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Radio Birdman: Radios Appear (Sire SRK 6050)

Wesley Strick, Rolling Stone, 24 August 1978

THE SAINTS' recent emigration to England reopens the question: is there punk after Perth? In Sydney, which some describe as Canoga Park on the far side of the Pacific, there was indeed a tiny scene that spawned such power chorders as the Psychosurgeons, the Scabs, the Dipsticks, the Rats and TV Jones. From the ashes of the last two bands rose Radio Birdman in 1974.

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