The Newcastle Song
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|"The Newcastle Song"|
|Single by Bob Hudson|
|from the album The Newcastle Song|
"The Newcastle Song" was a 1975 hit for musician and comedian Bob Hudson. It poked fun at the working-class youth culture of the City of Newcastle in NSW. The song was recorded in front of a live audience in 1974.
The basic story-line concerns a young man called Normie who goes out with his mates looking to pick up women in Newcastle's main street, Hunter Street, in their "hot - F.J. Holden". They encounter a young lady and her Hells Angel date outside the "Parthenon Milk Bar". Apparently, the Parthenon Milk Bar survived in Hunter Street into the 1990s as a local business. Bob Hudson later went on to work at the ABC's 2JJ radio station in Sydney as a DJ, after it started broadcasting in 1975.
It was released as a single and on the eponymously named album.
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2. Living it Up on the Dole - A comedy about living by claiming unemployment benefits under multiple names.
3. R Certified Song - A song about a girl with a well endowed bottom.
4. Clarissa - A song about teenage acne.
5. Motor Car Song - A song about youth and car obsession.
6. Christened My Dog - A song about what a wannna-be does to try to fit in.
7. Librarian Lady - A song stereotyping women by their occupation.
8. Teenage Cremation - Youth, Cars and Road Deaths.
1. Who's Your Friend.
2. I Never Was Born Like Mel.
3. The Girls In Our Town - A song about the trials and tribulations of young women.
4. The Newcastle Song - The core of the record; a comedical reflection of teenage growing pains in Newcastle.
5. No More Songs.
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