Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Easybeats [Australian Artists] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

The Easybeats

The Easybeats occupy a unique place in the pantheon of 1960s British rock acts. For starters, they were Australian, except that they really weren't -- they met in Sydney alright, and being based in Australia with the talent they had gave them a leg-up over any of the local competition. But lead singer Stevie Wright originally came from England (although he'd been in Australia for some years), and bassist Dick Diamonde hailed from the Netherlands, as did guitarist Harry Vanda, while the others, guitarists George Young and drummer Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, were recent arrivals from Scotland and England -- most significantly, Fleet was Liverpool born and raised, and had been a member of the Mojos, one of that city's more promising bands of 1963 and 1964. They all had talent, but he had a sense of style and an idea of what worked in rock & roll; it was Snowy Fleet who came up with the name "the Easybeats," and the sharp image for the early group, which made them a piece of authentic Brit-beat right in the heart of Sydney, 13,000 miles from Liverpool and as precious there as water on a desert.

After honing their sound and building a name locally around Sydney in late 1964, the group was signed to Albert Productions who, in turn, licensed their releases to Australian EMI's Parlophone label. Ted Albert, their producer, seemed to recognize what he had in a group of talented, newly-transplanted Englishmen and Europeans -- the real article, and a rare musical commodity in Australia. The band was signed up with 20 original songs already written, and as they sounded fresh, he simply let the band cut them, merely making sure the music came out right on vinyl. Working from originals primarily written by Stevie Wright, by himself or in collaboration with George Young, the group's early records (especially the albums) were highly derivative of the Liverpool sound, which was fine by all concerned. What made it special was the sheer energy that the quintet brought to the equation -- they were highly animated in the studio and on stage, they looked cool and rebellious, and they sang and played superbly.

1968 - Vigil

1969 - Best of The Easybeats - Volume 2

1969 - Friends

1977 - The Shame Just Drained

1986 - Absolute Anthology 1965 to 1969
CD01 - CD02

1992 - The Definitive Series

1996 - The Definitive Anthology
CD01 - CD02

2005 - Singles A's & B'S
CD01 - CD02

The Easybeats - BBC Sessions

The Easybeats - The Best Of The UK Years 1966-69


Tel said...

Thanx Ozzieguy
I've Got All These Aleady Except For The Best Of The UK (Homemade Comp?)
Great Group And Should NOT Be Missed

Ozzieguy said...

Hi Tel
That album was a gift from a friend so I am not sure.
However, I liked it :-)

BTW are you a member of a forum under the name of tel201056?


Tel said...

Hi Ozzie guy
Yes Tel201056 Is Me

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Tel
Nice to have you here :-)


Howl Din said...

Missing: the Raven EP LP with e Coke jingles, short but fab n fun

Ozzieguy said...

Sorry Howl Din.