DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #27

SUBURBAN ROCK

Recorded live at Bombay Rock 1978 this shows how powerful the band was. Wonderful musicianship from all involved, remarkable bass from Paul Noonan, great skins Howie, Leopard sounding like the heir to Hendrix, Tony consumate and Denno brilliant on an array of keyboards. I don’t think many bands have been able to crank out a live track with this much energy. The song itself was a reaffirmation of ‘suburban rock’ my theory made practical. Having formed punk band Pus in 1972, gobbing on ceilings well before Johnny Rotten, it was time to move onto something absolutely original. Enter suburban rock, middle class rock, suburban rock. In this version ‘Fred Stolle’ replaces ‘Bill Lawry’. (Click on title for track).

SUBURBAN ROCK

I’m anti-intellectual I’m a suburban bore

I’m not a punk rocker I been there before

Anyway punk rockers are really heads

They’ve only gone where the hippies lead

Me and my music are of the middle class

Fads come and go but the middle class lasts

Suburban Rock Suburban Rock TV Rock Suburban Rock

I’m Bill Lawry generation and like my father before

Like my beer after work and my four on the floor

I live with my parents don’t smoke shit

If you do you’re full of it

I make no apologies for not being poor

Working class culture’s a loud mouth boor

Suburban rock, suburban rock, TV rock, suburban rock.

I don’t ride subways don’t sheer sheep

I don’t live in the outback I think it’s for creeps

We don’t live in the desert we live by the sea

Take note students of Australian identity

Saturday football Wednesday TV

I’ve got my identity

I’ve got my identity

Suburban rock, suburban rock, TV rock, suburban rock.

I’m anti-intellectual I’m a suburban bore

I’m not a punk rocker I been there before

Anyway punk rockers are really heads

They’ve only gone where the hippies lead

Me and my music are of the middle class

Fads come and go but the middle class lasts

Suburban Rock Suburban Rock TV Rock Suburban Rock

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