Don't be shocked, seriously, don't be. C&CM is not so Anglocentric that there can't be the odd podcast devoted to Australian music once in a while. But that doesn't mean that C&CM particularly endorses music just because it is local. We're not into tokenistic endorsement around here. It's just not our bag.
These songs are all too reminiscent of an Australian childhood. Front yard cricket, endless games of table tennis in the family room (while listening to The Swing on vinyl), It's a Knockout, Big M commercials, playing with the parachute, the Comedy Company, Whammies, Young Einstein, Triple M and that translucent blue Blue Sky Mining cassette. It was all pretty damn fun.
So, please share your memories of fun times in 1980s Australia and perhaps, their tenuous musical links. Thankies.
Cassettes & Chocolate Milk: 80s Australian Podcast #7