Radio Birdman Swedish Red Wax Limited Edition - 84/500

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Radio Birdman Swedish Red Wax Limited Edition - 84/500

Radio Birdman Swedish Import - Ritualism - The Reunion - 1996

Limited Edition No. 84/500 - Red Wax - Extremely Rare

Ultra rare Radio Birdman album from France. Limited to 500 copies, this is number 84 from the first 20% of the pressing run. The cover is full colour gloss, the wax is clear red. The tracklist comprises of studio sessions from 1976 - 1978 and the sound is bang on! A killer band caught in their prime. Crisp, fast, inspirational. The "Godfathers of Australian Punk Music", cutting lose in their early days. Side 2 features the cover of Iggy & The Stooges, New Race. All other songs on the album are originals. A vinyl collectors dream. For followers of the band an absolute must have collectors edition album. Never released in Australia. Truly stunning! Mint condition album. No overdubs, totally live and in your face.

The band remained underground, but began to travel far from Sydney to perform their shows, it was at this time that keyboard player Pip Hoyle returned to the band. When Sire Records president Seymour Stein came to Australia to sign up fellow punk band The Saints, he saw Radio Birdman play and immediately invited them to join his label. Under this new label, Radio Birdman released a new version of Radios Appear featuring a mixture of re-mixed, re-recorded and some new material. Comparisons between the two versions of the album are disputed with some feeling that the second version is a more accurate reflection of the band's sound. Most fans however own both versions and simply treat them as two separate and different recordings.

With the commercial release of this new album, the underground punk scene, that Radio Birdman was a part of, began to attract some groups with negative agendas; namely biker gang, Hells Angels. With this new, more violent and rowdy crowd, the Funhouse was at the point of overflowing. The band was blamed for violent incidents occurring at the Funhouse, so in mid-1977, they left Sydney and took a break from music, instead pursuing educational goals.

The band returned half a year later and performed their most famous show to date at Paddington Town Hall alongside The Saints. Two thousand people supposedly packed into the venue (in fact film of the event suggests a few hundred at most) and tracks recorded from the show would later be included on numerous other Radio Birdman recordings. After this show, the band began their European tour, but their overseas success was short lived as Sire Records began having financial difficulties and were forced to drop Radio Birdman from their label. On the other hand, Tek has apparently claimed that Stein offered to support the band if he and Hoyle would defer their medical studies for five years, but that they both refused (see Vivian Johnson's biography of the band).

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

Ultra rare Radio Birdman album from France. Limited to 500 copies, this is number 84 from the first 20% of the pressing run.

The cover is full colour gloss, the wax is clear red.

The tracklist comprises of studio sessions from 1976 - 1978 and the sound is bang on!

A killer band caught in their prime. Crisp, fast, inspirational. The "Godfathers of Australian Punk Music", cutting lose in their early days.

Side 2 features the cover of Iggy & The Stooges, New Race. All other songs on the album are originals. A vinyl collectors dream. For followers of the band an absolute must have collectors edition album.

Never released in Australia. Truly stunning! Mint condition album. No overdubs, totally live and in your face.

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