Aussie pub rock band The Radiators who in 2013 celebrated 35 years together since they played their very first show, will perform at Wests Cardiff on Saturday March 14th.
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.
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” 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.
1983 saw the release of their third album “Scream of the Real” which knocked Michael Jacksons “thriller” album off the number one spot in the charts in Sydney, this saw them have three albums and one EP in the top 20 at the same time …this again gave them the hit single with the track “No Tragedy”
The Bands 4th album “Life’s a Gamble” was written during a three month stay in LA in 1984 …this album produced 2 top 40 hits “A Bit of Pain Never Hurts” and “Life’s a Gamble”.
Also in the early 2000’s, Warner Brothers released an anthology release of the RADIATORS, a complete digital remastering of 20 of the bands best‐known and loved hits… Titled “Radiology”, the complete anthology, the album is still available to this day although the record company changed the cover to mark the bands 25th anniversary … a milestone the band was happy to see acknowledged.
With over 4000 shows to their credit, the Radiators have played the music to an estimated 3 million people in Australia, have recorded over 100 original songs with two albums being awarded platinum status, two achieving gold and with a host of good selling records with sales totaling over 1 million units.
The Radiators still tour extensively playing an average of 100 shows per year and the bands fans young and old still flock to grab a slice of living Aussie rock history and rock the night away to the great catchy songs and classic hits that made the Radiators a household name in Australia.
WHO: The Radiators
WHEN: Saturday March 14th
WHERE: Wests Cardiff