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Friday, February 28, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - The Moonlighters - The Moonlighters (1977)


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The vinyl sounds great.   The music is lively and appealing.

01 Midnight in Memphis
02 Durango
03 Sonora's Death Row
04 I'm Broke
05 The Music is Part of the Man
06 Wild Things
07 Lady of Light
08 Shanty Town Goodbye
09 Home In San Antone
10 Cajun Queen

Info Stolen from This Great Site


The Moonlighters were formed in the mid-1970s led by Bill Kirchen and “moonlighted” from Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen… later to become his backing group. The early “Rhythm & Western” sound of the group came from a seven man outfit that featured a section of tenor sax, pedal steel and fiddle. The group evolved later into a four-man, skinny-tie, rock/pop outfit. The band’s first album was self-titled and produced by Jack Richardson and came out on Amhearst Rercords early in the groups existence. Towards the end of the group’s run, a second album, “Rush Hour,”  was released, which featured the four-man combo, was produced by Nick Lowe, and recorded in London, England.
By this time, Austin De Lone was in the group, who had known Nick Lowe in the pub-rock days of the early 1970s, when the group Mr. Lowe was in, Brinzley Schwartz, followed Austin’s “Eggs Over Easy” into the Tally Ho pub, birthplace of the famed pub-rock scene that is credited as the precursor to  punk-rock. Austin’s “Eggs Over Easy” is credited with having started the pub-rock scene.
The Moonlighters early claim to fame was a sit-in by Naomi Judd back in the mid-70s, her fist public performance, then a waitress at Rancho Nicasio. She sat in with her sister, Wynonna and sang “San Antonio Rose” and “Working Man Blues.” Over the years other backing jobs for the group were with country music star Dottsy and Norton Buffalo.

My Vinyl Attic - Marilyn Martin - Marilyn Martin (1986)


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The vinyl sounds really good on this records.  It was bought at Rockaway Records in Silverlake for 29 cents.  The singles "Night Moves" has some lyrics so stupid that they could have been written by Corey Hart.  The music is very, very 80's with Fairlight musical fakery everywhere.  A nice voice wasted on corporate songs. 

A1 Body & The Beat 5:17
A2 Night Moves 4:05
A3 Too Much Too Soon 4:33
A4 Turn It On 4:30
A5 The Dream Is Always The Same 4:29
B1 One Step Closer 4:30
B2 Beauty Or The Beast 4:31
B3 Move Closer 4:18
B4 Wildest Dreams 4:30
B5 Here Is The News 3:56

Companies etc


Info stolen from This Great Site

Marilyn Martin (born May 4, 1954) is an American singer best known for her 1985 hit duet with Phil Collins, "Separate Lives."
Born in Tennessee but raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Martin gained notice as a back-up singer for such artists as Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Tom Petty and Kenny Loggins, touring with Nicks and Walsh. She became a protegee of Doug Morris, then the head of Atlantic Records, who had heard her backing up Nicks on the Rock a Little album and was impressed enough to ask for a demo. She recorded the Stevie Nicks song "Sorcerer" (on which Nicks features on backing vocals) for the Jim Steinman soundtrack of the 1984 film Streets of Fire. Morris signed Martin to a two album contract and connected her with Phil Collins for "Separate Lives," part of the soundtrack for the 1985 film White Nights. The song was a number one hit in the U.S. and a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom. Her self-titled debut album was released in January 1986, reaching number 72 on the Billboard 200, with the single "Night Moves" reaching number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other singles were also released from the album, "Body and the Beat" and "Move Closer," but neither made the charts.
Her second album, This is Serious, was released in 1988, its lead single "Possessive Love" written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard. A second single, "Love Takes No Prisoners," was released as well, with the haunting ballad "Quiet Desperation" as the B-side. The same year, Martin also recorded a duet with David Foster, "And When She Danced," which was used as the "love theme" for the film Stealing Home.
However, neither the singles nor the album was successful, and Atlantic eventually released Martin from her contract, although she continued her career as a back-up vocalist into the 1990s. She also recorded a country album, "Through His Eyes," for Atlantic in 1994, which was never officially released but can now be listened to on Martin's official Web site. Martin currently works as a realtor in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, music producer and engineer, Greg Droman.
On September 14, 2012, Martin released a new album, Trust, Love, Pray, a Christian music CD featuring songs written by Marilyn, including "Every Way And Always" which has gotten a lot of airplay on Christian and Praise and Worship stations


My Vinyl Attic - Faith Band - Rockin' Romance (1978)


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The vinyl sounds great.  The music is pretty good.  Well above average for a 70's rock album with some tasty sax thrown in.

