Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]

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G’day.

Thank Sheila it’s Friday.

For this week’s music competition, we’re going Down Under. I want to know: what’s your favourite song by an artist from Australia or New Zealand?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a fair dinkum €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my cousin Bruce.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at Saturday 11am.

Nick says: Good luck, cobbers!

Last week’s winner here

Golden Discs

98 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]

      1. Andy Pipkin

        I was fortunate enough too meet her and do sound for her many years ago in a record store in Rathmines (Dublin), ended up going to Slattery‘s for a few pints with her and the band!!

        Amazing person, so nice and genuine!

        1. millie

          I’m extremely jealous! She’s a wonderful singer and songwriter. I adored her music when I was younger, and I still do.

  1. Andy Pipkin

    One of my all time favourite artists and an absolutely amazing song.
    Seems quite an appropriate track at this time of year.

    Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon.

    https://youtu.be/AQOlwMKpmvQ

    Happy Friday, time too throw some shrimps on the bar-b

  2. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

    Has to be Fat Freddy’s Drop, Wandering eye !
    Pretty much sums up my stay there , Kia Ora hotties ! That place was a balm to my soul, running backdrops to die for, friendly peoplerest food. I left a note on the kitchen table and flew out of a bad marriage as far as I could go, twas just what the doctor ordered.
    https://youtu.be/eCJg63SziL4

    1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

      friendly people, great food *
      fresh snapper !
      traditional samoan pork !
      crisp white wine !
      I loved it there.

  3. Dylan

    The Go-Betweens – The Wrong Road (1986).
    This song contains the most beautiful lyric delivered in a lovely flat voice. It is probably Grant Hart’s finest song, which is really saying something.

    Bouquets of flowers
    Lesson’s over
    When the rain hit the roof
    With the sound of a finished kiss
    Like when a lip lifts from a lip
    I took the Wrong Road round

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qijs_0IQ-DM

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Love it. Love them. Got to see them live a couple of times – most recently when they played the Point. Such a fun night out.

      That said I think my favourite is Foux du Fafa. The line ‘Et maintenant le voyage à la supermarché’ cracks me up every time…

      I also have a soft spot for Rhys Darby’s Leggy Blond.

      Those lads are genius.

      1. millie

        Thank god someone posted it. I’d have been very disappointed if no one had mentioned the incomparable duo.

        My current favourite is Inner City Pressures.

        1. Rosette of Sirius

          Love the way they play with different inspirations and muses. Bowie’s in Space is one amazing tribute and Inner City Pressure is all Pet Shop Boys… love it.

    1. Andy Pipkin

      Interesting fact!

      Rhythm guitarist of The Easybests, George Young was the brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC and passed on his guitars too the two brothers!!

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Love them and love that song. More recently Colin’s Hay recorded a solo album and performed some of those songs acoustically. He played Dublin a few times too in recent years and is wonderful live.

  4. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    OMC – How Bizzare
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cMG33mWVY
    Interesting facts
    OMC is an acronym for Otara Millionaires Club, Otara being the Foxrock/Dalkey/Killiney of Auckland.
    Lead singer Pauly Fuemana sadly passed away at the age of 40, having battled ill health for most of his adult life. RIP.

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      I won the voucher a while back with that very video. It’s bananas. And a brilliant tune too….

    2. Gorugeen

      That song was my choice too but ended up in A&E with the young lad so missed the deadline!! All’s well so I’m gonna blast Frontier Psychiatrist and educate the neighbours. Hope you win the voucher.

    1. Clampers Outside

      She’s a crackin’ lyricist, and kick ass rocker live!
      I do love her sound :) Great choice!

  5. Rosette of Sirius

    I’m listening to a fella called Chet Faker (Nicholas James Murphy) these days and he’s got a new song out that I like very much (Low).

    However, for this one I’ll go with the slightly bonkers but utterly addictive riffing of Aussie hard rockers Wolfmother and their classic The Joker and the Thief.

    First up here’s the track itself – https://youtu.be/ySjXFjLTagQ

    And this piece of ridiculous mayhem is kinda what rocking out is all about – https://youtu.be/3afXXsJwYZo

    Finally, I like this version and the keyboardist reminds me a bit of Jon Lord from Deep Purple – https://youtu.be/x-Jxw26dnEc

    I’ll say one thing for it, its not subtle….. But I love this track all the same….

    1. Micko

      My 6 year old goes mental if we put Joker and the thief on in the car.

