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Radio Birdman

Radio Birdman

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Radio Birdman: Balmain Town Hall, Sydney

Live Review by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 3 January 1976

GOD I WISH the Top 40 sounded like the Radio's 'Smith and Wesson' or 'There's Gonna Be A New Race...' or 'Maelstrom'. But it doesn't. ...

Radio Birdman

Profile and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 27 February 1976

RON KEELEY, Radio Birdman's drummer, is sitting on a steel framed chair listening to a just competent group pound out hard rock as best it ...

Radio Birdman: Radios Appear (Sire SRK 6050)

Review by 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 ...

Divine Rites: Radio Birdman Flies Again

Essay by Nicholas Rothwell, The Australian, 21 April 1981

The rock group Radio Birdman, whose followers almost became a secret society, is soon to rise again as the New Race, a controversial name with ...

Do The Pop! The Australian Garage Rock Sound 1976-87 (Shock)

Sleeve notes by Dave Laing (Australia), Shock, 2002

Come on baby it's time to moveYou been saying there's nothing to doDon't be afraid of bustin' out of your cageGonna cruise around gonna burn ...

Blood Brothers: The Return Of Radio Birdman

Interview by Jenny Valentish, The Australian Times, 15 August 2006

Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek always had chiselled good looks, but over the last few years he's become the James Bond of garage rock. He ...

Radio Birdman: Birds of a Feather Rock Together

Retrospective and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 16 July 2007

THERE ARE two general categories of musicians in Halls of Fame – the supremely successful sellers of concerts and records, and those who pave the ...

Come the Revolution: Oz punk

Retrospective and Interview by Keith Cameron, The Guardian, 20 July 2007

You thought punks in the UK had things to be angry about? Over in Australia, bands had a real fight on their hands, says Keith ...

Radio Birdman: Brutally honest doco cements legacy of volatile Sydney punk band

Review by Andrew Stafford, The Guardian, 9 June 2017

The '70s band battled poverty, depression and infighting. Descent into the Maelstrom shows how they also changed the face of Australian music. ...

see also New Race


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