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by The Skeletones

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Auto Go-Go 03:33
Sunny Day 03:43
Never Never 04:53
Auto Go-Go 03:32
Never Never 05:06
Lost Youth 03:00
Hip Hop 02:58
I Know 03:32
The Light 03:02
Fear 04:03
Pothole 02:46
End 00:16


The Skeletones were a crowd pleasing band playing in South East Queensland in 1985/86 playing in such venues as Caesars Palace, The City View and Dusty's Nightclub in Ipswich, Sensoria, The Tube Club and Whispers in Brisbane. The band toured extensively up and down the Sunshine coast, the Gold Coast and northern NSW at venues including The Playroom, The Jet Club, The Coolangatta Hotel, Noosa Villa, The Great Northern Byron Bay, The Piggery Byron Bay and Thompson’s Hotel Mooloolaba to name a few. As The Skeletones, and as members of other bands, they have supported such bands as the Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, Moving Pictures, Cold Chisel, INXS and Midnight Oil. The Skeletones have also headlined a number of shows.
The Skeletones were a regular local band on the 4ZZZ joint efforts; playing to thousands of punters.

The band relocated to Sydney in 1986 and gained popular live support in Sydney playing at such venues as The Hopetoun Hotel, The Harold Park Hotel, The Lansdowne Hotel, The Evening Star, the Piccadilly Hotel, the Trade Union Club to name a few.

The Skeletones were chosen by 2JJJ to be a part of the “Cooking With George” series of LP’s with 3 tracks, Auto Go-Go, Never Never and Lost Youth.

Album compiled by Geoff Beitzel.


released January 1, 2012

Shaun McGrath - lead vocals, harmonica
Noel Howe - bass, vocals
Brad Cox - drums, vocals
John Mitting - guitar, vocals,
John Spresser - guitar, vocals
Johnnie Jackson - guitar, vocals [track 16, 17]

Tracks 1-5 from "Shake Them Bones" cassette, recorded at Creative Space, 1983-4
Tracks 6-8 from "Cooking With George" EP, recorded at Double J, 1984
Track 9 unreleased from "Cooking With George" session, 1984
Tracks 10, 12, 13, 14 from "Postures & Proportions" cassette, recorded at Creative Space, 1983
Track 11 unreleased, 1984
Track 15 unreleased, 1983
Tracks 16-17 from "Pothole" 7" Single, 1986


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