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Waves of vinyl roll in from the 70s
By DANIELLE STREET
ALL ABOUT VINYL
Record Store Day is celebrated globally on the third Saturday of April each
The day brings together fans, artists and thousands of independent
record stores across the world.
Real Groovy on Queen St will be joining the celebration with in-store
performances, exclusive local and international vinyl releases, guest DJs
and other activities.
Unique local releases include:
Acoustic guitar group Waves has reissued their 1975 self-titled
masterpiece on vinyl
Beastwars will be offering a limited number of the second album Blood
Becomes Fire on blood-red vinyl
Shihad's debut album Churn produced in 1993 by Jaz Coleman will be
sold on 12-inch vinyl.
Visit facebook.com/realgroovyak for more information.
Sea change: Guitar group Waves have banded together to release their 1975
record along with a previously unreleased album. From left: David Marshall,
Graeme Gash, Kevin Wildman and Michael Mason.
Photo: DANIELLE STREET
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Edition to listen to The Dolphin
Song from Waves.
Basically we put that on a very
expensive turntable and
transferred it to digital, and it
The members of 1970s band Waves
are swimming in a sea of nostalgia
as they prepare to re-issue their
first album nearly four decades
after its debut.
Monochrome photos of more long-
haired and flare-legged times hang
on the walls of the basement studio
where David Marshall, Graeme
Gash, Kevin Wildman and Michael
Mason prepare for their first public
performance since a one-off show
about 10 years ago.
The psychedelic folk quartet is
rehearsing for an instore perform-
ance in Real Groovy on Queen St as
part of International Record Store
Day on Saturday.
Last November, at a friend's
suggestion the band decided to
release its popular self-titled album
on its original format, vinyl, a proj-
ect bigger than any of them antici-
It was soon discovered that the
original master tapes that had been
recorded at the famous Stebbings
Studios in Herne Bay had vanished
with the closure of their indie record
label, Direction Records.
Luckily Mr Gash discovered a vir-
tually mint copy of the vinyl at
Basically we put that on a very
expensive turntable and transferred
it to digital and it worked. It actu-
ally sounds as good, if not better,
than the original,'' he says.
Copies of the Nashville-pressed
record will be available for purchase
at Record Store Day, alongside
other special records released for
While Waves were organising the
rerelease they decided it was an
ideal opportunity to put out their
sophomore album, Misfits, which
was recorded 37 years ago but never
It was very disappointing that it
wasn't completed at the time,'' Mr
Gash says. But we think it's at an
acceptable stage to put out now.''
Misfit has been packaged with
Waves as a twin set CD.
The sound of both albums is
epitomised by layers of acoustic
guitars and harmonising vocals.
Mr Gash says in the past they
have been slightly embarrassed by
their sonic exploits, but these days
the foursome listen fondly to the
music from their heyday.
Music goes through so many
modes of popularity, eventually you
leave that behind and concentrate
on what it sounds like. We were
young then, so it sounds young, but
we are proud of it.''
As for the future tides, the group
say they have started writing music
again and hope to record an album
of new material.
Waves will be performing at Real
Groovy on April 20 from 2pm sharp.
Their record will be available for
sale on the day.
Film-maker on to next project
Film-maker Marina McCartney
is now working on a feature-
length documentary after scoop-
ing second place at the 2013 Uni
Shorts International Student
Film Festival on April 14 with
her short film Milk and Honey,
about the dawn raids on Pacific
Island families in the 70s, was
edged out of first place by
Victorian College of Arts student
Matthew Richards' short film
First Contact in the Postgradu-
ate Fiction category and Best
Film Overall/Audience award.
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