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Australian 1970s Punk Rock
"Many of the early punk bands got their start in Australia. Here are a few questions about the main protagonists. Enjoy!"
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The Saints created some wonderful punk racket that dragged them into the legendary status. They were previously known as...
Ed and the Oxley Boys
Simon Templar and the Saints
Kid Galahad and the Eternals
Kid Eternal and the Saints
Across the world, the early days of Punk gave everyone an excuse to give themselves a funny name. Which of the following was adopted by Tracy Pew, bassist with The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party?
Radio Birdman had a huge effect on the underground music scene in Australia, but guitarist Chris Masuak originated from which country?
More silly punk rock names...the lead singer and guitarist with Western Austalia's infamous Victims was called...
X were a brilliant Sydney punk band dating back to 1977 and were responsible for the amazing 'X-spirations' album. Which of the following bands did not include their bass player, Ian Rilen?
Band of Light
Brisbane's notorious punk uber-gods, The Leftovers only released one EP 'Cigarettes and Alcohol' in 1979. They also had a charming name for their record label. Which of the following was it called?
50 Pair of Jackboots
Another great punk band of the era were Melbourne's Babeez. They released only one independent 45 'Nobody Wants Me' in 1977 which had a rather fetching cover. What image was featured on the cover in question?
An Aborted Foetus
Hippy with a Flower
A Car Wreck
Three Legged Dog
When it looked like Punk might be the next big thing, old-school Australian record labels like Mushroom decided they needed a punk band too. What was the name of the band that Mushroom signed in 1977, thinking that they would make a fortune overnight?
The Go-Betweens, though not usually associated with the Punk scene, did associate with enough of the usual suspects to become involved in one way or another. The original duo of Robert and Grant used the drummer of which of the following bands?
A great punk pop band from the early Brisbane scene were The Riptides. Which of the following names was not one of their previous names?
Sydney band Died Pretty were basically the amalgam of what 2 late 70's Brisbane bands?
Screaming Tribesmen & The 31st
The End & The Fun Things
The Fun Things & The Aliens
The End & The 31st
One of the songs on the debut record by Brisbane band Razar makes mention of a particular branch of the Queensland Police Force. It was?
The Young Identities were a bunch of snotty kids from the suburbs of Brisbane. They released two singles on their own label, but they were, as their name pronounced, young. How old was their vocalist Clayton McLeod when the band first formed in 1977?
While Edmund Kuepper was busy with The Saints, brother Wolfgang formed his own snarling punk band. What was their name?
The Chosen Few
The Same 13
Sydney bands' The Thought Criminals first EP was named after what
very anti-social occurance in Austalian History?
The Cane Toad Invasion
The Red Bikini Girl Affair
The Whisky Au-Go-go Fire
The Hilton Bomber
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