11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

This tribute album features recordings from two live concerts booked to help three legendary Australian rockers in need of medical care. The benefits were held for Lobby Loyde (guitarist and frontman for The Coloured Balls), his bandmate Pete Wells (who became the founding guitarist for Australia’s similarly hard-rocking Rose Tattoo), and Billy Thorpe (who fronted an equally heavy Aussie band from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s called The Aztecs). Here, Brian Cadd opens with a live solo performance of Axiom’s biggest hit, “A Little Ray of Sunshine,” before Russell Morris rocks a cover of Joe South’s “Hush,” which was a hit for Morris back in 1966 with his band Somebody’s Image. Of course, the real gem here is the one played by Lobby Loyde himself with a reunited Coloured Balls. They perform a nearly 10-minute version of “GOD,” the song The Coloured Balls debuted at 1973's Sunbury Pop Festival—the same song and festival documented by Greg Macainsh in his film Melbourne Sharpies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This tribute album features recordings from two live concerts booked to help three legendary Australian rockers in need of medical care. The benefits were held for Lobby Loyde (guitarist and frontman for The Coloured Balls), his bandmate Pete Wells (who became the founding guitarist for Australia’s similarly hard-rocking Rose Tattoo), and Billy Thorpe (who fronted an equally heavy Aussie band from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s called The Aztecs). Here, Brian Cadd opens with a live solo performance of Axiom’s biggest hit, “A Little Ray of Sunshine,” before Russell Morris rocks a cover of Joe South’s “Hush,” which was a hit for Morris back in 1966 with his band Somebody’s Image. Of course, the real gem here is the one played by Lobby Loyde himself with a reunited Coloured Balls. They perform a nearly 10-minute version of “GOD,” the song The Coloured Balls debuted at 1973's Sunbury Pop Festival—the same song and festival documented by Greg Macainsh in his film Melbourne Sharpies.

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