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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Post 357 - Neil & Errol - The Last Refrain / Heavyweight Boxer

There were four singles released under the Aunty Jack banner, this one was credited to Neil & Errol (Graham Bond/ Rory O'Donoghue). The scene, a park bench with Neil and Errol who sing a song where they have to avoid rhymes. Eventually Neil makes a rhyme, and Errol is thus set free. The B side, which is credited to Thin Arthur (O'Donoghue), has me a bit confused as it says on the label "From the forthcoming LP Aunty Jack Sings Wollongong". The track however isn't on the LP, so maybe it was left off at the last minute. In 2006, the album was re-released on CD, as a 2 disc set. Disc one is both sides of the original album, and disc two is a compilation of the Farewell Aunty Jack single, as well as songs used in the Aunty Jack series, but still this B side didn't appear. I'm not sure why, but will endeavour to find out. Here to download is the 1974 single "The Last Refrain" b/w "Heavyweight Boxer" (2079 052) on Polydor Records, the single was penned and produced by Graham & Rory.


fitzyss said...

Thank You for this ! love aunty jack!

never heard Heavyweight boxer before its just as good as the others! It should have been on cd!

The Last refrain on cd does not have the guitar at the start!

you have anymore of Rorys and graham's stuff?

AussieRock said...

Thanks from me too, Ozzie

Already have "The Last Refrain" C/- The Wollongong LP (my favourite Aunty Jack track by the way) but it's the B-Side that is the real prize here.
A great song also.

Hope you and Mrs Ozzie will return to blogging real soon - you are both missed greatly

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I'd love to see the other two obscure singles - "Aunty Jack Presents Teenage Butcher"/"Aunty Jack Presents Doin' The Kev" and "Your Ugly" [sic]/"Queen of the Gong"...

Unknown said...

I've been looking for this B side for years! Thank you!