01 On A Neon Night
02 I'm A Fool For You
03 Dancin' Shoes
04 It's So Easy
05 Desire
06 Smile and a Tear
07 Down the Line
08 Moon and I
09 Blind Endless Love

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Faith Band is an American rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1973 to 1979, they released 5 albums: Faith in 1973, Excuse Me, I Just Cut an Album in 1977, Rock'n Romance in 1978, and Face to Face and Vital Signs in 1979.1 They gained popularity in the Indianapolis area in 1978 with Rock'n Romance, which contained the song "Dancin' Shoes", of which Nigel Olsson's cover of the song would become a Top 20 hit that year. Their lead singer Carl Storie and bassist Mark Cawley formed the duo "Blinding Tears" in 1985, and released one album: Blinding Tears on Riva Records in 1986. Carl Storie released one solo album, Carl Storie in 1999.2 Dave Bennett released one solo album, Out of the Bleu in 2004. Johnny Cascella moved on to the John Cougar Mellencamp band where he played keyboards until his untimely death in 1992. The liner notes in the album "Human Wheels" includes a dedication to him by John Mellencamp. Johnny's keyboard expertise on an amped-up Hammond B3 organ connected to an over-driven Leslie (rotary-doppler effect) speaker box was awe-inspiring. Dave Barnes went on to work with his brother, Terry Barnes, for Ticketmaster in the mid-1980s and helped to make it one of the largest ticket sales and distribution companies in the world. The Faith Band is currently recording an album at DaddyReal studios in Indianapolis. It is set to be released sometime in 2013.
  • Carl Storie (lead vocals, harmonica)
  • David Bennett (electric six-string guitar)
  • John Cascella (keyboards, saxophone, vocals)
  • Mark Cawley (bass guitar)
  • Dave Barnes (drums)
  • Faith (1973) Brown Bag Records/United Artists Records - Track list: Sometimes Sometimes, Freedom, Answer To The Master, Lookin For A Friend, Such A Lady Such A Lover, Dreamy Eyed Lady, We're All Headed In The Same Way, The Last Song
  • Excuse Me, I Just Cut an Album (1977) Village Records - VR-7703 - Track List: Keep On Lovin', Spotlight, On Fire, Power Play, Searchin', Brave World, (I Think I Wanna) Possess You, (Baby I Know) The Heat Is On, Out To Play
  • Rock'n Romance (1978) Village - VR 7805/Phonogram - Track List: on a neon night, i'm a fool for you, dancin' shoes, it's so easy, desire', smile and a tear, down the line, moon and i, blind endless love
  • Face to Face (1979) Village/Phonogram Mercury SRM 1-3770 - Track List: Touchy Situation, You're My Weakness, Big City Lights, Hopeless Romantic, Diamond In The Rough, Leave This Love, Fool's Love, Long Distance Runner, Forever
  • Vital Signs (1979) Village/Phonogram Mercury SRM 1-3807 - Track List: Yesterdays' News, Easier Said Than Done, Somewhere In The Night, Everything But A Heartbeat, Paradise, Dark Side Of L.A., Only A Joker, Rosalie, Is It For Real?
  • Faith Band Legacy (On-Line Release Dec. 2010) Track list: You Should Be With Me - Sometimes Sometimes (Live @ The Patio 1975) - Sneakin' Suspicion - Outside Woman Blues - Hold On - Live Wire - How Long Will It Take - Keep On (Extended Re-mix) - I've Got The Goods On You - Fools Love - Searchin' - Ridin' High - Brave Brave World - Stay With Me - Run Around - Nothing's Gonna Change My Mind - Rosalie - Just On The Outside - You Can't Walk That Line Forever
  • Faith Band Legacy videos currently available on YouTube include: Possess You, Such A Lady, Statesboro (Blues), Dancin' Shoes, and more
  • Formerly known as "The Chosen Few" Band - Included Bass player and backup vocalist "Jack Hamilton" - www.garagehangover.com - Album Title: "The Chosen Few" - RCA Records LSP-4242 - 1969 - Track list: Talk with Me, You Make Me So Very Happy, Maybe the Rain Will Fall, Sea of Tranquility, Spend One Night, Beginnings, Safrowillie, I'll Never Change You, Deeper In, I Will Miss You
  • Formerly Known as The "Limousine" Band - Album Title: "Limousine" - GSF Records - GFS-S-1002 - 1972 - Track List: A Song For Monique, Sometimes, Bitin' Grace, Such A Lady-Such A Lover, Barriers, Sidewalk Siren, Raise Your Voice, Lighthouse


Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Lone Star - Firing on All Six (1977)


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The vinyl sounds really good.  The recording sounds a little bassy but not bad.  The music is rocking and has an appeal (a little funky and a little prog in places).  I think this is available on CD but my copy is from vinyl.


A1 The Bells Of Berlin 6:57
A2 The Ballad Of Crafty Jack 3:41
A3 Time Lays Down 4:50
A4 Hypnotic Mover 4:28
B1 Lovely Lubina 3:35
B2 Seasons In Your Eyes 4:15
B3 Rivers Overflowing 4:56
B4 All Of Us To All Of You 4:54

Credits

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Lone Star was a Welsh rock band formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1975. An embryonic line-up consisted of former Iona members, Kenny Driscoll and Tony Smith, former Quest bassist Ray Jones, and drummer Jim Mathews. The band took on the Lone Star moniker in early 1975 with the addition of new rhythm section, Pete Hurley on bass and Dixie Lee on drums, and noted guitarist Paul "Tonka" Chapman (a cousin of famed Welsh rocker Dave Edmunds), whose credits included the bands Universe, Skid Row (where he had replaced Gary Moore), Kimla Taz, and most notably, UFO, in a short-lived 1974 dual guitar configuration alongside Michael Schenker. Canadian keyboardist Rick Worsnop completed the line-up.

Lone Star recorded a studio session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in early 1976, and signed to CBS Records, releasing their self-titled Roy Thomas Baker-produced debut album in August 1976. It charted at No. 47 on the UK Album Charts and was supported by a UK tour with label mate Ted Nugent. A second BBC session was recorded and broadcast around the time of the first album's release. The band's profile would get a further boost with a BBC Radio One In Concert broadcast, recorded at the Paris Theatre in London on September 23, 1976 while on tour as openers for Mott.
1977 saw original vocalist Kenny Driscoll replaced by 20-year old newcomer John Sloman (ex-Trapper). The band's third BBC Studio Session, with Sloman now on vocals, was recorded in February 1977, and broadcast in July of that year on Alan Freeman's Saturday Show. This was an experimental quadrophonic broadcast trialling the BBC's Matrix H system. The band's second album, Firing on All Six, produced by Gary Lyons and released in August 1977, bettered its predecessor and reached No. 36 on the UK charts. That same month, the band would undertake their most high profile gig yet with an appearance at the prestigious Reading Festival on August 26, followed by a live broadcast on the BBC's Sight & Sound programme on September 29, recorded at Queen Mary College in East London whilst sharing a bill with Canadian guitarist Pat Travers. Both the BBC In Concert and Sight & Sound broadcasts were released in 1994 as the BBC Radio One Live In Concert CD.

