Thursday, 19 January 2017

THE RIPTIDES - Sunset Strip EP 1978

We leave Europe and swim southeast and land in Brisbane. The Riptides formed in 1977 as The Grudge, with their members comprising students from the Architecture Department of the University of Queensland. In 1978 they changed their band names, firstly, The Neon Steal and then The Numbers. In September 1978, The Numbers issued a limited edition (500 copies) EP, Sunset Strip on the Able label. Three powerful songs which are probably their best, yesterday I listen to their mini album Swept Away, a live recording and was very disappointed and far far away from the sound they recorded on this record. Well, they made numerous plates and I think the band is still active.


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  1. hell yeah.77 sunset strip.absoluter überhit

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  3. I agree, some of the later material isn't that interesting to me, but the recent (CD/Digital) collection of their material is worth picking up.. Cheers, M.
    https://www.discogs.com/The-Riptides-Tombs-of-Gold/release/6442068

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