#318: ‘Blow Up The Pokies’ – The Whitlams

Back in 1999, I have a vivid memory of The Whitlams suddenly appearing on radio stations like Triple M. I wasn't aware of the band by this point, though my mother mentioned that she liked them, and I kept on hearing them. Specifically, I kept hearing the track 'Blow Up The Pokies', a song protesting … Continue reading #318: ‘Blow Up The Pokies’ – The Whitlams

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#322: ‘Boy’ – Snakadaktal

Back in 2008, triple j launched their annual Unearthed High competition. The aim of this was for high school-aged musicians to break into the music industry after submitting some of their original works. While I didn't pay much attention to this at first, I soon became intrigued by the concept, especially after all three of … Continue reading #322: ‘Boy’ – Snakadaktal

#324: ‘The Boy Who Lost His Jocks On Flinders Street Station’ – Painters And Dockers

I first heard of Painters And Dockers way back in 2005. I was researching the classic Australian band TISM, only to learn that there was apparently a rather prominent theory that members of TISM were actually just members of Painters And Dockers in disguise. The theory made sense at face value, I mean, what are … Continue reading #324: ‘The Boy Who Lost His Jocks On Flinders Street Station’ – Painters And Dockers

#331: ‘Oh No Not You Again’ – Australian Crawl

Another one of those many bands I listened to countless times while growing up was Victoria's Australian Crawl. Again, staples of classic rock radio, it was hard to escape their music and their tunes undoubtedly soundtracked my formative years. While I began piecing together information about the band at only age ten, I heard from … Continue reading #331: ‘Oh No Not You Again’ – Australian Crawl