sábado, 12 de setembro de 2015

The Cruel Sea - Down Below

 The Cruel Sea - Down Below - 1989

By bringing together two very different influences, almost like adding oil to water, the Cruel Sea created a style of rock which extended Australian rock & roll culture and, at the same time, made them one of the most successful Australian groups of the '90s.

It started as an idea guitarist Danny Rumour had carried with him since his days in punk rock bands. As a regular at a Sydney pub, whenever a band cancelled or there was no gig on, Rumour would jump on stage with a few local musicians and play an instrumental set using equipment the hotel kept in a back room. People always loved it whenever it happened and when Rumour's group Sekret Sekret split up after seven years, he decided to explore the idea with a permanent group. The new group the Cruel Sea took its name from a Ventures instrumental from the '60s.

The instrumentals-only Cruel Sea played its first gigs in 1988, setting up behind the pool table at another hotel in Sydney. There was so little room, the guitarists would have to move so pool players could play their shots. But within weeks of starting this residency, the Cruel Sea was drawing regular crowds of up to 300 people. Operating the lighting at some of those performances was moonlighting Beasts of Bourbon singer Tex Perkins.

It wasn't until a party a few months later that the Cruel Sea and Perkins were formally introduced. The Cruel Sea was playing and Tex Perkins came up and said he'd like to have a go at putting lyrics to some of their instrumentals. That was something else Rumour had had in the back of his mind: to attract the right singer one day. Already an Australian music legend for his rock & roll swagger, the Cruel Sea couldn't have wished for anyone more qualified or interesting than Perkins.  

01. Down Below    
02. The Gap    
03. Deadwood    
04. Navigate    
05. I'll Take Care Of You    
06. Zip It Up    
07. The Drift    
08. Margarita    
09. Reckless Eyeballin'    
10. How Low    
11. I Don't Know Why


5 comentários :

Javanes disse...

OGS, muito obrigado e um grande abraço.

Only Good Song disse...


Pelo quê? (rs)
Muito boa essa banda que descobri pela indicação de uma amigo meu. Vou ver se desova os outros poucos que tenho.

Javanes disse...

OGS, tem dois álbuns no TwilightZone... O three legged Dog, que foi o primeiro que ouvi é excelente. Esta Banda é muito boa!
Um abraço

Only Good Song disse...


E esse é primeiro deles!

Vou precisar arrumar um tempo pra organizar algumas coisas aqui e contabilizar direito o que eu tenho (rs)

Valeu pela dica!

Alexei disse...