indie alternative punk, rock & post-punk Australian Music.

                          For people who were there, somewhere between 1975 and 1984, or those who have rediscovered this era of great music. This site contains great Australian indie/alternative vinyl that was either financed by the bands themselves or by some of the ground breaking, risk taking small record businesses of this time.

                          "Inner City Sound describes the years 1976-1981 of punk/post-punk music in Australia. The Inner City Sound is a distinct movement towards an Australian rock of its own invention and identity." Clinton Walker, from his book of the same name, originhally published by Wild & Woolley Pty Ltd 1982.
                          This site takes its name from and is inspired by Clinton Walker's book but not formally linked to him or the book

                          available now:
                          in Australia via distributor 
                          Mick Kir at Dulcet Tomes
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                          Released in UK via Turnaround
                          Publisher Services
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                          for USA available now through
                          Verse Chorus Press who do ship
                          internationally

                          The classic document of punk and postpunk music in Australia
                          Inner City Sound
                          edited by Clinton Walker
                          paperback, 192 pages, with 285 photographs   ISBN: 1-891241-18-4

                          The bands that emerged from the punk scene of the late 1970s in Australia, including the Saints, the Birthday Party, Radio Birdman and the Go-Betweens are among the most important bands of their time. Inner City Sound is the classic documentary account of the explosive development of that scene in the inner cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. Fanzine and newspaper articles, illustrated by 285 photographs, vividly portray the creative ferment of the period and the dozens of bands that sprang up in the wake of the punk pioneers, including the Scientists, Severed Heads, Hunters and Collectors and many more.

                          Inner City Sound was first published in Australia in late 1981 as the postpunk scene was approaching its zenith, but soon fell out of print. Yet it became so sought after over the years that it has been bootlegged like the rare singles listed in its discography, and its influence was so seminal that it helped shape the Australian indie rock scene of the following decade.

                          With this new edition, Inner City Sound is now in print officially for the first time in over 20 years and for the first time ever outside Australia. What's more, original editor Clinton Walker has added an additional 32 pages of articles and photographs, taking the story through to 1985, a period in which the careers of Nick Cave, the Go-Betweens and the Triffids, for example, began to flourish internationally.

                          verse chorus press

                          To coincide with this new edition, a double CD of classic music from the period, INNER CITY SOUNDTRACK, will be released in Australia by Laughing Outlaw Records. Copies will be available elsewhere from Verse Chorus Press or through the usual import channels. tracklist.

                          Inner City Sound is a 2CD set stand-alone companion piece to the cult book of the same name. Produced and annotated by Clinton Walker and re-mastered by the master himself, Don Bartley ? and including an extraordinary hand-drawn fold-out family tree poster ? Inner City Sound provides proof positive that Australia contributed as much as anyone to the D-I-Y revolution of the late 70s/early 80s: Over forty tracks, restored to a virgin vinyl glory, that still ring fresh and true, a mix of classics and rarities, many appearing on CD for the first time. Bristling with urgency and originality, this is an instant classic twenty years in the making.

                           

                          Music over the net. Commmencing sometime soon is 'Inner City Sound', a new program featuring all Australian independent & alternative music released between 1975 and 1984. This program comprises all vinyl indie/alternative 7'', 12'' eps, lps and cassettes. Nearly all of this music has not been re-issued onto CD, and may never be.

                          There will be specials featuring new and current CD re-issues.

                          Questionnaire
                          Q1: Do you listen to music on your computer?
                          Q2: Do you listen to the radio on the internet?
                          Q3: If so, for how many hours per day / per week?
                          Q4: What bands do you want to hear on the Inner City Sound internet radio program?
                          Q5: What musicians would you like to hear talk about their band?
                          Q6: What questions would you like the musicians to answer?
                          please email me your answers and any more thoughts on this, thanks.


                          We are looking for a partner / host pod / webcaster / broadcaster to work with. All enquiries, please email.


