2019 is proving to be a big year for Boom Crash Opera. Not only a celebration of the 30th anniversary of “These Here Are Crazy Times” album (1989), Boom Crash Opera are welcoming founding member and original lead singer Dale Ryder back onto the microphone.
Joining the newly reunited Boom Crash Opera will be Machinations for a select series of 8 select pub shows around Australia…
It’s been 3 decades since some of Australia’s finest pop/rock tunes were all bundled into one album that just kept delivering single after single – 5 huge radio hits between June 1989 and June 1990 ‘Onion Skin’, ‘The Best Thing’, ‘Get Out Of The House’, ‘ Talk About It’, and ‘Dancing In The Storm’
These songs all formed part of a vibrant moment in Radio starting the late 1980’s, when Aussie music dominated and Boom Crash Opera was the pioneer of cultivating powerfully catchy and infectious tunes. Headed up by Dale Ryder from the bands inception for 30 odd years his signature vocals and those songs became and still remain permanent fixtures on Australian radio along with many other well loved tunes including…’Great Wall’, ‘Hands Up In The Air’, ‘Her Charity’ and ‘Love Me To Death’ just to name a few
Machinations were definitely one of THE post punk bands of the 1980s. Danceable and cerebral, with helium driven guitars and a booming funk bass, laden with swirling synthesisers, they had something for everyone. They had a brutal energy about them and more than held their own in the rock driven Sydney pubs of the 1980s. They also had a sizeable catalogue of hits by the end of the decade. They went from being a triple J favourite with Average Inadequacy to breaking through almost immediately to mainstream commercial radio and Countdown of course with songs like ‘Precious Way’’, No Say In It’, ‘You got me Going Again’, ‘My Hearts on Fire’ and ‘Do to You’, all of which were charting hits. They packed Australian pubs for 10 years, before making a graceful exit at the end of the decade.
In the years since they have made rare appearances. Always exciting, they smash out their hits and dance driven rock and then disappear again. And this is one of those moments. With three of the original four members, The Machinations are convening with the wonderful Boom Crash Opera. They will be playing all of their best loved songs so don’t miss out.