Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Random Vinyl Pick

In the 90s I was a great collector of vinyl records. For fun, I thought I would choose one record randomly, every now and then, and share the story that goes with it.
Today's random pick from my singles collection is "The Unguarded Moment" by The Church.

An Australian band, I remember this song when it was released in the early 80s (and played on Countdown, a favourite Aussie music show on tele), and I was intrigued by the lead singer's deep voice. Little did I know that years later, when they released the album, Gold Afternoon Fix, I would become their biggest fan and collect their entire back catalogue, including rare singles costing $90 or more! I also bought all the releases by the individual band members, and particularly fell for the poetic, folky style of the guitarist, Marty Willson-Piper (who was a stunner in his day, but now sports a ZZ Top beard!)  I also bought all the releases of their girlfriends, wives, and brothers, and went to many of their gigs when they played in Perth. I even had the chance to meet them once, and I remember them all being very tall, slim and handsome! Their music is mostly dark, moody, and melodic, with many memorable guitar riffs and poetic lyrics. They still release CDs every couple of years or so.

Watch the vid here:

That video is ancient!! Do you remember the song now? I adore it!

1 comment:

  1. Dave loved the CHurch too. I like this vinyl posting thing!!!


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