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  Pub rock (UK)
Pub rock was a mid to late 1970s musical movement, largely centred around North London and South East Essex, particularly Canvey Island[?] and Southend on Sea.
Pub rock was largely a reaction to much of the popular music of the era, which tended to be dominated by progressive rock and highly polished and over-produced American West Coast 'AOR[?]' sounds.
Pub rock was viewed by many as being an immediate precursor to the UK punk rock scene.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pu/Pub_rock_(UK).html   (189 words)

  
 Australia Adventure Holidays, Adventure Travel Australia, Adventure Holidays in Australia, Adventure Tourism Australia.
A helicopter whisks you from the homestead, across the vast emptiness; swoop down onto a rock platform in the middle of a rushing river.
Home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and to Australia’s greatest diversity of bird and wildlife, the tropical north attracts travelers in search of pure wilderness and yet is the perfect place for those who prefer a colourful cocktail poolside.
From the strange bee-hive domes of the Bungle Bungle to the horizontal waterfall in the Buccaneer Archipelago, to the Bradshaw and Wandjina Aboriginal rock art and the wildlife diversity of the Mitchell Plateau, the Kimberley is a wonderfully wild place to explore.
www.australianportfolio.com /destination.htm   (705 words)

  
 Split Enz - Music Downloads - Online
Split Enz's output always seemed slightly outside of the times and often frustratingly obscure, but in the end, they left behind a body of work that was always interesting and often reached pure pop brilliance.
Tim Finn assumed leadership of the new incarnation of Split Enz and the group began to move away from its arty, theatrical tendencies on their next LP, 1977's Dizrhythmia.
Split Enz returned to Australia to make their next album, 1978's Frenzy, re-recording many songs from the Luton tapes.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/742/Split-Enz/1035932.html   (1977 words)

  
 pub rock | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Pub rock was a mid- to late-1970s musical movement, largely centred around North London and South East Essex, particularly Canvey Island and Southend on Sea.
Pub rock was largely a reaction to much of the popular music of the era, which tended to be dominated by progressive rock and highly polished, supposedly over-produced American West Coast 'AOR' sounds.
Many viewed such music as inaccessible and 'out of touch', while pub rock was very much about getting 'back to basics', tending to be based around live performances in small pubs and clubs, playing unpretentious rhythm and blues influenced hard rock.
www.babylon.com /definition/pub_rock   (126 words)

  
 FunTrivia Community Forums: Top 200 pub rock songs - Australia
On Max on the weekend there was the top 200 pub rock songs - who knows how these are decided but was good nonetheless.
I made the bold prediction at about song 80 that Cold Chisel and Khe Sahn would be number one - "well, what else could it be?" I thinks.
I'm a maverick, I don't play by the rules you choose to live by.
www.funtrivia.com /ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=350073   (454 words)

  
 Panoramic Views of Australia
Historical Campbell and Sydney Cove and The Rocks
The majestic Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters rock formation.
See the rock formations on Uluru giving rise to the ancient Aboriginal story.
upfromaustralia.com /panaromicviews.html   (987 words)

  
  Torpedo records
However the continued dominance of pub rock and the synthetic development of new wave meant there was no room for powerpop to take hold.
During the height of pub rock in 1981, Mushroom signed the Sunnyboys and released their self titled debut LP.
Whereas the majority of pub rock bands used influences of 70's rock to base there sound upon the Sunnyboys were firmly entrenched in 60's garage music as there influence.
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 Punk Rock Rules!
Culturally, the early punk rock movement was a direct reaction to the perceived pointlessness and over-indulgence of mainstream
which was adopted by the punk rock movement was the empowerment of the individual rejecting what was being fed to listeners by the then-dominant recording industry.
U.S., punk rock bands appeared literally overnight in numerous urban areas producing memorable, if not necessarily enduring sparks in the growing fire that was becoming the punk movement.
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  Pub rock (Australia) at AllExperts
Pub rock is a style of Australian rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s and still influencing contemporary Australian music today.
It could be argued that the very venues many of the bands played in (pubs), had a major influence on the evolution of their music and sound.
The newer generation of bands that could be considered the followers of the Pub Rock tradition includes: Jet, The Living End, Magic Dirt, and You Am I.
en.allexperts.com /e/p/pu/pub_rock_(australia).htm   (585 words)

