SUGGESTIONS & GUIDELINES FOR USE IN DISCUSSION FORUM
If you want to upload an album or songs to this section of the site, please ensure that it's not already on a physically available CD or one that's slated for future release on CD. By that we mean the actual Disc with artwork and packaging which you can physically hold in your hands.
To check on that availability, most often but not always on independent labels, the best sources are reputable music traders like JB Hi Fi, Sydney's Red Eye Records & Timewarp's mail order division and for major label releases only, Sanity. Also check an artist's or a record label's online website ie Aztec Music, Raven or Canetoad Records. If you're still unsure then please ASK as someone is sure to know.
The minimum bitrate to upload at is 256kbps but must be 320 if ripping the music yourself. Lower bit rates may only be accepted if there truly is no other option ie you are a 2nd or 3rd party . Many would disagree, but it's sometimes better to have something of extreme rarity in poor quality than not at all. But again ask if someone has a better rip before uploading your inferior one.
Artwork is highly desired but not a pre-requisite when uploading as someone in the group may be able to provide it later if you can't e.g. you have no scanner. However in all cases when posting an album in the discussion forum, please let us know if the CD art is included or not. If it is then is it
(a) the full artwork CD ready ie front & back cover scans, any gatefold inserts and tray insert. For best results we recommend scanning all 4 corners of L.P. covers before stitching so all information on the cover is available.
(b) just front & back only with no tray insert
(c) or just front cover scan only. The latter is to be discouraged completely unless you intend providing the back scan later. In which case wait till then & upload both.
ALWAYS: If providing art, please also list it as A SEPARATE LINK even if it is included with the main music file. This is so that others who only need the art don't have to download 80-100 mg of music they already own to get it.
Lastly, we appreciate that some here do have difficulty in stitching the scans together, so it is initially acceptable to upload unstitched scans. Someone may help & do the job for you, uploading these at a later stage. However it is strongly suggested that you keep practicing your own skills .
Hi everyone out there in Midoztouch land!
Does anyone have any of the following "Spin" Festival CD re-issues :
Johnny Devlin - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Dig Richards & The R'Jays - A Tribute Anthology
Various Artists - Brian Henderson's Bandstand
Various Artists - Drum Crazy
Neil I can help with all of these as I think they've been out of pint long enough. Just gimme a few days tho please mate
Meantime I hope you enjoy the Spin Sampler & the Peter Allen 'Tribute'
Thanks Micko....that would be great if you could do it.
I'm sure that it wouldn't only be me who would enjoy them!
Greetings to all!
I am looking for an album by The Motivators which featured Billy Millers little bro Kenny.
I believe it was released in 1980, and promptly vanished off the face of the earth. I know this is pretty obscure, but I also know that this is THE place to find it!
Hi Todd, My brother has (or did have) both these albums on vinyl. He actually alerted me to the existence of this site, so I'll ask him if he still has them and see if he can upload them for you.
You are correct mate, the self titled release was a 13 track album released in 1980. Nonethless thanks also to Rob for the 1983 EP. There was also a shared 1980 EP with the Jukes called "Top of the Class" and 2 singles "Summer" / "Just Don't Care" & "New Blood" / "At This Point In Time"
All of the shared EP tracks & singles are also on the album & all issued on Result Records. Ecrob's EP tracks are not n the album
So thanks again mate. But about that ST album.....???? Anyone got it??
BTW Zoot fans may be interested to know that this was drummer Rick Brewer's last major band of note after he joined fellow ex Ferrets Dave Springfield & Ric Petropolis to form the band with Kenny
Motivaters - After The fall EP
for Gronk and Micko
I also have the Top of The Class EP if needed
Thank-you Rob, you are a legend! I don't think I've heard any of this before, and it sounds pretty good.
Thanks as well to Micko for the info. Good to know that the album is out there somewhere.
does anybody have daryl braithwaites fith solo effort
taste the salt as this is now out of print i can not find it anywere even seconhand i use to have this on tape till my duaghter dropped it in the fishtank yes not happy jan?
this would be good if he could skyhooks75?
Hi Micko, Is Daryl Braithwaites album 'Taste The Salt' okay to post?
Sorry I'm so late responding Brett
Yep, upload Braithwaite's Taste The Salt album as the Rajon label, who issued all of "The Great..." CD sets has been defunct for nearly a year now
And Richard Pleasance was the main songwriter for one of the 80's biggest and best Aussie bands Boom Crash Opera". So it's certainly eligible. Look forward to them both
Cheers & thanks for the offer
Just enquiring whether anyone might have Colourblind by Richard Pleasance (his second solo album. Thanks.
Yes, i have his second album 'ColourBlind' which includes the song 'Love Is All'. I will look at posting it for you.
I have been looking for The Delltones - Bop Til Ya Drop for such a long time now, I seriously think it is out of print. If anyone can help out with this request it would be great.
And to the site admin, great work keep it up. Definately a trip down memory lane!!
I do have this on vinyl but it hasn't been ripped. I do know that my local library has a copy on CD tho. So as I have to go in there tomorrow anyway I'll grab it then
So no long to wait
Anyone have either of theses "Mr. Lee Grant" or "Mr. Lee in London" huge in NZ in the sixties.
Does anyone have a copy of Kevin Bennett/James Gillard - "Two".
