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Oasis 2 : the 1988 Greasy Pop compilation of Adelaide bands
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Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Greasy Pop Records
Date of creation : 12 in.
Additional Creator : Little Assassins (Musical group) Chrisalids (Musical group) Morning Glory (Musical group) Handmedowns (Musical group) Ninth Wave (Musical group) Dandelion Wine (Musical group) Contrapunctus (Musical group) Philisteins (Musical group) Preytells (Musical group) Very Sane (Musical group) Wipeouts (Musical group) Weirdos (Musical group) Twenty Second Sect (Musical group)
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Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Tracks: Ant at your feet / Little Assassins -- This time with you / The Chrisalids -- Black dreams / Morning Glory -- Quarter to twelve / The Handmedowns -- One side of my mind / The Ninth Wave -- The park / Dandelion wine -- Two legs / Contrapunctus -- Early morning memory / The Philisteins -- I want love / The Preytells -- Blackhead distemper / The Very Sane -- Organ dale / The Wipeouts -- Inside Hilda's ribcage / The Weirdos -- Ring my bell / The Twenty Second Sect

The Chrisalids

Appear with This time with you. 1960s influenced jangly pop. Members: Nick Greet (guitar), Chris Ryan (drums) and Aidan Withnell (guitar, vocals).

Dandelion Wine

Intense psych driven by Farfisa organ, powerful guitar and intricate, driving bass riffs. In existence from 1985-1989. Featured on this compilation is The Park. An album of their other 1980's recordings entitled Reunion, was released in 2003.

The line up included: Duncan MacKenzie, keyboards, vocals ; David Weston, bass, vocals ; James Ryan, guitar, vocals ; David Bosanko, drums. Weston went on to play with The Paradise Interchange, Orson, The Sack and The Crackling Static Fuzz. MacKenzie also played with The Paradise Interchange. Ryan joined Spyne and Bosanko went on to Morning Glory.

Little Assassins

Appear with Ant at your feet. Members were formerly with the Primitive Painters.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory grew from a previous band called The Fortune Tellers (1986-1987). The Morning Glory lineup included Deryck Charles, Steve Fieldhouse, Dave Norris and Greg Vincent who had also been with The Primitive Painters, and Dave Bosanko who had been with Dandelion Wine

They released a mini album in September 1988 titled First Light.

The Advertiser (14 April 1988) wrote, '[Morning Glory] has struggled for two years to find a niche in the Adelaide music scene ... the quintet is beginning to win favor for its ambitious, original songs'. Sadly, they weren't around very long and folded in 1989.

The Handmedowns

Established in 1987 and described by Spencer as 'melodic guitar pop'. A review of the 'Back to yourself' album released in 1988 describes the album: 'The subject matter of the six songs jumps from love to nostalgia, written with an unpretentious naivety which is especially refreshing. Its most attractive aspect is the way it combines a catchy pop quality with a rough, slightly under-produced sound, heard most clearly on What If I and on the title track'.

Over their history members of the band included Rohan Belton, Trevor Comely, Tony Dyer, Dave Gray, Jason Kilic and Scott Allen.

Rohan Belton played in several Adelaide bands including the Dust Collection, the Garden Path, the Verge and is currently playing in Queensland band Trailer Park. Dave Gray is in Rocket Science and Tony Dyer joined Stoneage Hearts in 2012.

Discography : Free set of steak knives, released by Smashed Records in 2004, Quarter to twelve on the Greasy Pop compilation album Oasis 2 : the 1988 Greasy Pop compilation of Adelaide bands,Home and When all the world was young on the Smashed records compilation South Central indi pop from the mullet era released in 2003

The Ninth Wave

Garage/psych with strong female vocals.

One side of my mind was the only song released by The Ninth Wave. The line up included: Belinda MacQueen (voice) and John Gilbert (drums), both previously with The Verge, Andrew Kunzel (bass), Mark Gilbert (organ), and John Cavuoto from the Screaming Believers (lead guitar). The Gilbert brothers were later with Green Circles, Kunzel joined The Paradise Interchange and later The Crackling Static Fuzz. Cavuoto became guitarist with Vegans in Leather and also The Crackling Static Fuzz.