                           


                          Accountants
                          AC/DC
                          Acrylic Chewies
                          Adelaide punk
                          Agents
                          Airlord
                          Aliens
                          Allniters
                          Angels
                          Apartments / Peter Walsh
                          Chris Bailey
                          Beasts Of Bourbon
                          Birthday Party
                          Bleeding Hearts
                          Box Of Fish
                          Boys Next Door
                          Brisbane alternative
                          Cub Callaway
                          Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
                          Celibate Rifles
                          David Chesworth
                          Church
                          Club Ska
                          Cold Chisel

                          Comrades Of War
                          Corpse Grinders
                          **** **** (Cough Cough)
                          Crackajacks
                          Crime & the City Solution
                          Critics
                          Cruel Sea
                          Cybotron
                          Dagoes
                          Dead Can Dance
                          Tex Deadly & the Dum Dums
                          Died Pretty

                          Do Re Mi

                          Dorian Gray
                          Dresden War Crimes
                          Drop Bears
                          Dubrovniks
                          Dynamic Hepnotics
                          Ears
                          Eastern Dark
                          Editions
                          The End
                          Equal Local
                          Essendon Airport
                          Exiles
                          Farriss Brothers
                          Fast Cars
                          Fast Forward
                          Flaming Hands
                          Flowers
                          James Freud & the Radio Stars
                          Frontier Scouts
                          Fun Things
                          Gatekeepers
                          Geeks
                          Go-Betweens
                          James Griffin
                          Grong Grong

                          Hardons (Queensland)
                          Hard Ons
                          Hitmen
                          Hoi Polloi
                          Hoodoo Gurus
                          Rowland S. Howard
                          Hugo Klang
                          Hunters & Collectors
                          Icehouse
                          Igniters
                          Immaculate Consumptive
                          Introverts
                          INXS
                          JFK & the Cuban Crisis
                          Jimmy & the Boys
                          J.M.M.
                          The Johnnys
                          Paul Kelly & the Dots
                          Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls
                          Kelpies
                          Kids In The Kitchen
                          Kill The King
                          The Kingbees
                          Ed Kuepper
                          La Femme
                          La Fetts
                          Last Words
                          Laughing Clowns
                          Laughing Hands

                          The (Fucken) Leftovers

                          Lighthouse Keepers
                          Peter Lillie
                          Lime Spiders
                          The Limp
                          Lipstick Killers

                          Little Murders
                          Lonely Hearts
                          Machinations
                          Madroom
                          Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast
                          Manikins
                          Matt Finish
                          Mental As Anything
                          Meo 245
                          Metal Mercenaries
                          Metronomes
                          Midnight Oil
                          Missing Link
                          Models
                          Moffs
                          Moodists
                          Mustard Club

                          Nauts
                          Negatives
                          New Christs
                          New Race
                          News
                          No
                          No Nonsense
                          The Nothing
                          Numbers
                          Once Upon A Time

                          Orchestra Of Skin & Bone
                          Orphans


                          Peak
                          Pel Mel
                          Angie Pepper
                          Perdition
                          Perth punk
                          The Pits
                          Plays With Marionettes
                          Positive Hatred
                          Press
                          Primitive Calculators

                          Quick & the Dead
                          Hugo Race
                          Radio Birdman
                          Rah Rah The Flag
                          Reels
                          Relatives
                          Riptides
                          Riverina Playboys
                          Rockets
                          Ron Rude
                          Rose Tattoo
                          Sacred Cowboys
                          Saints
                          Salamander Jim
                          Sardine v
                          Scapa Flow
                          Scattered Order
                          Schism
                          Scientists
                          Scream
                          Screaming Tribesmen
                          Sekret Sekret
                          Severed Heads
                          Sick Things
                          Silent Type
                          Singles
                          Skel-e-tones
                          Skunks
                          Skyhooks
                          Slugfuckers

