Talk:Music of Australia

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Australian Classical Music[edit]

I've added a section on Australian Classical Music and also taken it to the Article Culture of Australia because I think it's pretty bad nothing is written on the subject (although unsurprising given the amount of media attention!). I will consider extending this into a full length article - but I need to learn how to reference properly first! Wellingtoncat (talk) 05:35, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Deleted some advertising from the 1990s rock section: text was presumably added by the member of a band trying to get some publicity, but it didn't even come close to being appropriate. (talk) 16:51, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

The Wiggles[edit]

Hey Giggy, A few months ago you removed the Wiggles section, with an edit summary saying something to the effect of, "Don't worry, it's coming back." I didn't worry about it because I figured that you had an idea/plan for them and realized their inclusion was not in the best possible place. Its been a few months now, and you haven't added them back. While they may be a kids group, I do think they deserve a section in this article. We have an FA for them. They've won several ARIAs. They are the most successful Australian muscial group ever. Now, I acknowledge that I'm not that invested in this article, and understand that their inclusion can be problematic (they aren't really a rock group), so I'm asking you and the other editors here for thoughts on how to include them.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 14:48, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh dear, I've really slowed down to a halt on this article. I've probably got a pile up of pages in my userspace working on it. =\ Feel free to add any Wiggles stuff you want in; I'll try and throw together my "good" copy one of these days... Sorry about that. —Giggy 15:28, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Why do I hear that "oh dear" is in the voice of a specific pirate?---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 19:05, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
I must confess to having grown up with Captain Feathersword. :-) —Giggy 06:16, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
I didn't think it was coincidence... it's not a phrase I've seen you use before ;-) ---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 07:01, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Third Wave[edit]

The third wave section sucks... it really needs to be trimmed down. There are lists of "business" managers which goes on forever. Similarly, the list of bands needs to be trimmed. If you want to have a list of bands/music managers, fine, but let's take them out of the article. As is, that section (which isn't the only one) is unlegible because it has too many lists. Create true lists and remove them from the article.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 05:44, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


There were two Abramelin and Break Even's down the bottom in the list of Heavy Metal/Hard Rock and Hardcore bands, so I've removed one of each so that there's only one of each. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:39, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm in the US and was curious if The Eurogliders and/or Frente! warranted a mention on your page. They both enjoyed a brief bit of airplay & success over here, but I was wondering if they'd been overlooked or intentionally left off of your page (based on my incorrect assumption that they were a big deal in Oz). Cheers! Mattman of us (talk) 19:39, 14 January 2010 (UTC) Mattman_of_us Mattman of us (talk) 19:39, 14 January 2010 (UTC) 14 January 2010

So where is Sneaky Sound System in this article? They are an important dance band that have released 3 albums that have gone globally. Seems an incomplete article without them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:47, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Australian heavy metal[edit]

come on guys weres the Australian heavy metal in this article. we have a killer heavy metal scene, Brisbane Melborne, South Australia and Western Australia have killer scenes. fuck the hardcore shit talk aboutthe real heavy music.

I don't think the heavy metal scene in Australia is really that notable, in the grand scheme of things. I can't think of any Aussie heavy metal bands that've garnered world attention. So I don't think it's that relevant. Michaelterren (talk) 13:16, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Well Michael... Your anecdotal evidence is lacking. Bands such as Sadistik Exekution, Damaged and Cruciform caught the attention of the world stage in the late 80s/early 90s. Devolved are still doing fairly well over in America at the moment, after having left here in the early 00s. Parkway Drive are arguably one of the world's most successful extreme acts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:50, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Music of Australia[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Music of Australia's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "NLABio":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 12:58, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Dead external links to Allmusic website – January 2011[edit]

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wHY WAS THE "DELLTONES" NOT MENTIONED —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:17, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


The DellTones did have a high international profile indeed. And I am asking myself - did I just read an entire article on the music of Australia that did not have in it a single mention of The Seekers? While it's fascinating here to read of the national evolution of the various musical genres, I can assure you that from a U.S. perspective, the only artists from Oz known widely in this country before the true internationalization of Aussie pop and rock in the 70s, 80s and following were Joan Sutherland and The Seekers. regards, Sensei48 (talk) 21:04, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

European influences on Australian classical music[edit]

The focus seems to be on home-grown performers, which is fine. But we need also to acknowledge the influence of the (predominantly European) musicians who took up residence in Australia, mostly after WWII. I’m thinking of names such as:

The story of Australian music would be very lop-sided and biased without these sorts of names. Any ideas of how we weave them into the narrative of Australian classical music? (Hmmm, just noticed that I created 10 of the above articles myself. Funny, that; I hope I'm not displaying my own biases here.) -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 22:21, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Electronic Music[edit]

The last sentence of the first paragraph

However, not all contemporary Australian music is electronic; bands such as Yves Klein Blue continue to expand the indie rock genre with their innovative punk-style tunes such as "Polka", "Soldier",

and "About the Future".

seems to be out of context and irrelevant. Can somebody familiar with the band mentioned either fix the sentence so it has some relevant context, ie. what expanding the indie-rock genre has to do with electronic music, or delete it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:28, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

For All You Australian Musicians...[edit]

Please don't stick yourself in the lists of artists regardless of your notability.

Look, here is Wikipedia's guide to notability:

If you fulfil the criteria, then good! If you have some references from third-party reliable and notable sources that support your claim to fame, as it were, wonderful!

However, if you have nothing but your own website, you're not notable enough for inclusion. You might be fantastic and talented, you might be earning a living off your music, you might be up-and-coming, but you're not notable enough for Wikipedia... YET. Please don't make the article an A-Z of every person in Australia to have ever touched a guitar string, because you undermine the quality of the page and give all us contributors more work to do cleaning up the mess.

Kindest regards (talk) 09:38, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

clasical correction[edit]

George Tolhurst seems to be notable for bad reviews of "Ruth" and hence not representative of Australian composers. Isaac Nathan was a prolific early Australian composer, but there are several hundred others from the colonial period to choose from. An earlier oratoria 1863 was written by Charles Sandys Packer. Tradimus (talk) 16:04, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

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