Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Bushwackers "Lively" LP 1984

This LP was recorded live at the Revesby Workers Club in Sydney in 1984. At that time, the members of the band were Dobe Newton, Roger Corbett, Tommy Emmanuel, Danny Bourke, Tony O'Neill, and Freddy Strauks. Although the LP features only 12 tracks, it contains about one hour of music as there are some extra instumental segments in some tracks. Overall, the LP used was in very good condition; the one exception being some sibilation on "And the Band played Waltzing Matilda".

Each side features unbroken continuous performances, that is, there is no gap between tracks so I have ripped the LP simply as side 1 and side 2. If you feel it necessary, you can break the sides down into the individual tracks.

Side one features, in order, Lime Juice Tub, Lazy Harry's, Marijuana Australia, Murrumbidgee (instrumental), When the Rain Tumbles down in July, and And the Band played Waltzing Matilda.

Side two, in order is, When Brittania ruled the Waves, Les Darcy, 1-2-3-4, Beneath the Southern Cross, Wall of Death, and Waltzing Matilda (Queensland version).

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  1. For this and the past two posts I thank you. I have yet to have a proper listen to the last two but I'm sure they will come up to your usual high standard. The Bushwackers are always good to listen to although I was a bit disappointed with their interpretation of the Sim Dusty classic, 'When the rain tumbles down in July' but otherwise a great listen, thank you.

    1. I must agree with your comments about "When the Rain tumbles down in July". Someone's judgment was a bit off with this arrangement IMHO but I suppose it may have some admirers out there. This, of course, was Slim Dusty's first published track way back in 1947 and even the original tinny 1947 Zylophone track has more appeal to me. I believe that this was a space that the Bushwackers should have stayed clear of.

  2. Many thanks from a grateful Pom.

  3. Thanks for this Bushwacker's live release - I've never seen this until now, so I appreciate the chance to have a listen

    Cheers AussieRock