  
 Sydney, The Rocks. Australia
The Rocks is a quaint, charming area nestling on Sydney Harbour by the south pylon of the Harbour Bridge (see The Rocks Map) and is one of our personal favourites.
The heritage of the Rocks is immediately evident and strict control on new development has ensured that the modern architecture skilfully blends in with the old.
The Rocks is a contrast to the strikingly modern Darling Harbour which is either a 20-30 minutes stroll or a pleasant ferry ride away.
www.auinfo.com /sydney_australia_the_rocks.htm   (773 words)

  
 Hero of Waterloo
Australia is known throughout the world for a lot of things, but history isn't one them.
There is of course much debate as to which is the oldest Sydney pub (we intend to look into that issue at a later date), but in our view the most genuine pub in the rocks is unquestionably the Hero of Waterloo.
It was licensed as a pub in 1845, and was apparently a favourite with Red Coats (ie the English army).
www.australianbeers.com /pubs/hero/hero.htm   (1340 words)

  
 Rest of King Street
During the day it tends to be somewhat of an old man's pub - people playing the pokies and sitting down, often by themselves at what seems to be the crack of dawn, to a sad, lonely beer.
The inside of the pub isn't anything spectacular in itself, but, with a juke box, a pool table and James Squire on tap to relish, you can really make your own fun.
In those days, the pubs of the district really were public houses - where the men went to socialise, have a beer and get out from under wives' feet.
www.australianbeers.com /pubs/newtown/restofking.htm   (1436 words)

  
 Australia Post Stamps -- Bulletin No. 259
The opening of the National Museum of Australia is part of the celebrations marking the centenary of federation.
In 1998 Australia Post issued Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, a set of twelve stamps featuring Australian hit songs of the late 50s, the 60s and the early 70s.
Rock Australia takes us from the pub rock era of the late 70s to the dance and studio music of the 1990s.
www.australiapost.com.au /philatelic/stamps/index.asp?link_id=2.387   (231 words)

  
 Public house Information
Pubs are found in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and also, to a lesser extent, in the United States.
Pubs are social places based on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, and most public houses offer a range of beers, wines, spirits, alcopops and soft drinks.
The landlord of a tied pub may be an employee of the brewery—in which case he would be a manager of a managed house, or a self-employed tenant who has entered into a lease agreement with a brewery, a condition of which is the legal obligation (trade tie) only to purchase that brewery's beer.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Public_house   (4821 words)

  
 Top Ten vacation spots in Australia; 10 attractive destinations – Canberra, Sydney, Red Center, Darwin, Barrier Reef
Australia is a nation that had its original aboriginal mien effaced by immigrant Europeans, the first of them British convicts shipped to this penal colony.
Famous for its world's biggest rock monolith, the Uluru and the deep gorges of Kata Tjuta, the whole area, now converted to a park, is a sacred area to the Aboriginals.
South Australia is the most urbanized state in the world and a vast majority of its population lives in its capital city, Adelaide.
www.dancewithshadows.com /pub/top-ten-australian-vacation-spots.asp   (2012 words)

  
 Australian rock at AllExperts
Even hard rock and heavy metal groups, from Cold Chisel through to Baby Animals and Rose Tattoo all had a strong sense of melody and are notable for joyous tunes.
Roxon wrote the world's first Rock Encyclopedia, published in 1969, and her writings about pop music and musicians were central to the development of serious rock criticism and rock journalism in the late 1960s and 1970s.
These rock dances were a continuation of the social dance circuit that had thrived in Australia's cities and suburbs since the 1800s.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/au/australian_rock.htm   (4596 words)

  
 The Other   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pub rock is a style of Australian rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s and still influencing contemporary Australian music today.
It could be argued that the very venues many of the bands played in (pubs), had a major influence on the evolution of their music and sound.
Though Australia has a small population, the sheer number of venues that bands could play in, mainly along the Eastern coast, meant that a band could tour extensively, often playing every night for long periods.
music200.com.ne.kr /en/rock/genre/g18.html   (426 words)

  
 Thorpe 'shaped pub rock scene' | | The Australian
BILLY Thorpe was an Australian rock icon who shaped Australia's pub music scene, music journalist and historian Glenn A Baker said.
The 60-year-old rock legend died early today from a massive heart attack at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, a hospital spokesman said.
Thorpe was born in England but emigrated to Brisbane with his family in the 1950s and later moved to Sydney in 1963 to jumpstart his music career.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,21300654-29277,00.html   (301 words)

