Hear (Diesel album)
Hear is a 2002 studio album released by American-born, Australian-based hard rocker, Diesel. It was nominated for Best Independent Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2003, but lost to Up All Night by the Waifs. All tracks written by Diesel except. "Angel Face" – 3:09 "Faith and Gasoline" – 3:40 "Getta Kick" – 3:55 "She's High" – 3:27 "Brighter than the Sun" – 4:18 "Battleworn" – 4:15 "Don't Send Another" – 2:26 "I'm Here" – 4:45 "On Your Sand" – 3:50 "Lotion" – 4:17 "The Embers" – 3:27 "I Wanna Fly" – 3:54 Diesel – vocals, guitar and bass Lee Moloney – drums, percussion Richie Vez – bass guitar Rob Woolf – keyboards, backing vocals Additional musiciansGuy Davies – keyboards and programming, backing vocals Gary Pinto – backing vocals GraphicsDesign, layout – artofthestate.com.au Photography – Tracy StevensonRecording detailsProducer – Diesel and Craig Porteils, Diesel and Guy Davies.
Mark Denis Lizotte is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician, who has released material under the name Diesel, Johnny Diesel, as leader of band Johnny Diesel & the Injectors, as a solo performer, as well as under his birth name. Two of his albums reached No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Charts, Hepfidelity in 1992 and The Lobbyist in 1993. Since 1987, born in Massachusetts, United States, has played on several albums by his brother-in law, Australian rock singer, Jimmy Barnes. Although better known as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Lizotte is competent on bass guitar, drums and keyboards, he has won six ARIA Music Awards with three for'Best Male Artist' in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Diesel was born in 1966 in Fall River, United States, emigrated to Australia with his family, in November 1971, his father, Henry Bertram Lizotte, his mother, Theresa Rita were parents of Jeannine, Michael, Donna and Mark. They arrived into Sydney, dad purchased a station wagon and the family drove down the Hume Highway and settled in Albury, NSW.
Moving to Perth, Western Australia, where he had a job pouring petrol—an experience that provided inspiration for his music. Henry was a professional saxophonist performing in the US and Australia and his siblings were surrounded by music from an early age. While his siblings became teachers, Diesel settled on electric guitar as his main instrument, he recalled a time in Year 8 at Scarborough Senior High School when he decided on a musical career: "I was trying to get my head around algebra and I thought:'Hang on, I don't have to do this. I can play music as a job!'". During his school days at Scarborough Senior High School he joined a newly formed band by Duncan Andrews named "Dark Spot"; the band was Diesel's first. Whilst the band was without a vocalist for some time, Andrews was on bass, with Bill Advic on electric rhythm guitar and Diesel on lead guitar; each band member tried out for the vocalist spot but it was thought that no one could sing well enough. In 1981 Dark Spot entered the battle of the band competition in Fremantle with an original song penned by Duncan Andrews with Andrews on vocals and bass.
It was well regarded that Diesel's lead guitar talents stole the show and won first prize for the band. In his mid-teens, Diesel performed with The Kind and Close Action; the Kind had Diesel with Denise DeMarchi, Suze DeMarchi, Dean Denton, Gary Dunn, John'Yak' Sherrit and Boyd Wilson. Close Action included Diesel on guitar, Bernie Bremond on saxophone, John Heussenstamm on guitar and Sherrit on drums. In 1983 he joined Innocent Bystanders, a Perth pub rock band, they released a single, "Lebanon" in 1984 with the line-up of Diesel, John "Tatt" Dalzell on bass guitar, Brett Keyser on vocals, Cliff Kinneen on keyboards and Sherrit on drums. Innocent Bystanders travelled to Sydney to record their second single, "Dangerous", released in July 1986, they had attracted the attention of hard rockers, The Angels, went on to record another single and an album, Don't Go Looking Back, released in 1986, however Diesel had left the band. By June 1986, Diesel was back in Perth and had split from Innocent Bystanders leaving fellow member Ross Watson but taking Bremond and Sherritt, they formed Johnny Diesel & the Injectors with George Dalstrom as a second guitarist.
