Seasons of Change – Fraternity
Featuring Bon Scott on vocals and recorder, Fraternity made this song in 1971. There’s another, more ‘rock’ version by Blackfeather that was a bigger hit.
I Feel the Sun – Tully
Tully (1968-78) went through several phases as a band, following their musical curiosity through a range of different styles and lineups, including this legendary surfing movie soundtrack Sea of Joy. This piano-led song is one of my favourites. Stick with it, its beauty (and naivety) reveal themselves slowly.
Bali Waters – Tamam Shud
Newcastle’s Tamam Shud were a psychadelic, progressive and surf rock band. They’ve continued to produce music, and are particularly remembered for a soundtrack they created for surf film Morning of the Earth
She’s So Hard to Shake – Khavas Jute
Tamam Shud guitarist Tim Gaze joined this short-lived group, who produced one album, originally, though they have re-formed since. This song is fantastic, but for my money particularly notable for Bob Daisley’s fuzz-bass solo about two minutes in.
Girls on the Avenue – Richard Clapton
Another song with twin guitars ringing responding to the vocal line. These last two songs have lingered longer in popular musical memory, and are a bit more mainstream. I remember listening to this song on the radio as a kid.
There’s plenty more of this sort of music, from Bakery, Madder Lake, Ayers Rock and Masters Apprentices on this playlist.