This film is a celebration and a tribute to South Australian original music, from the perspective of Adelaide's underground pub rock scene. The stories are memories told through the eyes of the musicians themselves and other local music supporters.
This film intends to acknowledge as many original SA bands as possible and to pay tribute to the DIYers who’s continuous efforts over the past 30 years to support, encourage and celebrate this particular music scene.
Its about a generation of musicians who grew up in Adelaide South Australia and those people who embraced the "do it yourself" Attitude after being Inspired as youths by the punk movement back in the late 70s. This punk attitude was often the driving force behind many teens of the times around the world to want to start bands, set up public radio stations, record labels and DIY music fanzines. Here in Adelaide it was no passing fad, after 30 years these same people are now in their 40s and 50s, still playing in bands, still volunteering at the public radio station and still churning out their local music fanzines.
The sheer longevity of the commitment and the efforts made by these people who are driven by their passion for local music has helped create something unique in Adelaide, something you wont easily find anywhere else, especially in a much bigger city. In this creative tight knit music community, South Australian musicians are in a unique position to live in a town where all local bands have the opportunity to have their music played on the radio, at no cost, with no prejudges and not just once in a blue moon but many times and often for many years.
People such as Harry Butler, (the creator of the DNA Fanzine on local music) who has documented the scene for over 30 years, Doug Thomas of Greasy Pop Records who financed the production of a vast amount of vinyl records for many Adelaide bands - To the Volunteers at Three D Radio who’s commitment to broadcast local music has surpassed any other radio station possibly in the world. Three D has become the backbone of the original music culture of Adelaide.
And to the many others who were driven by their passion of the local music scene to voluntarily work tirelessly to make things happen. It is their passion for local music that has helped create the vibrant and rich scene it is today. It is those local legends that have created our music history.
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