                          Spare Change
                          The Spell
                          SPK
                          Split Enz
                          Sports
                          Spy v. Spy
                          Stilleto
                          Strange Idols
                          Strange Tenants
                          Stupidity
                          Sunday Painters
                          Sunnyboys
                          Survivors
                          Systematics
                          Tablewaiters
                          Tactics
                          Tame O'Mearas
                          Tch Tch Tch / Tsk Tsk Tsk
                          Teenyweenys
                          Terminal Twist
                          Terse Tapes
                          These Cars Collide
                          These Immortal Souls
                          Thought Criminals
                          Louis Tillett
                          Tombstone Hands
                          Toy Love
                          Trench Gashes
                          Triffids / David McComb
                          The 2 Johnnies
                          Urban Guerillas
                          various artists
                          Verge
                          Victims
                          Violet Lightning
                          Visitors
                          Voices
                          Voigt/465
                          Dave Warner From The Suburbs
                          Wet Taxis
                          Whirlywirld

                          Wild West
                          Wildlife Documentaries
                          World War XXIV
                          Wreckery
                          X
                          Xero / Xiro
                          XL Capris
                          X-ray-Z
                          Ya Ya Choral
                          Young Charlatans
                          Young Docteurs
                          Young Modern
                          Zorros
                           

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                          The definitive wants list. This is what I am 
                          still searching for.

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                          to the site, please email.

                          This site is also trying to act as a sound archive and 
                          library for reference on Australian music. Email

