Skyhooks

(Melbourne, Victoria Mar 73 – 80)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Livin’ in the 70’s 7″ (Mushroom, K-5628) released Aug 74
Tracks: Livin’ In The 70’s, You’re A Broken Gin Bottle Baby

Livin’ in the 70’s LP (Mushroom, L-35299) recorded Jun 74, released Oct 74
Tracks: Living In The 70’s, Whatever Happened To The Revolution?, Balwyn Calling, Horror Movie, You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed, Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo), Toorak Cowboy, Smut, Hey What’s The Matter?, Motorcycle Bitch

Horror Movie 7″ (Mushroom, K-5753) released Dec 74
Tracks: Horror Movie, Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo)

Various Artists – Highlights Of Sunbury ’74 Part 1 LP (Mushroom, L 25122) recorded 26-1-74, released 74
Tracks: Hey What’s The Matter

Various Artists – Highlights Of Sunbury ’74 Part 2 LP (Mushroom, L 25123) recorded 26-1-74, released 74
Tracks: Love on the Radio

Various Artists – Mind Bender LP (K-Tel, TA 251) released 74
Tracks: Livin’ in the 70’s

Ego Is Not a Dirty Word 7″ (Mushroom, K-5891) released Apr 75
Tracks: Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, Every Chase A Steeple

All My Friends Are Getting Married 7″ (Mushroom, K-6021) released Jun 75
Tracks: All My Friends Are Getting Married, Saturday Night

All My Friends Are Getting Married 7″ promo (Mercury, 73792) released 75, USA
Tracks: All My Friends Are Getting Married (Edited), Love On The Radio

Ego Is Not a Dirty Word LP (Mushroom, L-35575) recorded Jan – May 75, released Jul 75
Tracks: Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, Love On The Radio, Saturday Night, Love’s Not Good Enough, The Other Side, Smartarse Songwriters, Mercedes Ladies, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Every Chase A Steeple, Private Eye

Million Dollar Riff 7″ (Mushroom, K-6159) released Oct 75
Tracks: Million Dollar Riff, Forging Ahead

Various Artists – Outa Sight LP (K-Tel, TA 252) released 75
Tracks: Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

Various Artists – Whopper LP (Polydor, 2486 092) released 75
Tracks: All My Friends Are Getting Married

Various Artists – Ripper LP (Fontana, 9299 543) released 75
Tracks: Horror Movie

Let It Rock 7″ (Mushroom, K-6293) released Mar 76
Tracks: Let It Rock, Revolution, Saturday Night

This Is My City 7″ (Mushroom, K-6487) released Jul 76
Tracks: This Is My City, Somewhere In Sydney

Blue Jeans 7″ (Mushroom, K-6542) released Aug 76
Tracks: Blue Jeans, Mumbo Jumbo

Blue Jeans 7″ (Mercury, 60 01 107) released 76, Spain
Tracks: Blue Jeans, I’m Normal

Straight in a Gay Gay World LP (Mushroom, L-35982) recorded May – Jun 76, released Oct 76
Tracks: Million Dollar Riff, Is This America?, Blue Jeans, Somewhere In Sydney, This Girl Says She’s Bored, This Is My City, Straight In A Gay Gay World, I’m Normal, Mumbo Jumbo, Crazy Heart

Mercedes Ladies 7″ (Mercury, 73776) released 76, USA
Tracks: Mercedes Ladies, You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed

Various Artists – Solid Gold Dynamite: 20 Original Hits LP (Music For Leisure, SGD20) released 76, New Zealand
Tracks: Million Dollar Riff

Various Artists – A Reefer Derci ! 2xLP (Mushroom, L 45657/8) released 76
Tracks: Revolution, Smut, Saturday Night

Ripper ’76 LP (Polydor, 6357 005) released 76
Tracks: Million Dollar Riff

Party To End All Parties 7″ (Mushroom, K-6761) recorded Apr 77, released Aug 77
Tracks: Party To End All Parties, Hot Rod James

