indie alternative punk, rock & post-punk Australian Music.

                                    For people who were there, somewhere between 1975 and 1984, or those who have rediscovered this era of great music. This site contains great Australian indie/alternative vinyl that was either financed by the bands themselves or by some of the ground breaking, risk taking small record businesses of this time.

                                    "Inner City Sound describes the years 1976-1981 of punk/post-punk music in Australia. The Inner City Sound is a distinct movement towards an Australian rock of its own invention and identity." Clinton Walker, from his book of the same name, originhally published by Wild & Woolley Pty Ltd 1982.
                                    This site takes its name from and is inspired by Clinton Walker's book but not formally linked to him or the book

                                    available now:
                                    in Australia via distributor 
                                    Mick Kir at Dulcet Tomes
                                    email

                                    Released in UK via Turnaround
                                    Publisher Services
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                                    for USA available now through
                                    Verse Chorus Press who do ship
                                    internationally

                                    The classic document of punk and postpunk music in Australia
                                    Inner City Sound
                                    edited by Clinton Walker
                                    paperback, 192 pages, with 285 photographs   ISBN: 1-891241-18-4

                                    The bands that emerged from the punk scene of the late 1970s in Australia, including the Saints, the Birthday Party, Radio Birdman and the Go-Betweens are among the most important bands of their time. Inner City Sound is the classic documentary account of the explosive development of that scene in the inner cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. Fanzine and newspaper articles, illustrated by 285 photographs, vividly portray the creative ferment of the period and the dozens of bands that sprang up in the wake of the punk pioneers, including the Scientists, Severed Heads, Hunters and Collectors and many more.

                                    Inner City Sound was first published in Australia in late 1981 as the postpunk scene was approaching its zenith, but soon fell out of print. Yet it became so sought after over the years that it has been bootlegged like the rare singles listed in its discography, and its influence was so seminal that it helped shape the Australian indie rock scene of the following decade.

                                    With this new edition, Inner City Sound is now in print officially for the first time in over 20 years and for the first time ever outside Australia. What's more, original editor Clinton Walker has added an additional 32 pages of articles and photographs, taking the story through to 1985, a period in which the careers of Nick Cave, the Go-Betweens and the Triffids, for example, began to flourish internationally.

                                    verse chorus press

                                    To coincide with this new edition, a double CD of classic music from the period, INNER CITY SOUNDTRACK, will be released in Australia by Laughing Outlaw Records. Copies will be available elsewhere from Verse Chorus Press or through the usual import channels. tracklist.

                                    Inner City Sound is a 2CD set stand-alone companion piece to the cult book of the same name. Produced and annotated by Clinton Walker and re-mastered by the master himself, Don Bartley ? and including an extraordinary hand-drawn fold-out family tree poster ? Inner City Sound provides proof positive that Australia contributed as much as anyone to the D-I-Y revolution of the late 70s/early 80s: Over forty tracks, restored to a virgin vinyl glory, that still ring fresh and true, a mix of classics and rarities, many appearing on CD for the first time. Bristling with urgency and originality, this is an instant classic twenty years in the making.

                                     

                                    Music over the net. Commmencing sometime soon is 'Inner City Sound', a new program featuring all Australian independent & alternative music released between 1975 and 1984. This program comprises all vinyl indie/alternative 7'', 12'' eps, lps and cassettes. Nearly all of this music has not been re-issued onto CD, and may never be.

                                    There will be specials featuring new and current CD re-issues.

                                    Questionnaire
                                    Q1: Do you listen to music on your computer?
                                    Q2: Do you listen to the radio on the internet?
                                    Q3: If so, for how many hours per day / per week?
                                    Q4: What bands do you want to hear on the Inner City Sound internet radio program?
                                    Q5: What musicians would you like to hear talk about their band?
                                    Q6: What questions would you like the musicians to answer?
                                    please email me your answers and any more thoughts on this, thanks.


                                    We are looking for a partner / host pod / webcaster / broadcaster to work with. All enquiries, please email.


