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ARTIST
TITLE
Evolution
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EM 1069CD EM 1069CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/16/2007

Featuring the songs from another classic Australian surf movie filmed by Paul Witzig in 1969, played by an Australian group called Tamam Shud. This surfer quartet featured Lindsay Bjerre and Tim Gaze -- both of them successful for their solo career. Tamam Shud was one of the most original and innovative Australian groups of the late '60s and early '70s. They played a very important part as pioneers of acid-rock and progressive music. For many years after they split, they were something of a cult, and their original recordings were (and still are) very hard to obtain. But thanks to a gratifying "comeback," and some commercial success with their 1994 album Permanent Culture, and the driving, bluesy single "Stay," there has been a significant revival of interest in this outstanding and original group, and it sparked interest in this classic band with younger listeners as well. The evolution of Shud was typical of many groups of the era, beginning as an instrumental band, through "beat" pop songs and psychedelia, to progressive rock. From the original line-up (The Sunsets), through to Evolution, Goolutionites, Morning Of The Earth and Permanent Culture line-ups, the lingering "surf band" tag linked them with Sydney's northern beach surf culture. In reality, they established their major fan base on Sydney's university and college dance circuit, and with the "hippy" audiences at inner city underground venues like the Mandala Theatre in Darlinghurst and the Beacon Theatre in Newtown. A bonus track, "Bali Waters" features Richard Lockwood (from Tully) playing his ethereal flute on a mystical, psychedelic instrumental tune which is one of the highlights of this CD.