indie alternative punk, rock & post-punk Australian Music.

            For people who were there, somewhere between 1975 and 1984, or those who have rediscovered this era of great music. This site contains great Australian indie/alternative vinyl that was either financed by the bands themselves or by some of the ground breaking, risk taking small record businesses of this time.

            "Inner City Sound describes the years 1976-1981 of punk/post-punk music in Australia. The Inner City Sound is a distinct movement towards an Australian rock of its own invention and identity." Clinton Walker, from his book of the same name, originhally published by Wild & Woolley Pty Ltd 1982.
            This site takes its name from and is inspired by Clinton Walker's book but not formally linked to him or the book

            available now:
            in Australia via distributor 
            Mick Kir at Dulcet Tomes
            email

            Released in UK via Turnaround
            Publisher Services
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            for USA available now through
            Verse Chorus Press who do ship
            internationally

            The classic document of punk and postpunk music in Australia
            Inner City Sound
            edited by Clinton Walker
            paperback, 192 pages, with 285 photographs   ISBN: 1-891241-18-4

            The bands that emerged from the punk scene of the late 1970s in Australia, including the Saints, the Birthday Party, Radio Birdman and the Go-Betweens are among the most important bands of their time. Inner City Sound is the classic documentary account of the explosive development of that scene in the inner cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. Fanzine and newspaper articles, illustrated by 285 photographs, vividly portray the creative ferment of the period and the dozens of bands that sprang up in the wake of the punk pioneers, including the Scientists, Severed Heads, Hunters and Collectors and many more.

            Inner City Sound was first published in Australia in late 1981 as the postpunk scene was approaching its zenith, but soon fell out of print. Yet it became so sought after over the years that it has been bootlegged like the rare singles listed in its discography, and its influence was so seminal that it helped shape the Australian indie rock scene of the following decade.

            With this new edition, Inner City Sound is now in print officially for the first time in over 20 years and for the first time ever outside Australia. What's more, original editor Clinton Walker has added an additional 32 pages of articles and photographs, taking the story through to 1985, a period in which the careers of Nick Cave, the Go-Betweens and the Triffids, for example, began to flourish internationally.

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            To coincide with this new edition, a double CD of classic music from the period, INNER CITY SOUNDTRACK, will be released in Australia by Laughing Outlaw Records. Copies will be available elsewhere from Verse Chorus Press or through the usual import channels. tracklist.

            Inner City Sound is a 2CD set stand-alone companion piece to the cult book of the same name. Produced and annotated by Clinton Walker and re-mastered by the master himself, Don Bartley ? and including an extraordinary hand-drawn fold-out family tree poster ? Inner City Sound provides proof positive that Australia contributed as much as anyone to the D-I-Y revolution of the late 70s/early 80s: Over forty tracks, restored to a virgin vinyl glory, that still ring fresh and true, a mix of classics and rarities, many appearing on CD for the first time. Bristling with urgency and originality, this is an instant classic twenty years in the making.

             

            Music over the net. Commmencing sometime soon is 'Inner City Sound', a new program featuring all Australian independent & alternative music released between 1975 and 1984. This program comprises all vinyl indie/alternative 7'', 12'' eps, lps and cassettes. Nearly all of this music has not been re-issued onto CD, and may never be.

            There will be specials featuring new and current CD re-issues.

            Questionnaire
            Q1: Do you listen to music on your computer?
            Q2: Do you listen to the radio on the internet?
            Q3: If so, for how many hours per day / per week?
            Q4: What bands do you want to hear on the Inner City Sound internet radio program?
            Q5: What musicians would you like to hear talk about their band?
            Q6: What questions would you like the musicians to answer?
            please email me your answers and any more thoughts on this, thanks.


            We are looking for a partner / host pod / webcaster / broadcaster to work with. All enquiries, please email.


             


            Accountants
            AC/DC
            Acrylic Chewies
            Adelaide punk
            Agents
            Airlord
            Aliens
            Allniters
            Angels
            Apartments / Peter Walsh
            Chris Bailey
            Beasts Of Bourbon
            Birthday Party
            Bleeding Hearts
            Box Of Fish
            Boys Next Door
            Brisbane alternative
            Cub Callaway
            Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
            Celibate Rifles
            David Chesworth
            Church
            Club Ska
            Cold Chisel

            Comrades Of War
            Corpse Grinders
            **** **** (Cough Cough)
            Crackajacks
            Crime & the City Solution
            Critics
            Cruel Sea
            Cybotron
            Dagoes
            Dead Can Dance
            Tex Deadly & the Dum Dums
            Died Pretty

            Do Re Mi

            Dorian Gray
            Dresden War Crimes
            Drop Bears
            Dubrovniks
            Dynamic Hepnotics
            Ears
            Eastern Dark
            Editions
            The End
            Equal Local
            Essendon Airport
            Exiles
            Farriss Brothers
            Fast Cars
            Fast Forward
            Flaming Hands
            Flowers
            James Freud & the Radio Stars
            Frontier Scouts
            Fun Things
            Gatekeepers
            Geeks
            Go-Betweens
            James Griffin
            Grong Grong

