THE CALOUNDRA RSL PRESENTS THE RADIATORS
The rock ‘n’ roll road to stardom is a dangerous road indeed littered with the corpses of starry eyed hopeful’s, wannabes, one hit wonders and jagged “If Only’s”…while many bands self‐implode before they even leave the garage, victims of classic clashing egos and personalities ……
Few survive… One of these survivors is Australian band THE RADIATORS who in 2013 celebrated 35 years together since they played their very first show.
Formed in a transition from a band called Big Swifty, little did they know they would go on to forge a unique sound and influence thousands of teenagers throughout Australia…debuting in Sydney September 1978 the RADIATORS embarked on a formidable performing schedule playing over 320 gigs in the first 12 months alone.
They soon came to the attention of major record companies and were signed to Warner Brothers late 1979. The release of their debut album “Feel the Heat ” in March 1980 was much anticipated by their many newly won fans so much so that they created history by being the first Australian band to have advanced presales on their debut album ….
6000 copies had been sold before it was even released, “Feel the Heat” went on to achieve Platinum status and a top 10 positions in the charts.
After the band’s first album “Feel the Heat” had become a platinum selling classic, with such gems as “Coming Home…17 (I wish I was) and Summer Holiday, they then released the controversial song “Gimme Head” and” Fess’ Song” on a four track EP entitled “You have the right to remain silent”…. which also went Platinum.
The Radiators will be supported by local band “The Cumquats”.
Where: Caloundra RSL Function Room