WIZARDS OF OZ: THE BOYS NEXT DOOR!
Well, it’s the final day of our week of videos celebrating Aussie rock. It was always going to be a tough choice but we couldn’t let the week go by without hearing from NICK CAVE.
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR met at school in Melbourne in the mid-70s and their cover of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ was featured on Lethal Weapons, Australia’s first punk compilation, released on Mushroom Records’ punk imprint Suicide Records in 1978. The only act on the label to achieve any real success, they soon recruited guitarist ROWLAND S HOWARD before morphing into THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. And the rest, as they say, is history.
You can read more about The Birthday Party and other greats of Aussie rock in the new edition of Vive Le Rock!