Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 83

The Choirboys- Big Bad Noise

I have no recollection of how I got into this band back in the late 80's. Radio, MTV, I have no idea.
But that didn't stop me from buying this at Musicmania when I saw it and said "Oh cool, I always dug that song 'Run To Paradise'". And I do.

I'm pretty sure I had that song on a 45, but never owned the album. Hell, I didn't even know that these dudes were Australian until I just now read up on them. You know what? It just occurred to me that's how I probably got into them. Back in the late 80's, I went through an Australian bands are cool phase. I really started digging INXS, Midnight Oil, Icehouse, and The Church to name a few. So whenever I got into a foreign country's music scene, I'd start finding other bands from there. I still do that actually.

I'm trying to pinpoint who Mark Gable sounds like. Maybe you can help me out with that one. On "Run To Paradise" I was just telling Jessica that he sounds like Gary Louris from The Jayhawks. But you really don't hear that on any of the other tracks.

Overall I think this is a really good album. They are described as a "hard rock" band, but that's pretty misleading. They are just a really good rock n' roll band. Judge for yourself:

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