVeRI-g

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 11:01 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5x6qTh1DR4

wilter, Monday, 8 February 2010 11:08 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5PF73ZTCyQ

with Dave "I could've died and been replaced by Brian Johnson!" Evans.

international slackness (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 8 February 2010 11:21 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6e_mk0O24&feature=related

For when you want AC/DC, but AC/DC just aren't available

ithappens, Monday, 8 February 2010 12:17 (ten years ago) link

Lobby Lloyd, 74'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNcdUbVWH8E

meisenfek, Monday, 8 February 2010 14:11 (ten years ago) link

thanks for all that awesome stuff guys.
Fungus Brains and Feedtime are my new favourite bands.

Zeno, Monday, 8 February 2010 15:14 (ten years ago) link

feedtime rule.

wowee, i'm listening to the reissue of the first X album right now and i love it. i'd always wanted to hear them and they are as good as i thought they'd be.

and yeah thanks everyone. i knew you had it in you. i'm gonna watch everything on here eventually.

scott seward, Monday, 8 February 2010 15:33 (ten years ago) link

i got to review the new Grong Grong reissue for Decibel Magazine, so hopefully a couple of american metalheads will take my advice and seek it out. love that thing.

scott seward, Monday, 8 February 2010 15:35 (ten years ago) link

that Sharpies film by the not-yet-Skyhooks bloke is fantastic

more hair archeology can be done on Paul Clarke in The Factory's playing of The Plunderers' Christo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge8uBsvAKmw

WARWICK. CAPPER. (sic), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 00:52 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

^YES

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:02 (nine years ago) link

live version of 'evie': pts 1+2, 3

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:05 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IR5DykkpnE

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:07 (nine years ago) link

it'd be nice if any version of 'slave girl' on youtube was any good, head lime spider's voice is rooooooted

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:11 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCfjRIf91Wg

^got kicked in the head by a crowd-surfer seeing these dudes in about '96, fun times

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:20 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCZT2sijQB4

lol

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:23 (nine years ago) link

it'd be nice if any version of 'slave girl' on youtube was any good, head lime spider's voice is rooooooted

"key" lime spider, shurely

you live in a space battle homo cave (sic), Monday, 1 March 2010 04:06 (nine years ago) link

oh i see what you did dere

eau de humanity (haitch), Monday, 1 March 2010 05:36 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Welcome back!

Surprisingly more than half of the old links here are still active, and they are uniformly amazing. From the cheesy '80s videos, to Dirty Three's great 9-minute track "Everything Is Fucked", and from the thread's 1st reply, the moment when it becomes apparent what Warwick Capper's real job is. Thanks to all posters. (Note, links are visible in a logged-out browser)

You can post more music here that you like or love, especially if it's something unlikely to get its own thread or get famous overseas. And also, I wanna ask, "What's New?/New-ish?" (does that remind u of anything) ... The Australian musicians with ILM threads mostly tend to be Pitchforky bands, with the rare exceptions like Ngaiire - Blastoma (June 10 2016)

I'd be really interested to find out about Indigenous Australian musicians – the final album by Gurrumul Yunupingu, Djarimirri: Child of the Rainbow, was fantastic and was a nominee on ILM's 2018 poll, but many of us probably don't have much context for his music. Gurrumul died in 2017 aged 46.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKC-Jd7KN64

Posts don't need to be Youtube links, just whatever you want.

For the 2010s... these were some critics' choices. It'd be nice to know your favourites too.

"The 50 Best Australian Albums Of The Decade"
- https://junkee.com/longform/best-australia-albums-decade

"100 Best Australian Tracks Of The Decade 2010-2019"
- https://www.ripemusic.com.au/100-best-australian-tracks-of-the-decade-2010-2019

"The 100 best Australian songs of the decade"
- https://themusicnetwork.com/best-australian-songs-decade
-

Threads of The PastSydney bands / Best record shops in Australia / the recent Australian 70s and 80s compilations / Great Australian albums - a new TV series / Aussie bands in London 1980s / Recommend to me books about Australian music (no genre restrictions) / Greatest Album / Greatest Single / Greatest EP / POX: Aussie Bands / Oasis soon to be illegal in Australia?

sbahnhof, Friday, 24 January 2020 06:04 (three weeks ago) link

I can't see any evidence that the greatest song of the 70s was posted in the past.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYcmLq83gTk

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 24 January 2020 09:31 (three weeks ago) link

Nice bump. My favourite Australian records of the decade are the Royal Headache albums, Twerps self titled and Alex Cameron's Forced Witness. I think the most influential Australian album of the decade (in terms of its impact on Australian music and the industry) was probably Flume's debut. Whether it was the main catalyst of not, I think around the time it was released was a turning point for young people in Australia caring more about electronic music and the culture associated with it over rock music.

triggercut, Friday, 24 January 2020 10:48 (three weeks ago) link

re indigenous singer-songwriters, Archie Roach happens to be Victoria's nomination for Australian of the Year this very evening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aywDT6yHMmo

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 25 January 2020 08:33 (three weeks ago) link

A couple of indigenous acts amongst Triple J's predominantly youthful audience's 100 best of 2019, as rolled out yesterday. Five tracks between them, apparently.

( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_J_Hottest_100,_2019 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExMjEwymQ3A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9LM77xvcXo

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 26 January 2020 03:08 (three weeks ago) link

Number of ballots exceeded 3 million for the first time. Blimey!

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 26 January 2020 03:15 (three weeks ago) link

A few weeks ago, I heard "Better in Blak" in a franchised newsstand at the Sydney airport. It's glorious (and quite jarring) as an American, where radio doesn't permit such risque language, to walk into the blandest of corporate outlets, only to hear Thelma emphatically state "FUCK THAT!", then have that phrase shouted by backup singers afterwards!

Their track "Clumsy Love" is great, too, especially the way it lifts off in the chorus (a la Kacey Musgraves' "High Horse").

Oh yeah, I forgot this is the thread where we're allowed to swear uncontrollably. Might save that up for later. I didn't know about Thelma Plum, she's fantastic - thanks for the recommendations!

Their track "Clumsy Love" is great, too

TUBE IT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXwJHmdxGec

Flume's debut. Whether it was the main catalyst or not, I think around the time it was released was a turning point for young people in Australia caring more about electronic music and the culture associated with it over rock music.

Judging by the music videos posted to this thread in 2010, Aussie rock bands did have a hell of a run at the top... Like, spanning the millennia and the epochs, there was every kind of rocker imaginable, including all-nude bands. Well, I'll give this electrical music a try and see if this guy's any good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLBSbat2bW8

(or album link if the video's blocked)

sbahnhof, Monday, 10 February 2020 08:46 (one week ago) link


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