                                     


                                    Accountants
                                    AC/DC
                                    Acrylic Chewies
                                    Adelaide punk
                                    Agents
                                    Airlord
                                    Aliens
                                    Allniters
                                    Angels
                                    Apartments / Peter Walsh
                                    Chris Bailey
                                    Beasts Of Bourbon
                                    Birthday Party
                                    Bleeding Hearts
                                    Box Of Fish
                                    Boys Next Door
                                    Brisbane alternative
                                    Cub Callaway
                                    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
                                    Celibate Rifles
                                    David Chesworth
                                    Church
                                    Club Ska
                                    Cold Chisel

                                    Comrades Of War
                                    Corpse Grinders
                                    **** **** (Cough Cough)
                                    Crackajacks
                                    Crime & the City Solution
                                    Critics
                                    Cruel Sea
                                    Cybotron
                                    Dagoes
                                    Dead Can Dance
                                    Tex Deadly & the Dum Dums
                                    Died Pretty

                                    Do Re Mi

                                    Dorian Gray
                                    Dresden War Crimes
                                    Drop Bears
                                    Dubrovniks
                                    Dynamic Hepnotics
                                    Ears
                                    Eastern Dark
                                    Editions
                                    The End
                                    Equal Local
                                    Essendon Airport
                                    Exiles
                                    Farriss Brothers
                                    Fast Cars
                                    Fast Forward
                                    Flaming Hands
                                    Flowers
                                    James Freud & the Radio Stars
                                    Frontier Scouts
                                    Fun Things
                                    Gatekeepers
                                    Geeks
                                    Go-Betweens
                                    James Griffin
                                    Grong Grong

                                    Hardons (Queensland)
                                    Hard Ons
                                    Hitmen
                                    Hoi Polloi
                                    Hoodoo Gurus
                                    Rowland S. Howard
                                    Hugo Klang
                                    Hunters & Collectors
                                    Icehouse
                                    Igniters
                                    Immaculate Consumptive
                                    Introverts
                                    INXS
                                    JFK & the Cuban Crisis
                                    Jimmy & the Boys
                                    J.M.M.
                                    The Johnnys
                                    Paul Kelly & the Dots
                                    Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls
                                    Kelpies
                                    Kids In The Kitchen
                                    Kill The King
                                    The Kingbees
                                    Ed Kuepper
                                    La Femme
                                    La Fetts
                                    Last Words
                                    Laughing Clowns
                                    Laughing Hands

                                    The (Fucken) Leftovers

                                    Lighthouse Keepers
                                    Peter Lillie
                                    Lime Spiders
                                    The Limp
                                    Lipstick Killers

                                    Little Murders
                                    Lonely Hearts
                                    Machinations
                                    Madroom
                                    Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast
                                    Manikins
                                    Matt Finish
                                    Mental As Anything
                                    Meo 245
                                    Metal Mercenaries
                                    Metronomes
                                    Midnight Oil
                                    Missing Link
                                    Models
                                    Moffs
                                    Moodists
                                    Mustard Club

                                    Nauts
                                    Negatives
                                    New Christs
                                    New Race
                                    News
                                    No
                                    No Nonsense
                                    The Nothing
                                    Numbers
                                    Once Upon A Time

                                    Orchestra Of Skin & Bone
                                    Orphans


                                    Peak
                                    Pel Mel
                                    Angie Pepper
                                    Perdition
                                    Perth punk
                                    The Pits
                                    Plays With Marionettes
                                    Positive Hatred
                                    Press
                                    Primitive Calculators

                                    Quick & the Dead
                                    Hugo Race
                                    Radio Birdman
                                    Rah Rah The Flag
                                    Reels
                                    Relatives
                                    Riptides
                                    Riverina Playboys
                                    Rockets
                                    Ron Rude
                                    Rose Tattoo
                                    Sacred Cowboys
                                    Saints
                                    Salamander Jim
                                    Sardine v
                                    Scapa Flow
                                    Scattered Order
                                    Schism
                                    Scientists
                                    Scream
                                    Screaming Tribesmen
                                    Sekret Sekret
                                    Severed Heads
                                    Sick Things
                                    Silent Type
                                    Singles
                                    Skel-e-tones
                                    Skunks
                                    Skyhooks
                                    Slugfuckers

