This is a compilation from 2008 put together by the nice chaps in Project Mayhem.
The artwork tells the story. Click any of the images to download it.
I had been indecisive about putting these recordings up due to their recent (2007) reformation but have noticed that it is impossible to buy these records anywhere, their website has lapsed and all seems to be dormant with them again. On that note, I bring you the incredible CINEMA PRAGUE!
Borrowing from their Wikipedia entry :
|Past members||Rex Horan|
Initially formed as a four piece in 1986, when some of the members were still at high school, the band had little success to start with. Kailis went to South Perth Primary School, whilst Lowe and Horan went to Attadale Primary School. Horan went on to Perth Modern School participating in their music programme, whilst Lowe and Kailis attended Applecross Senior High School.
By early 1988, after some member and name shuffling, the three-piece band, Cinema Prague came into existence. In 1990 the band undertook their first tour of the eastern states of Australia. Their debut recording was a cassette-single with the songs “Mushroom Cloud” and “Walking Song”, released in November, 1991. It was followed much later by their debut album, Meldatype, which was recorded between 1992 and 1994 and released in March, 1995. The band’s next release was a five track EP, ¡Zasph! which was released in November, 1996. Cinema Prague’s third album, Nordensort, was released in May, 1998 although it was actually recorded in June/July 1995.
In 1997, after returning from Perth following their ‘Idiots Crusade’ tour of Europe and South Africa they recorded three tracks “We are the Moo Moo”, “The Curse of the Shiny Head” and “Bacon and Eggs Part Two” at Poons Head Studio. The band’s fourth album It’s Schnapster, although recorded in 1990, was released in December, 1998, whilst the band was in hiatus. Horan having headed to Britain, where he still performs as well as runs musical workshops for under-age offenders in prisons.
In 2007 they re-formed for a show with a new bassist Roy Martinez (Dave Mann Collective) and a plan was hatched to release the old recordings as part of a new album, Snakes Alive, the band’s first in over eight years.
The disc was something we just had. I didn’t think we would ever put it out. George would probably tell you we were always goona do it, but I can’t say that. It was a little frustrating because it was the best recording we have done and it actually captured the way we sound.
Snakes Alive was released on 30 January 2009.In an interview at the time, Kailis indicated that the band was planning to work on the new album.
We’ve actually still got enough material for another couple of albums – songs that were never recorded – there’s no shortage of material.
In support of the album’s release the band gave a number of performances in Perth and Melbourne in early 2009.
They have the remnants of a website here, but before it disappears into the ether here’s the bio from it :
The story so far…
“I reckon the North Beach riot, Christmas night 1993, was the wildest gig.” says Mutt guitarist Phil Nixon. ” Six hundred people a dude surfing on the roof, the riot squad, front page headlines around the country, even CNN world news coverage, filth…”Just one of the memorable moments in Mutt’s career so far. Six years on and still pumpin out their distinctive brand of hardcore/surf/punk/thrash tunes. Their loyal Perth following still pack local venues like the swanny, the Castle, and the Ozone Bar. “900 punters at club Atlantis, Scarborough, was the biggest crowd at a headline gig,” says bass player Damien Pearce. ” I remember Phil spewin because the door girl was charging three bucks instead of five. We lost eighteen-hundred dollars.”
They’ve supported heaps of Australian and overseas bands; played at the Big Day Out in 1996; toured Sydney and Melbourne twice; released a self titled CD. They’re about to release their second CD called “Gallows Apple” through Phantom Music on the Rocket Label. Six in ya face tracks that show the punkier side of the band. Two of the songs ( CMT and Wades Break) were composed by former lead guitarist, the late Aaron Franche. “This CD is dedicated to Aaron.” says the whole band.