Lone Star recorded a studio session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in early 1976, and signed to CBS Records, releasing their self-titled Roy Thomas Baker-produced debut album in August 1976. It charted at No. 47 on the UK Album Charts[1] and was supported by a UK tour with label mate Ted Nugent. A second BBC session was recorded and broadcast around the time of the first album's release. The band's profile would get a further boost with a BBC Radio One In Concert broadcast, recorded at the Paris Theatre in London on September 23, 1976 while on tour as openers for Mott.
1977 saw original vocalist Kenny Driscoll replaced by 20-year old newcomer John Sloman (ex-Trapper). The band's third BBC Studio Session, with Sloman now on vocals, was recorded in February 1977, and broadcast in July of that year on Alan Freeman's Saturday Show. This was an experimental quadrophonic broadcast trialling the BBC's Matrix H system. The band's second album, Firing on All Six, produced by Gary Lyons and released in August 1977, bettered its predecessor and reached No. 36 on the UK charts. That same month, the band would undertake their most high profile gig yet with an appearance at the prestigious Reading Festival on August 26, followed by a live broadcast on the BBC's Sight & Sound programme on September 29, recorded at Queen Mary College in East London whilst sharing a bill with Canadian guitarist Pat Travers. Both the BBC In Concert and Sight & Sound broadcasts were released in 1994 as the BBC Radio One Live In Concert CD.

Break-up and further activities

Driscoll formed/joined Hiding Place. They recorded one studio session for the BBC on 19 December 1977, which was broadcast on 5 January 1978 on The John Peel Show, this session appearing to be their only recorded output. As well as Driscoll, Hiding Place included Tich - Guitar, Vocals - Dave Dawson - Bass, Vocals - Rob Allen - Drums, Vocals - Paul Abrahams - Keyboards.
Lone Star would be in a holding pattern for a period when Chapman was called upon by UFO to fill in for the absent Michael Schenker for part of their U.S. tour with Rush. Upon his return the band began to prepare and demo material for a proposed third album but already on shaky ground and beset by management problems, Lone Star splintered in late 1978, CBS having pulled the plug due in part to the rapidly changing musical climate. Chapman re-joined UFO for good and went on to make 4 studios album with the band before joining UFO bassist Pete Way in Waysted in the mid-1980s and settling in the US. Chapman now works as a guitar teacher in South Florida where he is also a member of Gator Country, featuring members of the original Molly Hatchet.
Drummer Dixie Lee toured with Wild Horses in late 1978 before teaming up with John Sloman in the short-lived Pulsar. Lee also cut some demos with an early incarnation of Blizzard Of Ozz and briefly joined Welsh metal act Persian Risk in late 1983. Sloman would join British rockers Uriah Heep for their controversial Conquest album in 1980 before forming John Sloman's Badlands with guitarist John Sykes in 1982 and guesting with Gary Moore on the Rockin' Every Night Japan live album. Sloman embarked on a solo career in the mid-1980s and has released a couple of solo albums since.
Driscoll and Hurley reformed Lone Star in 1979 and tried unsuccessfully to obtain a new recording contract. They played some gigs in 1980, including shows at Bournemouth Winter Gardens, Keele University and Nottingham Boat Club. Driscoll next fronted Tom The Lord, an outfit that also involved ex-Iona/Quest bassist Ray Jones, guitarist Tich Gwilym (Kimla Taz), and drummer (Rob Allen) but the band disintegrated in the formative stages despite interest from Epic Records. Driscoll would briefly join Gary Moore's band in 1980 and sang on the Live At The Marquee album. He currently fronts the Kenny Driscoll Band, a Welsh pub/club band.
Following Lone Star's demise, Tony Smith teamed up in Screen Idols with former The Rats trio - drummer Mike 'Woody' Woodmansey (David Bowie, U-Boat), bassist Geoff Appleby (Hunter-Ronson Band), and guitarist Keith 'Ched' Cheeseman - and vocalist Michelle Nieddu. The band's sole album, Premiere, came out in 1979. Following the departure of Nieddu and Cheeseman, Smith would take over lead vocals on the band's third and final single, Routine b/w Power Supply, issued in 1980, before Idols called it a day. The guitarist next turned up in Los Angeles, CA alongside fellow Brit Kal Swan (ex-Tytan) where the two formed Lyon, quickly renamed Lion, although Smith was not part of the band's recorded output. Smith can now be found in the band The Daggers doing the live circuit around Wales.
Pete Hurley was part of Welsh roots rockers, The Red Hot Pokers, all through the 1990s and joined Sloman in a project called Beat Poets in 1999. Hurley released Dancin' Mood with the Pokers in 2001, the group also being credited with backing both rock'n'roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis his sister, Linda Gail Lewis, live and in the studio on different occasions. Recording the You Win Again album in 2000 with Linda and Northern Irish icon, Van Morrison, would lead to The Red Hot Pokers becoming Morrison's new live band, with Hurley also contributing bass to Van's 2002's Down the Road album. Hurley is still an in-demand session player who works with a number of different acts.
Rick Worsnop returned to Canada in 1979 to pursue a career as a software developer. He currently alternates solo keyboard recording with voice acting, and teaches systems analysis for a consulting company in Toronto.
A third Lone Star album, Riding High, was released by Paul Chapman, on the Zoom Club label in 2000. Produced without the participation of other band members, it consisted of demos recorded by Chapman plus previously-unpublished Lone Star material.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - The Beef Sisters - The Beef Sisters (1988)


