To end Australia Week let us ask a question. Where would the world be without the music coming from Down Under? Consider the cultural impact made by these bands and artists: AC/DC, Midnight Oil, INXS, The Vines, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, Natalie Imbruglia, Nick Cave, Counting Crows and so so many others. And don’t deny the guilty pleasures of The Bee Gees, Savage Garden and Air Supply. You know you sing along at the top of your lungs to “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” when you’re alone in the car.
Australia’s most important export may be its culture. And in truth, wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all had a little Aussie in us?
For the finale of Australia Week let’s do a flashback to one of my all-time favourite bands from the Land of Oz, Men At Work. Can’t you hear the thunder?
Making their debut on Froglix is the “reptilian rampage” from Newcastle upon Tyne, England better known as Killer Godzilla. These blokes offer a distinct brand of music that is sure to capture the hearts of those rock fundamentalists known to favour the guitar heavy tuneage made famous by bands such as AC/DC and Zeppelin. However, their indie edge also provides a conduit for those who fancy The White Stripes, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stoneage and the like to enjoy them as well. Shauny (vox), Marty (guitar), Si (drums) and Oz (bass) have created a lovely hybrid that definitely deserves a listen. Froglix is pumped to present for your listening pleasure (2) tracks off of their self-titled release “Love You Long Time” and “Karate For Fat Girls”. Don’t let the track names fool you. Killer Godzilla are writing and peforming some excellent indie fare…but don’t take my word for it. Listen for yourself…