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Lethal Weapons
Label: Aztec Music (Australia)
Catalogue No: (AVSCD028)
Format: CD (digipak)
Released: 2007
Price: $ 25.00
Various Artists - Lethal Weapons
The infamous late 70's punk/new wave/ power pop compilation Lethal Weapons was a tentative major label funded foray into the emergent Australian punk movement. It was short lived and much maligned, but was an important release in that it contains the earliest recordings of, amongst others: The Boys Next Door ( Nick Cave / Birthday Party), Teenage Radio Stars (Sean Kelly and James Freud - Models), The Survivors (The New Christs), Jab (Models) and The Negatives (Sacred Cowboys).

Most of the bands would not last out the 1970's, but, with so many of the individuals involved going on to significant careers, this album represents a fascinating glimpse into their beginnings.

This deluxe 6 panel Digipak, has been remastered from the original tapes, has liner notes and a revealing essay on the origins (and demise) of the Suicide label

There are 2 bonus tracks: the Teenage Radio Stars' non-LP b-side Sweet Boredom and the Teenage Radio Stars' film clip for I Wanna Be Ya Baby.
  1. Teenage Radio Stars - Wanna Be Ya Baby
  2. Teenage Radio Stars - Learned One
  3. Wasted Daze - Roadrunner
  4. Wasted Daze - Mona
  5. JAB - Let's Go
  6. JAB - Blonde And Bombed
  7. The Survivors - Baby Come Back
  8. The Survivors - Mr. Record Man
  9. Boys Next Door - These Boots Are Made For Walking
  10. Boys Next Door - Masturbation Generation
  11. Boys Next Door - Boy Hero
  12. Negatives - Planet On The Prowl
  13. X-Ray-Z - Three Glorious Years
  14. X-Ray-Z - Valium
  15. Teenage Radio Stars - Sweet Boredom
  16. Teenage Radio Stars (video clip) - Wanna Be Ya Baby