Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Radio Birdman - The Essential Radio Birdman (1974 - 1978)


This best of collection from Aussie punk rockers Radio Birdman is actually the group's very first stateside release. Hats off to Sub Pop records for getting these guys more exposure, because they are without a doubt one of the most criminally underrated bands of the last 30 years. Whenever someone discusses punk rock's infancy the two names you'll always hear tossed around are The Sex Pistols and The Ramones. It's too bad that nobody gave two shits about the Australian music scene in the 1970's because Radio Birdman makes both of those groups seem downright juvenile in comparison. Taking their cues from Detroit acts like The Stooges and The MC5, Radio Birdman created some of the smartest and outright catchy music of the decade. Though largely ignored internationally, their songs would go to influence legions of Australian rock bands for years to come. This record is called "essential" for a damn good reason. Download it now.

- Steve

Download The Essential Radio Birdman (1974 - 1978)

4 comments:

robertefitzpatrick said...

I haven't checked this out yet, but I've got to say:

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I found you while searching for who was talking about the new BJTM album preview release and saw that we had similar interests...

Posts about Boris, HEALTH, BJTM, A Place to Bury Strangers, Elders of Zion AND the Dead Man OST!?!? I knew I was in love.

Cheers to you and I hope everyone supports these artists! Buy and album or a shirt if you can't go to the show and buy them a beer! Or shit, if you can go, buy them a beer at the show and get the album and a shirt...

Anonymous said...

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sarah said...

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so i'm not familiar with radio birdman but i am hooked by your description. could you possibly re-upload this? thanks much in advance.