Mushroom Rock ~ 40 Years / 40 Tracks ~ 2013 new release ~ available now ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!


To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Australian label Mushroom Records,  Warner Music Australia presents a great new compilation, “Mushroom 40 : Rock”, and announces a  program to reissue and upgrade some classic material from the Mushroom catalogue.

“Mushroom 40: Rock” lives up to its title with 40 tracks going back 40 years, focussing on the rock side of Mushroom’s heritage. It begins with classic early hits from the likes of Matt Taylor and Madder Lake and mid-70s breakthrough mega-hits from Skyhooks and Ol’55. It moves through the late ’70s (Split Enz, Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons), into the early 80s (Sunnyboys, Models, Hunters & Collectors), mid and late-80s (Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Choirboys), into the 90s and beyond (Bad Loves, 28 Days, Eskimo Joe). It features a number of rarities for collectors, including the first ever reissue of the single by Friends, ‘Lucille’ (recorded live at Sunbury in ’73; it was one of two 7″ singles released simultaneously in early ’73 to launch the label), Russell Morris’s hit “Hush”, and the non-album original hit single recording of Sports’ “Who Listens To the Radio?”

This announcement coincides with the release of three early Mushroom album titles in upgraded editions  – the seminal 1974 Chain compilation “The History of Chain”,  the 1978 Madder Lake compilation “The Best of Madder Lake”, and the collectable 1974 album “First Offense” by Perth/Melbourne blues rock outfit Sid Rumpo. All titles have been mastered from original tapes, and include a handful of bonus tracks as well as liner notes.

Track Listing

Disc 1:

  1. Skyhooks – Living in the 70’s
  2. Matt Taylor – I Remember When I Was Young
  3. The Dingoes – Way Out West
  4. Madder Lake – 12lb Toothbrush
  5. Friends – Lucille
  6. Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs – New Orleans
  7. Ol’55 – On The Prowl
  8. Stars – Mighty Rock
  9. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons – Shape I’m In
  10. The Sports – Who Listens To The Radio
  11. Split Enz – I See Red
  12. The Ferrets – Janie May
  13. Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs – Suburban Boy
  14. Paul Kelly – Leaps and Bounds
  15. The Swingers – Counting The Beat
  16. Russell Morris & The Rubes – Hush
  17. Sunnyboys – Happy Man
  18. Painters & Dockers – Nude School
  19. The Johnnys – Injun Joe
  20. The Triffids – Wide Open Road

Disc 2:

  1. Jimmy Barnes – No Second Prize
  2. Ian Moss – Telephone Booth
  3. The Saints – Just Like Fire Would
  4. Choirboys – Run To Paradise
  5. Angry Anderson – Bound For Glory
  6. The Angels – Dogs Are Talking
  7. Uncanny X-Men – Everybody Wants To Work
  8. Models – Out Of Mind Out Of Sight
  9. Hunters and Collectors – When The River Runs Dry
  10. The Stems – At First Sight
  11. Weddings Parties Anything – Luckiest Man
  12. The Badloves – Green Limousine
  13. Nick Barker – Time Bomb
  14. Kings Of The Sun – Serpentine
  15. Horsehead – Liar
  16. Suze DeMarchi – Satellite
  17. Cold Chisel – Yakuza Girls
  18. 28 Days – Goodbye
  19. Machine Gun Fellatio – The Girl Of My Dreams (is Giving Me Nightmares)
  20. Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails, Red Wine

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