“The Dave Bridge Trio were an Australian group that got their start when the lead guitarist of the Joy Boys quit to form his own band. This is their only album.
‘Surfin’ Down Under’ is a moody track that features an unidentified pipe-like percussion instrument that starts the album out in a drowsy low-fi vibe. ‘Bondi Stomp’ picks the tempo up quite a bit and is a great little rocker full of guitar slides. ‘Cat Bay’ is another fast rocker with tremendous amounts of reverb while ‘Gold Coast stomp’ boasts some excellent low string picking. ‘Cottesloe Stomp’ has some interesting banter between guitars and ‘Rainbow Bay’ again falls into low-fi mood music. One of the best more interesting tracks on the album, ‘Ridin’ the Bower’ falls into Les Paul territory. ‘Boomer Beach’ features the drummer. ‘The Tide’ has some ghostly backing female vocals though doesn’t exactly fall comfortably into the surf umbrella. The oddly-titled ‘Winkiepop’ has a nice bass line while Bridge’s guitar twangs up high on the fret board. Years before the Disney film, ‘Moana’ feels more like a jam session than an actual song. A bass heavy ‘Gallows’ closes the album on a strong note.
Extremely chill, extremely relaxed; the Dave Bridge Trio’s Surfin’ Down Under is a breath of fresh air from the continent in the Pacific ocean. Never re-released on CD r cassette, original copies often fetch upwards of $300 so if you are able locate a copy, grab it quick!” [Surfroute101]
Sydney based 60’s Instrumental band sole LP + singles trax and live. Rare stuff indeed. Just fer ya surfin’ cats! don’t miss it, Dig!!!
Oh no, it’s not what you think. Surfadelic hasn’t become douchebag lame evergreen site. I know, this LP cover sucks ass big time, looks sooo damn boring ugly and isn’t a selling point for sure but the music inside is a real cool garage/beat, belive you me! Melbourne’s Bobby Bright and Laurie Allen had a number of pop hits in the mid-60s, from the Laurie Allen composition I Belong With You (1965) to Hitch Hiker. They were regulars on the Go!! TV pop show and later had their own show on ABC-TV (Australia), It’s A Gas, later Dig We Must. This is their 2nd and best slab – Dave Clark Five, Everly Brothers influenced freakbeat with cool trax as “No Next Time”, “Jump Back”, ”Not My Girl”, ”Fallin”, ”You’ll Come ’round”, ”Sweet And Tender Romance”, some of which you could hear on Australian 60’s garage comps as Ugly Things, Devil’s Children, Oz Beat Frenzy!, Down Under Nuggets… So, as Bo Diddley said “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”, don’t miss it!
Two Australian 60’s garage beat comp with mostly rare but pretty solid ‘Down under’ fuzzed-out rumble. There are some well known acts like The Elois, Purle Hearts, Missing Links, Throb, Barrington Davis, Johnny Rebb & The Atlantics… ”Oz Beat Frenzy!” is more on raw garage side while ”Australian Music Beat Scene” is more beat oriented. Anyways, check some favs down under, Stop, Look And Listen ‘n’ Dig!!!
Well, here’s 2nd part of 60’s DownUnder story with 3cds more. After first three killer packages of Oz savage 60’s punk in my previous post [dug ’em up already aint ya!?!] here you gonna get more of [mostly] the same treat on 4th disc of the set, while discs 5 & 6 are full of mostly real cool ’67-’69 Oz fuzz/wah psych dementia. There are cool covers of Small Faces ”Sorry, She’s Mine”, Beatles ‘‘Paperback Writer”, and great psychedelizied version of classic ”Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Some of the stuff you could already find on fine Oz garage/psych comps as ”Datura Dreamtime”, ”A Forest Of Gold Top” or ”A Day In My Mind’s Mind” etc. Shame they didn’t include [so I did it!] great garage trax as ”Thump’‘ by The Union or Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects ”I’m Going Back” instead of few duds but nobody’s perfect [except me] alright! Two lame psych/pop cuts are missing but who cares. Finally, after all, I can say that this 6cd box has real great selection of tunes with crystal clear sound, so it deserves your attention or investment of your hard earned money. Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!
The Sunsets were 60’s garage band from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, formed in 1965. from surf crew The Four Strangers and later in ’67. evolved in Tamam Shud, cult psychedelic/progressive group.
”The Sunsets travelled to Sydney to perform regular gigs at various venues: Surf City, the Star Club and the Sunset discotheque. In October 1965 they released a single, “Bye Bye Goodbye”, on the Leedon label and followed with “When I Found You” in March of the following year. They issued three singles on Festival, “A Life in the Sun Theme”, “Love’s Face” and “The Hot Generation” in as well as an EP, A Life in the Sun in 1967. Their tracks were used for two surf films, A Life in the Sun (1966) and The Hot Generation (1967), both directed by Paul Witzig. Late that year Peter Barron replaced Connell on bass guitar and the group, now based in Sydney, changed their name to Tamam Shud.” [wiki]
This is Surfadelic tribute collection of The Sunsets 45’s as well as The Four Strangers recordings. You already knew them from various comps as Ugly Things, Hot Generation, Board Boogie, Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstonesor, Before Birdmen Flew and blah blah blah. So! It’s Garage-Surf ok?, Dig!!!
01 The Hot Generation 
02 When I Found You 
03 Animal [unreleased 1967]
04 I Want Love 
05 Uptight, Out Of Sight [unreleased 1967]
06 Theme From ”a Life In The Sun” 
07 Sunsets – Windansea 
08 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 
09 The Hot Generation (Soundtrack Version) 
10 The 4 Strangers – Sad And Lonely 
11 The 4 Strangers – The Rip 
12 The 4 Strangers – Pearl Diver 
This here is a brand new 6cd collection of rumblin ‘n’ tumblin’ down under 60’s punk/beat/psych. You should be familiar with Oz/Nz garage comps as Ugly Things, Wild Things, Devil’s Children or Before Birdmen Flew series, so there are many names and tunes you could hear already, but anyways the first three cd’s which I present here are MUST have for 60’s punk fans and others. I give you 75 trax of FUZZ overkill [with BLAZING SOUND FIDELITY] raw R&B punk savagery from Down Under loosers as The Smoke, The Atlantics, The Pleazers, The Blue Beats, The Challenge, Billy Adams, Wild Cherries, Tom Thumb, Throb, The 5, The La De Das, Masters Apprentices, Black Diamonds, Derek’s Accent, The Elois, The In-Sect, The Creatures… Killer stuff, Dig!!!
For more Australian 60’s garage check this too:
Big Beat Cellar Scene
Ugly Things Vol.1
Down Under Nuggets