There are few more uniquely Australian musical exports than pub rock. For the uninitiated (all two of you) the term has a fairly literal meaning – rock music, that is played in pubs. More specifically the hot, sweaty, beer-stained inner-city and suburban pubs of Australia.
What is the definitive image of the Australian experience and how would you choose to represent it? By urban skyscrapers or suburban housing estates? Through rural farmlands or coastal vistas? How about by our expansive deserts or uncharted tropics? Australia provides a rich and diverse landscape and its inhabitants are even more varied, so finding [...]
What do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cold Chisel and Hong Kong have in common? They all made the news this week in the 80s. On 14 December 1987 four socially aloof mutant turtles begin to fight crime on the streets, after training in Ninjitsu in the underground sewers with their rat Sensei, Master Splinter. The [...]