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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Dr Zaius » February 15, 2015, 10:29 pm

Probably not in my Top 10
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 16, 2015, 11:25 pm

I just thought of another. From the sea, Eskimo joe.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by gergreg » February 17, 2015, 2:31 am

Begbie wrote:Yeah, easybeats hands down best aussie band of all time. Has there ever been a mmor cooler singer than stevie wright?
A few years ago a friend was telling me he was living in a caravan out in struggle town
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by yeh raiders » February 20, 2015, 1:00 pm

Begbie wrote:I just thought of another. From the sea, Eskimo joe.
Sensational song. Eskimo Joe are highly underrated

INXS wins though. Need You Tonight or Never Tear us Apart. By My Side is up there too

Don't Dream its Over is brilliant too.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 20, 2015, 1:21 pm

By my side was played at my wedding. Love the song, it's too short though.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 20, 2015, 1:24 pm

Gerg wrote:
Begbie wrote:Yeah, easybeats hands down best aussie band of all time. Has there ever been a mmor cooler singer than stevie wright?

A few years ago a friend was telling me he was living in a caravan out in struggle town
Yep, he got addicted to smack back in the 70s and didn't sort himself. They wheeled him out about 10 years ago to play in those concerts but he is and has long been a defeated man. Still doesn't detract from what he was and what he did for our music industry.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Seiffert82 » February 22, 2015, 6:36 am

Have to agree with Friday on my Mind by the Easybeats. She's So Fine is also a great Easybeats song.

Thunderstruck, Shook Me All Night Long and High Voltage - AC/DC were also faves growing up.
Evie - Stevie Wright
Beds are Burning and US Forces - The Oils
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
These Days and My Happiness - Powderfinger
Better Be Home Soon and Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel (not really a personal fave, but it's pretty iconic)
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Seiffert82 » February 22, 2015, 6:39 am

Begbie wrote:
Gerg wrote:
Begbie wrote:Yeah, easybeats hands down best aussie band of all time. Has there ever been a mmor cooler singer than stevie wright?

A few years ago a friend was telling me he was living in a caravan out in struggle town
Yep, he got addicted to smack back in the 70s and didn't sort himself. They wheeled him out about 10 years ago to play in those concerts but he is and has long been a defeated man. Still doesn't detract from what he was and what he did for our music industry.
Stevie Wright was living in Narooma for years. Not sure if he's still there, but these days he's well beyond performing. Sad story really.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by hrundi89 » April 7, 2016, 1:13 pm

"Wide Open Road" by The Triffids.

Game, set, match. Thank you linesmen. Thank you ballboys.

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Best Australian song ever

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Stevie died late last year

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 7, 2016, 2:50 pm

julian87 wrote:
Johnny Ringo wrote:
julian87 wrote:Tried to make a really short list but I just can't, would probably come from this lot for mine

The Ship Song - Nick Cave
Throw your arms around me - Hunters and Collectors
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
I was only 19 - Redgum
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
To Her Door - Paul Kelly
Berlin Chair - You Am I

I think Gotye's big singled and One Crowded Hour will be remembered fondly in the future too.
One crowded hour....Great
song I think it was no 1 in the hottest 100 but it was by augie March


The redgum song is actually titled a walk in the light green. Good list btw. I would include friday on my mind , the real thing and probably a men at work song.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 7, 2016, 3:27 pm

hrundi89 wrote:"Wide Open Road" by The Triffids.

Game, set, match. Thank you linesmen. Thank you ballboys.



Never been a fan of the band nor the song tbh.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by hrundi89 » April 7, 2016, 3:35 pm

Begbie wrote:
hrundi89 wrote:"Wide Open Road" by The Triffids.

Game, set, match. Thank you linesmen. Thank you ballboys.



Never been a fan of the band nor the song tbh.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by bonehead » April 7, 2016, 5:20 pm

Begbie wrote:
julian87 wrote:
Johnny Ringo wrote:
julian87 wrote:Tried to make a really short list but I just can't, would probably come from this lot for mine

The Ship Song - Nick Cave
Throw your arms around me - Hunters and Collectors
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
I was only 19 - Redgum
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
To Her Door - Paul Kelly
Berlin Chair - You Am I

I think Gotye's big singled and One Crowded Hour will be remembered fondly in the future too.
One crowded hour....Great
song I think it was no 1 in the hottest 100 but it was by augie March


The redgum song is actually titled a walk in the light green. Good list btw. I would include friday on my mind , the real thing and probably a men at work song.
Some crackers there, just add a couple if they didn't get overly flogged by the radio would probably be more popular.

Choirboys - run to paradise
Hunters and collectors - holy grail
Men at work - down under (i prefer overkill but down under just screams aus)
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by bonehead » April 7, 2016, 5:24 pm

Fair list,

slim dusty probably robbed not having "duncan" in there.
John Williamson "home among the gumtrees"
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by yeh raiders » April 7, 2016, 10:49 pm

INXS deadset robbed.

Friday on My Mind is outstanding. First introduced to me as the channel 9 NRL theme song back in the day

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 7, 2016, 11:21 pm

The greatest ever Australian song is Never tear us apart.


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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 7, 2016, 11:21 pm

It could be my favourite ever song.


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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 7, 2016, 11:24 pm

greeneyed wrote:It could be my favourite ever song.


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It hard to go past, isn't it. Fantastic song, great film clip,

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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When the sax comes through in that song... Absolutely perfect.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 7, 2016, 11:37 pm

Begbie wrote:
hrundi89 wrote:"Wide Open Road" by The Triffids.

Game, set, match. Thank you linesmen. Thank you ballboys.

Never been a fan of the band nor the song tbh.
I can't say I even remember it.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 7, 2016, 11:38 pm

gee that's good. The inxs clip. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 7, 2016, 11:52 pm

Were clips ever better before or since that era? I don't think so myself. That clip is a classic, it's art.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 7, 2016, 11:54 pm

I just thought of another, reckless, Australian crawl.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » April 7, 2016, 11:56 pm

That's a great song. James Reyne has a great voice and it makes the song.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Reckless....damn, that was a fine song. Soundtrack to a sharehouse I had back at uni.

Speaking of which, I saw Midnight Oil at the Uni bar. One of the best nights ever.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by bonehead » April 8, 2016, 8:46 am

Never tear us apart, get shivers hearing that sometimes
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by hrundi89 » April 8, 2016, 9:53 am

bonehead wrote:Never tear us apart, get shivers hearing that sometimes
It's a good song but it's not uniquely Australian.

That's where something like "Cattle and Cane" or "To Her Door" comes into contention...
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Raider Bell » April 8, 2016, 2:24 pm

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Post by The Rickman » April 8, 2016, 4:32 pm

T_R wrote:Reckless....damn, that was a fine song. Soundtrack to a sharehouse I had back at uni.

Speaking of which, I saw Midnight Oil at the Uni bar. One of the best nights ever.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » April 8, 2016, 6:14 pm

Midnight oil, the dead heart. Mvt unplugged version with Garrett dancing himself,into a stupor.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » April 8, 2016, 7:34 pm

Begbie wrote:Midnight oil, the dead heart. Mvt unplugged version with Garrett dancing himself,into a stupor.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSybR_k_Ouo[/youtube]
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Re: Best Australian song ever

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