Showing posts with label Little River Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Little River Band. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

It's a long way there - Little River Band

Fueled by a very successful Australian hit single 'Curiosity killed the cat', the band began making promotional visits to the USA in 1976. This resulted in a hit single Stateside, 'It's a long way there', edited down from an album track over 8 minutes long.

The single reached number 28 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 13 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 4512
Found: Any old time, Amsterdam, January 30, 2010
Cost: 0,1 euro
Tracks: 'It's a long way there' / 'Meanwhile'

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Lonesome loser - Little River Band

The Australian Little River Band crossed over to America after they became very successful in their homeland in 1976. When they combined the release of the single 'It's a long way there' with promotional visits, they managed a breakthrough in the USA, which in turn meant that their career took on a global scale.

From 1978 until 1981, Little River Band achieved six consecutive US Top 10 singles with 'Reminiscing', 'Lady', 'Lonesome loser', 'Cool change', 'The night owls' and 'Take it easy on me'. Two of these hits are featured on this American 'super oldies' single, released in 1981.

My collection: 7" single no. 3242
Found: London, October 19, 2000
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Lonesome loser' / 'Lady'

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Home on Monday - Little River Band

'Home on Monday' is one of those songs I heard on the radio quite regularly in the Eighties, without actually knowing the name of the band that performed the song. It turned out to be the Little River Band, an Australian rock band, that had a hit with this song in 1977.

The single reached number 13 in the Dutch Top 40, as well as scoring top 10 in Australia and the USA.

My collection: 7" single no. 4363
Found: Record mania, Amsterdam, December 30, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Home on Monday' / 'The inner light'

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Help is on its way - Little river band

Little River Band was an Australian rock band consisting of Glenn Shorrock, Graeham Goble, Beeb Birtles, Ric Formosa, Roger McLachlan and Derek Pellicci. 'Help is on its way' was one of only three of their singles that made the Dutch Top 40, peaking at number 20 (the other two peaked at number 13). It was taken from their third album 'Diamantina Cocktail', released in 1977. The band has released over twenty albums between 1975 and now, and still perform live in the USA - around 100 shows every year.

My collection: 7" single no. 2606
Found: Plaatboef, Rotterdam, January 27, 1996
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Help is on its way' / 'Changed and different', 'L.A. in the sunshine'
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