The Skyhooks Tapes LP (Mushroom, L-36288) recorded 74 – 77, released Sep 77
Tracks: All My Friends Are Getting Married, Party To End All Parties, Crazy Heart, Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, Hot Rod James, Million Dollar Riff, You’re A Broken Gin Bottle Baby, Let It Rock, Revolution (US Version), Blue Jeans, Living In The 70s, You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed, Forging Ahead, Horror Movie

Living In The 70’s LP (Mercury, SRM-1-1124) released 77, USA
Tracks: Million Dollar Riff, Mumbo Jumbo, Blue Jeans, Is This America, Crazy Heart, Living In The 70’s, This Is My City, Somewhere In Sydney, I’m Normal, Straight In A Gay Gay World

Various Artists – New Wave LP (Vertigo, 6300 902) released 77, UK
Tracks: Horror Movie

Various Artists – Scorcher LP (Polystar, 7299 443) released 77
Tracks: Blue Jeans

Various Artists – 20 Solid Gold Hits Volume 15 LP (Music For Leisure, MCSG 15) released 77, New Zealand
Tracks: Blue Jeans

Various Artists – Rockbusters ’77 LP (Festival, L 27028) released 77
Tracks: Party To End All Parties

Various Artists – Countdown Silver Jubilee Australian Top 20 LP (The Silver Jubilee Committee Organisation, SCA 020) released 77
Tracks: Hot Rod James (Edited Version)

Various Artists – Long Live The Evolution LP (Double Jay Rock, AA9042) released 77
Tracks: A Party To End All Parties

Women In Uniform 7″ (Mushroom, K-7062) released Feb 78. also released as a 12″
Tracks: Women In Uniform, Don’t Take Your Lurex To The Laundromat, Do The Hook

Women in Uniform 7″ (United Artists, UP 36508) released 78, UK
Tracks: Women In Uniform, B. B. B. Boogie

Guilty Until Proven Insane LP (Mushroom, L-36554) recorded Nov 77, released Mar 78
Tracks: Women In Uniform, Life In The Modern World, Trouble With The Computer, BBBBBBBBBBBBBoogie, Twisted Innocence, Hotel Hell, Point In The Distance, Meglomania, Why Don’tcha All Get *ucked

Meglomania 7″ (Mushroom, K-7144) released May 78
Tracks: Meglomania, BBBBBBBBBBBBBoogie

Live! Be in It 2xLP (Mushroom, L-45831/2) recorded Sep – Jul 78, released 78
Tracks: Mercedes Ladies, Balwyn Calling, Smartarse Songwriters, Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide, All My Friends Are Getting Married, The Bruce Suite (Big Bad Bruce, Straight In A Gay Gay World, I’m Normal), Kaboodleschnitzer Kommercials, Wild In The Streets, Do The Hook, Why Dontcha All Get *ucked, Brown Sugar, Bondage On The Boulevard, Party To End All Parties, Sex Is Not A Dirty Word, Women In Uniform

The Best of the Skyhooks LP (Mushroom, L-37094) recorded 74 – 77, released 79
Tracks: Living In The Seventies, You Just Like Me Cause I’m Good In Bed, Balwyn Calling, Horror Movie, Smut, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word), Let It Rock, Million Dollar Riff, This Is My City, Bbbbbbbbbbbbboogie, Crazy Heart, Blue Jeans, Party To End All Parties, Over The Border, Women In Uniform

Various Artists – New Wave: Las Super Estrellas Del Punk Rock LP (Vertigo, LPR 23020) released 78, Mexico
Tracks: Horror Movie

Various Artists – Ripsnorter LP (RCA, SPK 201) released 78
Tracks: Million Dollar Riff

Various Artists – Hot Trax LP (K-Tel, TA 259) released 78
Tracks: Women In Uniform

Various Artists – Nightmoves Concert #2 LP (Mushroom, L36745) released 78
Tracks: Somewhere in Sydney, BBBBBBBBBBBBoogie