            Hardons (Queensland)
            Hard Ons
            Hitmen
            Hoi Polloi
            Hoodoo Gurus
            Rowland S. Howard
            Hugo Klang
            Hunters & Collectors
            Icehouse
            Igniters
            Immaculate Consumptive
            Introverts
            INXS
            JFK & the Cuban Crisis
            Jimmy & the Boys
            J.M.M.
            The Johnnys
            Paul Kelly & the Dots
            Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls
            Kelpies
            Kids In The Kitchen
            Kill The King
            The Kingbees
            Ed Kuepper
            La Femme
            La Fetts
            Last Words
            Laughing Clowns
            Laughing Hands

            The (Fucken) Leftovers

            Lighthouse Keepers
            Peter Lillie
            Lime Spiders
            The Limp
            Lipstick Killers

            Little Murders
            Lonely Hearts
            Machinations
            Madroom
            Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast
            Manikins
            Matt Finish
            Mental As Anything
            Meo 245
            Metal Mercenaries
            Metronomes
            Midnight Oil
            Missing Link
            Models
            Moffs
            Moodists
            Mustard Club

            Nauts
            Negatives
            New Christs
            New Race
            News
            No
            No Nonsense
            The Nothing
            Numbers
            Once Upon A Time

            Orchestra Of Skin & Bone
            Orphans


            Peak
            Pel Mel
            Angie Pepper
            Perdition
            Perth punk
            The Pits
            Plays With Marionettes
            Positive Hatred
            Press
            Primitive Calculators

            Quick & the Dead
            Hugo Race
            Radio Birdman
            Rah Rah The Flag
            Reels
            Relatives
            Riptides
            Riverina Playboys
            Rockets
            Ron Rude
            Rose Tattoo
            Sacred Cowboys
            Saints
            Salamander Jim
            Sardine v
            Scapa Flow
            Scattered Order
            Schism
            Scientists
            Scream
            Screaming Tribesmen
            Sekret Sekret
            Severed Heads
            Sick Things
            Silent Type
            Singles
            Skel-e-tones
            Skunks
            Skyhooks
            Slugfuckers

            Spare Change
            The Spell
            SPK
            Split Enz
            Sports
            Spy v. Spy
            Stilleto
            Strange Idols
            Strange Tenants
            Stupidity
            Sunday Painters
            Sunnyboys
            Survivors
            Systematics
            Tablewaiters
            Tactics
            Tame O'Mearas
            Tch Tch Tch / Tsk Tsk Tsk
            Teenyweenys
            Terminal Twist
            Terse Tapes
            These Cars Collide
            These Immortal Souls
            Thought Criminals
            Louis Tillett
            Tombstone Hands
            Toy Love
            Trench Gashes
            Triffids / David McComb
            The 2 Johnnies
            Urban Guerillas
            various artists
            Verge
            Victims
            Violet Lightning
            Visitors
            Voices
            Voigt/465
            Dave Warner From The Suburbs
            Wet Taxis
            Whirlywirld

            Wild West
            Wildlife Documentaries
            World War XXIV
            Wreckery
            X
            Xero / Xiro
            XL Capris
            X-ray-Z
            Ya Ya Choral
            Young Charlatans
            Young Docteurs
            Young Modern
            Zorros
             

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            The definitive wants list. This is what I am 
            still searching for.

            If you would like to recieve email updates 
            to the site, please email.

            This site is also trying to act as a sound archive and 
            library for reference on Australian music. Email

