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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 16, 2016, 5:37 am

Lenny Leonard wrote:Can we claim split enz? I got you..

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Hardly, Tim, they even have NZ in their name! I'd much rather claim "six months in a leaky boat" if I were to flog a song from this band. Crowded House are a different kettle of fish..

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 16, 2016, 5:56 am

Im thinking about buying an EA Falcon, installing a big cab radio strip antenna on the front and a Strayla Sticker with the southern cross on the back to tour The country with. this sound track will be pumping. Might even grow myself a mullet and purchase a few blue singlets for the trip.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by yeh raiders » April 18, 2016, 10:03 pm

Begbie wrote:
Lenny Leonard wrote:Can we claim split enz? I got you..

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Hardly, Tim, they even have NZ in their name! I'd much rather claim "six months in a leaky boat" if I were to flog a song from this band. Crowded House are a different kettle of fish..
I'd go with "Message to My Girl" if I had to steal a Split Enz song. But the other 2 are cracking songs too.

But it makes sense their best came as an Aussie band .. Crowded House

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 12, 2018, 11:11 pm

How good is Daryl Braitwaite's voice? Must be one of our greatest ever vocalists.











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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 12, 2018, 11:23 pm

James Reyne is also one of the great vocalists in Australian music history... Love listening to these old songs. They are better than virtually anything going around these days.









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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Sid » April 13, 2018, 7:45 am

Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car - The Wiggles


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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » October 7, 2018, 6:12 am

Unguarded Moment by The Church.

I know it's been mentioned in this thread.

Great song..
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by bonehead » October 7, 2018, 6:28 am

-PJ- wrote:Unguarded Moment by The Church.

I know it's been mentioned in this thread.

Great song..
acoustic version! El Momento Descuidado

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » October 7, 2018, 7:52 am

bonehead wrote:
October 7, 2018, 6:28 am
-PJ- wrote:Unguarded Moment by The Church.

I know it's been mentioned in this thread.

Great song..
acoustic version! El Momento Descuidado

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Some fantastic Aussie music all weekend..
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » October 21, 2018, 1:43 pm

These guys are barely Australian but-

Split Enz- I got you.

I got you, that's all I want
I won't forget, that's a whole lot
I don't go out, now that you're in
Sometimes we shout, but that's no problem
Chorus-
I don't know why sometimes I get frightened
You can see my eyes you can tell I'm not lyin

Look at you, you're a pageant
You're everything, that I imagine
Something's wrong, I feel uneasy
You show me, tell me you're not teasin

Repeat Chorus

There's no doubt, not when I'm with you
When I'm without, I stay in my room
Where do you go, I get no answer
You're always out, it gets on my nerves

Repeat Chorus> Repeat Chorus> Repeat Chorus> Fade out...


Awesome stuff.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » October 27, 2018, 2:35 pm

Hey boys and girls..
I'd like to ask your favourite AC/DC song.

I've thought about this long and hard.

And I've gone with..Who made who...

Go...
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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by gergreg » October 27, 2018, 3:28 pm

Too many great ones to pick just 1

Jailbreak and Back in black are 2 of my favourites

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » October 27, 2018, 3:44 pm

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Was just coming in to say this one

I’ll add One Quiet Hour and The day you come
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by beetlejuice » August 28, 2019, 1:44 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
October 27, 2018, 3:44 pm
Dusty wrote:Flame Trees


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Was just coming in to say this one

I’ll add One Quiet Hour and The day you come
I saw Augie March open for crowded house when they first got back together, man they were good!

in terms of best Australian Song, im Partial to "when the river runs dry" Hunters and Collectors.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by BJ » August 28, 2019, 2:55 pm

-PJ- wrote:I love the Oils.