The band played a mixture of blues and Southern rock. Dalstrom left by the end of 1986. According to music journalist, Ed Nimmervoll, the name Johnny Diesel was either from Lizotte's days as a petrol dispenser or from a corruption of John Dalzell's name being misapplied to him as the lead singer; as explained by Lizotte, the real story is. "John had one kid and another on the way," Mark explains. "A friend of ours used to refer to them as'Johnny Diesel and his little injectors'. I got a call from the woman from the venue where we were playing one night a week...'You're starting to draw a few people,' she said.'I'm going to put an ad in the paper, does this nameless band have a name?' I told her we were'Johnny Diesel and the Injectors'. It was just a joke. I wanted it to appear in the newspaper to amuse John Dalzall but the name stuck; when we got to Sydney, our Management said, ` Everyone will think. Are you going to go along with it?' I wasn't going to be stuck-in-the-mud, so I said, yeah. Whatever... fine".
Johnny Diesel & the Injectors moved to Sydney in September after taking up management by Brent Eccles, drummer for The Angels. The group began playing support shows for The Choirboys and The Radiators, they came to the attention of Jane Barnes, wife of hard rocker, Jimmy Barnes, through her recommendation, Diesel was hired to work on Barnes' third solo album, Freight Train Heart. When Barnes took to the road to tour the album in November, Diesel was retained as lead guitarist, while Johnny Diesel & the Injectors were the opening act, it was the beginning of a long relationship between Diesel and Barnes, who would become brothers In law after Diesel married Jep in 1989. Diesel's band signed with Chrysalis Records and their eponymous debut album, Johnny Diesel & the Injectors, was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with producer Terry Manning from August 1988 and release
Don Walker (musician)
Donald Hugh Walker is an Australian musician and author known for writing many of the hits for Australian pub rock band Cold Chisel. He played keyboard with the band from 1973 to 1983, when they disbanded, he has since continued to record and tour, both solo and with Tex and Charlie, worked as a songwriter for others. In 2009, he released his first book. Richard Clapton describes Walker as, "the most Australian writer there has been. Don just digs being a sort of Beat poet, who goes around observing around the streets of Kings Cross, he articulates it so well. Quite frankly, I think he's better than the rest of us."Walker is considered to be one of Australia's best songwriters. In 2012 he was inducted into the Australian Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Walker was born in North Queensland to a farmer father and schoolteacher mother, his grandfather had served at Gallipoli in World War I, at the Battle of Pozières, where he was shot in the face. Returning to Australia, he married the sister of his best friend.
Walker's father was a harmonica fan of Larry Adler. He had served in Papua New Guinea and the Middle East in World War II, he owned a cane farm on Rita Island on the Burdekin River, where Walker lived until the age of 4. His family moved to Grafton, where a local piano teacher, Dot Morris, taught him, "a little bit of Chopin.....a lot of Fats Waller repertoire, Winifred Atwell." He, "got into organ and the main influences were Stevie Winwood's 60s stuff and Ray Manzarek."Having completed a degree in physics in the 70s, Walker was working for the Weapons Research Establishment, when he helped form Cold Chisel. Walker moved to Kings Cross in Sydney in 1976, stayed there for more than three decades. Kings Cross locations, including Springfield Avenue, Forbes Street and the El Alamein Fountain are mentioned in many of his songs. From the earliest days Walker was the creative songwriting force for Cold Chisel, he became known for his passionate and raw lyrical observations on the Australian society and culture of the time.
His songwriting credits include the hit singles "Flame Trees," "Saturday Night," "Choirgirl,""Goodbye", "Cheap Wine," and the Australian Vietnam war song "Khe Sanh". Many of these songs still receive airplay on Australian radio to this day and have become ingrained in Australian music culture. During his time with Cold Chisel he produced his first work outside the band, the soundtrack of the Australian movie "Freedom", directed by Scott Hicks; the soundtrack was featured members of Cold Chisel and Michael Hutchence. The Age described it as, "the best rock music written for an Australian movie." After Cold Chisel disbanded in 1983, Walker had a five-year hiatus before resuming recording and performing. He had considered hiring an actor to front the band and mime the songs before deciding to front "Catfish." Ostensibly a band, Catfish was in effect a solo project, featuring Walker on vocals and penning all the songs. Catfish featured various backing musicians, such as Charlie Owen, Ian Moss, Ricky Fataar and harmonica player David Blight.
The first album, Unlimited Address, released in 1989, showed a jazzier, Eastern European side to Walker's songwriting, reflecting his travels during the previous years. Despite being critically lauded, sales were moderate, the album reaching number 49 in the national charts; the next album, "Ruby," was a return to Australia in lyrical subject matter. Again, it was well received by critics but sold poorly; the track "Charleville" was to receive country music awards when covered by Slim Dusty. In early 1992, Walker featured in an acoustic live performance for alternative radio station JJJ with Charlie Owen, James Cruickshank and Tex Perkins. In 1993 Tex and Charlie released their first album, Sad but True on Red Eye Records; the record, an acoustic country-tinged affair, returned Walker to some level of popular awareness and received rave reviews in magazines like Australian Rolling Stone. About half the songs were written by Walker, including "Sitting in a Bar." The band toured on the back of the album releasing a live album Monday Morning Coming Down, featuring tracks from Sad But True plus some covers of standards.
