Song of the day: Radio Birdman – "New Race"

And now for something a little simpler…

Here are Australian punks Radio Birdman with their anthem* “New Race”:

Radio Birdman – “New Race” (1977)

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Radio Birdman – “New Race” (original version) (1977)

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Radio Birdman – “New Race” (live) (1977)

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Never underestimate the power of three chords.

In the live version, I like the spectacularly wrong chord at 0:56 and how they all just plough through it, not caring one bit (they’re punks!) – and playing the song as if it’s the last song they will ever play.

Official website
Radio Birdman on MySpace

(*Well, maybe not an anthem – but it’s the song they’re best-known for in Australia.)

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2 Responses to Song of the day: Radio Birdman – "New Race"

  1. Anonymous says:

    (*Well, maybe not an anthem – but it's the song they're best-known for in Australia.)… Actually, 'Aloha Steve and danno' was the song they broke through with. Silverchair made it a best-known when they played it at one of the Aria Awards.

    Cheers

    From Stoney's worst nightmare

  2. Peter says:

    Thanks for that, O Anonymous One. I was moderately keen to see (and hear) what Silverchair had done to the song but no-one seems to have uploaded it anywhere. Ah well.

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