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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Post 103 - Dave Evans & Thunder Down Under - Waltzing Matilda / Nice Guys (Finish Last)

Dave Evans was born in Carmarthen Wales. The family immigrated to Australia when Dave was five years old settling in North Queensland. After a fight with his father, at the age of sixteen, Dave headed for Sydney, Living in Kings Cross, until returning to Queensland a year later.  He is best known for being the first lead singer of AC/DC from 1973-1974. Evans is one of the five founding members of AC/DC along with Angus and Malcolm Young, Colin Burgess and Larry Van Kriedt. His involvement with the band was for a year before being replaced by Bon Scott around October 1974. During his time with AC/DC, Evans recorded one single "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl"/ "Rocking In The Parlour" which was released in Australia and New Zealand. The Young brothers felt that Evans was not a suitable front man for the group even though the band was riding high at the time with "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl?" in the  charts. According to them, he was more of a "glam rocker", like Gary Glitter. After AC/DC, Evans joined Newcastle band Rabbit, replacing original singer Greg Douglas. Rabbit released 6 singles and two albums between 1975 and 1977. Dave Evans finally formed his own band Dave Evans and Thunder Down Under and recorded the self titled album in 1986 which had a limited release with independent record label Reaction Records. Here for you to download is the first of 3 singles to come from that album “Waltzing Matilda” b/w “Nice Guys (Finish Last)” (Reaction 104622) Thanks to Micko for this single.


Micko said...

You're welcome Ozzie. Dunno if this is the best representation of his work but it's nonethless good to have it outthere getting exposure



struck said...

this 1 isnt actually on cd but this is available on itunes. great disk tho. especially his other disk SINNER,JUDGEMENT DAY and his new 1 REVENGE

discodevil said...

This was released on CD back in 1998 on ecstasy Records.