Third single. There wasn't a video so it wasn't a big hit.
2. THE SAINTS - 'No Time' - EMI LP - Australia - 1977
Brisbane's finest. From their debut album '(I'm) Stranded' or the flipside of the same single.
3. THE BOLLOCKS - 'Riot On The Rockers' - Fetal 7" - USA - 1983
One from their debut E.P. 'Mediterran'.
4. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Law And Order' - Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
From legendary debut album 'Inflammable Material'. Have some live stuff too.
5. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Engine Of Excess' - United Artists 7" - UK - 1979
Second single. 'Everything I am is plastic, I believe your lies, fantastic, lips that make you trip, beware the alphabet, it's a safety net'.
6. BARON ROUGE - 'Justine' - SCT LP - France - 1986
From their self-titled sole release. Seven tracks, most of them great.
7. FUNERAL ORATION - 'Go Free Go Home' - Die Hard LP - Netherlands - 1985
Of all the Funeral Oration releases, their 'Communion' LP stands out for me. Full of brutal thrashers and slower, emotion-packed compositions. This is one of the faster ones.
8. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Rough Trade' - Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
Another from 'Inflammable Material'. Live in '79 here.
9. THE SAINTS - '(I'm) Stranded' - EMI LP - Australia - 1977
First album, first single, first Australian band that I fell in love with. Video here.
10. THE UNDERTONES - 'Mars Bars' - Sire 7" - UK - 1979
Flipside of 'Jimmy Jimmy'. 'There's glucose for energy, caramel for strength, the chocolate's only there to keep it the right length'.
11. FUNERAL ORATION - 'Down On Me' - Die Hard LP - Netherlands - 1985
Another thrasher from 'Communion'.
12. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Jellyfish' - United Artists 7" - UK - 1979
The psychotic madness that is the flipside of 'Engine Of Excess'. Makes 'Rock Lobster' sound rather silly.
13. BARON ROUGE - 'Ha'asten' - SCT LP - France - 1986
Another from their self-titled mini-album.
14. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'State Of Emergency' - Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
A third from 'Inflammable Material'.
15. FUNERAL ORATION - 'Slipping Out' - Die Hard LP - Netherlands - 1985
A third from 'Communion'.
16. THE SAINTS - 'One Way Street' - EMI LP - Australia - 1977
Another from '(I'm) Stranded' or the flipside of 'Erotic Neurotic'.
17. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Brainbomb' - United Artists 7" - UK - 1979
The blistering B-side of 'Secrets'.
18. THE UNDERTONES - 'You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?)' - Sire 7" - UK - 1979
Fifth single. TV performance here.
19. FUNERAL ORATION - 'Motherlode' - Die Hard LP - Netherlands - 1985
One of the slower ones from 'Communion'.
20. THE SAINTS - 'Demolition Girl' - EMI LP - Australia - 1977
A fourth from '(I'm) Stranded' or side 2 of the '1-2-3-4' double single.
21. BARON ROUGE - 'Baron Rouge' - SCT LP - France - 1986
A third from their self-titled mini-album.
22. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Breakout' - Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
A fourth from 'Inflammable Material'.
23. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Baby Don't Jump' - United Artists 7" - UK - 1980
Tucked away on the B-side of 'Laughing Academy' which few bought as it was an album track. But Punnilux B-sides are always worth the trouble.
24. FUNERAL ORATION - 'Communion' - Die Hard LP - Netherlands - 1985
The title track from 'Communion'. Such a sad song but full of truth and passion. 'Once, we would give all we had away for communion'.
25. THE SAINTS - 'Erotic Neurotic' - EMI LP - Australia - 1977
And finally, a fifth from '(I'm) Stranded' or a classic single in its own right. You choose.
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