Thursday, June 21, 2007


Why is it that during the *biggest* series of concerts spread out across the globe, Australia can't get a decent line up together... I've been hearing constant updates about this 'Live Earth' concert, there is even a countdown on the music channels on Foxtel, yet when it comes down to it, I wouldnt go to that lame concert if I was given a free ticket.

Lets compare shall we:

LONDON: Madonna, Foo Fighters, RHCP, SPINAL TAP!!!, Black Eyed Peas, Beastie Boys, Geneisis
USA: Smashing Pumpkins, The Police, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, BON JOVI!!!!
GERMANY: Chris Cornell, Snoop Dogg
JAPAN: Linkin Park, Rhianna

compared to:

AUSTRALIA: Blue King Brown (who?) Ghostwriters (who?) Missy Higgins (whine) Sneaky Sound System (One Trick Ponies) Toni Collette (stick to movies) Jack Johnson (yawn, unless you can sneak a pile of dope in with you) Wolfmother (you wouldnt be playing if this concert was 18 months ago, it would be JET, testamant to the attention span of Australian Music goers), and Crowded House (yeah ok)

What is wrong with this picture?? Oh right, there are no stand out amazing performers, what a snooze fest.. how many times do you have to hear Eskimo Joe sing "black fingernails red wine" before you give yourself a lobotomy with the first available pointy object.

If the concert organisers had half a brain they'd get together a line-up that would rival the world, and unite everyone into going to this poseur concert, instead of just the 'indierock environmentally sound hippies'

Why cant we have: INXS, ACDC, Noiseworks, Kylie Minogue, Silverchair, Midnite Oil (they've only been singing about the environment their whole lives) Cold Chisel, Icehouse, Olivia Newton John...

Yeah some of these bands are daggy, and some of their band members are technically dead, but surely we could push past those insignificant nuances... That is a lineup that defines australian music. And I would have lined up for tickets to see that, rather than some "forget them in 5 minute" nobodies.


George said...

INXS, ACDC, Midnight Oil are all popular in Canada .. well maybe Midnight OIl so much ... but Wolfmother is very popular ... I think I would have flown to AUS if Stevie Wright was there in full form.

surfercam said...

And what about Rat Cat???

At least we are not in South Africa...

Sarah said...

Off topic: thought you might like the link for

Sarah said...

Somehow the link wound up on the time (how the fuck did I manage that?)... anyway, it's Tom Gaylord's new blog :)

Indiana James said...

I'm sure there are people out there that really think the Oz show will be good. I am not saying I am one of them, just saying that those people may exist... Your blogs are a good go. Have a good one.