Friday, March 6, 2009

Another Australian Classic: BON SCOTT & FRATERNITY

One of the first bands before Bon Scott joined AC/DC was Fraternity. This was a Blus Rock band with some Psychedelic influences. They've made two records and the first one, Livestock is highly recommandable.
Seasons Of Change is a re-issue of The Complete Sessions, original released in 1997.

Fraternity were an Australian rock band active in the early 1970s. They are notable mainly for their lead vocalist Bon Scott who was later to join AC/DC; and Jimmy Barnes, Scott's replacement, who went on to join Cold Chisel and have a very successful solo career.
Fraternity were formed in 1970 by some members of the recently-split Levi Smith Clefs. They were without a regular vocalist until Fraternity's bass player Bruce Howe decided to call upon Bon Scott, whose group The Valentines had just disbanded. New Zealand musician John Bissett played keyboards in this early line up.
Fraternity released two albums and a few singles, which enjoyed moderate success in their native Australia. However, an attempt to find success in the UK was not fruitful and in early 1973 the band changed its name to Fang. By mid-1973 the group had stalled and gradually disintegrated, and the members returned to Australia.
(From Wikipedia)

Seasons Of Change(2003)

Download DISC 1 & DISC 2

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