Friday, September 21, 2007

Fred Cass And His Fabulous Cassettes – At The Weekend


Fred Cass And His Fabulous Cassettes –At The Weekend/ Donny & Marie (The Disco Queen) –The Fred Cassette Co (1980 AUS)

Ok, here’s a little something to end the week…The A side is a cracking rockin’ ode to the weekend, which would sit perfectly next to Eddie And The Hot Rods or Stanley Frank. Recorded in the summer of 1976 with The SportsStephen Cummings on lead vocals, it features a great Glitter drum break and blazing dual lead guitars. The packaging on this DIY single includes an insert that’s pretty hilarious and if you believe the credits, the A side was used in a movie called Hot Throat. Whatever the truth, here is a link to a film clip of the band miming the song in the studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_hFJUoYgY4
The B side, Donny & Marie somehow manages to be pure filth without a sheep or ewe within hearing distance …

Click on title for a soundclip of At The Weekend

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Fun Things to me!

Jeroen

duck_stab said...

Grr. I might have to give you that Renegade for this.

Anonymous said...

Robin - perhaps my favorite blog of them all. We need compilations of these songs man! Not a download at a time. Anyway, your recent video clips inspired me to drop this one on you and the other purepop readers. Pure kiwiana cringe for those NZ readers out there. For me, the best glam single (and lp) from NZ and one that I tracked down on my first trip there. Something to bring back some focus after being sent on a Skyhooks binge on youtube courtesy of Mr. Fred Cass. If there is a better NZ or Australian glam classic, do share

Jon B

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAD4Xwl33Q8

Friday Street said...

1976 was year zero in the UK? I'm beginning to think that the Aussies had it sussed all the time. (Saints, Radio Birdman etc)

bazzil said...

I remember taping Donny and Marie off 4ZZZ in Brisbane back in the day.
I never saw the cassette around to buy it though. Where in the world did you pick it up?

Purepop said...

can't remember, but it was online