Sign up or go underground in the summer of ’81.

You’re young? Never got into the Australian mainstream in the ’80s when it was happening? Annoyed that most of Mushroom’s output is not available anywhere because Warner are idiots? You’d like to catch up? Sassbandit points out our dear friend “nzoz[year]” on YouTube — a different username for each year. 1983, for example. A good start for stuff that was at least slightly popular with someone that you can then try to track down unavailable vinyl of, given Warner are too stupid to rerelease it even digitally. Did I mention that Warner are fuckwits enough times yet?

(For the indie stuff of the day, the canonical compilations are Tales from the Australian Underground and Do The Pop!, both of which are pretty much essential.)

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