1-23-09 The Necks
In a few short weeks, I will get the opportunity to see The Necks – the fabulous Australian instrumental band.
CD AQUATIC FISH OF MILK FOM 0002
1994 2 TRKS CD-only release?
CD BOYS, THE (O.S.T.) ReR
2004 7 TRKS CD-only release?
1999 1 TRK (60:30) CD-only release?
CD NEXT SPIRAL SCR 4
1990 6 TRKS CD-only release?
CD PHOTOSYNTHETIC LONG ARMS CDLA 03053
2002 1 TRK CD-only release? (42:22)
CDx2 SEE THROUGH / MOSQUITO ReR
2004 2 TRKS CD-only release?
CD SEX SPIRAL SCR 2
1989 1 TRK CD-only release?
CD TOWNSVILLE ReR
2007 1 TRK (53:41) CD-only release?
No, I do not have all of their releases. Recommended Records (US) is releasing their stuff here now, so by their numbering system, I am missing at least 5 titles, some of which are multiple disc sets! And is there any Necks on vinyl??? You’d have to fade a 60:00 track into 2 parts, to get it onto an LP.
I first heard The Necks when I started working at Bay Cities Disc, in
But The Necks are not “new age” by any means – is it jazz? It certainly isn’t ‘rock music’ per se.
Their 2nd album, “Next”, had some shorter songs – 26 minutes only etc. Some very catchy stuff, and as close to ‘rock music’ as The Necks ever got. In fact, I recommend starting with “Next”, if you can find a copy!
I am not sure what Recommended Records (US) has the rights to – if they even have “Sex” or “Next”. Does music like this get played on the radio? I remember the joke in the late 60’s / early 70’s that FM radio disc jockeys used to put on “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (17+ minutes) so they could “go outside for a smoke”. If you put on “Sex”, you could drive to the 7-11, get your smokes and some beer – drive back to the station, smoke your tabs and down a six-er in an hour! Or perhaps you could follow the ‘directive’ of the disc and find someone compliant – and not even feel rushed; and get back in time to back-announce and cue up another hour-long Necks track!
Truly, this is really special music.
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