NU COUNTRY RECORD LABEL
DEAD LIVERS GREATEST MISSES RE-MASTERED
We have more great news for music fans - a revamp of the popular boutique Nu Country Records label with a re-mastered release of the Dead Livers Greatest Misses CD.
The original Greatest Misses and Dead Livers second CD Reaching To The Western Sky and the late A.P. Johnson's Greatest Hits & Ex-Misses launched the label two decades ago with original tunes by the pioneer outlaw icons.
Lost In Suburbia guitarist Peter Bird has now remastered the Greatest Misses CD with new versions of Holy Mary and Loretta and previously unreleased demo track of singer Marty Atchison's song Riding On A Bus.
Dead Livers bassist Michael Schack also revamped the liner notes and created a new front cover slick and illustrations for their discs.
The band will re-launch its new CD at its 40th anniversary celebration gig at the Velvet Room at Thornbury Theatre - 859 High St , Thornbury, on Saturday May 12.
Bookings - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/66422/the_dead_livers_40th_anniversary_celebration.aspx
That follows being a regular fixture at the historic Stump Hotel in Port Fairy, annual folk festival and other locales on the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria.
Schack lives in Koroit satellite suburb Yarpturk and former Monivae College band-mate and singer Marty Atchison resides further west on the coast at Portland.
They front the band on regular forays into the Victorian bush and big smoke of Melbourne and suburbs.
The Dead Livers disc was cut at Richmond Recorders and Yarra Bank Studios in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982 and later adorned with photos by former Nu Country treasurer Kip Karpik.
Their new version features cover designs by Veronica Jacobson and photos by John Hay and Colin Schack.
The Dead Livers Greatest Misses and Reaching to The Western Sky, for just $20 including postage, are available from Schack at email@example.com .
Digital downloads are available at https://routenote.com/r/mschack/5057728736099 .
The original Greatest Misses also featured a duet with Johnson and expatriate late Kiwi singer Peter Caulton on I'd Love To Have A Smoke With Malcolm and bonus tune by the Lamington Brothers .
Sadly Caulton, who was hosting a country music show on 3RRR-FM when he and A.P. wrote the second Duncan parody, died on March 13, aged 71, after a heart attack in Forrest Hill, Auckland , New Zealand .
CLICK HERE for our Caulton obituary in The Diary.
The Dead Livers Greatest Misses and Reaching to The Western Sky, for just $20 including postage, are available from Schack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital downloads are available at https://routenote.com/r/mschack/5057728736099.
HELL OR THE FLOWERDALE PUB
album features 15 raunchy tracks he wrote long before his premature
death in October of 1995 on the eve of a tour by The Highwaymen.
The Johnson collectors' item - recorded in 1982 - featured artwork
and photos by former Nu Country treasurer John Karpik and was restored
and mastered by Dead Livers dual guitarist and Nu Country technician
Rodger Delfos and Rowan Matthews.
Ironically, the Johnson CD underwent a renewed surge of interest
during the recent Victorian bushfires when the historic Flowerdale
Hotel survived the horrific holocaust and became an island in the
Johnson's popular song Heaven, Hell Or The Flowerdale Hotel took
on a whole new meaning as a whole new generation of patrons were
introduced to the characters who frequented the pub and were name
checked in the song.
The singer regaled listeners with tales about the publican and generations
of drinkers in his watering hole - now an even more popular community
hub as the rebuilding of the district takes place.
Nu Country presented Danielle Green - the ALP state member for Yan
Yean - with Johnson's CD at the Whittlesea Country Music bushfire
benefit on Saturday April 4.
Green, raised on the Shipwreck Coast at Warrnambool, is also a Dead
She planned to raise the spirit of bushfire survivors by presenting
the CD to the juke- box at the Flowerdale Hotel.
Green also bought a copy of the Vinnies After The Fire CD
featuring Kevin Welch's song Marysville and former Goanna
singer Shane Howard's bushfire inspired song Carry Me.
Ross Buchanan, who lost a son and daughter in the Kinglake fire,
also recorded a new song Salty Years for After The Fire.
Nu Country also presented him with A P Johnson's CD as he helped
promote and sell After The Fire in the fire ravaged Yarra Valley.
GREATEST HITS AND EX-MISSES PRICE REDUCTION
A P Johnson's CD is available from Nu Country TV.
You can also purchase them by mail order.