1994 was the year of Walker's first full release under his own name, We're All Gunna Die. He stated that it was the first album to carry his name as, "it was the first record that finished up how I wanted it." Rehearsal sessions were held over four afternoons in Walker's lounge room, all songs were recorded in 3 takes or less. The band featured Garrett Costigan on pedal-steel guitar and Red Rivers on guitar; the music was a ragged mix of country, Chicago blues and balladry, featured the song "Eternity". It would be another 12 years before Walker was to produce another solo recording, the well-received Cutting Back. From 2005 to 2018 he toured Australia with his backing band, The Suave Fucks. 2005 saw the release of a third Tex and Charlie album, All is Forgiven, similar in style to the first. Again, Walker wrote about half the songs, including "Harry was a Bad Bugger", described by Chris Johnston as, "the Australian song of the year", by Mess & Noise as, "one of the finest Australian compositions of the last 20 years."
The album was shortlisted for the inaugural Australian Music Prize. Walker published his first book, Shots, in 2009, it was an autobiographical collection of smaller pieces more than a few pages in length. The subjec
Jerry Butler, Jr. is an American soul singer-songwriter,producer and retired politician. He is noted as being the original lead singer of the R&B vocal group the Impressions, as well as a 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Since leaving The Impressions, Jerry has had over 55 Billboard Pop & R&B Chart Hits as a solo artist, including some 15 Top 40 Pop Hits in the Hot 100, 15 R&B Top 10's, he served as a Commissioner for Cook County, from 1985 to 2018. As a member of this 17-member county board, he chaired the Health and Hospitals Committee, served as Vice Chair of the Construction Committee. Butler was born in Sunflower, Mississippi in 1939; the mid-1950s had a profound effect on Butler's life. He grew up poor. Music and the church provided solace from the poverty of the slums he lived in, difficulties of a predominantly segregated society, he performed in a church choir with Curtis Mayfield. As a teenager, Butler sang in a gospel quartet called Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers, along with Mayfield.
Mayfield, a guitar player, became the lone instrumentalist for the six-member Roosters group, which became The Impressions. Inspired by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, the Pilgrim Travelers, getting into the music industry seemed inevitable. Butler's younger brother, Billy Butler had a career in the music industry, including playing guitar with Jerry's band, until his death in 2015. Butler co-wrote the song "For Your Precious Love" and wanted to record a disc. Looking for recording studios, the Impressions, auditioned for Vee-Jay Records; the group signed with Vee-Jay, where they released "For Your Precious Love" in 1958. It became The Impressions' first gold record. Butler was dubbed the "Iceman" by WDAS Philadelphia disc jockey, Georgie Woods, while performing in a Philadelphia theater, he co-wrote, with Otis Redding, the song "I've Been Loving You Too Long" in 1965. Butler's solo career had a string of hits, including the Top 10 successes "He Will Break Your Heart", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A-Telling You", the million selling "Only the Strong Survive", "Moon River", "Need To Belong", "Make It Easy on Yourself", "Let It Be Me", "Brand New Me", "Ain't Understanding Mellow", "Hey, Western Union Man", "Never Give You Up".
His 1969 "Moody Woman" release became a Northern Soul favourite and featured at number 369 in the Northern Soul Top 500. Butler released The Ice Man Cometh and Ice on Ice; the Ice Man Cometh garnered Butler three Grammy nominations. He collaborated on many of his successful recordings with the Philadelphia-based songwriting team and Huff. With Motown, in 1976 and 1977, Butler produced and co-produced two albums: Suite for the Single Girl and It All Comes Out in My Song. Tony Orlando and Dawn revived "He Will Break Your Heart" in 1975, with a new title, "He Don't Love You", it was more successful than Butler's original, going to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Subsequently and Wilson produced an album with Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble with Philadelphia International. In 1981 with "Breaking and Entering" / "Easy Money", from Sharp-Gamble's album Dee Dee, Butler/Wilson's production spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Butler continued to perform while serving as a Cook County Board Commissioner before retiring from public office in 2018.
