Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Cuckoos - Sticks and Stones mLP (1986, Survival/Festival)

These Aussie lads appeared to have had a solid indie pedigree, though by the sounds of this disk the Cuckoos could have likely crossed-over...but did they?  Haven't been able to find any pertinent details on them through the usual search engines.  Singer Simon recalls Colin Hay, Julian Cope and even a tad of David Bowie all wrapped into one, but Sticks and Stones is well short on mystique.  Some genuinely strong tunes here nonetheless.  I could envision the Cuckoos sharing a bill with Icehouse circa the Flowers album, Noiseworks, or some other quasi "wave" combo of the era.  I'll leave you with this little morsel - in it's entirety, Sticks... is more consistent than any given INXS album.  Then again that might not be saying much, eh?  Enjoy.

01. Wheels of Your Heart
02. Climb That Mountain
03. Autumn Lasts Forever
04. Splinters of You
05. Your Lover Tonight
06. Temptation
07. Rescue Me



mineforlife said...

Another one you saved me from buying unheard - cheers!!

Graeme said...

The Cuckoos had a 4 track EP out before this record called On The Ghost Train