The songs were recorded in Perth at Upper Room Studios. Damien Ward engineered and mixed the band live to DAT, no overdubs or funny stuff. What you get is a true representation of what the band sound like live. “Yeah it was a bit of a fluke getting Damien as our engineer.” says singer Wade O. “He’s mixed us live stacks of times, and always pulled a good sound. So we just said … make us sound, like we sound in the pub. And he did.”
Mick Watson from Phantom Music heard the CD and loved it. The band scored a deal on the Rocket Label and will release a follow up full length CD early next year, as well as an eastern states tour to promote it.
“They huff and they puff and they really do blow the house down.” said William (the toughest critic in Perth) Bowe, X-Press Magazine. Mutt have consistently had favourable press, except at a certain The Mark of Cain Support ( which we won’t go into). However they got more press than they ever thought possible, when a Christmas Night party held at Wade and Phil’s house in North Beach, got a little out of hand. The Riot squad were called in to give the press something to put on the news. (Christmas night is generally a quiet one for news). Anyway it made headlines around the country, then CNN picked it up some more, and beamed it around the world. Wade recalls, “we couldn’t even go out because every TV station had a camera pointed at the house.”
Mutt Have supported the following bands; All, Bad Brains, Babes in Toyland, The Mark of Cain, The Fireballs, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Bodyjar, The Hard-ons, Celebrate Rifles, Painters and Dockers, Def FX, Cosmic Psychos, Front End Loader, Grinspoon, Exploding white mice, Psychotic Turnbuckles, Ricaine, Bigger than Jesus, Non intentional lifeform, plus the Perth leg of the 96 Big Day Out where they shared the stage with the Prodigy. To make your own Mutt you will need; Alec McGowan on Drums. Mark Middleton on Lead Guitar’ Wade O singing, Damien Pearce on bass, and Phil Nixon on guitar and bio writing. Pop that in the microwave and enjoy!!! Gallows Apple will be released in November so Check it out…..
Mutt were pretty much one of the most authentic examples of Australian pub/punk rock that Perth ever saw. Desert boots, Holden Station Wagons, Dreadlocks, Surfers, they ticked every box.
I remember hearing about them on Critical Mass on RTR when the guy from The Spicy Baby Tomatoes was presenting it. They played bloody everywhere and with everyone. I first saw them at a house in Scarborough when I was still in High School. I was working at Karrinyup Shopping Centre and was riding my bike home and heard someone playing drums, so I dumped my bike on the front lawn of the house it was coming from and just walked in the open front door and said hi. It turned out to be the drummer of Mutt. We exchanged pleasantries and he wasn’t bothered that a random 16 year old kid had wandered into his house and played me a bunch of Mutt songs. This cemented my decision to become a drummer.
That same year was when they held a Christmas night party at the infamous 107 West Coast Drive (the title of one of their albums). I had graduated high school that year and was there with most of my friends. Everyone climbed on the roof of the house. Mutt played in the front yard by memory. The Police came. The TV cameras came. We were all on the news. It was fucking amazing.
Must have seen them 100 times through the years from the infamous Sunday Sessions at The Castle Hotel in North Beach to the equally legendary Swanbourne Hotel alongside bands like The Externals and Storytime.
This is Mutts debut self titled LP from 1994.
And here is their LP entitled 107 West Coast Drive.
I know very little about these guys but here’s a nice 5 tracker called ‘Employee Of The Month’.
Last week (07th Jan ’16) I was lucky enough to be invited onto the Siamese Dream show on RTRFM!
I co-hosted the show with Jesse Yuen and we had a great chat about this site, and played some of my favourite jams from the blog. Thanks to Jesse and all those who tuned in.
Here’s the audio.
This is a compilation released by Mojos Bar in conjunction with the Artists For Old Growth Forest.
Recorded in the year 2000, it features live recordings from a wide range of artists including Prawns With Horns, Spank, Delicatessen, John Butler, The Automasters, Proton and Rhibosome. Apparently its quite hard to find this particular John Butler song anywhere.
All proceeds for this CD were donated to those waging the war against the felling of old grown forest in the South West.
