Album: Surfin On My Face
Release Date: January 1987
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Waterfront Records
Release Country: Australia
Record Type: 4 Tracks Vinyl 7" EP Reissue
The Hard-Ons are a melodic punk rock band from Sydney, Australia who officially formed in 1982. They are often acknowledged as Australia's most commercially successful independent band and have found international success since the release of their debut Surfin On My Face EP in 1985 (later re-released in 1987 on Australia's Waterfront Records).
The band's origins can be traced back to Western Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School, where all three original band members were students. The multicultural trio of Keish De Silva (of Sri Lankan descent), Blackie (Yugoslavian heritage) and Ray Ahn (Korean ancestry) were initially too young to play gigs in pubs, but honed their skills playing at parties, school dances and the famous Sydney "all ages shows" of the era.
Largely influenced by punk, metal and psychedelic bands, the Hard-Ons sound is hard to categorise, though their love of the independent punk spirit (with the members deliberately controlling their own careers: recording, booking and promoting themselves, creating thei (...)
|A1||There Was A Time||2:01|
|B1||Surfin' On My Face||2:05|
|B2||Bye Bye Girl||1:57|
Limited Edition re-issue of the 1985 debut from the Hard-Ons, now signed to Waterfront Records and with new artwork and an insert containing new artwork and thanks list.
Originally, it was recorded at Canterbury Studio, 16/3/1985