Tuesday, May 08, 2007

STEPHEN CUMMINGS for 80's Nerd



Country:
Australia
Genre:
Pop, Rock
Style:
New Wave, Alternative Rock, Power Pop


LOVETOWN (1988)

Credits:
Andrew Pendlebury-acoustic and electric guitars/Shane O'Maratwelve- string guitar,all guitars on track 3,guitar solo on track 5/Stephen Hadley-acoustic and electric bass/Peter Luscombe-drum sounds/Paul Williamson-saxophone solo on track 1/Johnny McAll-piano/Nicholas Smithmost- harmonies/Rebecca Barnard-some harmonies

Produced by Stephen Cummings and Mark Woods


Tracklist :

01 Everybody Wants To Get To Heaven But Nobody Wants To Die 3:47
02 Some Prayers Are Answered 3:57
03 If You Don't Want My Love 2:59

04 When Trouble Comes 3:33
05 Where Are You Going 3:48
06 My Willingness 4:24
07 You Jane 4:23
08 She Set Fire To The House 4:51
09 Push It Up All Fall Down 3:00
10 Viva Las Vegas 2:35
CD re-issue only:
11 Time To Kill 3:47
12 She Set Fire To The House (Electric) 5:00
13 Who Listens To The Radio ('89) 4:24
14 Last Round Up 3:58


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/30396587/lovetown_192_kbs.rar.html

Reviews:
http://lovetown.net/reviews/lovetown.html


UNGUIDED TOUR (1992)

Credits:
Shane O'Mara-acoustic and electric guitars/Peter Luscombe-drum kit and percussion/Bill McDonald-electric and acoustic bass/Chris Abrahams-hammond and piano/Rebecca Barnard-vocals/Nick Smith-vocals/Graham Lee-pedal steel

Produced by Stephen Cummings and Shane O'Mara


Tracklist :

01 Uncrowned 3:46
02 Keep The Ball Rolling 3:37
03 I Hope She's Happy Now 3:52
04 Walk Softly, Carry A Big Stick 4:49
05 Two By Two 3:47
06 Everybody's Always Pissing In The Swimming Pool 4:28
07 She's Too Dumb To Car 2:58
08 Didn't Anybody Ever Say No To You Before 3:57
09 I've Gotta Lot Of Faith In You 4:10
10 Rise And Fall 4:13
11 Like A Shadow 4:14
12 Play It As It Lays 3:40
13 When It Rains Outside 2:05


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/30402463/unguided_192_kbs.rar.html

Reviews:
http://lovetown.net/reviews/goodhumour.html

ROLLERCOASTER (1993) -Compilation

Tracklist :


01 Who Listens To The Radio (The Sports)
02 Don't Throw Stones (The Sports)
03 Perhaps (The Sports)
04 Strangers on a Train (The Sports)
05 Stuck On Love
06 Backstabbers
07 Gymnasium
08 Love Is Crucial But Money, That's Everything
09 She Set Fire To The House
10 Some Prayers Are Answered
11 A Life Is A Life
12 When Day Is Done
13 Hell (You Put Me Through)
14 Keep The Ball Rolling
15 Whatever Love Is (new song)
16 Waiting For You To Come (new song)
17 Blue Hour


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/30414260/rolercoaster_256_kbs.rar.html

A compilation of track from his days with "Sports" right through his solo career, this also featured some new songs.


FALLING SWINGER (1994)

Credits:
Steve Kilbey-guitar (tracks 1, 3, 9);bass guitar (tracks 1, 3, 4);backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 9) ;auto harp (tracks 5 & 6); assorted ambient sounds/Shane O'Mara-guitar (tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13) /Grant McLennan (from The Go-Betweens)-guitar & backing vocals (track 4)/Bill McDonald-bass (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 11)/Tim Powell (from The Church)-drums/Rebecca Barnard-backing vocals (tracks 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11)/Chris Abrahams-keyboards/Russell Kilbey-backing vocals (track 4); loops and noises/Boris Goudenov (also appeared on -trumpet (track 3);loops and noises


Produced by Steve Kilbey (from The Church)

Tracklist :


