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Founded by writer Anthony O'Grady in March 1975, RAM, or Rock Australia Magazine, was a fortnightly national Australian music press newspaper published in Sydney. It ceased publication in 1989.

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AC/DC: Australia has Punk Rock bands too, y'know

Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 19 April 1975

LADEES AND GENTLEMEN, introducing one of the few bands in Australia that deserves the tag of a real street punk band...putcha fists together in ominous ...

Adam Faith: Budgie wiv Stardust Wings: Adam Faith

Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 29 June 1975

IN THE OLDE DAYS of Rock and Roll, it seemed as soon as anyone made No. 1 in the charts he wasn’t content to be ...

Split Enz

Profile and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 12 July 1975

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, Split Enz is a strange band. They walk out on stage like a collection of clockwork scarecrows and their music is ...

David Bowie: "Rock and Roll is Dead"

Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 26 July 1975

"WELL," SAYS David Bowie. "Rock and roll is just a toothless old woman. It really is." ...

Lou Reed: An Afternoon With Lou Reed And Metal Machine Music

Report and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 9 August 1975

Quite simply – there were no survivors ...

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 ...

David Bowie: Ol' Orange Hair Is Back

Live Review by Ben Edmonds, RAM, March 1976

MR. DAVID BOWIE could hardly have selected a more suitable jumping off point for his 1976 world tour than Vancouver, British Columbia, (somewhere in) Canada. ...

AC/DC: Gonna be a Rock'n'Roll Singer, Gonna be a Rock'n'Roll Star

Profile and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 23 April 1976

Au Revoir to Angus, Bon, Malcolm, Mark & Phil, otherwise known as AC/DC, leaving for England to crack The Big Time. ...

Sherbet: Around Australia In 350,000 Girls

Report by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 24 September 1976

2011 introduction: From 1974-79 there was an Australia-wide rock 'n' roll touring circuit, headed by Sherbet. The peak was Sherbet's 1976 'Around Australia in 80 ...

Elvis Costello & The Attractions: This Year's Model (Radar)

Review by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 5 May 1978

ELVIS COSTELLO? Probably you've heard of him even if you haven't heard 'Watching the Detectives' on radio or you somehow missed out on the RAM/Stiff ...

AC/DC Would Really Like To Be As Successful Here As They Are In England, But…

Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, 14 July 1978

IT'S EASY TO find AC/DC in the airport terminal. Just look for a mob of tough looking Scotsmen drinking at the public bar and the ...

The Boys Next Door: Last Hee-Haw from the Boys Next Door

Profile and Interview by Clinton Walker, RAM, February 1980

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR'S career has been a turbulent one. In just two short years, they've recorded for three different labels: Suicide, Mushroom and now ...

Leonard Cohen: Incurable Romantic

Profile and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, RAM, April 1980

WHEN LEONARD COHEN takes the stage there's a small, collective gasp, almost resembling the threshold of tumescence, or the sudden realisation of a dream come ...

The Birthday Party: Mick Harvey speaks

Interview by Clinton Walker, RAM, November 1980

Nine months ago, the Boys Next Door packed their ambition and what little equipment they possessed and beaded for London. They left Australia simply because ...

Elvis Costello: "Now is the time, and the time is as good as any": The Elvis Costello Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, RAM, 25 November 1983

IF THE GREAT GREY they put the numb into number and the boot into beauty, then who, pray, puts the El into the element within? ...

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