Winter played around Sydney to great acclaim through 1977-78. On the strength of some demo tapes they recorded, were signed to EMI records in 1978. "I'm the Captain" was the only single, released in August 1978. It was produced by Richard Lush, who had produced “Sherbet” and had worked as 2nd Engineer for the Beatles. The band appeared on Countdown, in sailor suits and on other TV shows (notably the ‘Super Flying Fun Show’) sadly, the tapes of the latter were lost. Here to download is Winter's one and only single "I'm The Captain" b/w "Travelling Man" (EMI-11717) for EMI Records. Band members were Greg Sita - lead vocals, Rod Crundwell - keyboards, vocals, Stafford Sanders - guitar, vocals, Billy Stevens - bass, vocals, Ken Stephenson - guitar, vocals and Paul Fenton - drums, vocals. The band split up at the beginning of 1979…but Rod, Stafford and Paul reunited in 2001 as Men with Day Jobs, and to be joined by Ken Stephenson for the "4 Characters" album in 2011. We would like to thank Rod Crundwell for the info for this post.
Enjoy these rare Australian classics and not so classics converted from vinyl to Mp3. Any copyright owner who does not wish to be included in this blog, please contact me and I will remove the posting immediately. What I would like this blog to accomplish is to get Australian music out there that will probably never make it to CD. I hope that these samples will take you on a trip down memory lane, or introduce this great music to people who may have never heard it before.
WE CREATED THIS MUSIC BLOG IN HOPE TO PROMOTE THOSE AUSSIE TRACKS THAT WERE EVENTUALLY VAULTED BY THE MAJOR RECORD COMPANIES. MOST OF THESE TRACKS ARE ONLY COLLECTING COBWEBS AND WILL NEVER BE RELEASED ON CD. MAYBE AFTER PEOPLE HEAR THE TRACKS THAT I PUT ON THIS BLOG, WITH EMAILS TO THE RECORD COMPANIES WE CAN TWIST THEIR ARM TO RELEASE THEM ON CD. TO MY KNOWLEDGE THE TRACKS THAT I'M POSTING HAVE NEVER BEEN PUT ON CD. REMINDER: IF YOU ARE THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OF ANY OF THESE RECORDING AND DO NOT WISH TO HAVE THEM INCLUDED ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL REMOVE THEM IMMEDIATELY. ALL VISITORS: ENJOY!
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