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Bill Hunter – An Oz Icon

To me, Bill will always be the sympathetic Major Barton in the trenches of Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, softly humming to Adagio in G Minor as he writes one final letter to his wife. Despite appearing in more than sixty films, if there is any regret to be had at the passing of Bill Hunter it is that he did not make more films for us to enjoy in perpetuity…

dEUS – Worse Case Scenario (1994) • Pocahaunted – Island Diamonds (2008) • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène (1976)

Deus should have been HUGE. Three or four years before Radiohead achieved legendary status with OK Computer and came to define the (somewhat clunky) term Meta-Rock, Deus produced this, their debut album, which was already pointing the way forward. Post-punk, post-rock, post-grunge, art-rock, no one really knew what to call it, but it sure was good. The Belgian band had obviously absorbed the soft/loud Pixies thing; the viola drone of The Velvet Underground; the greasy gravelly personas of Tom Waits…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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