BirdmanBoxset

Radio Birdman, legendary Australian underground band and one of the pioneers of the high energy rock n roll scene, have repressed their 2014 CD Box Set of formidable back catalogue, making it available again from December 1st 2017 through Citadel Records. Following the cinematic release of Descent into the Maelstrom - The Radio Birdman Documentary, renewed interest has become so high that a repress has been undertaken. The outer box now has a red background to distinguish it from the original Box that had a black background.

The Box Set contains the three studio albums Radios Appear (Trafalgar and Sire versions) and Living Eyes, all remastered at the time from original tapes and each accompanied by a standalone bonus disc. Much of the bonus disc material was previously unreleased and provides a treasure trove of material for diehard fans.

The seventh disc to make up the box set is a live concert recorded at Paddington Town Hall in December 1977 just before the band's departure for the UK to tour and promote their Sire release of Radios Appear. This live recording was mixed from master tapes that had languished forgotten for decades. The result is a totally wild and raw release that captures the bands true primal energy. The bonus accompanying this disc is an all regions PAL-format DVD of live footage; two clips from the December 77 PTH concert, another from a previous PTH concert in April 77; two obscure 76 Macquarie Uni tracks; plus a promotional video made to celebrate the 1988 release of the WEA LP box set Under The Ashes.

Disc 1 - Radios Appear (Trafalgar Version)
  1. T.V. Eye (The Stooges) (4:22 m:s)
  2. Murder City Nights (D Tek) (2:24 m:s)
  3. Anglo Girl Desire (D Tek) (3:22 m:s)
  4. Man With Golden Helmet (D Tek / S Kambly) (5:38 m:s)
  5. Descent into The Maelstrom (D Tek) (4:22 m:s)
  6. Monday Morning Gunk (D Tek) (3:03 m:s)
  7. Do The Pop (D Tek / M Sisto) (2:35 m:s)
  8. Love Kills (D Tek) (3:44 m:s)
  9. Hand Of Law (D Tek) (4:45 m:s)
  10. New Race (D Tek) (4:32 m:s)
Disc 2 - Radios Appear (Trafalgar Version Bonus)
  1. Smith And Wesson Blues (D Tek) (3:04 m:s)
  2. I 94 (D Tek / C Jones) (3:37 m:s)
  3. Snake (D Tek) (3:07 m:s)
  4. Burn My Eye (D Tek) (1:52 m:s)
  5. Love Kills (D Tek) (3:53 m:s)
  6. Insane Alive (G Jeffreys / D Tek) (4:17 m:s)
  7. I 94 (D Tek / C Jones) (3:49 m:s)
  8. Descent Into The Maelstrom (D Tek) (4:20 m:s)
  9. Man With Golden Helmet (D Tek / S Kambly) (5:39 m:s)
  10. Snake (D Tek) (3:16 m:s)
  11. Hand Of Law (D Tek) (4:52 m:s)
  12. Anglo Girl Desire (D Tek) (3:25 m:s)
Tracks 1- 4: From the 1976 EP 'Burn My Eye' (Trafalgar / ME-109)
Tracks 5 - 12: Outtakes mixed from original masters and previously unreleased.
 
Disc 3 - Radios Appear (Sire Version)
  1. What Gives? (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:26 m:s)
  2. Non Stop Girls (D Tek) (2:42 m:s)
  3. Do The Pop (D Tek / M Sisto) (2:34 m:s)
  4. Man With Golden Helmet (D Tek / S Kambly) (5:40 m:s)
  5. Descent into The Maelstrom (D Tek) (4:24 m:s)
  6. New Race (D Tek) (2:44 m:s)
  7. Aloha Steve & Danno (D Tek / R Younger / M Stevens) (3:59 m:s)
  8. Anglo Girl Desire (D Tek) (3:09 m:s)
  9. Murder City Nights (D Tek) (2:25 m:s)
  10. You're Gonna Miss Me (13th Floor Elevators) (2:41 m:s)
  11. Hand Of Law (D Tek) (4:47 m:s)
  12. Hit Them Again (D Tek / R Asheton) (4:29 m:s)
Disc 4 - Radios Appear (Sire Version Bonus)
  1. You're Gonna Miss Me (13th Floor Elevators) (2:37 m:s)
  2. Shakin' Street (MC5) (2:12 m:s)
  3. Hit Them Again (D Tek / R Asheton) (4:47 m:s)
  4. Anglo Girl Desire (D Tek) (3:13 m:s)
  5. Non Stop Girls (D Tek) (2:50 m:s)
  6. Aloha Steve & Danno (D Tek / R Younger / M Stevens) (3:37 m:s)
  7. Breaks My Heart (D Tek) (2:45 m:s)
  8. Crying Sun (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:45 m:s)
  9. Do The Pop (D Tek / M Sisto) (2:47 m:s)
  10. More Fun (D Tek) (1:48 m:s)
  11. What Gives? (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:21 m:s)
  12. Love Kills (D Tek) (4:04 m:s)
Tracks 1 - 5, 9, 11: Outtakes. Tracks 7, 8, 10: Trafalgar demos. Tracks 6, 12: Alternate arrangements. 
All tracks previously unreleased.
 
