Monday, 5 January 2009
Once again another one of those records that no one seems to know any thing about. All the info I can find seem to skip this record released in 1982 on JPY’s records. But from what I can work out is that this single was release for the opening of Dreamworld’s “Thunderbolt” roller coaster. I would imagine the single was given away at the gate to promote the ride as it was on the Dreamworld label. I picked this up at a second hand record store in Sydney so I’m only guessing about the record’s history. Maybe someone out there was there at the ride’s grand opening and can enlighten me. But I can tell you that it was the first looping roller coaster in Australia and coat $4.000.000 and in March of 2004. The removal was done in such a way that it is clear the ride was scrapped and not sold. The park however does still have the trains and some sections of track, presumably for construction of a memorial of sorts to the Gold Coast icon. Here for you to download is that single “Thunderbolt” b/w “Dreamworld” (DW-001).
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 20:05