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.
Download The Essential Radio Birdman (1974 - 1978)