As Cook County Commissioner, Butler voted to uphold a historic 2008 Cook County sales tax increase, which remains the highest in the nation. As a result, the Chicago Tribune encouraged people to vote against him in the 2010 elections. Butler, won reelection in March 2014 with over 80 percent of the vote. In recent years, he has served as host of PBS TV music specials such as Doo Wop 50 and 51, Rock Rhythm and Doo Wop, Soul Spectacular: 40 years of R&B, among others, he has served as chairman of the board of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. In 1991, Butler was inducted, along with the other original members of the Impressions, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Hives covered "Find Another Girl" on their 2000 album Veni Vidi Vicious. The Black Keys covered "Never Give You Up" on Brothers, he resides in Chicago with his wife, one of his backup singers on the road. He has two sons and Tony, a grandson, Jeriel. Since his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Impressions, several music writers and critics have stated that Butler deserves a second induction as a solo artist, based upon his successful career as a recording artist and songwriter after leaving that group.
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Australian Recording Industry Association
The Australian Recording Industry Association is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry, established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers, formed in 1956. It oversees the collection and distribution of music licenses and royalties; the association has more than 100 members, including small labels run by one to five people, medium size organisations and large companies with international affiliates. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small; as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. In 1956, the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers was formed by Australia's major record companies, it was replaced in 1983 by the Australian Recording Industry Association, established by the six major record companies operating in Australia, EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram.
It included smaller record companies representing independent acts/labels and has over 100 members. By 1997, the six major labels provided 90% of all recordings made in Australia. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small; as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. Australian TV pop music show Countdown presented its own annual awards ceremony, Countdown Music and Video Awards, co-produced by Carolyn James during 1981–1984 in collaboration with ARIA. ARIA provided peer voting for some awards, while Countdown provided coupons in the related Countdown Magazine for viewers to vote for populist awards. At the 1985 Countdown awards ceremony, held on 14 April 1986, fans of INXS and Uncanny X-Men scuffled during the broadcast and as a result ARIA decided to hold their own awards. Since 2 March 1987, ARIA administered its own peer-voted ARIA Music Awards, to "recognise excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music" with an annual ceremony.
Included in the same awards ceremonies, it established the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988 and has held separate annual ceremonies since 2005. The ARIA Hall of Fame "honours Australian musicians' achievements have had a significant impact in Australia or around the world". In February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association announced its own legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches; the trial began on 29 November 2004. On 6 February 2005, the homes of two Sharman Networks executives and the offices of Sharman Networks in Australia were raided under a court order by ARIA to gather evidence for the trial. In 2006, ARIA formed sponsorship deals with Motorola and Nova and changed the appearance and conduct of the charting. Motorola took naming-rights sponsorship seeing the charts referred to in the media as the Motorola ARIA Charts. ARIA, have commented that as part of the same marketing printed charts would be reintroduced into media retailing shops and their website would be redesigned.
As part of the deal Nova began broadcasting the charted singles in reverse order on a Sunday afternoon show before it was released on the ARIA charts website. The ARIA Charts is the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association; the charts are a record of albums in various genres. All charts are compiled from data of both digital sales from retailers in Australia. A music single or album qualifies for a platinum certification if it exceeds 70,000 copies shipped to retailers and a gold certification for 35,000 copies shipped; the diamond certification was created for albums in November 2015 to mark 500,000 sales/shipments. For music DVDs, a gold accreditation represented 7,500 copies shipped, with a platinum accreditation representing 15,000 units shipped. Prior to ARIA taking on the role of certification authority in 1983, the music industry used the following certification levels: The ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards were established in 2002 to recognise Australian recording artists, who reached number one on the ARIA albums and music DVDs charts.
