Only 30 lots will be made available on our website of these three historically important groups and their respective recordings to celebrate Record Store Day Australia which we believe is a super important thing as owners of Phase 4 Records in Brisbane.
LCMR-013 THE SAME 13 EP
The first generation of punk and punk friendly bands in 1977 Brisbane were The Leftovers, The Grudge, The Survivors, The Disposable Fits, The Sex Haters + Sex and The Same 13. A decrepit cassette is one of the few things physically left of these school-age kids who grew up around the Saints in the Oxley/Corinda area. Guitarist Dave Farrell was taught guitar by Ed Kuepper and vocalist Wolf is his younger brother so the connection is certainly there. By 1978, the band split with Kuepper appearing as a synth player in Just Urbain while others drifted to Sydney with Farrell and bassist Peter Shand ending up in the crucial inner-city post-punk group, Upside Down House.
LCMR-020 THE HARDONS EP
Forming in late 1978, the band hit the ground running by playing covers of songs they liked by their favourite groups such as Wire, Slaughter & the Dogs, the Tickets and Skrewdriver - sometimes repeating the same song twice or thrice during their short sets. These teenagers eventually starting writing their own material which carried a highly violent and aggressive streak that was real and to some audiences, downright scary. After playing a dozen gigs in places ranging from pubs, clubs, halls and high school dances, the band called it quits by late 1979. The Hardons never ventured into a studio but thankfully people knew this band would implode sooner rather and later and hit record on cassette player. Presented here is a sample of two gigs in 1979 acknowledging both line ups of the band with original guitarist Gary Hamilton and his replacement, Mark Birskys. ON TRANSPARENT PINK VINYL
LCMR-021 THE LEMMINGS - SILLY AS A WHEEL / SHE'S A ONE 7"
The Lemmings grew out of the ashes of late 70s rock bands such as Kroll and the Bluebirds and quickly became of the city's most prolific and energetic live acts due to their fact their new wave pop sensibility could handle itself supporting the Ramones equally as well as the inner city sound of Swell Guys or the Toy Watches . Because bands got paid money in those days, the Lemmings entered the studio in 1981 and recorded a bunch of their original songs and due to a tape glitch in the original reels, only two tunes have survived to make this single. Producing these sessions was the man behind the talking bathmat - Jamie Dunn who at this time was still active in Brisbane's music studios having enjoyed some success as a musician prior to his celebrity as the voice of Agro
All three 7" records offer different sides of Brisbane's musical history and are each presented in handmade, screen-printed sleeves.
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