Driving You Insane

by The Missing Links

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The one and only LP by the Missing Links, plus the follow-up EP. (hac76)

Driving You Insane 1965: Before it was fashionable - and long before it was acceptable - a bunch of musical maniacs called the Missing Links were tearing up the stages of Sydney's inner city with their furious live shows. The length of their hair and manner of dress caused genuine concern among the establishment. Johnny O'Keefe, the so-called 'wild man of rock & roll', refused to allow the Missing Links to appear on his TV pop program.

The Missing Links were a band without pretense or compromise. When they were billed as 'Australia's wildest group', it wasn't the just the usual industry hyperbole or rhetoric - it was a statement of fact. And it's a fact that still holds true today. They predated punk, hard rock, metal and grunge. If you saw the Missing Links walking down the street today, as they appeared 33 years ago, you'd think nothing of it; their image hasn't dated at all. The Links' brief history is convoluted and confusing - even those involved don't recall exactly how events unfolded. Originally featuring Peter Anson, Danny Cox, Bob Brady, Dave Boyne and Ronnie Peel, within less than a year the lineup had changed completely to consist of Andy James, Doug Ford, John Jones, Chris Gray, Ian Thomas and Baden Hutchins. All were in their teens.

As wild as the first bunch had been, it was the second lineup who would really create the legend with their incredibly innovative sound and untamed stage behaviour. Their live shows were characterised by an auto-destructive performance held together by extended feedback rave-ups to a pounding jungle rhythm. On one ocassion the squealing pitch of their guitars caused a mirrored ceiling to shatter and collapse into the audience.

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released April 3, 2017

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Half a Cow is an independent record label from Australia. It has put out over one hundred and fifty releases since 1990. A lot of those are now being made available in the digital world. A new signing from Melbourne called Magic Tundra are the first digital-only release but don't fear, there'll be a new Bernie Hayes cd out in the new year. ... more

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