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded 73
Tracks: Hey what’s the matter, Good in bed, Carlton, Toorak cowboy, All my friends are getting married, Love on the radio, The other side, Private eye, Blue jeans, Motorcycle bitch, You’re a broken gin bottle baby, Saturday night, Sweet sister

Hordern Pavilion, Sydney 16-12-74 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 74
Tracks: Don’t suck it, Revolution, Smart arse songwriters, Horror movie, Hit me kick me, Good in bed, Broken gin bottle baby, Bawlyn calling

State Theatre, Sydney 1-5-75
Tracks: Whatever Happened to the Revolution, Balwyn Calling, Toorak Cowboy, Smut, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word, Horror Movie, Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo), Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good in Bed

Festival Hall, Melbourne 3-7-75
Tracks: Horror Movie, Whatever Happened to the Revolution, Hey What’s the Matter, Balwyn Calling, Love on the Radio, Love’s Not Good Enough, Smut, The Other Side, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Toorak Cowboy, Mercedes Ladies, Every Chase a Steeple, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word, Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo), Living in the 70’s, Saturday Night, Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good in Bed, Let It Rock

Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne 10-12-75
Tracks: Horror Movie, Million Dollar Riff, Smut, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Saturday Night

Palais Theatre, Melbourne 18-1-76
Tracks: Horror Movie, Balwyn Calling, Toorak Cowboy, Whatever Happened to the Revolution, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word, Million Dollar Riff, Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo), All My Friends Are Getting Married, Saturday Night

Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead 16-4-76
Tracks: Rock and Roll Medley, Whatever Happened to the Revolution, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word, Love on the Radio, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Horror Movie, Somewhere in Sydney, Saturday Night, Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good in Bed

Festival Hall, Melbourne 10-5-77
Tracks: Sitting in a Bar in Adelaide, Blue Jeans, Love’s Not Good Enough, Bedroom Eyes, Horror Movie, B B B Boogie, Party to End All Parties, Why Dontcha All Get Fucked, Somewhere in Sydney, Million Dollar Riff, All My Friends Are Getting Married, Brown Sugar, Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo)

Opera House, Sydney Feb 78
Tracks: Why Dontcha all get Fucked

Palais Theatre, Melbourne 25-7-78 Nightmoves TV Show
Tracks: Crazy Heart, Do the Hook, Trouble with the Computer, Life in the Modern World, Revolution

Council Club, Melbourne Jul 78
Tracks: Trouble with Computer, Loves not good enough, Crazy Heart, Somewhere in Sydney

 

Further Information;

http://www.skyhooks-music.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyhooks_(band)
http://web.archive.org/web/20110315072505/http://www.whiteroom.com.au/howlspace/en/skyhooks/skyhooks.htm

Line ups:

Mar – Aug 73
Steve Hill (voc)
Peter Ingliss (gtr)
Greg Macainsh (bass)
Imants Strauks (drms)
Peter Starkie (gtr)

Aug 73 – Mar 74
Steve Hill (voc)
Red Symons (gtr)
Greg Macainsh (bass)
Imants Strauks (drms)
Bob Starkie (gtr)

Mar 74 – Feb 77
Red Symons (gtr)
Greg Macainsh (bass)
Imants Strauks (drms)
Bob Starkie (gtr)
Graeme Strachan (voc)

Feb 77 – Jul 78
Greg Macainsh (bass)
Imants Strauks (drms)
Bob Starkie (gtr)
Graeme Strachan (voc)
Bob Spencer (gtr)

Jul 78 – 80
Greg Macainsh (bass)
Imants Strauks (drms)
Bob Starkie (gtr)
Tony Williams (voc)
Bob Spencer (gtr)

Steve Hill is ex-Lillee. Gary Macanish, Fred Strauks, Bob Spencer, Bob Starkie are also in Jam
Greg Macainsh, Imants Strauks are ex-Spare Parts (66), Sound Pump (68). Claptrap (70), Frame (71)

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