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The vinyl sounds great.  The music has a very pleasant folkie vibe. (almost Renaissance-like)   There is almost nothing about this band on the Web.  Does anyone know anything about these guys?

01 My Love
02 Las Vegas
03 Patti Smith
04 I'll Be There
05 White House
06 The Reverence
07 Rosh Hoshanna

My Vinyl Attic - Medicine Man - 'Tween the Dark and the Moon (1986)


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01 Set You Up Again
01 Can't Make It On My Own
03 Save for Me
04 Country Boy
05 Home Free Stomp
06 Share the Pain



My Vinyl Attic - Sea Stories - Miller's Pond (1990)


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The vinyl on the record sounds great.  The music is quite enjoyable.  Well worth checking out.


A1 For 1000 Years
Accordion [Piano Accordian] – Joe Ruberto Slide Guitar, Organ, Vocals – Penny* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Simon*
2:37
A2 Backroads
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Slide Guitar, Piano, Vocals – Penny* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine – Simon*
3:21
A3 Always Feel Better
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Viola, Organ, Piano, Vocals – Penny* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Simon*
3:06
A4 Stay Awhile
Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Viola, Vocals – Penny* Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Vocals, Electric Guitar – Simon*
2:48
A5 The Same Path
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Trumpet – Craig Pilkington Viola, Piano, Organ – Penny* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Simon*
3:14
A6 How You Live
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Electric Guitar, Organ, Vocals – Penny* Harmonica – Peter Caldwell Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Simon*
4:35
B1 In Memorium
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Electric Guitar, Organ, Vocals – Penny* Trumpet – Craig Pilkington Vocals, Electric Guitar [Rhythm] – Simon*
5:46
B2 Still They Stand
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Electric Guitar, Organ, Vocals – Penny* Producer – Phil Butson Trumpet – Craig Pilkington Vocals, Electric Guitar [Rhythm] – Simon*
3:03
B3 Talk And The Tides
Electric Guitar, Vocals – Simon* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Organ – Penny*
3:05
B4 It's Alright If You Do
Electric Guitar, Organ – Penny* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine – Simon*
2:41
B5 Secret World
Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Electric Guitar, Vocals – Penny* Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Simon*
3:30
B6 So Much More
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Simon* Bass – Jeremy* Drums – Robyn* Recorded By – Greg Simmons Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano – Penny*
3:04

Credits


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Leading lights of the late 1980s movement towards a more reflective, post-gothic folk-pop sound, alongside The Odolites, Not Drowning, Waving, The Hollowmen and These Future Kings, Melbourne quartet Sea Stories created a refreshing and subtle style. Other contemporaries in the band's chosen genre included former-Perth bands like The Triffids, Chad's Tree, The Lighthouse Keepers, The Honeys and Rabbit's Wedding.

