Friday, August 1, 2014

Coloured Balls - First supper Last (1972) released 1976

Lobby Loyde

Hello folks time for some bonza Aus rock once again. This is my favorite Lobby Loyde album. It's from the Wild Cherries/early Coloured Balls era when Lobby and crew still had long hair and hadn't gone into sharpie mode with mullets and skinhead attributes.. not my scene at all. This is good solid Australian Heavy hard rock with that rock n roll flavour which makes it so special. Most of you have heard GTK (get to know) videos from ABC television on youtube with great cuts like Working mans boogie and Mama likes to rock n roll so you know what to expect. In the day in 1972 the record company didn't release this album due to quote "thinking it was too raw and heavy".. Well to my ears it's a well produced and clear with a distintive progressive rock edge, so I'm not buying into that argument. What I think was the case, was that the lyrics have sexual and drug themes that might have rocked the boat in conservative Australia of the day.. Musically this is good quality rock and kicks a serious punch. These 1972 recordings were finally released in 1976 at the height of the bands success, merely to cash in. For my money I prefer this album to their others anyday. Have a blast and Rock On !


  1. Given the prices on Amazon, this album really needs a digital re-issue. I'd definitely drop $10 or so for this. Not so much with the $30-40.

    Great post, keep them coming!

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  3. You can buy this on cd with extensive liner notes - came out on Sandman not long ago. Btw - prog? I don't think so! I am pretty open-minded about the definition of these things; at most, it has moments of being slightly progressive in the very early sense, but that's the extent of it.

  4. Thanks for the upgraded Bitrate - classic album from a classic Aussie artist
    Cheers from DownUnder

  5. Thanks for sharing some good Aussie rock...cheers