November 28, 2012

The Goanna Band and Judie Tzuke

From The band released its single, Solid Rock in October 1982.  The inspiration may have come from a ten day camping trip to Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) during 1980 - with a "spiritual awakening" which brought "the fire in the belly" to the surface over injustices to Australia’s indigenous peoples.
There were initial doubts whether record companies and radio were ready for such a weighty political subject but the Band insisted on its release to make a statement on the European invasion of Australia.

Live clip of one of the most underrated artists Britain ever produced. Judie Tzuke's  only top 20 hit was this beautiful ballad Stay with me 'till dawn, from 1979, peaking at number 16 from her debut album Welcome to the Cruise.


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