01 The Big Room 6:40
02 White Noise 4:00
03 September 13 3:21
04 Fell From A Great Height 4:05
05 As I Rise 6:00
06 What The Eyes Have Made Welcome 4:13
07 A River Lies Between Us 4:13
08 100 Different Ways 3:49
09 I Wish The Show Was Over 4:20
10 Days Chasing Days 5:23
11 Sliding Across A Blue Highway 4:39
12 What Was There To Worry About 3:35
13 God Knows 4:19
14 Fell From A Great Height (with Toni Childs) (later pressings only)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/30390492/falling_swinger_192_kbs.rar.html

reviews:
http://lovetown.net/reviews/swinger.html


ESCAPIST (1996)

Credits:
Steve Kilbey (from The Church)-guitars, bass and assorted noises on most things/Robert Goodge-programming, all guitars and auras on tracks 5, 7, 8 & 10/Chris Abrahams-piano and keyboards on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 6/Tim Powell (from The Church)-drums on well-nigh everything/Marty Wilson Piper (from The Church) heavy guitars on track 11/Peter Koppes (from The Church)-guitars on track 12/Bill McDonald-bass guitar and things on tracks 1, 6 & 9/Michael Sheridan-blatant guitars on track 1/John Murphy'Plastic Ono' -drums on track 1

Produced by Steve Kilbey


Tracklist :

01 You're A Dream 5:07
02 Taken By Surprise 3:25
03 Sometimes 4:17
04 Midnight in America 3:51
05 When God Is In Heaven 5:30
06 The Brighter The Light 4:03
07 Pretty Big Crush 4:24
08 I Will Follow You 4:46
09 Sleep With Me 3:52
10 The Lost Girl 5:02
11 Anyone 3:52
12 Everything Breaks Your Heart 4:27
13 When Everyone's Left (unreleased song from Escapist sessions)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/30416551/the__escapist_192_kbs.rar.html


TAKEN BY SURPRISE (1996) Ep

Tracklist :


01 Taken By Surprise 3:25 (album version)
02 Sometimes 4:01 (acoustic version)
03 The Other Side of the River 4:40
04 Why Me 4:09


SOMETIMES (1996) Ep

Tracklist :

01 Sometimes 3:25 (album version)
02 Unfair 3:16
03 Here Comes 2:08


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/30409763/cummings_2_ep_192_kbs.rar.html

reviews:
http://lovetown.net/reviews/escapist.html


Biography:
Stephen Cummings is an Australian singer, songwriter and author. Born 13th September. He is best known as the lead singer of the popular 1970s–1980s Melbourne-based rock band, The Sports. Following their breakup in 1981, Cummings has pursued a solo career which has met critical acclaim but has had limited commercial success. He has published three novels, Wonder Boy (1996), Stay Away From Lightning Girl, and Kitchen Man.

Much more about him:
http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/art_profiles/article_1554.asp

http://www.undercover.com.au/idol/stephencummings2004.html

Albums:
Senso (1984)
This Wonderful Life (1986)
Lovetown (1988)
A New Kind Of Blue (1989)
Good Humour (1991)
Unguided Tour (1992)
Rollercoaster (1993) (compilation)
Falling Swinger (1994)
Escapist (1996)
Puppet Pauper Pirate Poet Pawn and King (1997) (compilation)
Spiritual Bum (1999)
Skeleton Key (2001)
Firecracker (2003)
Live At The Big Room (2003)
Close Ups (2004)
Love-O-Meter (2005)


More info:
http://lovetown.net/ you will find all info here

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=135834879

http://www.whiteroom.com.au/howlspace/en2/cummingsstephen/interview-sc.htm

If you are a fan of The Church ,dont miss the two beautiful The Church influented albums : Falling Swinger (1994) and Escapist (1996) (check the credits) !!!!!!!!!!!!
Otherwise his voice is slightly similar to the voice of Joe Jackson on his other albums (check for example "Don't Throw Stones" from Rollercoaster) .It is good because i like Joe Jackson too.:)
My favourite song is the Midnight Oil- like "Love Is Crucial But Money, That's Everything " from Rollercoaster.

This is all i have from him ,if you have any other album,send me please!

3 Comments:

Anonymous 80's Nerd said...

Great work Salty!

You're a great friend...

Thanks for this incredible stuff of Stephen Cummings

:]

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Chop said...

Thanks for all this.

The links for the Escapist EPs don't work, the rest are ok.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

absolutely great post- but none of the links work

3:55 AM  

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