A year after formation, Sea Stories issued the tentative mini-album To Light the Home Fires (July 1987) on the Rampant label. The band contributed `I Remember When She Had Jesus' to Rampant's Various Artists album Running Rampant Volume 1 (1987). Robyn Clarke (ex-Sweet Jayne) replaced Williamson on drums and the band issued the 12-inch EP Secret World which appeared in early 1988. Later that year, Sea Stories recorded its debut, full-length album, but it remained on the shelf for over a year while the band sorted out a new record deal. Bypassing the Australian industry, Sea Stories signed direct to US label I.R.S. (home to bands as diverse as R.E.M. and the Lords of the New Church). Miller's Pond fulfilled the band's early promise with its warm, wistful and assured folk-based song arrangements. The album produced the single `Still They Stand'/`1,000 Years' (June 1990). Sea Stories also contributed a plaintive cover of AC/DC's `You Shook Me all Night Long' to the 3RRR Various Artists tribute album Used and Recovered by...(1990). Michael Hepworth (cello, organ) expanded the band's line-up to a five-piece.

The new line-up recorded the critically acclaimed album Wide Eyed and Dreaming, which was further reaffirmation of the band's growth and self-confidence. It produced the single `Gone for Sure'/`Wasted Everything', `Here She Comes Now' (March 1991) and the four-track EP `Wonderful Things'. The three bonus tracks included with `Wonderful Things' were taken from a session for Triple J's Live at the Wireless. By the time the album appeared in April 1991, Clarke had left to be replaced temporarily by Russell Bradley (on loan from Not Drowning, Waving) and Dave Shaw (ex-Stems), before Nick Wilson took over permanently.

Sea Stories struck a new deal with Polydor which resulted in the CD EP Junior and the single `What Went Wrong?' before breaking up in late 1993.

Simon Honisett and Penny Hewson re-emerged in 1994 as acoustic duo Sunglass. The duo issued the Sunglass album (April 1994) and the CD EP `When Stars Collide' (June). Sunglass issued a new single, `How Long Can You Stay Angry?' in July 1995.

At the same time, Honisett and Hewson launched four-piece outfit Gigantaur to cater to their guitar pop tastes. The single `On a Rocket'/`Trailer Trash' and CD EP Gigantaur (July 1995) featured bright, pacey and melodic guitar pop. Gary Aspinal (bass) and Dave Shaw (drums) augmented Honisett and Hewson on the single, after which Darren Seltmann joined as permanent drummer. With the break up of Gigantaur, Penny Hewson struck out on her own, issuing her debut solo album, Me (June 1998), on her own Wasabi Records. Hewson also managed Melbourne band The Avalanches and ran the Choc Chip Records label. - Ian McFarlane 1999; Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/sea-stories/490902#3VzS8aAkC6xtXyOk.99






lights of the late 1980s movement towards a more reflective, post-gothic folk-pop sound, alongside The Odolites, Not Drowning, Waving, The Hollowmen and These Future Kings, Melbourne quartet Sea Stories created a refreshing and subtle style. Other contemporaries in the band's chosen genre included former-Perth bands like The Triffids, Chad's Tree, The Lighthouse Keepers, The Honeys and Rabbit's Wedding.

A year after formation, Sea Stories issued the tentative mini-album To Light the Home Fires (July 1987) on the Rampant label. The band contributed `I Remember When She Had Jesus' to Rampant's Various Artists album Running Rampant Volume 1 (1987). Robyn Clarke (ex-Sweet Jayne) replaced Williamson on drums and the band issued the 12-inch EP Secret World which appeared in early 1988. Later that year, Sea Stories recorded its debut, full-length album, but it remained on the shelf for over a year while the band sorted out a new record deal. Bypassing the Australian industry, Sea Stories signed direct to US label I.R.S. (home to bands as diverse as R.E.M. and the Lords of the New Church). Miller's Pond fulfilled the band's early promise with its warm, wistful and assured folk-based song arrangements. The album produced the single `Still They Stand'/`1,000 Years' (June 1990). Sea Stories also contributed a plaintive cover of AC/DC's `You Shook Me all Night Long' to the 3RRR Various Artists tribute album Used and Recovered by...(1990). Michael Hepworth (cello, organ) expanded the band's line-up to a five-piece.