                          Volume 31
                          The Go-Starts, The Most, The Zorros, Division 4, The Transistors
                          Volume.30
                          DaDa Man, Bear Garden, Ups + Downs, Real Life
                          Volume.29
                          Young Docteurs, Quintrex Bop, Naturals, No Concept, British Jets, Pupils Of Love, Makeshift, D.A.s, Invader, Tension Nuts.
                          Volume.28
                          Wet Taxis, Mindless Delta Children, Agent Orange, Rhoborhythmaticons, Ulsers, U-Bombs, Bohdan X, Tenants, Replicas, Traitors, Relatives.
                          Volume.27
                          Mystery Of Sixes, La Fetts, Public Execution, New Improved Testament, Skunks, Fun Fun Fun, Gun Control.
                          Volume.26
                          The Cockroaches, Crackajacks, New Dancehall Racketeers, Peter Lillie & the Leisuremasters, Model Husbands, Cuban Heels.
                          Volume.25
                          Japanese Comixs, The Humans, Popgun Men, The Sharks, The Lonely Hearts, Trans 262, Grooveyard,  Adam Five & the Spies.
                          Volume.24
                          International Exiles, Jetsonnes, Jump Vision, The Personnel, The Fabulous Marquises, Boys Next Door, Models, Plays With Marionettes, People With Chairs Up Their Noses, The Ears, The Chocolate Grinders.
                          Volume.23
                          The So+So, Ground Zero, The Undertakers, The Buddies, The Kingswoods, Toxic Shock, Paradox, PXB, Full Frontall.
                          Volume.22
                          Piano Piano, Glam Stars, Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, Morpions, The Take, Ronnie & the Rhythm Boys, Nervous System, No Actresses, Bryce Perrin Chas Lisner & Ian Cox, City Ram Waddy, City Ram & the Mystics.
                          Volume.21
                          Sardine v, Soggy Porridge, Wildlife Documentaries, Equal Local, Sunday Painters.
                          Volume.20
                          Tch Tch Tch, Man & Machine, Anne Cessna & Essendon Airport, Microfilm, The Same, The Limp, The Poles.
                          Volume.19
                          Est, Belle Du Soir, Denial, Prod, Ash Wednesday, The Barons, Gestalt Square Root Minus One.
                          Volume.18
                          Negative Reaction, Hiroshima Chair, Rhythmyx Chymx
                          Volume.17
                          42nd Street, Mr X, Toy Watches, The Creatures, The Clones, The Critics, The End, Meccalissa
                          Volume.16
                          Max Staples and the Paperclips, Danny Decay and the Molars, Ron Rude's Piano Piano, Fred Cass and His Fabulous Cassettes, Johnny Topper and His Beatnick Buddies, Mopsie Beans, The Replicas, Red Peril, The Real Traitors.
                          Volume.15
                          The Leftovers, The Never Never, The Globes, Glo Ratio, The Illusions, The The, Terryfoot, Kikx, The Dri Horros.
                          Volume.14
                          1978-'82
                          Street Corner Jack, Ungrateful Children, Systems Go, Nuvo Bloc, Lounge, Accountants, Jumpers, Bad Poets, Fear & Loathing, Brats, Manics, Desperate Measures, Hares, Die Dancing Bears, Skunks, Fun Fun Fun, Gun Control.
                          Volume.13
                          1979-'82
                          Two Way Garden, Dance Set, 5:15, Wrecked Jets, Bleu Scooters, The Most, Late Arrivals.
                          Volume.12
                          1979 - '83
                          Singles, Sputnicks, Vacant Lot, XL Capris, Zorros, Plays With Marionettes, Wild West, Metronomes, Equal Local, Goat, Tame Omearas, Via Venuto.
                          Volume.11
                          1978 - '83
                          Sheiks, Relatives, Scapa Flow, Scientists, Screaming Tribesmen, Section Urbane, Skunks, Survivors.
                          Volume.10
                          1978 - '82
                          Paradox, La Femme, Just Urbain, Leftovers, Mansons, Marching Girls, Nasty Nigel & The Teenage Hellcats, Progression Cult, Proles, Public Execution, Razor Gang.
                          Volume.9
                          1978 - '83
                          Assassins, Black Chrome, Cartoons, Credits, Dereck & The Wrecks, Division 4, Naughty Rhythms, Allniters, 88's, Flying Calvittos, Henry Vyhnal, Johnny Demon & The Devils.
                          Volume.8
                          1978 - '83
                          Numbers (Riptides), Young Identities, Quick & The Dead, Manikins, The End, Bastinados, Vacant Rooms, Orphans, Henchmen.
                          Volume.7
                          1978 - '82
                          Young Identities, Mystery Of 6's, Just Urbaine, Public Execution, Upsets, Survivors, Numbers (Riptides), Bodysnatchers, Kicks, Just Urbaine, Infidels, Xero, 4 Gods.
                          Volume.6
                          1977 - '81
                          Dave Warner's From The Suburbs, Thorburn, Bleeding Hearts, Spare Change, Young Modern, Two Way Garden, News, Birthday Party,Victims, Rockets, Manikins, La Femme, Z-Cars, Equal Local.
                          Volume.5
                          1978 - '83
                          Rocks, Thought Criminals, Whirlywirld, Systematics, Tactics, Lipstick Killers, Rejex, News, Marching Girls, Boys Next Door, Sekret Sekret, Sardine v, Soggy Porridge, Box Of Fish, Lighthouse Keepers.
                          Volume.4
                          1978 - '82
                          Mental As Anything, Popular Mechanics, Nuvo Bloc, Machinations, Whirlywirld, Particles, Triffids, Do Re Mi, Agents, Dynamic Hepnotics, Outline.
                          Volume.3
                          1980 - '84
                          The Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, Pel Mel, Scapa Flow, Dorian Gray, Tuff Monks, Sacred Cowboys, Hugo Klang, Kelpies, Moodists, Club Of Rome, Hoi Polloi, Super K.
                          Volume.2
                          1979 - '82
                          Lipstick Killers, Last Words, Seems Twice, New Christs, Angie Pepper, The Passengers with Angie Pepper, Flaming Hands, Minuteman, Screaming Tribesmen, Lime Spiders.
                          Volume.1
                          1979 - '82
                          Whirlywirld, Systematics, Products, Agents, Thought Criminals, Clint Small, Surfside 6, Singles, Fast Cars, News, Last Words, Sunday Painters, Trans 262, Units, Drop Bears, Triffids.

                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           

                           

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