                                    Spare Change
                                    The Spell
                                    SPK
                                    Split Enz
                                    Sports
                                    Spy v. Spy
                                    Stilleto
                                    Strange Idols
                                    Strange Tenants
                                    Stupidity
                                    Sunday Painters
                                    Sunnyboys
                                    Survivors
                                    Systematics
                                    Tablewaiters
                                    Tactics
                                    Tame O'Mearas
                                    Tch Tch Tch / Tsk Tsk Tsk
                                    Teenyweenys
                                    Terminal Twist
                                    Terse Tapes
                                    These Cars Collide
                                    These Immortal Souls
                                    Thought Criminals
                                    Louis Tillett
                                    Tombstone Hands
                                    Toy Love
                                    Trench Gashes
                                    Triffids / David McComb
                                    The 2 Johnnies
                                    Urban Guerillas
                                    various artists
                                    Verge
                                    Victims
                                    Violet Lightning
                                    Visitors
                                    Voices
                                    Voigt/465
                                    Dave Warner From The Suburbs
                                    Wet Taxis
                                    Whirlywirld

                                    Wild West
                                    Wildlife Documentaries
                                    World War XXIV
                                    Wreckery
                                    X
                                    Xero / Xiro
                                    XL Capris
                                    X-ray-Z
                                    Ya Ya Choral
                                    Young Charlatans
                                    Young Docteurs
                                    Young Modern
                                    Zorros
                                     

                                    Search site by alphabetical database
                                     

                                    The definitive wants list. This is what I am 
                                    still searching for.

                                    If you would like to recieve email updates 
                                    to the site, please email.

                                    This site is also trying to act as a sound archive and 
                                    library for reference on Australian music. Email

