I'm late!! Is there any chance you would be able to repost - in particular - the "Free Dirt" 2 x CD whcih I'm sadly lacking. Many thanks for a great Blog!! Post a Comment. They were managed by John Needham, who is the owner of Citadel Records , their main label.
The group disbanded in to reform briefly during to and again in According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane , they "unashamedly plundered rock's past to arrive at an original sound that was always passionate, atmospheric and uplifting The band came to the attention of the Australian independent music scene and inner city circuit. Barwick was dissatisfied with Died Pretty and the band tried to recruit Chris Welsh The 31st, Screaming Tribesmen but initially could not finance a drum kit for him.
Three releases achieved 'Single of the Week' in UK music weekly Melody Maker , though the band did not achieve a great deal of popularity or notice by the UK public. The next single "Stoneage Cinderella" appeared in June , taken from their first album Free Dirt , produced by Younger, which followed in August. Died Pretty became a popular attraction in France and Italy. Their next album, Trace was released, in September , worldwide by Sony Music , and became their biggest-selling album to date which peaked at No.
Soon after the release of Trace , long-time drummer Welsh left and retired from music to become an English teacher in Thailand. Their next album, Sold , released in February , was recorded with contributions by two drummers - Kennedy had been replaced by Shane Melder on loan from Sidewinder.
The EP was produced by Connolly, who had become the band's producer of choice and would work on all their subsequent studio output. Their last two studio albums, Using My Gills As a Roadmap and Everydaydream showed the band moving away from basic guitar rock and making greater use of electronics, citing Kraftwerk , David Bowie 's Low and obscure Euro dance records as influences. Since announcing Died Pretty's decision to break up, Needham says he has received e-mails from fans around the world.
Peno says a lack of interest from the music industry was a factor in the decision to retire the band. First album was Doughboy Hollow which I played to death. Worked my way back from there, liked them all.
Australians do know how to make some good music. Location: Australia. Dam , Apr 10, Location: Melbourne, Australia. Another fan present. I've loved Ron's first two albums though. Frightwig , Apr 10, Location: So Cal. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 13 December The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Notes by Ed Nimmervoll.
As from September , [on-line] version appears to have an Internal Service Error. Australian Rock Database. Archived from the original on 16 July Retrieved 14 February Archived from the original on 27 July Retrieved 22 January Australian charts portal.
Hung Medien. Just Skin Rouen, France, November 20, Yesterday's Letters. Everybody Moves cut Landsakes Life To Go From A Buick 6 Kill Your Sons. Yesterdays Letters Mirror Blues continued Heroin Wig-out Stoneage Cinderella cut. Out Of My Hands Crawls-Away Caesar's Cold Springenfall One Day There is some noise at the end of track 8 and during track 9 that seems to come from the cassette when it was being taped since it stops when the tape is flipped at the end of track 9.
The Loner It was originally made for Bellevue FM, but this is the pre-FM version and the best source available for this concert. The taper used a 24 track sound desk to mix the band live in a seperate room to the concert, with a multipair cable caming from the "box" on stage and a couple of ambiance mikes mixed on-the-fly onto a Revox B Blue Sky Day cut She Cracked Just Skin.
Whitlam Square Sight Unseen Mirror Blues part 1 Mirror Blues part 2 Mirror Blues part 3 Just Skin beginning cut Life to Go Landsakes True Fools Fall Herr Godiva When She Danced She Cracked cut. This concert is sometimes listed as , but the accurate date comes from the gig lists of The Celibate Rifles guitarist, Dave Morris.
The Loner cut Rue The Day Oh Jim. Oh Jim The Loner.DIED PRETTY "Something We Left Behind" compilation "Days" CD single, Shimmer Inside "Deeper" CD single, Stones In The Park Dazed "My Generation Landslide" CD single, Angels Before (listed as Angels BC) "Deeper" CD single, You Need Wings "Cuttin' Up Her Legs" CD single, Apart.