Disc 5 - Living Eyes
  1. More Fun (D Tek) (2:01 m:s)
  2. T.P.B.R. Combo (D Tek / C Masuak) (2:12 m:s)
  3. 455 SD (D Tek) (2:41 m:s)
  4. Do The Movin' Change (D Tek) (2:29 m:s)
  5. I 94 (D Tek / C Jones) (2:59 m:s)
  6. Iskender Time (D Tek) (1:49 m:s)
  7. Burn My Eye '78 (D Tek) (1:35 m:s)
  8. Time To Fall (D Tek) (3:14 m:s)
  9. Smith and Wesson Blues (D Tek) (2:56 m:s)
  10. Crying Sun (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:53m:s
  11. Breaks My Heart (D Tek) (3:02 m:s)
  12. Alone In The Endzone (D Tek) (2:05 m:s)
  13. Hanging On (D Tek) (3:37 m:s)
Disc 6 - Living Eyes (Bonus)
  1. Hanging On (D Tek) (3:38 m:s)
  2. 455 SD (D Tek) (2:45 m:s)
  3. Do The Movin' Change (D Tek) (2:28 m:s)
  4. T.P.B.R. Combo (D Tek / C Masuak) (2:12 m:s)
  5. I 94 (D Tek / C Jones) (2:49 m:s)
  6. Iskender Time (D Tek) (1:49 m:s)
  7. Burn My Eye '78 (D Tek) (1:35 m:s)
  8. Alien Skies (P Hoyle) (3:15 m:s)
  9. Time To Fall (D Tek) (3:11 m:s)
  10. Smith and Wesson Blues (D Tek) (2:55 m:s)
  11. Crying Sun (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:56 m:s)
  12. Breaks My Heart (D Tek) (3:02 m:s)
  13. More Fun (D Tek) (2:00 m:s)
  14. Alone In The Endzone (D Tek) (2:07 m:s)
  15. Dark Surprise (D Tek) (3:29 m:s)
  16. Didn't Tell The Man (C Masuak) (3:12 m:s)
  17. Death By The Gun (C Masuak) (3:05 m:s)
  18. Dark Surprise (D Tek) (3:56 m:s)
  19. Breaks My Heart (D Tek) (2:54 m:s)
  20. More Fun (D Tek) (2:00 m:s)
Tracks 1 - 14: Original Rockfield tracks remixed for the Redeye Records CD reissue of Living Eyes
Track 15, 16: Rockfield outtakes. Track 17: Previously unreleased outtake
Tracks 18-20: From the 1989 12" EP 'More Fun!' (WEA / WEA0.257825)
 
Disc 7 - Live At Paddington Town Hall Dec 12TH '77
  1. New Race (D Tek) (3:17 m:s)
  2. Descent Into The Maelstrom (D Tek) (4:04 m:s)
  3. Anglo Girl Desire (D Tek) (3:05 m:s)
  4. Murder City Nights (D Tek) (2:19 m:s)
  5. Transmaniacon MC (Blue Oyster Cult) (2:36 m:s)
  6. More Fun (D Tek) (2:01 m:s)
  7. Smith And Wesson Blues (D Tek) (2:59 m:s)
  8. Man With Golden Helmet (D Tek / S Kambly) (5:45 m:s)
  9. Crying Sun (W Gilbert / D Tek) (3:39 m:s)
  10. Breaks My Heart (D Tek) (2:57 m:s)
  11. What Gives? (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:26 m:s)
  12. Let The Kids Dance (E McDaniel) (2:30 m:s)
  13. Dark Surprise (D Tek) (3:53 m:s)
  14. I 94 (D Tek / C Jones) (3:06 m:s)
  15. Non Stop Girls (D Tek) (2:44 m:s)
  16. Do The Pop (D Tek / M Sisto) (2:26 m:s)
  17. Burn My Eye (D Tek) (1:39 m:s)
  18. Monday Morning Gunk (D Tek) (2:47 m:s)
  19. Ramblin' Rose ( M Wilkin / F Burch / O Wilson) (2:50 m:s)
All track mixed from master 2" tapes. Except for tracks 6, 10, 13 previously unreleased
Disc 8 - Live At Paddington Town Hall Dec 12TH '77 (Bonus DVD)
  1. Aloha Steve & Danno (D Tek / R Younger / M Stevens) (3:45 m:s)
  2. What Gives? (W Gilbert / D Tek) (2:33 m:s)
  3. New Race (D Tek) (5:25 m:s)
  4. Aloha Steve & Danno (D Tek / R Younger / M Stevens) (3:03 m:s)
  5. Monday Morning Gunk (D Tek) (2:13 m:s)
  6. Ramblin' Rose ( M Wilkin / F Burch / O Wilson) (1:53 ms)
Tracks 1, 2: Paddington Town Hall Dec '77. Track 3: Paddington Town Hall April '77
Track 4: Promotional video. Tracks 5, 6: Macquarie University '76

 

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