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Radio Birdman - Radios Appear (Re-mastered)

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  1. Probe

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    Jan 30, 2010
    Radio Birdman was one of the first punk bands in Australia to wave the punk rock flag.The group was formed in Sydney, Australia in 1974. The group influenced the work of many successful, mainstream bands, and is now considered to be one of the most crucial bands to Australia's musical growth. This was their best album re-mastered.


    1."Aloha Steve & Danno"
    2."Non Stop Girls"
    3."Anglo Girl Desire"
    4."What Gives"
    5."Murder City Nights"
    6."Man with Golden Helmet"
    7."Descent into The Maelstrom"
    8."Do the Pop"
    9."Hand of Law"
    10"New Race"
    11."Love Kills"
    12."Monday Morning Gunk"
    13."Hit Them Again"
    14."TV Eye"
    15."You're Gonna Miss Me" (Roky Erickson) (13th Floor Elevators cover)


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    Note: I uploaded this in the Other Section because i didnt know if they were Anarcho or not.


    Radios Appear
    Release Date : 1978

    Produced at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney, Australia Mastered at Masterdisk, N.Y.C.Promotional copies exist with round dayglo sticker or with embossed gold stamp. Some may also feature a rectangular 1"x3.3" sticker "provided with the hope that you will use this for in-store play"

    Radio Birdman Biography

    Proto-punk / garage rock band based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    [b]Original line-up:[/b] Chris Masuak (guitar) | Deniz Tek (guitar) | Pip Hoyle (keyboards) | Rob Younger (vocals) | Ron Keeley (drums) | Warwick Gilbert (bass).
    [b]Reformation personnel, 2006:[/b] Chris Masuak (guitar) | Deniz Tek (guitar) | Jim Dickson (bass) | Pip Hoyle (keyboards) | Rob Younger (vocals) | Russell Hopkinson (drums).

    Band members: Deniz Tek, Rob Younger, Pip Hoyle, Russell Hopkinson, Jim Dickson (2)
    Band ex-members: , Chris Masuak, Warwick Gilbert, Ron Keeley

    Radio Birdman are a punk band that formed in Sydney, Australia in 1974. The band's best known lineup consisted of Deniz Tek (vocals, guitar), Rob Younger (vocals, guitar), Chris Masuak (guitar), Philip "Pip" Hoyle (keyboards), Warwick Gilbert (bass) and Ron Keeley (drums)

    Radio Birdman formed in 1974 and began recording in 1976 when the single Burn My Eye was released. They took their name from a misheard lyric in The Stooges song, 1970. (The actual line is "Radio burnin'") Their first LP, "Radios Appear" showed diverse influences, including Blue Öyster Cult and Detroit bands of the late 1960s, such as The MC5 and The Stooges. The album was totally ignored by commercial radio but was championed by Sydney station 2JJ (Double Jay) and became sufficiently successful in Australia to lead to a contract with Sire Records (US label, home of The Ramones), who released a different version of Radios Appear internationally. It took three years to record a follow-up, Living Eyes, and by then, the Australian punk scene had diversified and the band broke up before the LP was released in 1978.

    The band's lyrics reference US-born guitarist/main songwriter Deniz Tek's home state of Michigan, with lyrics from tracks such as "Murder City Nights" referring to Woodward Avenue in Detroit:

    "Cruising down Woodward gotta find me some action/Looking for a lover with a power reaction."

    Many of their other songs, such as "Hand Of Law" & "Descent Into The Maelstrom" deal in apocalyptic images of war and violence, but these are more than balanced by the lighter pop culture references of tunes such as "Aloha Steve & Danno", an ode to the TV show Hawaii 5-0. "Man With Golden Helmet" (which Tek wrote in high school) is one of their most cryptic efforts: "Man with golden helmet/drinks water from the faucet..plays with tiny children/on his way home from work...he's a top man/in the language department". Deniz Tek wrote most of the lyrics and music for the band

    All members went on to other bands. Younger's New Christs would be more oriented towards hard-edged, blues-based rock and roll. Tek and Keeley and keyboardist Pip Hoyle's band, The Visitors, and guitarist Chris Masuak and bass guitarist Warwick Gilbert's The Hitmen continued the Radio Birdman sound. Tek, Younger & Gilbert played in a one-shot touring band called New Race, with Dennis Thompson of the MC5 & Ron Asheton of the Stooges.

    In the 1996, the band reformed sporadically to play gigs, but a full-fledged reunion didn't surface until the 00's, with the 2006 album Zeno Beach being enthusiastically received. The band split once again in 2008.

    In 2014, the band announced that Younger, Tek, Hoyle and Dickson announced that they would tour Australia as Radio Birdman to coincide with the reissue of their back catalogue.

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - Sire

    American record label founded by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer.
    The first release of the label was r11691163, late March or early April 1968. Around the same time Sire arranged a distribution contract with l109018.
    In April 1968 Seymour Stein flew to Europe and Far East to arrange distribution deals and signing progressive British and European bands who didn't have American label deals. The most successful artists from this era include Renaissance (4), Climax Blues Band and Focus (2), whose instrumental "Hocus Pocus" gave Sire its first Top 10 hit.

    Originally pressed and distributed by London Records from 1968 to 1972; distribution switched to Dot Records/Famous Music later in 1972. Distribution again changed in 1974, this time to ABC Records.

    In 1976, Sire was one of the first large independent labels to sign artists from the burgeoning punk and NYC new wave scene, including The Ramones, url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dead+Boys,+TheThe Dead Boys/url and Talking Heads.

    In 1976, Seymour Stein sold the rights for European releases to Polygram, so UK releases were marketed by l224185 till the end of 1978, while Continental releases were released by l7704. In late 1978, when Sire's CGBG acts like Ramones and Talking Heads became popular, he secured licensing deals in all European key markets. Sire was distributed now in Germany by l44531, in the UK by l43315, in France by l27145, in Italy by l264979 and so on. In November 1981 l1255 bought all distribution rights for Sire in Europe, except for Italy.
    b Please note: all European l43012 related Sire releases are released post 1981. /b

    In the US, a distribution deal was signed in 1977 with Warner Bros. Records. Warner finally purchased the label in 1980. In 1982, Sire signed Madonna, who became the label's most popular act. In the 1980s many Sire albums were put out through the Warner subsidiary Reprise Records.

    In 1995, Sire temporarily switched distribution from Warner Brothers and Reprise to Elektra, always remaining part of the Warner Music Group.

    In 2000, Sire Records and the US division of London Records, which came to the Warner fold when Roger Ames was hired to run all of Warner Music, were merged to become London-Sire Records, part of Warner Music Group. This partnership was dissolved in April, 2003, at which point Sire once again became a distinct imprint in the portfolio of Warner-owned labels and returned to the aegis of Warner Bros. Records.

    Label Code: bLC 3228 / LC 03228/b

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