Sunnyboys Reveal Their Top Ten Albums Ahead Of A Day On The Green

16 February 2016 | 12:19 pm | Sunnyboys

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Ahead of A Day On The Green's rock'n'roll trifecta this March with Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes and Sunnyboys, Peter Oxley and Richard Burgman of Sunnyboys give us a rundown of their top ten records. 

A Day On The Green kicks off on 5 March at Bimbadgen Winery before heading to Sirromet Wines on 6 March, Rochford Wines on 12 March and Kings Park on 19 March.

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David Bowie - Blackstar

A great album. Beautifully melodic. Deadly rhythm section.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Listen closely. Sounds complicated but it has such sparse instrumentation. Fantastic guitar playing. Sounds like surfing.

Mirel Wagner - When The Cellar Children See The Light of Day

Finnish singer songwriter. Black scary lyrics. Beautifully melodic voice. Sparse acoustic guitar.

Ed Kuepper - Lost Cities

The Godfather of Punk. Ed’s new record. Wistful and gentle. Thoughtful lyrics. Atmospheric guitars.

Alister Spence Trio - Far Flung

 Melodic jazz. Piano, Double Bass and drums. Experimental sounds and improvisation.

Sunnyboys Live - Best Seat in the House

 Deadly live album recorded at The Enmore Theatre. Fantastic set list. Great audience. Killer guitar playing. Wicked rhythm section.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away

 One of the best bands in the world. Dark and melodic and humorous. Lovely piano playing.

The Saints - Prehistoric Sounds

Top of the list of favourite albums of all time. What can I say. Killer songs. Horn section. Great lyrics and what a voice.

Lou Reed - Transformer

 A classic album. A very favourite song, Perfect Day gives me goosebumps every time. Fantastic bass playing. Produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

Amanda Brown - Son of a Lion film Soundtrack

 A mob of Sydney based Afghan, Persian and Lebanese musicians playing traditional instruments. Absolutely beautiful.

Richard Burgman

The Joy Of Living - A Tribute to Ewan MacColl

A beautiful double album tribute to one of the greatest song writers of the 20th century. 

Tom Jones -  Spirit In The Room

Blues, gospel, R&B, and one of the greatest voices you've ever heard. Tom Jones singing the way he has always wanted to.

Duke Robillard - World Full Of Blues

One of America's greatest guitar players. The man is a joy to listen to.

Fleetwood Mac - Jumping At Shadows

A live Mac gig, recorded in 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts. Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan on guitars. Mick and Mac on drums and bass. Oh Well Part 1 is scorching.  

Big Star - Big Star

A recent addition to my vinyl collection.  It's one of the great ones.

Richard Thompson - Electric

Fabulous album. Great songs, great guitar, great rhythm section.

John Fogerty - Wrote A Song For Everyone

The man himself playing his old songs in new collaborations. Rediscovering gold like this makes me realise just how good the originals were.

Julie Miller - Broken Things

Julie, and her husband Buddy Miller, create a world that is intense, haunting, and musically beautiful.  This is a perennial favourite.

Rheostatics - Whale Music 

One of the greatest Canadian albums ever recorded, by one of the best bands I ever saw. I worked with them for four years, and got to know them well.  An aural treat of enormous proportions.

Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign

This is blues.  This is how it's done.