V/A - When Sharpies Ruled : A Vicious Selection CD (NEW) (P)

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A Crazed Australian cult from the 70s that was similar to our ’69 Skinhead scene…

Following in the tradition of acclaimed compilations like ‘Boogie!’ and ‘(When the Sun Sets Over) Carlton’, Festival Records present the ultimate aural and visual statement on the infamous Australian youth movement and gangs of the ‘70s. The Sharpies were a uniquely Australian working class phenomenon. Notorious in their day for their predication for trouble, these days they’re remembered for their startling style sense and their outrageous dancing (as parodied by Magda Szubanski on Fast Forward in the ‘90s). The Sharpies of course loved their music, and ‘When Sharpies Ruled’ presents the best of their favourite local bands. A mixture of classic hits, fan favourites and some killer rarities (including a track by Rabbit, the band fronted by AC/DC’s original pre-Bon singer Dave Evans), the collection is chock full of killer Aussie power boogie and glam thump. This music – and the sharpie phenomenom – is currently part of a burgeoning INTERNATIONAL interest in so-called ‘proto-punk’ ‘70s hard rock, and this release will receive international attention.


1. Coloured Balls - Time Shapes - Coloured Balls

2. Finch - Out Of Control - Finch

3. La De Das - The Place (Single Edit.) - La De Das

4. Coloured Balls - Flash - Coloured Balls

5. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - Let's Have A Party (Recorded Live At Sunbury 1974)

6. Stevie Wright - Hard Road - Stevie Wright

7. Buster Brown - Roll Over Beethoven - Buster Brown

8. Skyhooks - Horror Movie - Skyhooks

9. Coloured Balls - Love You Babe - Coloured Balls

10. Hush - Riff In My Head - Hush

11. Fat Daddy - Roll Daddy Roll - Fat Daddy

12. Ted Mulry Gang - Jump In My Car - Ted Mulry Gang

13. Bullet - Rock My Lady - Bullet

14. Hush - Bony Moronie - Hush

15. Fatty Lumpkin - Movin' - Fatty Lumpkin

16. Kevin Borich Express - I'm Goin' Somewhere - Kevin Borich Express

17. Ted Mulry Gang - Crazy - Ted Mulry Gang

18. Finch - Hey Spunky - Finch

19. Taste - Tickle Your Fancy - Taste

20. Rabbit - Wildfire - Rabbit

21. Supernaut - I Like It Both Ways - Supernaut

22. Rose Tattoo - Remedy - Rose Tattoo

23. La Femme - Chelsea Kids (Single Version) - La Femme

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