Sunday, October 21, 2018

Radio Birdman : Radios Appear 1977 ( The Sire Versions 2005 )

Radio Birdman was one of the first Australian independent bands to carry the punk label, along with the Saints. They were formed by Deniz Tek and Rob Younger in Sydney in 1974. The group influenced the work of many successful, mainstream bands, and are now considered instrumental in Australia's musical growth.

This is primal (and prime) Radio Birdman, with Deniz Tek and Rob Younger firmly ensconced in the eye of this guitar-fueled hurricane. Tek's originals are pretty strong, especially the grimy tale of urban desolation "Murder City Nights" and the noisy freak-out "Descent into the Maelstrom." One of Australia's great rock & roll bands in all of their glory.

Aloha Steve and Danno begins with the sound of waves crashing on the beach – appropriate, as it came to be an anthem for Australia's surfing community as well as an inspiration to several generations of aspiring musicians. One of rock's greatest drum intros kicks in, followed by "hit it, Steve" in the background, a bellowed "ALL RIGHT!" from vocalist Rob Younger and a ferocious riff from guitarists Deniz Tek and Chris Masuak. It's pure distilled energy, tapping a very unlikely source – the theme song from the original US police procedural TV series Hawaii Five-O.

Sydney's Radio Birdman were never comfortable with the punk label, even if they were forced to record under their own steam and hire their own venues to play in. The establishment viewed them with distaste and they were forced into an outlaw stance that they had never really courted. Birdman drew their inspiration primarily from pre-punk Detroit bands such as the Stooges and the MC5, and less revolutionary artists including Blue Oyster Cult.

Guitarist and principal songwriter Deniz Tek grew up in Michigan, and he brought his love of the Detroit sound to Australia when his family moved to Sydney in the early 1970s. Tek formed Birdman in 1974, vowing that the band would play every show as if their lives depended on it. 

Radio Birdman – Radios Appear (Sire Version)
First Release : 1977
Label : Citadel
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country : Australia
Released : 27 Nov 2015
Genre : Rock
Style : Punk, Rock & Roll, Garage Rock 


01. What Gives?  2:26
      Written-By – Tek, Gilbert 2:26
02. Non-Stop Girls     2:42
03. Do The Pop 2:34
      Written-By – Tek, Sisto   
04. Man With Golden Helmet     5:40
05. Descent Into The Maelstrom 4:24
      Piano – Chris Masuak
06. New Race     2:44
07. Aloha Steve & Danno 3:59
      Written-By – Tek, Stevens, Younger
08. Anglo Girl Desire     3:09
09. Murder City Nights     2:25
10. You're Gonna Miss Me
      Written-By – Roky Erickson 2:41
11. Hand Of Law     4:47
12. Hit Them Again 4:29
      Written-By – Tek, Asheton

Aloha Steve & Danno Lyrics

Got to get a line to Danno.
Got to pick up his gun.
Get out an APB.
Chinn is going to tell you why.
Government says it's high priority.
Washington say's so too.
Tell him to get here fast.
50's on the move.

Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.

There's an agent in the field.
I want to have him tailed.
He's staying at the Hilton.
He should be staying in Jail.
He's working for the KGB,
And here's his dossier.
The Feds won't be happy,
If this guy gets away.

Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.

Don't talk about espionage.
Hands on a bale of White.
Steve is…
Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.
Book him, Danno, murder one!

MP3 @ 320 : Size : 190 MB
Flac  Size :  397 MB


  1. Thanks a lot. I love your blog.
    I'm looking for this album: Friends by Ken Narita, Hiroshi Segawa and Tetsu Yamauchi (1971/CD 1998). Can you help me, please? It's a very rare album.

    1. Sorry my friend,but I don't have the album you're looking for.

  2. Hi Kostas.
    Don't worry, my friend. That album is very rare and I can't find it anywhere.