• The Big Red Bash returns for yet another year to the Simpson Desert to celebrate the legends of Ausmusic. July 16-18 this year fans will be able to once again congregate at the world’s most remote music festival at Birdsville, the 2019 lineup is a rollcall of Ausmusic greats and includes – Midnight Oil, The Living End, Kasey Chambers, Richard Clapton, 1927, Wendy Matthews, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Eurogliders, Chocolate Starfish, Neil Murray, The Chantoozies, and many others, it’s a family-friendly festival and you can still get tickets at bigredbash.com.au.



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  • We continue the Big Red Bash (BRB) theme this week by re-visiting several of the great hits of some of those performing there, in our ARIA Winner Flashback post this week we recall the shimmering, ethereal Under the Milky Way from Steve Kilbey and the Church in 1988.


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  • While Ian Moss is not performing at the BRB, he was a native Territorian before joining Cold Chisel, so 4TR is re-visiting his seminal solo hit Tucker’s Daughter from 1989 in our Years Ago post this week.



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  • Grace and Bernie have re-formed Eurogliders to remind the BRB fans just how good their early hits were – Heaven (Must Be There) and We Will Together – and how they just keep getting better as performers, check out these two synth-pop classics from the 1980’s in our Special Feature this week.



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  • To complete our collection of songs with an affinity to the BRB and the red centre, we review the anthemic classic Great Southern Land, the magnum opus by Iva Davies who essentially wrote and recorded the song on his own, as well as the album Primitive Man, from which it was lifted in 1982. Go to our ARIA Hall of Fame Heroes post this week to find out more about a song that APRA did not include in the 30 Best Australian songs from the period 1926-2001.


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  • From 1997 we recall Even When I’m Sleeping, the Dean Manning composition from Leonardo’s Bride and the bravura vocal performance by Abby Dobson on that record, APRA liked it too, and included this tender ballad in APRA’s Best Australian Songs of all time to 2001.


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