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Taming The Outback – Fire & Smoke / Blue Heart (2022) Vinyl 7″

Band: Taming The Outback

Album: Fire & Smoke / Blue Heart

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Indie Rock

Label: BSR (8)

Release Country: United Kingdom

Record Type: 2 Tracks Vinyl 7"

Taming The Outback were a three-piece from Southend-on-Sea (Essex, UK) and were ...

* Daryl Amos >> Drums
* Tony Sampson >> Guitar & Vocals
* Jason Sherwin >> Bass (died in 2011)

The band were active from 1986 to 1989. While they spent most of their time playing outside of the town itself, they were very much a Southend band and established a large and loyal following all across the UK. The original three members formed after criss-crossing each other’s musical paths in South East Essex in the early 1980s. Melbourne-born drummer Daryl Amos and bass player Jason Sherwin first played together in local band A Wreath For Brezhnev, later meeting-up with guitarist/singer Tony Sampson, who was then playing in the band Playground, to form Taming The Outback – a band characterized by an aggressive, driven, rhythm section, strong self-penned songs with a rich, echo-saturated wall-of-sound guitar.

Taming The Outback soon began recording at Elephant Studios in East London, where they recorded their debut single Blue Heart / Fire & Smoke – now a minor rarity due to limited distribution and a tiny pressing of 500 copies.

However, their public profile rapidly changed when the band attracted local and national press attention with their infamous “crucifixion” publicity shoot – taken (without permission) on Salvation Army land. At the time it was claimed to be in protest over “religious hypocrisy (...)

2 Tracks
A Fire & Smoke
B Blue Heart

Roughly 500 copies pressed.

Approximately half came with a picture sleeve.

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