Sonntag, 24. Mai 2009

THE SOUND OF THE SHARPIES VOL.1-5



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SHARPIE WAS AN AUSTRALIAN SUBCULTURE KICKING OFF
IN THE
STREETS OF MELBOURNE,THAT HAD ITS HEYDAYS
BETWEEN `72
-`76 (SUBURBAN FOLKLORE SAYS THAT
SHARPIES EVOLVED OUT
OF A LATE ´60´S HARD MOD YOUTH
CULT CALLED THE SHARPS) &
WERE THE EQUIVALENT TO
BRITISH SKINHEADS & BOOT BOYS.

SHARPIES WERE INFLUENCED BY CLOCKWORK ORANGE,
DIRTY
HARRY & BRUCE LEE-FLICKS, DRESSED UP IN TAILOR-
MADE
CARDIGANS,FLARES & BOOTS(EVEN PLATFORM BOOTS
WERE
IN STYLE),CUT THEIR HAIR SHORT AT THE TOP &
LONG AT THE
BACK & GOT LOTS OF TATTOOS.LIKE THEIR
ENGLISH COUNTER
PARTS THE SKINHEADS OF THE LATE
´60´S SHARPIES MOVED
IN GANGS & WERE ALWAYS READY
TO RUCK.UNLIKE THE
SKINS SHARPIES DIDN´T CARE FOR
REGGAE & SOUL,BUT HAD
A BIG CRUSH ON GLAM - & BOOGIE
HARD ROCK INSTEAD BY
THE LIKES OF SLADE,DAVID BOWIE,
SUZIE QUATRO
OR LOCAL
BANDS LIKE HUSH, TASTE, BILLY
THORPE & THE AZTECS
OR
COLOURED BALLS (ONLY BAND
AT THAT TIME SPORTING
THE SHARPIE LOOK).
WHEN SHARPIE BECAME A MASS MOVE
MENT FOR WORKING
CLASS KIDS IN ´73,AUSTRALIA GOT IN
FECTED BY THE BOOGIE
DISEASE TOO-NOT ONLY HARDCORE
SHARPIE BANDS PLAYED
THAT SPECIAL BRAND OF HOMEGROWN OZ ROCK
(MADE
WORLD WIDE FAMOUS BY AC/DC IN THE MID-70´S),
LEGIONS
OF LOCAL BANDS ADDED AT LAST A HANDFUL OF
BOOGIE
TUNES TO THEIR REPERTOIRE.

1976 A NEW BAND CALLED ROSE TATTOO (MEMBERS ANGRY
ANDERSON & PETE WELLS PLAYED IN SHARPIE BANDS LIKE
BUSTER BROWN & BUFFALO BEFORE) KICKSTARTED A NEW
SHARPIE
REVIVAL & A 2ND WAVE OF SHARP DRESSED DEAD
END KIDS
EMERGED FROM THE SUBURBS(EVEN MARK "CHOP-
PER"
READ,AUSTRALIA´S MOST NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL WAS
A
SHARPIE IN HIS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS).
IN 1980 THE SHARPIE
MOVEMENT WAS FADING AWAY.

"THE SOUND OF THE SHARPIES"
-COMPS ARE DE-
DICATED TO
BOVVER BOOGIE & TERRACE GLAM FROM DOWN-
UNDER 1970`S,
CONTAINING ALL THE SHARPIE FAVES PLUS
TONS OF SHARPIE-
COMPATIBLE HARD KNOCKS.FROM EARLY-
´70´S ´60´S MOD
LEFTOVERS LIKE STEVIE WRIGHT(EX-EASY-
BEATS
) OR THE LA
DE DA´S,MID-70´S HARDROCKERS & GLAM-
STERS LIKE THE SKY
HOOKS OR RABBIT(WITH THE ORIGINAL
AC/DC
-SINGER DAVE EVANS) TO
LATE ´70´S SHARP PUNKS
LIKE LA FEMME OR THE ANGELS.





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Kommentare:

  1. whoa - what a collection of great oz rock/pop. it took me years to find the fat daddy single! glad someone else recognises their brilliance... i'll be working my way thru these babies...

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