Children, are you sitting comfortably? Let us begin.
This is a video of Australian post-punk group The Sacred Cowboys, in 1984. The self-titled debut album is better than this very silly single suggests. I sent Alex some tracks from it, on a compilation I made her. Several members were also in The Models, who are also on that compilation. Both are good bands.
The presenter is the aforementioned Ian Molly Meldrum, and the show is ‘CountDown’. I remember this exact episode. I was 14, and a fan of the band at the time.
His label for them – ‘The Worst Band I Have Seen in the Last Five Years‘ – was the band’s pride and glory, and they quoted it on posters, etc.
A former cast member of Deadwood (Dan Dority) has formed a spinoff band of the same name, making searching for the Australian band a bit confusing. If it is a bunch of big fat American blokes with beards, it is the wrong band.
Yes, this will be in the exam.