  
 living End
The Melbourne, Australia retro-punk band the Living End was formed in 1991 by singer/guitarist Chris Cheney and bassist Scott Owen while the two were attending secondary college.
A: Yeah, we're from Melbourne, Australia and we formed there in high schoolin l990-1991 and just started doing covers and stuff and they changed their originals and we pretty much built up our following from there.
So, anytime we played, they used to have to come and the would say "oh it's outdoors"; but now it's the reverse, we haven't been playing any clubs, and so when we play a club again, hopefully it will be magic.
www.rockpublication.com /livingend.htm   (1292 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Punk rock Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Punk rock is the anti-establishment music movement of the period 1976-80, exemplified by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Damned.
An important feature of punk rock was an evident desire to return to the concise and simple approach of early rock and roll.
Punk rock emphasised simple musical structure and short songs, extolling a "DIY" ("do it yourself") ethic that insisted anyone could form a punk rock band (the early UK punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue once famously included drawings of three chord shapes, captioned, "this is a chord, this is another, this is a third.
www.ipedia.com /punk_rock.html   (902 words)

  
 Rock Cycles - Cycles - Themepark
Rocks can also reach the surface when they are spit out by volcanoes.
The sediment slowly solidifies into rock and is sometimes drawn back down in to the mantle at subduction zones or reaches the surface again as sea levels change or plates collide.
A metamorphic rock is formed when a previously existing rock has been changed by great heat or great pressure.
www.uen.org /themepark/cycles/rock.shtml   (981 words)

  
 Cold Chisel: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Cold Chisel, a rock and roll band, produced the canonical example of Australian pub rock, with a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Featuring the songwriting of Don Walker[?], the guitar of Ian Moss[?] and the screaming vocals of Scottish immigrant Jimmy Barnes[?], the group's hard-driving rock and roll included such Australian anthems as the vietnam war song Khe Sanh, Bow River, and Saturday Night.
Their music remains popular with many Australians today, particularly amongst working-class males born in the 1960's and 1970's for whom "Chisel" and the lead singer "Barnsey" remain cultural icons.
www.encyclopedian.com /co/Cold-Chisel.html   (202 words)

  
 Australia Post - Rock
From hard rock to pure pop, the ten hit songs in Rock Australia highlight the diversity of the Australian contemporary music scene.
Rock Australia has pages of images of the bands and artists to help remember and celebrate these fantastic songs and times.
Both set of First Day Covers (gummed and self adhesive) featuring the 10 hit song stamps of Rock Australia on a souvenir envelope, with the national first day postmark.
www.auspost.com.au /philatelic/stamps/rock/products.htm   (349 words)

  
 Rock bad boy now screaming for quiet | NEWS.com.au Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The man whose band was kicked off stage at Glastonbury in 2005 due to their offensive performance, said the pub music was now preventing him from getting some shut-eye.
Gillespie, 42, whose family ran a pub in Glasgow, had been part of a community group lobbying against the Alma's bid for extended opening hours.
His letter said the pub was "disturbing the peace of our beautiful street and attracting noisy, drunk people to our area leaving the premises or coming into the area looking for a late-night drink – who are incidentally just as loud if not louder than the music being played".
www.news.com.au /entertainment/story/0,10221,21076102-7484,00.html?from=public_rss   (478 words)

  
 Research to improve mine safety being developed
The technology may also eventually be used as part of Canada's contribution to the Mars Mission to help determine the type and quality of rock samples being collected before they are lifted off the red planet back to earth for more analysis.
U of A professor Benoit Rivard, who specializes in the study of remote sensing and infrared technology to determine rock types, has been working on the project in which core samples taken from mines can be remotely scanned and then checked for quality and type.
The technology to remotely manipulate these core samples has already been developed in Australia but finding a way to analyze them in detail is what Dr Rivard and his team is working on.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2003-02/uoa-rti021403.php   (324 words)

  
 Australia Food & Dining | iExplore.com
Despite the daytime orderliness, nightlife is actively promoted by the large range of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, acoustic venues and jazz, piano and wine bars.
Small, traditional-style pubs, open all day and into the small hours of the morning, are a special feature here.
Hobart boasts Australia’s oldest theater, the Royal Theater, and the city’s concert hall is the home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, generally considered to be one of Australia’s best orchestras.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Australia/Dining   (1542 words)

  
 Australia - Music & Video Entertainment
Before long, Australia had again developed its own hybrid style of country music, along with its own traveling music-and-rodeo shows and its own country music stars and radio stations.
The local pub music scene, especially in Melbourne and Sydney is extraordinary healthy.
As in any living art scene, the best way to find real Australian music is to do the rounds of the pubs and clubs; there are literally thousands of local groups, some aiming for stardom, others just having a good time performing their music.
www.upfromaustralia.com /ausmusen.html   (750 words)

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