Radios Appear

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Radios Appear
Studio album by Radio Birdman
Released July 1977
Recorded Trafalgar Studios, 1977
Length 37:08
Label Trafalgar
  • John Sayers
  • Charles Fisher
Radio Birdman chronology
Burn My Eye

Radios Appear
Living Eyes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Radios Appear was the first full length studio album by Sydney punk-rock band Radio Birdman. The album was recorded at Birdman's Trafalgar Studios, Sydney during 1976 and 1977. Trafalgar initially distributed the album via mail order and by sales from the backs of friend's and band members' station wagons. This laid the groundwork for future DIY punk bands in Australia. Radios Appear was hailed by many as a breakthrough album in Australian rock and a decisive change from the uneventful early mid-seventies scene.

The album's title was taken from the song "Dominance and Submission" by Blue Öyster Cult, one of the band's most important early influences.

Track listing[edit]

1977 original[edit]

All songs written by Deniz Tek, except where noted.

  1. "TV Eye" (Dave Alexander/Ron Asheton/Scott Asheton/Iggy Pop) (The Stooges cover)
  2. "Murder City Nights"
  3. "Anglo Girl Desire"
  4. "Man with Golden Helmet"
  5. "Descent into the Maelstrom"
  6. "Monday Morning Gunk"
  7. "Do the Pop"
  8. "Love Kills"
  9. "Hand of Law"
  10. "New Race"

1978 overseas release[edit]

All songs written by Deniz Tek, except where noted.

  1. "What Gives?" (Tek, Warwick Gilbert) – 2:22
  2. "Non-Stop Girls" – 2:40
  3. "Do the Pop" (Tek, Mark Sisto) – 2:30
  4. "Man with Golden Helmet" – 5:37
  5. "Descent into the Maelstrom" – 4:22
  6. "New Race" – 2:35
  7. "Aloha Steve and Danno" (Rob Younger, Denis Tek, Mort Stevens) – 3:57
  8. "Anglo Girl Desire" – 3:04
  9. "Murder City Nights" - 2:22
  10. "You're Gonna Miss Me" (Roky Erickson) (13th Floor Elevators cover) – 2:25
  11. "Hand of Law" – 4:44
  12. "Hit Them Again" (Tek, Ron Asheton) – 4:32

1995 remastered reissue[edit]

  1. "Aloha Steve & Danno"
  2. "Non Stop Girls"
  3. "Anglo Girl Desire"
  4. "What Gives"
  5. "Murder City Nights"
  6. "Man with Golden Helmet"
  7. "Descent into The Maelstrom"
  8. "Do the Pop"
  9. "Hand of Law"
  10. "New Race"
  11. "Love Kills"
  12. "Monday Morning Gunk"
  13. "Hit Them Again"
  14. "TV Eye" (Dave Alexander/Ron Asheton/Scott Asheton/Iggy Pop) (The Stooges cover)
  15. "You're Gonna Miss Me" (Roky Erickson) (13th Floor Elevators cover)


Critical reception[edit]

Radios Appear was listed at #3 among the "Top 50 Australian Albums of All Time" as compiled by Melbourne newspaper The Age in 2008.[2] In October 2010, it was ranked No. 13 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Top 50 Australian Albums of all Time". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  3. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9. 

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