Antipodean Greats Playlist

I literally have nothing better to do. Lol. What’s worse is – I recorded a video of my choices. Yes…I waffle! And I look horrendous! This is why any other time the camera is pointed AWAY from me. Anyway…enjoy (if you can).

 

Crowded House – When You Come
Mental As Anything – Spirit Got Lost
Dragon – Rain
Mi-Sex – Computer Games
The Angels – After The Rain (Live)
Sherbet – Magazine Madonna
V Spy V Spy – Take Me Away
You Am I – Who Takes Who Home
Headless Chicken – Cruise Control
Leonardo’s Bride – Even When I’m Sleeping
INXS – Don’t Change
Hunters And Collectors – Betty’s Worry or The Slab
Skyhooks – Smut
Regurgitator – The Song Formally Known As
Split Enz – I Hope I Never
Icehouse – I Can’t Help Myself
AC/DC – Whole Lotta Rosie
Midnight Oil – Read About It
Cold Chisel – Star Hotel
The Cruel Sea – Black Stick
Divinvyls – Siren (Never Let You Go)

Bonus Track: The Triffids – Wide Open Road


P.S. Dunno why the Spotify links are going crap on here now.
Also…I was right about Smut being about “pleasuring” oneself rather than being…pleasured.

Spotify list:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6AaLiZqsxcnikMOtMFp3m2?si=p9Ttu0cRQQ-EuQgdzth0HQ

 

A Cock Ain’t A Cock On A Twelve Inch Screen – Happy Anniversary Diamond Dogs

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It remains one of my most played Bowie albums. He worked so much on “the concept” for albums – but this one really did go all out. I mean, it was meant to have a full-on theatrical stage production after all!

The touring of that was short lived. I think the increasingly cocaine addicted Bowie soon realised how….overly ambitious the whole thing was – and as is any artist’s prerogative, he changed tack and led us all to believe that he wanted to now have a stripped down tour.

I have to listen to it from start to finish…as much as the title track sometimes feels a bit overplayed for me personally, I find it rude to skip. Sometimes I do single out my favourite track on the album to listen to it on its own – Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me. But then I also love We Are The Dead and then I find I might as well play the whole damn thing. Lol

I had a copy of the Rykodisc CD in the ‘90s with the outtakes on it. The alternative versions of Dodo and Candidate became fast favourites. Candidate, in particular, has some great lines – including the one I chose to title this post with.

Although obviously not part of the original album, the  song evolved and when parenthesised with Sweet Thing (and with a change of tune and lyrics) became part of the album, albeit in title only.

Happy Anniversary, Diamond Dogs – for your future’s sake listen to the demo of Candidate – and pretend you’re walking home.