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Creator : Spikes (Musical group)
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Greasy Pop Records
Date of creation : 1984
Additional Creator : List, Ian ; Thomas, Doug ; Tizard, James
Format : Sound recording
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Tracks: Flashback to Acid Beach -- Ain't no friend of mine -- Bloodmud -- Romance -- Scars & angels -- Hollywood

An Adelaide band together between 1983-1986, with a revival between 1990 and 1991. Were once known as the Falling Spikes.

The line up included Mick Brown (1984-1985), Ian List (1985-1986), Jim Selene (1984-1985), Greg Swanborough, Doug Thomas, James Tizard (1985-1986), Chris Willard (1986), Sheree Goldsworthy (1991) and Paul Sharman (1991).

She's melting - single in 1983
Six sharp cuts - mini-album in 1984
Bloody mess - single in 1985
River of love - single in 1986
Colour in a black forest - album in 1986

Greg and Ian tried to make a name for the Spikes in London in 1986. However before they left The Spikes released Colour in a black forest. David Sly (The Advertiser April 1986, p24) describes this album as 'The 10 songs show a greater melodic strength and harnessing of the band's trademark of surging guitars', and in August 1986 reviewed the album in The Advertiser concluding the review with 'It's a potent, throbbing album full of guitar, a big beat and irresistible tunes from one of Adelaide's finest rock 'n' roll outfits'.

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Coverage year : 1984
Period : 1980-2000
Further reading :

Kelton, Tim. Underground in the city of churches, Adelaide : WAV Publications, 1986

Spencer, Chris. Adelaide bands, Golden Square [Vic.]: Moonlight Publishing, 1996-<1997>

Spencer, Chris. Who's who of Australian rock, Noble Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Day, David. SA great it's our music 1956-1986, Glandore, S. Aust. : D. Day and T. Parker, 1987

McFarlane Ian. The encyclopedia of Australian rock and pop, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999

Greasy pop the catalyst for change, The Advertiser, 2 April 1987, page A01

Sly, David, 10 years on, The Advertiser, 24 May 1990, page A01



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