The ARIA Music Awards is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry. The event has been held annually since 1987. Like most recording industry associations, ARIA has been criticised for fighting copyright infringement matters aggressively, although in Australia this has taken the form of aggressive advertising campaigns in cinemas directly preceding movies; this criticism is stauncher in Australia due to the absence of an equivalent Digital Millennium Copyright Act or state crimes acts which establish copyright infringement as a crime. In February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association took legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches; the trial began on 29 November 2004. On 6 Febr
Hepfidelity is the debut solo album by Australian singer/songwriter Diesel. The album was released in March 1992 through Chrysalis Records/ EMI Records, held the number-one spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for four weeks, it included the singles "Love Junk", "Come to Me", "Tip of my Tongue", "Man Alive" and "One More Time". The album was certified 3x platinum in Australia. Engineered by Rick Will and Mark Desisto Assisted by Stoli Jaeger Produced by Terry Manning, Mixed by Paul Lani and Rick Will Recorded at Hot Tin Roof Studios, Los Angeles and Studio Six, Memphis. String Arrangements written and conducted by Carl Marsh List of number-one albums in Australia during the 1990s Hepfidelity and More
Otis Ray Redding Jr. was an American singer, record producer and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Redding's style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music, his singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s. During his lifetime, his recordings were produced based in Memphis, Tennessee. Redding was born in Dawson, at the age of 2, moved to Macon, Georgia. Redding quit school at age 15 to support his family, working with Little Richard's backing band, the Upsetters, by performing in talent shows at the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon. In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins's band, the Pinetoppers, with whom he toured the Southern states as a singer and driver. An unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session led to a contract and his first single, "These Arms of Mine", in 1962. Stax released Pain in My Heart, two years later. Popular with African-Americans, Redding reached a wider American pop music audience.
Along with his group, he first played small gigs in the American South. He performed at the popular Los Angeles night club Whisky a Go Go and toured Europe, performing in London and other major cities, he performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Shortly before his death in a plane crash, Redding wrote and recorded his iconic " The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper; the song became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot R&B charts. The album The Dock of the Bay was the first posthumous album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart. Redding's premature death devastated Stax. On the verge of bankruptcy, the label soon discovered that the Atco division of Atlantic Records owned the rights to his entire song catalog. Redding received many posthumous accolades, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to " The Dock of the Bay," "Respect" and "Try a Little Tenderness" are among his best-known songs.
Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia, U. S. the fourth of six children, the first son, of Otis Redding, Sr. and Fannie Roseman. Redding senior was a sharecropper and worked at Robins Air Force Base, near Macon, preached in local churches; when Otis was three the family moved to Tindall Heights, a predominantly African-American public housing project in Macon. At an early age, Redding learned guitar and piano. From age 10, he took singing lessons. At Ballard-Hudson High School, he sang in the school band; every Sunday he earned $6 by performing gospel songs for Macon radio station WIBB, he won the $5 prize in a teen talent show for 15 consecutive weeks. His passion was singing, he cited Little Richard and Sam Cooke as influences. Redding said that he "would not be here" without Little Richard and that he "entered the music business because of Richard – he is my inspiration. I used to sing like Little Richard, his Rock'n' Roll stuff... My present music has a lot of him in it."At age 15, Redding left school to help financially support his family.
He worked as a well digger, as a gasoline station attendant and as a musician. Pianist Gladys Williams, a locally well-known musician in Macon and another who inspired Redding performed at the Hillview Springs Social Club, Redding sometimes played piano with her band there. Williams hosted Sunday talent shows, which Redding attended with two friends, singers Little Willie Jones and Eddie Ross. Redding's breakthrough came in 1958 on disc jockey Hamp Swain's "The Teenage Party," a talent contest at the local Roxy and Douglass Theatres. Johnny Jenkins, a locally prominent guitarist, was in the audience and, finding Redding's backing band lacking in musical skills, offered to accompany him. Redding sang Little Richard's "Heebie Jeebies." The combination enabled Redding to win Swain's talent contest for fifteen consecutive weeks. Jenkins worked as lead guitarist and played with Redding during several gigs. Redding was soon invited to replace Willie Jones as frontman of Pat T. Cake and the Mighty Panthers, featuring Johnny Jenkins.
Redding was hired by the Upsetters when Little Richard abandoned rock and roll in favor of gospel music. Redding did not stay long. At age 18, Redding met 15-year-old Zelma Atwood at "The Teenage Party." She gave birth to their son Dexter in the summer of 1960 and married Redding in August 1961. In mid-1960, Otis moved to Los Angeles with his sister, while Zelma and Otis' children stayed in Macon, Georgia. In Los Angeles Redding wrote his first songs, including "She's Allright," "Tuff Enuff," "I'm Gettin' Hip" and "Gamma Lamma". A member of Pat T. Cake and the Mighty Panthers, Redding toured the Southern United States on the chitlin' circuit, a string of venues that were hospitable to African-American entertainers during the era of racial segregation, which lasted into the early 1960s. Johnny Jenkins left the band to become the featured artist with the Pinetoppers. Around this time, Redding met Phil Walden, the future founder of the recording company Phil Walden and Associates, Bobby Smith, who ran the small label Confederate Records.
He signed with Confederate an