Click the cover to download.
Above this post are 2 new categories which will make browsing the site much easier.
I’ve compiled an alphabetical list of the bands I’ve made posts about. This should make it much easier to find what you’re looking for!
Also I realised I had quite a few compilation CD’s in my collection, so there is a new section for those also.
I still have plenty more to add so keep an eye on the site, or like our facebook page where I announce new updates.
I was linked to this on our Facebook page by HJ Allen.
An amazing archive of live recordings has surfaced on Soundcloud. There is no information about who is responsible for them all but there is currently 22 uploads from bands such as Team Jedi, Turnstyle, Humbug, Effigy, Blue Tile Lounge, Three Orange Whips amongst others. Recorded from the mid 90s to early 2000’s it is also a great reminder of long gone venues such as the Grovesnor, Ozone Bar and Planet Nightclub.
I’ve been waiting a while to put this one up as I wanted to do it right and cover everything this fantastic band did in their time in the Perth scene.
Love Camp seemed to find their way into the hearts of people within every sub-scene that Perth had. It was not uncommon to see them playing a 10 band punkrock show at the White Sands, and the next night playing the Grovesnor frontroom with Perths indie pop mainstays. They played live prolifically throughout their time in the Perth scene and were hilarious to watch on stage. Once things ended with Love Camp, members went on to form bands such as Whitechapel and The Order Of The Black Werewolf.
Their old auspunk website still exists by way of a ‘reocities’ mirror, and you can find it here. They had another website hosted on zoob.net which seems to have been killed in between me finding it and writing this blog entry, typical.
For now I’ve stolen the bio they had up there for your reading pleasure.
Love Camp 7 are a 3 piece Perth band who are a bit of a mixed bag, including funk, metal, pop and punk in their music. They are regular giggers on the Perth scene since their debut in May 97 and have supported such bands as Rancid, No Fun At All, MXPX, Sprung Monkey, Custard, The Porkers, Pollyanna and Frenzal Rhomb. They have also played at Warped 99 (local stage), Yac It Up ’99 plus supported local Perthites Three Orange Whips and Wax Tadpole for their respective cd launches. They shared their own cd launch in Nov 98 (for Oddly Slightway) with buddies Cochineal even though the cd wasn’t ready until two weeks later.
During 99 they have played a huge amount of gigs considering they have been in the studio recording their debut album Clean ‘Em All, an 16 tracker plus also a split 7″ with the Three Orange Whips. Played a heap of local Kiss My Wami gigs at the end of July. Mid year Yianni (from fellow Perth band, Billings Method) filled in for vocalist/guitarist Ant as he was studying and this didn’t harm LC7 one bit.
They supported Bordello for their album launch in early December and played a big festival type thing at City Farm on December 19th. Their long awaited debut will be launched to coincide with Three Orange Whips’ release, with 100 or so albums released early in December before the proper release in early 2000. Ant returned to the band in 2000 and they played at the Seekret Army cassette launch aswell as on the green stage of the Perth Big Day Out. Unfortunately in mid February drummer Chris decided to quit the band as he wanted to start playing the guitar again. In March supported 28 Days at the City Of Stirling Festival. The guys split up in late 2000 when Mike decided to head to Melbourne.
And now for the music in order of release :
November 1997 ‘Chicha’ demo – this isn’t uploaded here.
December 1998 ‘Oddly Slightway’ ep
January 2000 ‘Clean ‘Em All’ CD LP. This was called ‘Smell The Glove for a while, later changed to Clean Em All.
Proposed artwork when it was still known as ‘Smell The Glove’. Can not be unseen!
Thank you for the music Wafer, Agostini and Ant. You were loved and cherished.
Thrash metal from 1987..
They put out an LP on Waterfront too. I watched one go for $187 on eBay recently!
I’ve been looking for this FOREVER. Thanks to Senton again for this submission.