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Hercules
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I’ll add Kosciusko and Jimmy Sharmans boxers as great Oils songs that rarely get mentioned.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by BJ » August 28, 2019, 2:59 pm

James Reyne and Darryl Braithwaite join forces for a great song. Real grower as well.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » August 28, 2019, 6:28 pm

BJ wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:55 pm
-PJ- wrote:I love the Oils.

Short Memory
Hercules
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I’ll add Kosciusko and Jimmy Sharmans boxers as great Oils songs that rarely get mentioned.

Their MTV unplugged performance was outstanding. The Dead Heart was the highlight - I reckon it is still on Youtube.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » August 28, 2019, 9:29 pm

Have to add At her door by Paul Kelly. Can’t wait to see him at the end of the year


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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » August 28, 2019, 9:37 pm

To her door?
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » August 28, 2019, 9:46 pm

greeneyed wrote:To her door?
That too. Mrs Fui was giving me grief the other day for the same thing!

Side note: I saw Never tear us apart, and it reminded me of Ugly Phil on Triple M a while back. He was doing some awkward bantering with some caller, and asks the caller if he wants to listen to some INXS. The caller responded “Oh yeah, I love INXS. Most underrated rock band in Australia.” Ugly Phil went to town, saying that was nonsense, and one of the dumbest calls he ever heard.

Had to agree, underrated bands don’t sel out Wembley
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » August 28, 2019, 10:24 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
August 28, 2019, 9:46 pm
greeneyed wrote:To her door?
That too. Mrs Fui was giving me grief the other day for the same thing!

Side note: I saw Never tear us apart, and it reminded me of Ugly Phil on Triple M a while back. He was doing some awkward bantering with some caller, and asks the caller if he wants to listen to some INXS. The caller responded “Oh yeah, I love INXS. Most underrated rock band in Australia.” Ugly Phil went to town, saying that was nonsense, and one of the dumbest calls he ever heard.

Had to agree, underrated bands don’t sel out Wembley
I’m with Mrs Fui, given he says “To her door” 27,000 times in the song!
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Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » August 28, 2019, 10:26 pm

I’m sure he makes a reference to being “At her door” as well!

**Edit** Checked the lyrics, and he doesn’t say it at all. I might have misheard “Out the door”.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -TW- » August 28, 2019, 11:10 pm

Mrs fui schooled you again? Ooft

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » August 29, 2019, 7:37 am

BJ wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:55 pm
-PJ- wrote:I love the Oils.

Short Memory
Hercules
When the generals talk
I’ll add Kosciusko and Jimmy Sharmans boxers as great Oils songs that rarely get mentioned.
Yep..

True Oils fans know the back catalogue..the great songs that rarely if ever get heard.

Wedding cake island
Who can stand in the way
Minutes to midnight
Warakurna
Tin legs and tin mines
Gunbarrel highway

And plenty of others...

I grew up on this band..
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by BJ » August 29, 2019, 6:49 pm

-PJ- wrote:
BJ wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:55 pm
-PJ- wrote:I love the Oils.

Short Memory
Hercules
When the generals talk
I’ll add Kosciusko and Jimmy Sharmans boxers as great Oils songs that rarely get mentioned.
Yep..

True Oils fans know the back catalogue..the great songs that rarely if ever get heard.

Wedding cake island
Who can stand in the way
Minutes to midnight
Warakurna
Tin legs and tin mines
Gunbarrel highway

And plenty of others...

I grew up on this band..
Ooo yes Gunbarrel highway. I must dig that great song up.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » August 30, 2019, 7:31 am

A stick and a can
And a Kakadu man
Will the speaker speak up
Or the talker talk down
The world is no oyster and here in this town
****falls like rain on a world that is brown

I come alive, I read the signs on the Gunbarrel Highway
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Sid » August 30, 2019, 10:31 am

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by yeh raiders » September 12, 2019, 11:01 pm

Sid wrote:
August 30, 2019, 10:31 am
What about me - Shannon noll
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Surely his rendition of Carrmmonnn Aussie Carrmmonnn gets a mention!?

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