Thursday, 9 February 2017

THE KELPIES - Television 2003

Final a late evening post and this belongs to one of my favorite bands from Sydney, The Kelpies and this release from Head Miles Records is an awesome one and features twenty-four tracks, their entire recorded output, including their Aberrant and Phantom Records releases: the tracks are taken from three separate recording sessions from 1981 and 1982. Tracks 1-13 were recorded onto cassette in the bands rehearsal space underneath 51 Stanley Street, East Sydney in 1981, tracks 14-21 recorded to 8 track Now Studios, Sydney 1981, tracks 22-24 were from a 24 track session in 1982 for a Phantom records single. This 24-song disc compiles all that's gone before and adds another tune, the studio version of the post-punk sounding "How Can I Tell You". The first thing that must be said is that the Kelpies were very much a vehicle for the songwriting of Mark Easton, an under-appreciated talent if there ever was one. He has a hand in each tune (except for "Change", which was co-written by singer Jim Atkins and Danny Rumour, then of Sekret Sekret and now with the Cruel Sea). The themes are the obvious punk ones of boredom, alcoholism, serial killers but there's a degree of lyrical sophistication that lifts the songs above the norm. Don't know where I got all the infos but thx and let the Kelpies rule.



  1. awesome post...thank you so much for this and full explanation,Have a nice weekend :)

  2. Love these kangaroos
    Did you receive the ISM ?