                                    Volume 31
                                    The Go-Starts, The Most, The Zorros, Division 4, The Transistors
                                    Volume.30
                                    DaDa Man, Bear Garden, Ups + Downs, Real Life
                                    Volume.29
                                    Young Docteurs, Quintrex Bop, Naturals, No Concept, British Jets, Pupils Of Love, Makeshift, D.A.s, Invader, Tension Nuts.
                                    Volume.28
                                    Wet Taxis, Mindless Delta Children, Agent Orange, Rhoborhythmaticons, Ulsers, U-Bombs, Bohdan X, Tenants, Replicas, Traitors, Relatives.
                                    Volume.27
                                    Mystery Of Sixes, La Fetts, Public Execution, New Improved Testament, Skunks, Fun Fun Fun, Gun Control.
                                    Volume.26
                                    The Cockroaches, Crackajacks, New Dancehall Racketeers, Peter Lillie & the Leisuremasters, Model Husbands, Cuban Heels.
                                    Volume.25
                                    Japanese Comixs, The Humans, Popgun Men, The Sharks, The Lonely Hearts, Trans 262, Grooveyard,  Adam Five & the Spies.
                                    Volume.24
                                    International Exiles, Jetsonnes, Jump Vision, The Personnel, The Fabulous Marquises, Boys Next Door, Models, Plays With Marionettes, People With Chairs Up Their Noses, The Ears, The Chocolate Grinders.
                                    Volume.23
                                    The So+So, Ground Zero, The Undertakers, The Buddies, The Kingswoods, Toxic Shock, Paradox, PXB, Full Frontall.
                                    Volume.22
                                    Piano Piano, Glam Stars, Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, Morpions, The Take, Ronnie & the Rhythm Boys, Nervous System, No Actresses, Bryce Perrin Chas Lisner & Ian Cox, City Ram Waddy, City Ram & the Mystics.
                                    Volume.21
                                    Sardine v, Soggy Porridge, Wildlife Documentaries, Equal Local, Sunday Painters.
                                    Volume.20
                                    Tch Tch Tch, Man & Machine, Anne Cessna & Essendon Airport, Microfilm, The Same, The Limp, The Poles.
                                    Volume.19
                                    Est, Belle Du Soir, Denial, Prod, Ash Wednesday, The Barons, Gestalt Square Root Minus One.
                                    Volume.18
                                    Negative Reaction, Hiroshima Chair, Rhythmyx Chymx
                                    Volume.17
                                    42nd Street, Mr X, Toy Watches, The Creatures, The Clones, The Critics, The End, Meccalissa
                                    Volume.16
                                    Max Staples and the Paperclips, Danny Decay and the Molars, Ron Rude's Piano Piano, Fred Cass and His Fabulous Cassettes, Johnny Topper and His Beatnick Buddies, Mopsie Beans, The Replicas, Red Peril, The Real Traitors.
                                    Volume.15
                                    The Leftovers, The Never Never, The Globes, Glo Ratio, The Illusions, The The, Terryfoot, Kikx, The Dri Horros.
                                    Volume.14
                                    1978-'82
                                    Street Corner Jack, Ungrateful Children, Systems Go, Nuvo Bloc, Lounge, Accountants, Jumpers, Bad Poets, Fear & Loathing, Brats, Manics, Desperate Measures, Hares, Die Dancing Bears, Skunks, Fun Fun Fun, Gun Control.
                                    Volume.13
                                    1979-'82
                                    Two Way Garden, Dance Set, 5:15, Wrecked Jets, Bleu Scooters, The Most, Late Arrivals.
                                    Volume.12
                                    1979 - '83
                                    Singles, Sputnicks, Vacant Lot, XL Capris, Zorros, Plays With Marionettes, Wild West, Metronomes, Equal Local, Goat, Tame Omearas, Via Venuto.
                                    Volume.11
                                    1978 - '83
                                    Sheiks, Relatives, Scapa Flow, Scientists, Screaming Tribesmen, Section Urbane, Skunks, Survivors.
                                    Volume.10
                                    1978 - '82
                                    Paradox, La Femme, Just Urbain, Leftovers, Mansons, Marching Girls, Nasty Nigel & The Teenage Hellcats, Progression Cult, Proles, Public Execution, Razor Gang.
                                    Volume.9
                                    1978 - '83
                                    Assassins, Black Chrome, Cartoons, Credits, Dereck & The Wrecks, Division 4, Naughty Rhythms, Allniters, 88's, Flying Calvittos, Henry Vyhnal, Johnny Demon & The Devils.
                                    Volume.8
                                    1978 - '83
                                    Numbers (Riptides), Young Identities, Quick & The Dead, Manikins, The End, Bastinados, Vacant Rooms, Orphans, Henchmen.
                                    Volume.7
                                    1978 - '82
                                    Young Identities, Mystery Of 6's, Just Urbaine, Public Execution, Upsets, Survivors, Numbers (Riptides), Bodysnatchers, Kicks, Just Urbaine, Infidels, Xero, 4 Gods.
                                    Volume.6
                                    1977 - '81
                                    Dave Warner's From The Suburbs, Thorburn, Bleeding Hearts, Spare Change, Young Modern, Two Way Garden, News, Birthday Party,Victims, Rockets, Manikins, La Femme, Z-Cars, Equal Local.
                                    Volume.5
                                    1978 - '83
                                    Rocks, Thought Criminals, Whirlywirld, Systematics, Tactics, Lipstick Killers, Rejex, News, Marching Girls, Boys Next Door, Sekret Sekret, Sardine v, Soggy Porridge, Box Of Fish, Lighthouse Keepers.
                                    Volume.4
                                    1978 - '82
                                    Mental As Anything, Popular Mechanics, Nuvo Bloc, Machinations, Whirlywirld, Particles, Triffids, Do Re Mi, Agents, Dynamic Hepnotics, Outline.
                                    Volume.3
                                    1980 - '84
                                    The Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, Pel Mel, Scapa Flow, Dorian Gray, Tuff Monks, Sacred Cowboys, Hugo Klang, Kelpies, Moodists, Club Of Rome, Hoi Polloi, Super K.
                                    Volume.2
                                    1979 - '82
                                    Lipstick Killers, Last Words, Seems Twice, New Christs, Angie Pepper, The Passengers with Angie Pepper, Flaming Hands, Minuteman, Screaming Tribesmen, Lime Spiders.
                                    Volume.1
                                    1979 - '82
                                    Whirlywirld, Systematics, Products, Agents, Thought Criminals, Clint Small, Surfside 6, Singles, Fast Cars, News, Last Words, Sunday Painters, Trans 262, Units, Drop Bears, Triffids.

                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     

                                     

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