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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Post 392 -Ol'55 - Greasemarks LP


Fanis, was a part-time covers band formed in 1972 in Sutherland, Sydney with Pat Drummond on lead guitar and vocals, Rockpile Jones on rhythm guitar and vocals, Jimmy Manzie on bass guitar, Paul McCann, and Geoff Plummer on drums. Plummer worked as a public servant for the NSW Postmaster-General's Department in the Department of Media alongside, future rock music journalist, Glenn A. Baker and invited Baker to hear the band. In 1975, Baker took on their management, he introduced former chartered accountant, Peter Bryan—who performed as Frankie J. Holden—on lead vocals. Fanis was renamed as Ol' 55 from the Tom Waits song. We have many of Ol'55's recordings on our Blog and we were asked for this one which was their 4th release out of 7 albums. Released in 1980 on K-Tel here for you to download is "Greasemarks" (NA-561) covers the hits from '76 - '79 with a few non album songs and the odd B side as well as Frankie's solo "My Right Of Way".

6 comments:

Deutros said...

Thanks for this one Ozzie another I didn't know about you truly are AMAZING.

BigOldRock said...

A big thanks for a great post

Thirsty said...

Thanks heaps, Ozzie.
Wonder why K-tel released this in mono?

Cheers
Pete

Geoff said...

GREAT...Any chance of putting up Ol'55S ALBUM..OPEN TOP CARS AND GIRLS IN TIGHT T SHIRTS ?

userid42 said...

Any other place to get this now that Megaupload is gone?

OZZIE MUSIC MAN said...

Hi Userid42,

We are working on getting all links working again soon, as you can imagine we have over 400 dead links so its taking some time to do. So hang in there please normal service will be back soon. :)