      One of her favourite songs

      Great choice.

  6. johnny

    there is a stunning arts center in Watermill-Hamptons-founded by Robert Wilson,its called the WaterMill Center.
    every summer they put on a series on very small intimate and exclusive concerts/shows for patrons.
    a few summers back it was Rufus Wainwright and Kylie Minogue,plus his aunts Anna and Jane McGarrigle.
    in memory of a wonderful evening with a very beautiful date here is Kylie live with Rufus from the Last Song of Summer Concert.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT0x6KNjAXA

  7. Andy Pipkin

    This song has stayed with me since I first heard it at my best friends funeral, she was only young and everyone was devastated!
    On hearing the song in the church there was not a dry eye in the house.
    The lyrics too this day still make me emotional.

    https://youtu.be/3Pvi4uKuawk

  8. Otis Blue

    Written on a guitar borrowed from Nick Cave, so the story goes. Grant McLellan told Cave “Every instrument has one good song inside and that was it.”

    Songs of adolescent yearning don’t come much better.

    The Go Betweens – Cattle and Cane

    https://youtu.be/ZCbyByY-A6w

  9. Henry Porter

    Friday On My Mind by the Easybeats featuring George Young, Angus’s (from AC/DC) older brother. First hit this side of the world by an Aussie group (1966). Perfect for anyone looking forward to the weekend (remember them).

    https://youtu.be/rBJLoYd8xak

  10. eamonn

    I have one tune for northt island and one for south
    for the norh
    Fat Freddys drop – roady
    https://youtu.be/29MgzHUhHws
    Feels so Good.
    for the south
    Crowded House
    Always take the weather
    https://youtu.be/NZ3Ck43m_ZY
    Julius ceasar and the roman armies couldn’t conquer te blue sky
    spent a couple of months hitch hiking + camping down there, great spot, great people, good times
    only got marooned once, outside a place called cromwell, the irony not lost on us of this green isle.
    next day got a drive to within a block of where we needed to be. Just around the corner from mount pleasant street – I kid you not.
    happy Friday

  11. Harry

    The greatest rock and roll band in the world AC/DC ” Let there be Rock”
    The intro guitar riff worms inside your head The exquisite lyrics tell about the birth of Rock N’ Roll. And is sung in the form of a sermon in a church. “In The Beginning, back in 1955…” just when you think the song is over, its not. Trust me, you wont want this to end. Praise The Lord!
    https://youtu.be/3f2g4RMfhS0

  12. Clampers Outside

    I’d like to nominate this brilliant number from New Zealand band The Adults.
    I know little to nothing about this band other than the members individually are well known in New Zealand for other bands, and that this was some collaborative project.
    This track has an immediately catchy brooding bass, accompanied by great drumming that builds with the vocal, and a crackin’ soulful vocal it is :)
    From 2011 ‘Nothing To Lose’ is, as best I can tell, a song about break ups, and moving on… None of this sitting around feeling sorry for yourself here. This is about moving on, and doing so with stride in your step as does the song put in yours in the latter half with some great guitar work.
    Enjoy! :)

    The Adults ‘Nothing To Lose’

    Lyrics from second half of track…

    “I’m a little wiser
    Time has been kind
    Tryin’ to get the memory of you out of my mind
    And I don’t need you
    Anymore
    But I can hear you knock, knock, knocking at my door

    At my door

    Falling, breaking up is what I do
    And if you didn’t know that you never had a clue
    And I can see you talking, talking not the truth
    Don’t waste your lies on me
    ‘Cos I got nothing to lose

    Said I got nothing to lose”

    https://youtu.be/fx6G0NGZJxU

      1. Clampers Outside

        Here’s another of theirs I just came by, from 8 months ago, has a Ben Folds Five buzz to it…

        https://youtu.be/zVd11j1rBug

        Titled… ‘The World Is A Terrible Place And I Am Piss-My-Pants Afraid To Die’ live session

        It’s more enjoyable than the title suggests :) Again, a bit like BFF’s Song for the Dumped :)

  13. Stephen Moran

    The Kiwi songstress Aldous Harding with her idiosyncratic yet disarming ditty The Barrel. She’s harder to pin down than Jonah Lomu and looks like she wouldn’t have survived the Spanish Inquisition never the Salem witch trials. But she adds her NZ dollar to the nature versus nature argument cautioning “When you have a child, so begins the braiding and in that braid you stay.”. Pure post- Covid lockdown goth-folk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyZeJr5ppm8

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