The new line-up recorded the critically acclaimed album Wide Eyed and Dreaming, which was further reaffirmation of the band's growth and self-confidence. It produced the single `Gone for Sure'/`Wasted Everything', `Here She Comes Now' (March 1991) and the four-track EP `Wonderful Things'. The three bonus tracks included with `Wonderful Things' were taken from a session for Triple J's Live at the Wireless. By the time the album appeared in April 1991, Clarke had left to be replaced temporarily by Russell Bradley (on loan from Not Drowning, Waving) and Dave Shaw (ex-Stems), before Nick Wilson took over permanently.

Sea Stories struck a new deal with Polydor which resulted in the CD EP Junior and the single `What Went Wrong?' before breaking up in late 1993.

Simon Honisett and Penny Hewson re-emerged in 1994 as acoustic duo Sunglass. The duo issued the Sunglass album (April 1994) and the CD EP `When Stars Collide' (June). Sunglass issued a new single, `How Long Can You Stay Angry?' in July 1995.

At the same time, Honisett and Hewson launched four-piece outfit Gigantaur to cater to their guitar pop tastes. The single `On a Rocket'/`Trailer Trash' and CD EP Gigantaur (July 1995) featured bright, pacey and melodic guitar pop. Gary Aspinal (bass) and Dave Shaw (drums) augmented Honisett and Hewson on the single, after which Darren Seltmann joined as permanent drummer. With the break up of Gigantaur, Penny Hewson struck out on her own, issuing her debut solo album, Me (June 1998), on her own Wasabi Records. Hewson also managed Melbourne band The Avalanches and ran the Choc Chip Records label. - Ian McFarlane 1999; Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/sea-stories/490902#3VzS8aAkC6xtXyOk.99
ing lights of the late 1980s movement towards a more reflective, post-gothic folk-pop sound, alongside The Odolites, Not Drowning, Waving, The Hollowmen and These Future Kings, Melbourne quartet Sea Stories created a refreshing and subtle style. Other contemporaries in the band's chosen genre included former-Perth bands like The Triffids, Chad's Tree, The Lighthouse Keepers, The Honeys and Rabbit's Wedding.

A year after formation, Sea Stories issued the tentative mini-album To Light the Home Fires (July 1987) on the Rampant label. The band contributed `I Remember When She Had Jesus' to Rampant's Various Artists album Running Rampant Volume 1 (1987). Robyn Clarke (ex-Sweet Jayne) replaced Williamson on drums and the band issued the 12-inch EP Secret World which appeared in early 1988. Later that year, Sea Stories recorded its debut, full-length album, but it remained on the shelf for over a year while the band sorted out a new record deal. Bypassing the Australian industry, Sea Stories signed direct to US label I.R.S. (home to bands as diverse as R.E.M. and the Lords of the New Church). Miller's Pond fulfilled the band's early promise with its warm, wistful and assured folk-based song arrangements. The album produced the single `Still They Stand'/`1,000 Years' (June 1990). Sea Stories also contributed a plaintive cover of AC/DC's `You Shook Me all Night Long' to the 3RRR Various Artists tribute album Used and Recovered by...(1990). Michael Hepworth (cello, organ) expanded the band's line-up to a five-piece.

The new line-up recorded the critically acclaimed album Wide Eyed and Dreaming, which was further reaffirmation of the band's growth and self-confidence. It produced the single `Gone for Sure'/`Wasted Everything', `Here She Comes Now' (March 1991) and the four-track EP `Wonderful Things'. The three bonus tracks included with `Wonderful Things' were taken from a session for Triple J's Live at the Wireless. By the time the album appeared in April 1991, Clarke had left to be replaced temporarily by Russell Bradley (on loan from Not Drowning, Waving) and Dave Shaw (ex-Stems), before Nick Wilson took over permanently.

Sea Stories struck a new deal with Polydor which resulted in the CD EP Junior and the single `What Went Wrong?' before breaking up in late 1993.