An Adelaide band active from 1984 through to 1992. Described by David Sly in 1990 as 'raw garage rock'. The original line up consisted of David Stokes, Stuart Oliver and Chris Carr.
In 1989 they released their first and only album with Greasy Pop titled Gone and on Oasis 2 : the 1988 Greasy Pop compilation of Adelaide bands their song Two legs was included.
1989 also saw the Californian label, Sympathy for the Record Industry, release the EP, Two Legs, featuring Two Legs, and Gone on the A side, and Red, White and Blue boys on the B side
In 1990 Sympathy for the Record Industry, released the single  Burning (the other track on the a side Intelligence; on the b side: Start again and White light, white heat).

The Philisteins

A raucous garage rock band, the original line up consisted of Adyn Hibberd (Guitar, vocals harmonica), Guy Lucas (guitar, vocals, organ), Scott Harrison (bass) and Charlie Shackloth (drums) soon replaced by Mark Coombes.

The Philisteins began in 1985 in Hobart for a one off party gig under the name The Cheesemongers. By 1986 the band had a new name the Philisteins and according to McFarlane, liked what they heard on Adelaide Label Greasy Pop and relocated to Adelaide in 1987. They released three items with Greasy Pop including their debut eight track mini album Bloody Convicts in 1988, contributed one track - Early Morning memory, to GPR's compilation album Oasis 2 in 1989 and in that year recorded their second mini album Some kind of philisteins. In Adelaide, Harrison and Coombes left the band and were replaced by Ian Wettenhall and Nick Bruer. Later Nick Bruer was replaced by Stewart Talbert.

In 1989 the Phillisteins decided to move back to Hobart and from there to Sydney and in 1990 to Melbourne.

In 1992, Lucas, Wettenhall and Tabert, quit The Philisteins to form The Freeloaders with Sean Greenway. Wettenhall later joined the Lords of Gravity in Melbourne.

A compilation of all Philisteins material was released on a double CD collection A Savage Affection 1986-1992 released by Off the Hip

The Preytells

Adelaide band described in The Advertiser in 1987 as 'lends a furious mixture of punk and pop', recorded I want love, originally released by the Sunsets in the 1960s, for the 1988 Greasy Pop compilation album Oasis 2 : the 1988 Greasy Pop compilation of Adelaide bands.

The band's line up included: Bill Grose, Mick Reid, Toben Dowie, David Grose, Doug Gilding-Smith

The Very Sane

Contributed Blackhead distemper.

The Wipeouts

Contributed Organ dale to this compilation. Line-up included: David Henderson, Simon Weston, David Hansford, Clinton Ouyle, Andrew Murray.

The Weirdos

Described by Spencer et al as a 'guitar based rock-pop band'.

They recorded Inside Hilda's ribcage as part of the Greasy Pop Compilation album Oasis 2 : the 1988 Greasy Pop compilation of Adelaide bands.

They also recorded an EP in 1987 titled I don't want to be born.

The Twenty Second Sect

Described in The Advertiser (16 March 1989, p A08) as an 'abrasive alternative group. Together for approximately 4 years (1987-1991), Liz Dealey, Andrew Foley, Sharron Weatherill, Chris Willard and Oreitta created numerous albums and singles including a self titled album and mini albums Get that charge and Unexploded. NKVD records describes Unexploded as 'You can hear everything going on in the mix despite all the instruments and vocals, yet everything has it's own big punch.... features a blend of hard as nails mid-tempo songs and a batch of rockers that cut to the bone'.

The wailing house single b/w Tell me go and (Don't) give me that Greasy Pop Records, c1986
Get That Charge mini album Greasy Pop 1988
Unexploded album Greasy Pop 1989
The Twenty Second Sect Sympathy For the Record Industry (USA), [1989?]
Tell me go on Raw cuts volume 4 Satellite Records (UK) 1987
Ha, ha you're dead on Are We Still Here Dominator Records 1988
Ring My Bell on Oasis 2 : The 1988 Greasy Pop Compilation Of Adelaide Bands Greasy Pop 1988

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Coverage year : 1988
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

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