We furnished patrons of the A.P. Johnson 20th anniversary tribute show at the Rainbow Hotel with copies of his Greatest Hits And Ex-Misses at a reduced price in recognition of their support.
We have also reduced the mail order price to $10 to cover postage.
Please send a $10 cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music – 45 Ferndale Rd , Glen Iris – 3146.
We also have electronic banking available - please send your request to email@example.com
A. P. JOHNSON GREATEST HITS AND EX-MISSES
Never Tie A Chook's Legs Together
The One Legged Racehorse
Hell Or The Flowerdale Pub
Love You Just Like A Pie
Pearl By The Tweed
Highs Don't Roll So Well
Want You To Know
Town Will Remember
On My Face
Help The Ladies
HERE for an A P Johnson feature.
DEAD LIVERS GREATEST MISSES
Love To Have A Joint With Willie - Dead Livers - (David Dawson-Alexander)
Love To Have A Smoke With Malcolm - Peter Caulton & A.P.
Johnson - (Caulton-Johnson-Alexander)
On Rolling - Lamington Brothers - (Bill Jackson)
Take Me To The Cricket - Dead Livers - (Marty Atchison)
Of A Dead Liver - Dead Livers - (Marty Atchison)
Doing Ken - Dead Livers - (Marty Atchison)
Moonlight - Dead Livers - (John Berto)
Of The West - Dead Livers - (Michael Schack)
& Down The Line - Dead Livers - (Marty Atchison)
& Data Man - Dead Livers - (Michael Schack)
Mary - Dead Livers - (Marty Atchison)
Dog - Dead Livers - (John Berto)
Like Me - Dead Livers - (Marty Atchison)
DEAD LIVERS REACHING TO THE WESTERN SKY
Tonight - (Marty Atchison).
- (Marty Atchison).
Room Only (Michael Schack-Peter Bird).
In It For Me (Marty Atchison)
Man On A Bar Stool - (Michael Schack).
Of The West (Michael Schack)
10 (Marty Atchison).
Oh Dear (Marty Atchison).
HERE for Dead Livers feature.
& JEWEL COBURN
NU COUNTRY BENEFACTORS
and Jewel on their wedding day
CD was recorded at the Yarra Bank studio of famed expatriate
Australasian superstar manager, publisher and tour promoter
Coburn ran the Spurs cowboy bar circuit in Moorabbin, Campbellfield,
Canberra and Geelong from 1980-3.
He promoted tours of New Zealand by The Eagles and Australian
visits by Emmylou Harris, Flying Burrito Brothers and rock acts
diverse as Roxy Music and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan.
Coburn and wife Jewel - an Australian born Hollywood child and
teenage movie star and award winning country singer - also ran
management and publishing companies in Melbourne.
Among clients were Seekers singer Bruce Woodley and Coburn's
fellow expatriate Kiwis Brent Parlane, Peter Caulton and Queenslander
A. P. Johnson.
former rodeo rider and singing roadie for RCA act Moose Malone was
one of many progressive writers in Coburn's South Yarra stable.
One of Johnson's comedy songs, I Love You Just Like A Pie, was also
featured in the cult Australian movie Next Of Kin.
Barry and Jewel met at the famed Wandong Country Music festival
before eloping to Coburn's South Island hometown of Christchurch
and marrying in the chapel of his old school.
Barry co-managed Ms Harris with Eddie Tickner of Byrds fame on his
arrival in the U.S. in 1984 and also handled the careers of artists
diverse as Lacy J Dalton, Holly Dunn, Mark Germino, Marty Stuart,
Duane Eddy & Joe Louis Walker before guiding Alan Jackson to
He later managed Suzy Bogguss, George Ducas, BR5-49 and Diamond
Rio before he became CEO of the Nashville division of prestige label
Barry and Jewel still operate their thriving Ten-Ten
and Coburn Music Publishing companies.
include fellow expatriate Australasians Keith Urban and Tim Finn,
former Saltbush pedal steel guitarist Mark Moffatt and U.S. hit
writers Robert Ellis Orral, Bobby Huff, Tia Sellers, Angela Kaset,
Mary Gauthier, Angaleena Presley, Nicky Chinn and Irish singer Paul
They also have tunes in their catalogue by Harley Allen, Tim Nicholls,
Nathan Bell, Zack Turner, Mark Irwin, Wayne Hancock, Jeff Black,
Chuck Mead, Stacy Earle, Odie Blackmon, Cory Mayo, Mark Moffatt
and Anna Wilson.
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