Simon Honisett and Penny Hewson re-emerged in 1994 as acoustic duo Sunglass. The duo issued the Sunglass album (April 1994) and the CD EP `When Stars Collide' (June). Sunglass issued a new single, `How Long Can You Stay Angry?' in July 1995.

At the same time, Honisett and Hewson launched four-piece outfit Gigantaur to cater to their guitar pop tastes. The single `On a Rocket'/`Trailer Trash' and CD EP Gigantaur (July 1995) featured bright, pacey and melodic guitar pop. Gary Aspinal (bass) and Dave Shaw (drums) augmented Honisett and Hewson on the single, after which Darren Seltmann joined as permanent drummer. With the break up of Gigantaur, Penny Hewson struck out on her own, issuing her debut solo album, Me (June 1998), on her own Wasabi Records. Hewson also managed Melbourne band The Avalanches and ran the Choc Chip Records label. - Ian McFarlane 1999; Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
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ing lights of the late 1980s movement towards a more reflective, post-gothic folk-pop sound, alongside The Odolites, Not Drowning, Waving, The Hollowmen and These Future Kings, Melbourne quartet Sea Stories created a refreshing and subtle style. Other contemporaries in the band's chosen genre included former-Perth bands like The Triffids, Chad's Tree, The Lighthouse Keepers, The Honeys and Rabbit's Wedding.

A year after formation, Sea Stories issued the tentative mini-album To Light the Home Fires (July 1987) on the Rampant label. The band contributed `I Remember When She Had Jesus' to Rampant's Various Artists album Running Rampant Volume 1 (1987). Robyn Clarke (ex-Sweet Jayne) replaced Williamson on drums and the band issued the 12-inch EP Secret World which appeared in early 1988. Later that year, Sea Stories recorded its debut, full-length album, but it remained on the shelf for over a year while the band sorted out a new record deal. Bypassing the Australian industry, Sea Stories signed direct to US label I.R.S. (home to bands as diverse as R.E.M. and the Lords of the New Church). Miller's Pond fulfilled the band's early promise with its warm, wistful and assured folk-based song arrangements. The album produced the single `Still They Stand'/`1,000 Years' (June 1990). Sea Stories also contributed a plaintive cover of AC/DC's `You Shook Me all Night Long' to the 3RRR Various Artists tribute album Used and Recovered by...(1990). Michael Hepworth (cello, organ) expanded the band's line-up to a five-piece.

The new line-up recorded the critically acclaimed album Wide Eyed and Dreaming, which was further reaffirmation of the band's growth and self-confidence. It produced the single `Gone for Sure'/`Wasted Everything', `Here She Comes Now' (March 1991) and the four-track EP `Wonderful Things'. The three bonus tracks included with `Wonderful Things' were taken from a session for Triple J's Live at the Wireless. By the time the album appeared in April 1991, Clarke had left to be replaced temporarily by Russell Bradley (on loan from Not Drowning, Waving) and Dave Shaw (ex-Stems), before Nick Wilson took over permanently.

Sea Stories struck a new deal with Polydor which resulted in the CD EP Junior and the single `What Went Wrong?' before breaking up in late 1993.

Simon Honisett and Penny Hewson re-emerged in 1994 as acoustic duo Sunglass. The duo issued the Sunglass album (April 1994) and the CD EP `When Stars Collide' (June). Sunglass issued a new single, `How Long Can You Stay Angry?' in July 1995.

At the same time, Honisett and Hewson launched four-piece outfit Gigantaur to cater to their guitar pop tastes. The single `On a Rocket'/`Trailer Trash' and CD EP Gigantaur (July 1995) featured bright, pacey and melodic guitar pop. Gary Aspinal (bass) and Dave Shaw (drums) augmented Honisett and Hewson on the single, after which Darren Seltmann joined as permanent drummer. With the break up of Gigantaur, Penny Hewson struck out on her own, issuing her debut solo album, Me (June 1998), on her own Wasabi Records. Hewson also managed Melbourne band The Avalanches and ran the Choc Chip Records label. - Ian McFarlane 1999; Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/sea-stories/490902#3VzS8aAkC6xtXyOk.99