Coloured Balls - Ball Power LP
Rocket is mighty proud to be announcing the vinyl reissue of an all-time classic - and we REALLY MEAN ALL TIME CLASSIC -
- Australian album, the Coloured Balls' 1973 album, Ball Power. Featuring guitar god Lobby Loyde at the helm, it remains one of the most revered Australian albums of all time, one with a massive cult
following in both Australia and overseas.
Originally released in 1973, it's a hard-hitting, high-energy mix of hard rock and proto-punk, very much in line
with other outfits of the day such as the MC5 and the UK's Pink Fairies. Considered the poster boys of the
sharpie scene (a peculiarly Melbourne gang phenomenon not unlike the skinhead movement), they were
known for their riotous live shows and uncompromising music. Along with the band's Heavy Metal Kid LP from
1974 (also released on Desperate: DEFCON3), it's an era-defining slab of pre-punk Australian rock & roll.
This Desperate edition has been remastered by Gil Matthews from the original tapes and it absolutely ROARS.
Make no mistake: this is the best version of the album which has ever been available. Pressed at RTI in the US,
the sound quality will blow minds. It comes housed in a gatefold tip-on sleeve on 180-gm vinyl with a
decorative obi strip. 1,000 copies.
|2||Mama Don't You Get Me Wrong|
|3||Won't You Make Up Your Mind|
|7||Whole Lotta Shakin'|
|8||Hey! What's Your Name|
|9||That's What Mama Said|