Saturday, 10 July 2010

Sparkle - Crazy Like A Fox 7" Infinity K-6318, 1976

I see ex-high school Rugby League players flouncing down Oxford Street in 1975 in stacks, tight pants and blouses. I see them stopping at Taylor Square and swapping mascara tips with Rob Younger who is sticking up posters for his new band at the Oxford Funhouse ("hey, grouse name, man, but The Rats was better"). I see them shooting shit on the pros and cons of the New York Dolls and Keith Moon's solo album.

1976 sees our heroes releasing one of the pinnacles of Aussie glam, a camped up, Dollsy version of a song off Moon the Loon's '75 LP. Awesome. The flip is a lesser offering - not bad, but those with punk sensibilities may find these honkies overdoing the tonk, and underdelivering on mental illness (a la Napoleon XIV). Still, some nice guitar throughout.

Anyway, the truth is probably more mundane - there's a brother and sister from Perth involved, but the band was based in Sydney. This is their one and only...

The Infinity label has some real hidden treasures, but I wouldn't buy the label willy nilly, you'll get burned.

Crazy Like A Fox


Coming To Take You Away

4 comments:

somedude said...

crazy like a fox is great!
never heard about this band before - thanks for sharing!

kami said...

great song - got the single myself... from memory (?) these guys won a battle of the bands comp and the single was their prize. of course i could be wrong, its happened before but i think thats what happened. saw em on countdown or one of those shows too...

Wallaby Beat said...

Thanks kami, yes, given the major label link i hoped for a Countdown appearance, hopefully it will
show up sometime, same for the other Infinity stuff we feature.

Anonymous said...

Kate the keyboard player from the band has half of the video clip hosted by Ray Burgess that night on Countdown. unfortunatly someone started to tape over it cheers Kerry