Perth music handbills

Handbills from Perth bands and others that came to play in Perth ( thanks to fish for many of the bills here)
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Nearly A month of triffids! ( courtesy of lost Perth bands Facebook site)

Nearly A month of triffids! ( courtesy of lost Perth bands Facebook site)

Is there a better way to spend your Saturday nights at the Shents with your crayons and a couple of your favourite bands (Marigolds, Holy Rollers).  I wonder if there are any bills out there where someone took up the challenge and won the free entry into the show?

Is there a better way to spend your Saturday nights at the Shents with your crayons and a couple of your favourite bands (Marigolds, Holy Rollers). I wonder if there are any bills out there where someone took up the challenge and won the free entry into the show?

This simple bill captures just about everything that was the “perth pop” scene in the late eighties. The flirty charm of those eyes, that dress!,  the home made fonts and one of the “classic” Australian band logo’s period.  Of course the music and the show had to live up to this expectation.  And yes folks the Stems were just about at the “height of their independent success” at this point…..

This simple bill captures just about everything that was the “perth pop” scene in the late eighties. The flirty charm of those eyes, that dress!, the home made fonts and one of the “classic” Australian band logo’s period. Of course the music and the show had to live up to this expectation. And yes folks the Stems were just about at the “height of their independent success” at this point…..

Band members of both the tombstones and frauds went onto become the Chevelles

Band members of both the tombstones and frauds went onto become the Chevelles

Thanks mike bellman for dragging this one out- nice line-up

Thanks mike bellman for dragging this one out- nice line-up

One of the first shows at the shents I went too

One of the first shows at the shents I went too

The bamboos - checking in for a couple of cool hometown shows with the tombstones and the waltons (courtesy of Mike Bellman)

The bamboos - checking in for a couple of cool hometown shows with the tombstones and the waltons (courtesy of Mike Bellman)

The Sunbeams were a short lived project band for ex Marigold Andrew Graham.  I remember the Shenton Park show.  It was a big room and I think I counted eleven people. A real pity as they had some real great originals songs and threw in a few covers as well. One of there originals “Why do I pretend” , if my memory serves me correctly, featured on an obscure Perth radio compilation LP and was later recorded by the Boom Babies (a Perth super group)

The Sunbeams were a short lived project band for ex Marigold Andrew Graham. I remember the Shenton Park show. It was a big room and I think I counted eleven people. A real pity as they had some real great originals songs and threw in a few covers as well. One of there originals “Why do I pretend” , if my memory serves me correctly, featured on an obscure Perth radio compilation LP and was later recorded by the Boom Babies (a Perth super group)

I just remember how loud the Bamboos were.  They regularly maxed out the “candy-stick” soundo-meter at the back of the Shenton Park hotel (did they break it – or was it the Kryptonics?).  Snuff, their signature tune was a staple track on local radio for some time. Their cactus, desert and bones typified the harder ragged edge of there sound compared to other bands of the time.

I just remember how loud the Bamboos were. They regularly maxed out the “candy-stick” soundo-meter at the back of the Shenton Park hotel (did they break it – or was it the Kryptonics?). Snuff, their signature tune was a staple track on local radio for some time. Their cactus, desert and bones typified the harder ragged edge of there sound compared to other bands of the time.

I love this marigolds bill.  Like much of the artwork it’s play on simple themes and the dash of humor fitted perfectly with the bands sixties inspired jangly pop.  At one stage they just about “owned” the stage (and the drinks rider) at the Shents in the mid – late 80’s

I love this marigolds bill. Like much of the artwork it’s play on simple themes and the dash of humor fitted perfectly with the bands sixties inspired jangly pop. At one stage they just about “owned” the stage (and the drinks rider) at the Shents in the mid – late 80’s

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