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Old 04-16-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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Australia has given USA and the rest of the world some great musical acts and Iím wondering how these acts are viewed in their homeland? Besides The Bee Gees other acts I know of include AC/DC, Air Supply, Olivia Newton John, Men At Work, and my favorite The Little River Band. I know there are many other Australian musical artist whoíve had hit songs in the USA and other countries and Iím wondering how successful they were in their home country and how the people generally feel about them and their music. Never was much of a Bee Gees fan. Air Supply helped me get a girl. AC/DC was a teen rebellion theme for me. But for music and harmonies I enjoyed The Little River Band. Still listen to them even today. I only ever hear one song from Midnight Oil and they seemed like a musically talented punk protest rock group.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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In my experience with my Ausie friends they are very supportive of their "local" artists who have made it big around the globe and have a sense of pride regarding most of them except Kylie Minogue - I don't know if that's true but I like to think it is.

To expand on your list of Ausie acts look in to:

INXS - Michael Hutchence
Split Enz
Keith Urban
Natalie Imbruglia
Rick Springfield
Wolfmother
Silverchair
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Icehouse
Dead can Dance
Crowded House
Savage Garden
Jet
The Vines
John Butler Trio
Hoodoo Gurus
Cold Chisel

There's a lot more but those are a few of the bigger names I know of.
Also, regarding Midnight Oil - Peter Garrett is quite the Australian citizen.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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In my experience with my Ausie friends they are very supportive of their "local" artists who have made it big around the globe and have a sense of pride regarding most of them except Kylie Minogue - I don't know if that's true but I like to think it is.

To expand on your list of Ausie acts look in to:

INXS - Michael Hutchence
Split Enz
Keith Urban
Natalie Imbruglia
Rick Springfield
Wolfmother
Silverchair
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Icehouse
Dead can Dance
Crowded House
Savage Garden
Jet
The Vines
John Butler Trio
Hoodoo Gurus
Cold Chisel

There's a lot more but those are a few of the bigger names I know of.
Also, regarding Midnight Oil - Peter Garrett is quite the Australian citizen.
Iím honestly shocked! I did not know Rick Springfield was Australian. Iíve heard INXS and have heard of Crowded House and Savage Garden but not familiar with the rest. INXS is another one of my favorite Aussie bands. But The Little River Band is still my favorite. At least I can understand their lyrics compared to The Bee Gees chipmunk high pitch singing.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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Great Southern Land by Icehouse is a classic and one of my favourites!
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Split Enz
Crowded House
Split Enz is a NZ band and Crowded House is half NZ half Aussie (the Finn's are from NZ).

There are a number of other more modern Australian artists which have differing support.

Gotye
Iggy Azalea
Sia (NZ)
Cut Copy
Kylie Minogue
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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Split Enz is a NZ band and Crowded House is half NZ half Aussie (the Finn's are from NZ).

There are a number of other more modern Australian artists which have differing support.

Gotye
Iggy Azalea
Sia (NZ)
Cut Copy
Kylie Minogue
Wasn’t Sia born and raised in Adelaide?
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Never was much of a Bee Gees fan. .
The Bee Gees were mostly UK/US anyway. They only spent five or six years in Aus.

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Old 04-17-2018, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Wasnít Sia born and raised in Adelaide?
Yep, definitely an Aussie.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:29 AM
 
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Vance Joy just played the main stage at Coachella.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:06 AM
 
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The Angels


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O93CoQ5Klt0

Rose Tattoo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkdUmMPlzb0

Neither band got their due in the US, but you can easily see their influence on US bands like GnR and Great White.
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