Growing up in Scotland, I spent the first 30 years of my life in ignorance of what truthfully represented Australian culture. However, some of the most cherished music that I listened to in my late teens and early 20s was, in fact, born of this country – and this mix that I put together for FBi Radio’s ‘Sunday Night At The Movies’ compiles music from that time. Listening from a distance, halfway around the world, these artists (and particularly the tracks represented here) became a soundtrack for an imaginary Australia.
What surprises me most, sadly, is that many of these artists are rarely discussed or referenced here in Australia – indeed, their personal impact would seem inversely proportional to their local legacy.
Mix for FBi Radio’s ‘Sunday Night At The Movies’, 12th December 2010.
Features extracts from:
- Alan Lamb – Night Passage
- Dead Can Dance (pictured above) – The Host Of Seraphim
- The Foetus All-Nude Revue – Diabolus In Musica
- SPK – The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice
- Single Gun Theory – Words Written Backwards (Radio Baghdad Edit)
- This Mortal Coil – Dreams Made Flesh *
- Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child Of Q Mix) **
- Severed Heads – Big Car Crash
- Dead Can Dance – Chant Of The Paladin
- The Foetus All-Nude Revue – Shut
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Watching Alice
- Alan Lamb – Last Anzac
- Single Gun Theory – Wild Blue Seas
- Harold Baigent – Opening Narration from ‘The Road Warrior’
- Dead Can Dance – Orbis De Ignis
- Single Gun Theory – Closest To My Heart
* interpreted by Lisa Gerrard
** featuring Lisa Gerrard vocal sample from ‘Dawn Of The Iconoclast’ by Dead Can Dance