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    My favorite never-was, The Sunnyboys

    When I mention the groups that were popular when I lived in Sydney that should have been bigger, I tend to talk about Split Enz, The Church, and Cold Chisel, but all those groups had some overseas success. Not these guys. I remember hearing them interviewed after returning from a failed American expedition, and they were particularly upset about being labeled a "garage band". That was what appealed to me about them, but it wasn't what the System wanted in 1981. I've been seeing them pop up on punk and post-punk lists lately, and they're even better than I remembered. They didn't last long, as the singer (and brother of the bassist) had some issues with schizophrenia, which gives this song and video a deeper meaning. fwiw, this video was filmed for $2,000, which went for renting the space. At the same time, INXS was recording a video for six digits. The ditch is nearer.




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    And no birds sing - Keats

    The ditch is nearer - Lowell


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    Re: My favorite never-was, The Sunnyboys

    And no birds sing - Keats

    The ditch is nearer - Lowell

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    Re: My favorite never-was, The Sunnyboys

    So much about making it big in the United States back then was whether or not you could get an important promoter to take you on. If you had a leader of the band that wasn't a smart businessman/businesswoman/businessperson they were sunk and couldn't get out of their local areas. Many bands I really liked never made it really big because of this.
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    Re: My favorite never-was, The Sunnyboys



    This one very much has the OzRock sound that was prevalent when I lived there.
    And no birds sing - Keats

    The ditch is nearer - Lowell

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