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I guess I'm the only Models fan here.

Another banga of theirs.

 

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Underrated band imo, they deserve their own thread.

They modeled themselves into different styles hence the name.

Early 80s avant garde style Models.

I Hear Motion is a criminally underrated song.

Fun fact: Sean Kelly was Leek van Vlalen, the original guitarist for TISM. He played on Trucking Songs and Hot Dogma.

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I Hear Motion is a criminally underrated song.

Fun fact: Sean Kelly was Leek van Vlalen, the original guitarist for TISM. He played on Trucking Songs and Hot Dogma.

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I wasn't aware of that, the guys in TISM were pretty good at hiding their real identities though.
 
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Never really sussed this band but I went to uni with the son of James Frued. He never really mentioned it, I knew he was in bands and googled them and found out. He was a really, really nice guy and had a natural sadness to him that seemed to soak through and pushed out his friendliness.
 

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James Freud was a great singer/songwriter but the booze got the better of him.

Even with one of the Models greatest hits you can see the writing on the wall.

 

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On a more positive note James Valentine's sax work in the Models was sensational, he put Kirk Pengilly in the shade.
 

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Love the Models. First two albums (alphabravo... and Local and/or General) are two of my favourite Aussie albums.
Always felt that Sean lost his band to James as they became more commercial and less eclectic, like an Aussie version Roxy Music.
 

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Love the Models. First two albums (alphabravo... and Local and/or General) are two of my favourite Aussie albums.
Always felt that Sean lost his band to James as they became more commercial and less eclectic, like an Aussie version Roxy Music.
Throw in Cut Lunch as well.
Two cabs to the Toucan and Atlantic romantic are a couple of my faves.
 

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Throw in Cut Lunch as well.
Two cabs to the Toucan and Atlantic romantic are a couple of my faves.
Yes should have included the Cut Lunch, a great little EP.
I think Mark Ferrie left shortly after Local and/or General was released and that was the end of my favourite Models period.
Not that I didn't like the later periods.
 

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The Models were the best band in Melbourne from 1978-80, quirky genius IMO. They played almost every night and the best songs were Owe You Nothing, Years Ago, John From Earth, Whisper Through the Wall, Current Affair, Body Shop, Brave New World, Use the Gun Instead, The Other People Incident and heaps more....it was a magical time when you could see Models, Boys Next Door (Nick Cave) and Flowers (Icehouse) at the same venue!
 
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Alphabravo, Local and or General era Models put out some of my favourite music. One of those rare bands whose music was still incredibly enjoyable when they decided to pursue a massively poppy direction.
 

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I'd thoroughly recommend the "Melbourne" album. It contains all the early songs that were never on the albums.

Apparently when they signed they ditched all the early songs and started writing new songs which became AlphaBravo.......
 

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I'd thoroughly recommend the "Melbourne" album. It contains all the early songs that were never on the albums.

Apparently when they signed they ditched all the early songs and started writing new songs which became AlphaBravo.......
Love to get my hands on a copy, but I think it would be easier to find the Holy Grail.
 

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I'd thoroughly recommend the "Melbourne" album. It contains all the early songs that were never on the albums.

Apparently when they signed they ditched all the early songs and started writing new songs which became AlphaBravo.......
It was a huge slap in the face to all the fans who had followed them for the previous two years, Alpha Bravo is the second album first....Kelly has made several career killer decisions over the years!
 
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