While these days they are firmly rooted in the earthy sounds of alternative country with The Flood, Bennett once served time in Moving Pictures and sang with Icehouse while James Gillard was with Western Flyer and Mondo Rock.
The CD came out in 2002 but has been deleted for some years. I have tried so hard to get this album so any assistance would be very appreciated.
Any body got any of these albums by Melbourne band of the 1990's "Velvet Hammer"?
Baby is a Psycho 1990
Exploding Head Syndrome 1995
Flesh Fetish Factor 1997
Jim Keays ~ Boy From The Stars. anyone have this? Haven't heard it in years.. thanks in advance
Hi George, 'Boy From The Stars' should be still available.
By chance, has anyone ripped a copy of "Twilight Time" by The Twilights which contained some of their concert recordings?
I believe it was released on vinyl by Raven about 1982.
I know this one is a real stretch, but does anyone have access to Beyond The Planets from about 1985 featuring Kevin Peek?
It's a rock interpretation of Holst's The Planets.
The cover credits the album to Jeff Wayne - Rick Wakeman - Kevin Peek and is often listed around the internet as being a Wakeman album. Jeff Wayne's contribution is limited to composing the intro, and Rick Wakeman only plays on 3 of the 8 tracks, with a composer credit for the fanfare at the end.
Kevin Peek is featured throughout on guitar and possibly some of the keyboards. The album also features Kevin's old mate Trevor Spencer on drums. Despite this it usually doesn't appear on KP related discographies (for instance on the Sky fansite which lists other KP albums).
It was recorded in WA and Wakeman's participation probably came about when he performed with Sky on an Aus tour. It was issues on a small UK label Telstar that usually only does el cheapo compilations
Dell Dudenhoeffer - My Life
Any chance that any of you moguls have this in your hiddings. I know it should be among the rarest from Australia but i also know that there was a reissue on vinyl made in 2008. So i ask hopefully and hope i get lucky.
Hi Micko, et al!
It is a while since I have been here. The new look website is great.
I am trying to find a fairly recent album 'Tension Release' (1991) by Australian Jazz Fusion outfit Crossfire. Would anyone have a copy for upload, please?
Looking for a rare and hard to find Adrian Campbell's (Avalanche) album:
Adrian's Wall 1987
Adrian Campbell, Robert Dillon, Steve Donald, Peter Finn, Brett Garsed, Larry Groves, Brian Hamilton, Joe Imbroll.
Thanks in advance!
Hi there verbatim, I have the Adrian's Wall single "Reach Out (I'll Be There)", a remake of the Four Tops classic which I can upload but I too would prefer to have the album if anyone has it
Anybody have GANGgajang-gangAGAIN ripped? If not I have the vinyl and can rip it as long as it is out of print and unavailable (I cannot see it available on their website).
Thanks for this & the Crossfire albums RobynB. It's fntastic that you're able to contribute musically as well as wit thanks
I wonder if you'd mind posting these links on 2 separate threads of their own. I could do it for you but you desreve the credit of course. The only other thing I might ask is that you upload to Megaupload please. You'll have noticed that 99.9% of posts here are with that provider, for the simple fact that they last 2-3 years while on rapidshare it can be as litle as a a few weeks, which usually necessitates reposting by someone
Anyway when I do my cleanout of this thread as i do every so often, I can delete the posts relating to them, while at the same time, leaving open the possibilty that someone may have Crossfire ripped from CD
Many thanks for your contributions
Thanks for the obscure bits that have been posted date.
I'm after a couple of albums from 1982 & 1983.
Jo Jo Zep - Cha
Sharon O'Neill - Foreign Affairs.
Both of which I don't believe are available on CD anywhere, however I stand corrected.
THANKS a million RobyB !!!
You're a Star
Hi Grado (& Grunt )
Having checked the usual retail outlets as well as the bands own website, I can confirm that all of GANGgajang's original albums are unavailable bar 'Oceans & Deserts' which is available from all
There is alos an "Essential' CD & a DVD Collections but that seems to be all
So if you would like to hlp, Grunt me old mate, by all means do so. Perhaps starting with the 80's albums tho
Thanks for the offer of help mate
Hey, I'm after The Radiators - Scream of The Real.
Can't find it listed anywhere, so assume it's long deleted. Can anyone help with this one please?
Although this album is from the nineties, the members are ex Boom Crash Opera, Serious Young Insects, Uncanny X-Men from the eighties. So I hope it is within guidelines.
This album appears not to be currently available except on Ebay secondhand. Does anyone have it or know where it might be available?
I don't have the album but I just noticed a single from Horsehead on the Friday On My Mind blog, She Fell To Earth.
Not sure if you have that one or not but it has 2 tracks on it that are not on the album anyway.
Thanks Michael. Yes, I did see the EP, although I have had She Fell To Earth since it came out. I would love to see if the album is of that same high standard. Anyone?
does anyone have any albums by Wallis and Matilda or if any are still available could i have a link pleas.... thank you all
These 3 Box Sets are available on The Planet Company label for $29.95 each at JB HiFi, Leading Edge and all ABC Shops.
Hope this helps you Wobbly
Another one that has popped into my mind that I am searching for is the Bon Voyage album from The Little Heroes.
Hopefully someone out there might have this one.
Hi Gruntrat, I only know The Little Heroes song 'Bon Voyage' as a track on their 'Watch the World' album.