17 March, 2007

Then and Now (part 1)

The tv was on at work today, tuned to the ABC. Rage was doing a bit of an 80's flashback and they showed the Hunters & Collectors 'Throw Your Arms Around Me'. I loved that song (along with a lot of other Australians!).

It brought to mind though, the show from the 80's/90's The Big Gig. Anyone remember this from it??

5 comments:

caramaena said...

Ok, both you tube and blogger are irritating me today. Both giving various errors which means I'm not able to edit so the text is above the video - plus I can't add the links for anyone unfamiliar with the shows/bands. Here you go though - in case you want to know who/what I'm talking about:

ABC
Rage
Hunters & Collectors
The Big Gig

Holly & Scolly said...

I once remember listening to a radio countdown of popular Australian bands alphabetically and wondered why they were playing Hunters & Collectors in the "D" section. When they back announced the song, it was by "De Hunters!". (Actually the DJ said something more like "De Hunners")!

Holly & Scolly said...

PS. Thanks for posting the clip, great flashback. We love the song too.

stompergirl said...

I do! I remember being so blown away by it too. He has such a good voice, Paul McDermott.

I read this week the Big Gig is being revived as the Glass House replacement.

I am related to Mark Seymour, but not closely.

caramaena said...

h&s - I get why the dj would say The Hunters but 'De Hunters' and in the D section??? Unbelievable...

stomper - I was blown away too. I remember Wendy Harmer also got teary eyed after it.

Cool that you're vaguely related to Mark Seymour, mum tells me we're vaguely related to Slim Dusty. And yes, I have been to the Pub With No Beer a couple of times.

Interesting about the Big Gig, I wonder who will host?