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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Post 588 - Choirboys - Fireworks - We Can Dance

Choirboys formed in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney as a hard rock pub band in 1979. Original members were Brad Carr on lead guitar, Mark Gable on vocals, Ian Hulme on bass guitar and Lindsay Tebbutt on drums. In 1983, after one of their demos was sent to Albert Productions record producer George Young, who signed them to Albert Records. Jim Manzie produced their self-titled debut album, Choirboys, which was released in July. The first single, "Never Gonna Die," followed in August and reached No. 30. The band signed with Mushroom Records and released "Fireworks" b/w “We Can Dance” (MRK-10) in May 1986; they also opened for Deep Purple on their tour of Australia. Brad Carr left the group to be replaced on lead guitar by Brett Williams (ex-Brakes) as they supported Bon Jovi's tour in 1987. They recorded their second album “Big Bad Noise” with producers Peter Blyton and Brian McGee. The next single "Run to Paradise" reached No. 3 in October and was the 11th highest selling single of the eighties in Australia. When The Choirboys released “Big Bad Noise”, the song “Fireworks” off the album was recorded differently to the vinyl single version here for you to download. It seems that they toned down the chorus for some reason. mp3 

1 comment:

Mort Adella said...

Saw the Bon Jovi/Choirboys concert my then 11 year old son wanted to go turned out to be one of the best concerts I've been to can't believe it was 28 years ago.