Sunday, November 28, 2021

Skyhooks [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate


In the mid-'70s, the Skyhooks shook and shaped Australian rock almost as much as the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

The glitter rock period of music did not sit well with Australian music, which is steeped in singers and bands having to be able to cut it in front of an audience. In the '70s, no self-respecting new Australian band would dare stand in front of an audience in make-up, glitter, and stacked heels and hope to be taken seriously. Melbourne's Skyhooks decided to parody that side of music rather than follow it. They dressed in an assortment of costumes, but what they wore had nothing to do with the music they performed, which was pure sex, drugs, and rock & roll, in songs that spoke about the world around them as it a was, right down to the names of the streets and suburbs the band and their audience came from. The songs, written by bassist Greg Macainsh, spoke louder than the costumes. Instead of being the intended parody the costumes only helped to separate Skyhooks from everything else happening in world and Australian rock.

1974 - Living In The 70's

1975 - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

1976 - Straight In A Gay Gay World

1977 - The Skyhooks Tapes

1978 - Guilty Until Proven Insane

1978 - Live! Be In It

1979 - The Best Of Skyhooks

1980 - Hot For The Orient

1983 - Live In The 80s

1990 - The Latest And Greatest

1994 - Singles And B Sides

2015 - Hits'n'Riffs


Marty said...

G'day OzzieGuy, thanks for the Skyhooks collection. An iconic Aussie band that took some criticism at first but proved they were better than they looked!

Ozzieguy said...

G'day Marty,
Yes they certainly received lots of criticism that is for sure but they were very talented.
Thanks for the message mate. BTW, I am currently setting up my Slim Dusty Discography to share soon.