            Volume 31
            The Go-Starts, The Most, The Zorros, Division 4, The Transistors
            Volume.30
            DaDa Man, Bear Garden, Ups + Downs, Real Life
            Volume.29
            Young Docteurs, Quintrex Bop, Naturals, No Concept, British Jets, Pupils Of Love, Makeshift, D.A.s, Invader, Tension Nuts.
            Volume.28
            Wet Taxis, Mindless Delta Children, Agent Orange, Rhoborhythmaticons, Ulsers, U-Bombs, Bohdan X, Tenants, Replicas, Traitors, Relatives.
            Volume.27
            Mystery Of Sixes, La Fetts, Public Execution, New Improved Testament, Skunks, Fun Fun Fun, Gun Control.
            Volume.26
            The Cockroaches, Crackajacks, New Dancehall Racketeers, Peter Lillie & the Leisuremasters, Model Husbands, Cuban Heels.
            Volume.25
            Japanese Comixs, The Humans, Popgun Men, The Sharks, The Lonely Hearts, Trans 262, Grooveyard,  Adam Five & the Spies.
            Volume.24
            International Exiles, Jetsonnes, Jump Vision, The Personnel, The Fabulous Marquises, Boys Next Door, Models, Plays With Marionettes, People With Chairs Up Their Noses, The Ears, The Chocolate Grinders.
            Volume.23
            The So+So, Ground Zero, The Undertakers, The Buddies, The Kingswoods, Toxic Shock, Paradox, PXB, Full Frontall.
            Volume.22
            Piano Piano, Glam Stars, Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, Morpions, The Take, Ronnie & the Rhythm Boys, Nervous System, No Actresses, Bryce Perrin Chas Lisner & Ian Cox, City Ram Waddy, City Ram & the Mystics.
            Volume.21
            Sardine v, Soggy Porridge, Wildlife Documentaries, Equal Local, Sunday Painters.
            Volume.20
            Tch Tch Tch, Man & Machine, Anne Cessna & Essendon Airport, Microfilm, The Same, The Limp, The Poles.
            Volume.19
            Est, Belle Du Soir, Denial, Prod, Ash Wednesday, The Barons, Gestalt Square Root Minus One.
            Volume.18
            Negative Reaction, Hiroshima Chair, Rhythmyx Chymx
            Volume.17
            42nd Street, Mr X, Toy Watches, The Creatures, The Clones, The Critics, The End, Meccalissa
            Volume.16
            Max Staples and the Paperclips, Danny Decay and the Molars, Ron Rude's Piano Piano, Fred Cass and His Fabulous Cassettes, Johnny Topper and His Beatnick Buddies, Mopsie Beans, The Replicas, Red Peril, The Real Traitors.
            Volume.15
            The Leftovers, The Never Never, The Globes, Glo Ratio, The Illusions, The The, Terryfoot, Kikx, The Dri Horros.
            Volume.14
            1978-'82
            Street Corner Jack, Ungrateful Children, Systems Go, Nuvo Bloc, Lounge, Accountants, Jumpers, Bad Poets, Fear & Loathing, Brats, Manics, Desperate Measures, Hares, Die Dancing Bears, Skunks, Fun Fun Fun, Gun Control.
            Volume.13
            1979-'82
            Two Way Garden, Dance Set, 5:15, Wrecked Jets, Bleu Scooters, The Most, Late Arrivals.
            Volume.12
            1979 - '83
            Singles, Sputnicks, Vacant Lot, XL Capris, Zorros, Plays With Marionettes, Wild West, Metronomes, Equal Local, Goat, Tame Omearas, Via Venuto.
            Volume.11
            1978 - '83
            Sheiks, Relatives, Scapa Flow, Scientists, Screaming Tribesmen, Section Urbane, Skunks, Survivors.
            Volume.10
            1978 - '82
            Paradox, La Femme, Just Urbain, Leftovers, Mansons, Marching Girls, Nasty Nigel & The Teenage Hellcats, Progression Cult, Proles, Public Execution, Razor Gang.
            Volume.9
            1978 - '83
            Assassins, Black Chrome, Cartoons, Credits, Dereck & The Wrecks, Division 4, Naughty Rhythms, Allniters, 88's, Flying Calvittos, Henry Vyhnal, Johnny Demon & The Devils.
            Volume.8
            1978 - '83
            Numbers (Riptides), Young Identities, Quick & The Dead, Manikins, The End, Bastinados, Vacant Rooms, Orphans, Henchmen.
            Volume.7
            1978 - '82
            Young Identities, Mystery Of 6's, Just Urbaine, Public Execution, Upsets, Survivors, Numbers (Riptides), Bodysnatchers, Kicks, Just Urbaine, Infidels, Xero, 4 Gods.
            Volume.6
            1977 - '81
            Dave Warner's From The Suburbs, Thorburn, Bleeding Hearts, Spare Change, Young Modern, Two Way Garden, News, Birthday Party,Victims, Rockets, Manikins, La Femme, Z-Cars, Equal Local.
            Volume.5
            1978 - '83
            Rocks, Thought Criminals, Whirlywirld, Systematics, Tactics, Lipstick Killers, Rejex, News, Marching Girls, Boys Next Door, Sekret Sekret, Sardine v, Soggy Porridge, Box Of Fish, Lighthouse Keepers.
            Volume.4
            1978 - '82
            Mental As Anything, Popular Mechanics, Nuvo Bloc, Machinations, Whirlywirld, Particles, Triffids, Do Re Mi, Agents, Dynamic Hepnotics, Outline.
            Volume.3
            1980 - '84
            The Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, Pel Mel, Scapa Flow, Dorian Gray, Tuff Monks, Sacred Cowboys, Hugo Klang, Kelpies, Moodists, Club Of Rome, Hoi Polloi, Super K.
            Volume.2
            1979 - '82
            Lipstick Killers, Last Words, Seems Twice, New Christs, Angie Pepper, The Passengers with Angie Pepper, Flaming Hands, Minuteman, Screaming Tribesmen, Lime Spiders.
            Volume.1
            1979 - '82
            Whirlywirld, Systematics, Products, Agents, Thought Criminals, Clint Small, Surfside 6, Singles, Fast Cars, News, Last Words, Sunday Painters, Trans 262, Units, Drop Bears, Triffids.

             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

             

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