Song of the day: Blackfeather – "Seasons Of Change"

July 24, 2010

It’s been a while since I played you some early-70’s Australian prog rock (which is understandable, considering this is a power pop blog).

Nevertheless, here’s Blackfeather with “Seasons Of Change” (1971) which features a very pretty tune played on a recorder:

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“Seasons Of Change” appears on Blackfeather’s magnum opus, At The Mountains Of Madness (1971).

If you didn’t know who played the recorder on that track (why would you?), I reckon you’d have a hard time guessing.

It was Bon Scott.

Yes, that Bon Scott.

Before joining a certain hard rock band and AC/DC-ifying the world with his vocals and magnificent frontmanliness, Bon was lead vocalist (and recorder player) of a prog rock band called Fraternity who knew the guys in Blackfeather (the early-70’s Australian prog rock community was very small). Fraternity liked “Seasons Of Change” so much that they recorded their own version just a few months later, with Bon singing and playing recorder:

Fraternity – “Seasons Of Change” (1971)

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I may have already asked this rhetorical question before, but I’m going to ask it again:

Isn’t music history fascinating?

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Song of the day: Blackfeather – "Boppin’ The Blues"

July 30, 2009

Here’s Blackfeather with a bit of boogie woogie from 1972, “Boppin’ The Blues”:

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Incidentally, just one year before they became a boogie band, Blackfeather were a psychedelic prog band:

Australian rock music history is weird, man.