Thursday, January 21, 2010

Perdition - How to Teach Your Budgie to Talk

Perdition formed sometime in 1983 in Adelaide, South Australia. The original line-up started with Mark Hayes on vocals, Robert Pillar on guitar, Tony Loader on bass and George Klestinis on drums. After the release of thier A Positive Alternative to Torture tape, Klenstinis left the band to make way for drummer Dave Williams of Debortion. After a trip to Melbourne and a radio interview on 3PBS, the band managed to impress quite a number of people, thus landing them a spot on the Dead Kennedys show in September of '83 in Adelaide.

In August of 1984, Perdition released The Intoxicated EP on Phil Macdougall's Reactor Records label. 500 copies were pressed of the five track 7". Later in Decemeber of '85, Macdougall would re-release the record as a five track 12" to improve the mix. While the band enjoyed popularity and tours in the east of Australia, they struggled to play in thier own city of Adelaide. In June of 1985, the How to Teach Your Budgie to Talk 12 track 12" was released, again on Reactor Records. 1000 copies of the record were pressed. 1985 also saw the release of a split LP with Melbourne band Vicious Circle on Flipside records from America.

Perdition were at the forefront of the Australian Punk/Hardcore scene along with the likes of Depression, Civil Dissident and Vicious Circle.-FLEX-

Genre: Hardcore Punk
Year: 1985


01. I'm Laughing
02. Looking For Red Lights
03. Just One Mistake
04. Too Many Lies
05. Everyday
06. Red Is The Blade
07. Freak
08. Disease
09. Black
10. Progress Where?
11. Open Your Eyes
12. Big Problems


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