The late seventies saw Australian music going towards a punk style (featuring bands like the Saints) or continuing with a more bluesy-country style as typified by the Adelaide band, Stars (not to be confused with the band from Canada of the same name). Featuring impeccable musicianship and wonderful songwriting courtesy of guitarists, Andy Durant and Mal Eastick, they crafted two wonderful studio albums which, while having American roots influences, told very Australian stories.
On Episode 25 of Love That Album, I’m joined once again by host of Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide podcast, Michael Pursche to discuss both the Stars studio albums, “Paradise” and “Land of Fortune” and make reference to an all-star live album in tribute to Andy Durant who sadly died in 1980 from cancer. I'm also extremely happy to be having a chat to Mick Pealing, the former lead singer of Stars, to discuss his recollections of recording these two wonderful albums and how the Andy Durant Memorial Concert got arranged.
Eric Reanimator contributes another great An Album I Love segment discussing the great "Radios Appear" album by Radio Birdman.
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