From last.fm :
Before Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy and One Horse Town, there was the high school band which started it all.
In the beginning: Joel Quartermain, Simon Leach and Stuart Leach were all year 12 students from Hollywood High School, who decided to form their own band and asked friend Kav Temperley to join them. They managed to release only one EP titled Pleasure Puppy in 1997, featuring a collection of songs Kav had written as a teenager. One song on the EP, “Mr Hoek”, was written by Kav’s friend Stuart Macleod. The EP is now extremely rare to find but highly sought after by fans.
The band played to mediocre success, playing in various gigs in Perth but eventually disbanded when Kav decided to form his own band with Joel and Stuart, which would become Eskimo Joe. Simon Leach eventually joined Little Birdy in 2002 and Stuart went on to form One Horse Town.
Click HERE for the download.
Love youtube. So hard.
I started sticking 1 song from each record on Youtube. This may come in handy in ‘try before you leech’ kinda way for those on slow connections or whatever.
They may have relocated to Melbourne by the time this came out.
Lamia were :
Anthony Shortte, percussion ; Andrew McCubbin, guitars and vocals ; Kate Kelly, guitar and vocals ; Peter Stone, bass and vocals.
This is the 1996 EP/LP called Armourer.
100 posts. I started this blog a few years ago on WordPress to simply upload a few tasty gems from my rediculously large collection of music from the city of Perth. Being an overly nostalgic person, I often found myself trying to seek out music that I spent my youth obsessing over. Often any web searches of my favourite home town bands returned very little information. Perhaps an outdated myspace, a photo or 2 but very very rarely any music. This seemed totally wrong to me, how could all those bands who sweated for their art simply have disappeared into the ether?
Now it feels like some kind of archive, and whilst entirely based on a small city most people who travel to Australia never venture to, I feel glad that the amazing music of Perth is available here. Of course there is questionable moral obligations and somewhat doubtful copyright implications of hosting such a large collection of music. So far to date I’ve not had a single complaint for any of the music I’m hosting. I’d also like to thank all the members of bands who have gotten in touch and provided copies of their work.
Heres to 100 more.
Lets be friends. Or ‘like’ each other at least. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Perth-Music-Blog/231545753545372
This is a great blog run by Mr. Dave Fallon. He has kindly uploaded some of the records featured on his site and they will make up the next 20 posts or so here on perthmusicblog.
Thank you Dave!
Right. Straight off the bat I am going to say I did not pay money for this. I’m ripping it as its so absolutely fucking bad it needs to be archived as one of those ‘wtf’ moments
of Perth music history. I saw this bands name around all the time in the mid to late 90’s. Almost unavoidable. I couldn’t work out if it was a serious band or not and never saw them live.
This recording sounds like it was performed by a year 9 school band, complete with awesome meandering pointless solos and some amazing 1 finger casio keyboard melodies throughout the songs.
Generally I can’t be arsed to photograph or scan cover art if I can’t find it online but in this case, I have.
Apparently they also won a WAMI because they drove around collection a large amount of copies of X Press and mailed in a stack of nominations, voting for for themselves. Genius.
Download this pile of crap here. It’s absolutely worth the 31 megs.
Jason Driver, vocalist from the long gone 90s punkrock favourites The Crippled Children has recently started uploading some very rare gems from his past onto Youtube.
I’ve got some recordings on the site already but alot are incomplete.
Check his Youtube profile for some goodness!
I found this bookmarked tonight and thought I’d share it.
According to the author – “Party Fears was a Perth indie rock fanzine that ran from December 1985 to March 1993. Award-winning, no less. I thought it would be nice to put copies up on the Web for posterior’s sake*.”
I’ve had a flick through some of them and they’re awesome. Complete with old club ads from long gone venues such as The Red Parrot (James St / O2 / Rise), and Meccanos upstairs at the Old Melbourne. Way oldschool.
Find it here : http://davidgerard.co.uk/pf/