Way too many hours spent watching Rage over the years has given me an unnatural love of filmclips. Yep, luv em. Anyway, I’ve got a playlist on youtube featuring all the clips I could find from past and present Bergerk! clients but if I’ve missed anyone let me know and I’ll add it in.
I stumbled across this label recently while looking for some Asteroid B612 stuff and could hardly believe my eyes.
Bang! Records is based in the basque country of Spain. It’s catalogue however couldn’t be further from its location as it seems to release and re-release fairly obscure and often out of print music by Australian artists, with a good helping of W.A bands and artists.
Theres stuff in their catalogue that was never EVER released, even in Australia. They put out an amazing double 12” from Gutterville Splendour Six, a compilation of all of the Proton Energy Pills music (who then went on to become Tumbleweed) which was only ever available on impossible to find 7″ inch releases, they’ve got a great record by who I assume is the owner of the label doing a couple of tracks with Kent Steedman from the Celibate Rifles and they’ve just put out a unreleased record made 15 years ago by Kim Salmon and Mudhoney. Incredible stuff. I wanted to snap my credit card after finding this site.
For those into Aussie rock vinyl its an absolute gold mine. Check them out HERE.
A big thankyou to Brett for these 2 tape rips. Seemingly impossible to come by, he has ripped a couple of recordings from his collection.
A brief rundown of their inner workings, again from Brett and a comment he left on my Plutonic Girl upload.
”Apartment 99 was Simone, Lily, and Todd.
Todd left and joined Turnstyle, leaving them with Apartment 25.
Carla joined and became Plutonic Girl.
Paul from Red Jezebel joined then left to go on tour with Jebediah instead.”
So here we have 2 tape rips in one zip file. The first is a single track promo of sorts called ‘The Art Of Conversation’, the second is their ‘This Is A Home Recording’ album.
Sadly the first few tracks from this are a little muffled due to coming off tape, but they get better as the album progresses. Side B is perfect.
I hated this band. HATED. I hated people who liked them. Especially those two rather large girls who did the side to side swivel dance to them and Team Jedi.
Now I’m 35 and wear the occasional cardigan on a chilly night I quite enjoy them. The fact it took me 15 years longer to enjoy argyle knitwear than these guys may mean I’ve aged well…..more appropriately perhaps. Whatever. They have a nice amount of videos on their youtube. And a helpful wiki entry. And a myspace and a facebook and a website than links them all together.
Here is the ‘Itcheekneesonchee’ EP from 1997. I need the other stuff too if anyone has it.
Their debut EP was I’ll Tell You When I See You in 1996, followed by their debut album Fingerpistol and My Way EP (both in 1998) and Paying Off My Radials album in 2001, which features a cover of The Triffids‘ “Wide Open Road“.
Matt Kealley now plays in acoustic folk rock band, Jigger, Matt Galligan is a professional photographer, Todd Lynch and Mike Lane went on to form King Brown and Shanks Pony, a group Lynch is still actively involved in. Mike now spends most of his time involved in cricket coaching and administration, playing live infrequently, as a guest player for local original artists.