Following the outstanding success of two superb compilations, Shock's “Do The Pop!” and Feel's “Tales From The Australian Underground”, worldwide interest in the Aus Punk scene circa ’76-79 has never been healthier. Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide – all had their story to tell.
“Alternative Animals” arrives courtesy of Shock Records, Australia. The 2-disc package includes rare & unreleased music, video & interviews with: THE SAINTS, RADIO BIRDMAN, BOYS NEXT DOOR, SCIENTISTS, X, MANIKINS, CHOSEN FEW, FILTH, WHIRLYWIRLD, LIPSTICK KILLERS, BABEEZ - & more!
Disc 1: (CD-ROM) allows the user to explore bands, family trees, releases and venues. Within the interactive screens are video interviews, live band footage, artwork, posters, photographs and fanzine material.
Disc 2: (CD) exhaustively documents the Australian punk scene from 1976-79. The music is nothing less than epoch defining. A manic roar! As a compilation, it outdoes many of its contemporaries in the genre & ably convinces the listener that Aus Punks could well have been the fiercest on the global scene. Witness the unadulterated power & unquestionable glory of THE SAINTS & RADIO BIRDMAN live, the pure vitriol of BABEEZ, the sloppy nonchalance of LEFTOVERS, the utter brilliance of BOYS NEXT DOORS, the speed-fueled seediness of PSYCHO SURGEONS and the shock & awe of ROCKS.
- Boys Next Door - Secret Life and Success Story. Nick Cave and Mick Harvey's first band live at Preston Tech 1978. Video Interview with Nick Cave and Rowland Howard 1978
- The Saints - Demolition Girl filmed at Paddington town Hall 1977
- Manikins - Turn to Crime live 1978 unreleased track and video
- Filth - Never before seen live footage of Peter Tillman's pre-Lipstick Killers insane combo 1977. Legendary unrecorded Sydney punk!
- Whirlywirld - first rehearsal
- Plus Interviews With:
- Rob Younger (Radio Birdman)
- Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman)
- Chris Bailey (Saints)
- Ed Kuepper (Saints)
- James Baker (Victims, Scientists)
- Kim Salmon (Scientists)
- Peter Tillman (Filth, Lipstick Killers)
- Ed Wreckage (Leftovers)
- Neil Fernandes (Manikins)
- Rod Radalj (Scientists)
- Mark Razar (Razar)
- Mick Harvey (Boys Next Door)
- Ollie Olsen (Whirlywirld)
- Ron Peno (Hellcats)
- Peter Oxley (Shy Imposters)
- Julie Mostyn (Shy Imposters)
- Bill Posters (Rocks)
“Alternative Animals” completes the holy triumvirate of Aus Punk Comps with style, panache & minute attention to detail. If you have any interest at all in Punk Rock as a global force you are commanded to track down a copy of this indispensable document forthwith. That’s an order.
- 1. The Saints - Demolition Girl (live) (Kuepper)
- 2. The Saints - Erotic Neurotic (live) (Kuepper/ Bailey)
- 3. Radio Birdman - Breaks My Heart (live) (Tek)
- 4. Babeez - Hate (Quinn)
- 5. The Leftovers - Cigarettes and Alcohol (Leftovers)
- 6. Boys Next Door - Sex Crimes (Cave)
- 7. Psychosurgeons - Horizontal Action (Taylor/ Taylor)
- 8. Rocks - Your So Boring (Posters)
- 9. Rocks - Kick Her Out (Posters)
- 10. Manikins - Premonition (Fernandes)
- 11. Lipstick Killers - Sockman (Lipstick Killers)
- 12. The Chosen Few - No Fun On The Beaches (McAlpine)
- 13. Whirlywirld - Steel Plaits (Whirlywirld)
- 14. The Orphans - Heard It On The Radio (Buncle)
- 15. X - Home Is Where The Floor Is (Rilens/Lucas)