Sunday, April 27, 2008

MORE PICS FROM 1969




THESE PICS WERE TAKEN AT KYEEMAGH IN SYDNEY, IN JAN 1969, ROB ASKEW DISCOVERED THEM IN HIS MOTHER'S PHOTO ALBUM.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

THE RECORDING PROJECT MOVES ON.

THIS WEEK WE PUT ON SOME VOCALS. OLLIE HAS A GREAT VOICE. I PUT ON A FLUTE SOLO, AND MAY ADD SOME ORGAN BACKING. IT DEPENDS WHAT THE OTHERS THINK. THIS IS AN INTERESTING PROJECT. SEVERAL MUSICIANS, ALL REMOTE FROM EACH OTHER, DOING A BIT AND PUTTING IT IN A PILE ON A SERVER, FOR ANY OF US TO MIX.
QUITE FRANKLY, IT COULD TURN OUT BADLY, BUT SO FAR, I THINK IT'S GOOD.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

AND ANOTHER FLAKE COMPILATION


I JUST FOUND ON EBAY, FOR $75, A COMPILATION CD, CALLED "THE GTK TAPES" VOL2.
I KNEW IT EXISTED, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE.
IT'S AN ABC LABEL, RELEASED IN 1994. THE CATALOGUE NUMBER IS 4797412.
THE TRACK IS "MIDNIGHT TRAIN".

Saturday, January 26, 2008

TAKE MY WORD

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THIS SOUNDTRACK WAS FROM A LIVE PERFORMANCE ON THE "REX MOSSOP CLUB SHOW", SCREENED ON SATURDAY NIGHTS ON ATN7 SYDNEY, IN 1969-70. THE CLUB SHOW ENDEAVOURED TO BRING THE LOCAL RSL CLUB INTO YOUR LOUNGE ROOM ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, AND FEATURED LIVE CROSSES TO THE WENTWORTH PARK GREYHOUND RACES. ALL CLASS!! REX "MOOSE" MOSSOP WAS A FORMER INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER, AND CALLED RUGBY LEAGUE FOR CHANNEL 7 AT THE TIME. THE SHOW WILL NOT BE REMEMBERED AS A CULTURAL ICON, AND I THINK IT WAS GREAT TO BE ON SUCH A CRAP PIECE OF AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION. ANYONE COULD BE ON COUNTDOWN! THIS TRACK ALSO ENDED UP ON A FESTIVAL LP, "THE FLAKE FILES".

Friday, January 25, 2008

YOU'VE GOT ME THINKING

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THE VIDEO IN THIS CLIP IS FROM THE 2007 REUNION. IT WASN'T SHOT BY ME, THANKS TO DEE FOR PASSING IT ON TO ME. "YOU'VE GOT ME THINKING" WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED BY JACKIE LOMAX ON APPLE, AND WAS MEANT TO BE THE "A" SIDE TO "THIS WHEEL'S ON FIRE".HOWEVER, THE DJ'S OF THE TIME SAW THE FOLLY IN THIS, AND PLAYED "WHEELS".IT WAS RECORDED IN 1970 AT WORLD OF SOUND STUDIOS.

Monday, January 07, 2008

ROB ASKEW, THE NEXT BEST THING


ROB PLAYED BASS IN THE LAST FLAKE LINEUP, HERE HE IS WITH HIS TRIO, "THE NEXT BEST THING". THEY DO THE SYDNEY CLUB CIRCUIT AND ARE TERRIFIC.
CHECK THEM OUT AT www.nextbestthing.com.au

Sunday, January 06, 2008

MICHAEL MEEHAN with FLAKE AT SCONE HIGH SCHOOL



MICHAEL MEEHAN CONTACTED ME TODAY. HE WAS ANOTHER MUSICIAN WHO ENTERED THE FLAKE REVOLVING DOOR. HE IS STILL ENTERTAINING IN PERTH THESE DAYS. I THINK WE MUST HAVE EX MEMBERS IN EVERY STATE.
CHECK OUT MICHAEL'S WEBSITE AT www.michaelmeehan.com.au

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

THIS WHEEL'S ON FIRE

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"THIS WHEEL'S ON FIRE" WAS FLAKE'S FIRST RECORDING, AND AMAZINGLY, WENT TO THE TOP OF THE LOCAL CHARTS. IT STAYED IN THE NATIONAL GO SET MAGAZINE CHARTS FOR OVER 6 MONTHS. IT WAS AWARDED AN AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD BY RADIO 2SM IN 1970.