Saturday, July 10, 2010
Polyester Girl/Polyester Girl Rayon Blend/-Polyester Girl Bass 'n' Garage Dub/Resuscitator
Regurgitator is an Australian rock band from Brisbane, currently consisting of lead singer/guitarist Quan Yeomans, bassist Ben Ely, drummer Peter Kostic and keyboardist Seja Vogel. A blend of rock and electronica, they captured a devout following 1996 with their debut album titled Tu Plang.
Polyester Girl is the 3rd single taken from their 2nd album Unit and it made it to #14 on the Australian charts it also managed to chart in the UK at #132 and it has the non album track Resuscitator.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Kerri-Anne Kennerley, known by her initals as KAK, has rarely been out of the public eye since her first television appearance in 1967 at the age of 13 on the children's shows The Channel Niners and Everybody's In on Brisbane's QTQ 9. Her audience stayed with her when she crossed to The Saturday Show on Network Ten, and when she tackled the New York cabaret circuit as a 19 year old singer.
Upon her return to Australia in 1981 after a five year stint in the US, Kennerley met her future husband. In that year she landed her first adult role on Australian TV, as the dowdy Melinda Burgess in TV series The Restless Years, a teen-oriented soap opera. She hosted the daytime TV program Good Morning Australia a role she held for 11 years. During the 1980s Kennerley also performed as a singer, and released a self-titled album (Kerri-Anne) as well as a Christmas album in 1985. Her cabaret singing style was parodied by singer and comedian Gina Riley on the TV comedy show Fast Forward. She also appeared on the television show and later record album Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge with a rendition of the AC/DC song Dirty Deeds.
From 1996 until 1998, she was the compere of the daytime-variety TV show Midday. Her hosting duties on the show earnt her three Gold Logie nominations. Once Midday finished in late 1998, she joined the What's Cooking program in 1999. This role, however, (and the program itself) only lasted a few months. Both 'Midday' and 'Whats Cooking' aired on the Nine Network.
In 2001, she shifted to Channel Ten to host Greed. It was a flop and lasted a handful of episodes.
In 2003 Kennerley returned to the Nine Network where she has hosted Kerri-Anne (formally titled 'Mornings with Kerri-Anne') ever since. She has garnered considerable media attention from the program's dance instruction segments featuring prominent Australian politicians – Peter Costello and the macarena, Cheryl Kernot and the Cha-cha-cha and Kevin Rudd and the rumba. Her more memorable interviewees included the normally reticent Priscilla Presley who discussed her ex-husband Elvis and daughter Lisa Marie. American TV actor John Stamos who appeared on her show in June 2007 was arguably her most challenging interview. Two years later Stamos conceded he was drunk, which confirmed media speculation raised at the time. Kennerley also persuaded Russell Crowe to hurl himself against a wall on her show.
By one account Kennerley's annual salary for 2009 was A$500,000, and she was allegedly offered a reduced amount when her contract came up for renegotiation in October, 2009. She is one of several of Nine Network's stable of stars whose contracts are being cut in an attempt to rein in operating costs at the network.
Stand My Ground/Stand My Ground (Radio House Edit)/Come To Me/Everything In You/Stand My Ground (Pee Wee's Pan Galactic Club Mix)/Come To Me (Toast 'n' P'ate Mix)
Anyone have any info on this lass CD was released in 1993 and I do remember seeing her on Hey Hey
Andre was discovered on the Australian television talent show New Faces in 1990 and in 1992 he was signed to a record company and released his debut song "Drive Me Crazy" Reaching 72 in the Australian chart though it didn't do very well it was only a matter of time before Peter hit the big time with "Gimme Little Sign" which peaked at number 3 and lasting 31 weeks on the official ARIA Charts. In 1993, a self-titled album charted well in Australia, while the singles "Funky Junky" and "Let's Get It On/Do You Wanna Dance?" reached the Australian Top 20, and "To The Top" provided an additional Top 50 performance. In 1993, "Gimme Little Sign" picked up an ARIA Award as the highest selling single of the year. Andre first had a top 50 single in the United Kingdom called "Only One", which reached number 16 and then gained further success with the song "Mysterious Girl" (featuring Bubbler Ranx), which reached number 2 in the U.K. singles chart and number 8 in Australia. It was from these releases Peter gained a reputation for reaching new levels of creativity and direction in the music scene. He then had a number 1 album Natural and two U.K. number 1 singles "Flava" and "I Feel You". However, after attempting to transform into an R&B artist rather than pop and releasing a few more singles, his success waned, with his second album Time only reaching number 28. In 1998 he released his last single (a cover of the song "Kiss the Girl" from Disney's The Little Mermaid) before being dropped by his record company and taking a long break from his music career.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Words Are Not Enough/Up To No Good
This single is off Jon's 1978 Album of the same name Words Are Not Enough the single made #6 on the Australian charts the B-Side is a non album track. For those of you that are interested in the artwork the back and front of the picture sleeve are the same so I have only scanned one side.