28.12.08

DOWNLOAD NO.85 - FAT BUBBLES

"SKATEBOARD QUEEN" WAS A TOP 40 HIT BY FAT BUBBLES - A STUDIO GROUP FROM MELBOURNE. THE MAIN MAN BEHIND THE SONG WAS STEVE GROVES WHO CUT HIS TEETH IN SUCH GROUPS AS TIN TIN (AMONGST OTHERS). STEVE CERTAINLY HAD AN EAR FOR CATCHY TUNES. HE WROTE "TOAST AND MARMALADE FOR TEA" WHICH WAS ONE OF THE BIG WORLD-WIDE HITS OF 1970. HE WROTE "I'M ON THE LOOSE (AGAIN)" WHICH WAS COVERED BY MARTY RHONE .

HIS BANDS INCLUDE: THE KINETICS, STEVE AND STEVIE, THE TRAP, RHOMBO'S WORLD, THE FUT, WILD HONEY, PIED PIPERS, STEVE GROVES BAND, LIQUID AMBER, BUSHWACKERS, MOVING CLOUDS, THE TREVOR LUCAS BAND, PURPLE DENTISTS....THERE WERE PROBABLY MORE...I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW MANY ALL UP.

I DON'T THINK THE FAT BUBBLES SINGLE HAS EVER BEEN ON C.D. ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I DON'T THINK STEVE REMEMBERS IT AS IT IS NOT LISTED ON HIS OWN WEB SITE.

TIN TIN REGULARLY HAVE BOOTLEG C.D.s PUT OUT ON THE BLACK MARKET IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES BECAUSE THEY STILL SELL WELL TO THE DISCERNING LISTENER. SADLY, THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY OF THEIR ALBUMS PUT OUT COMMERCIALLY ON C.D.

HERE IS A BEEFED UP TOM MIX 12" REMIX OF "SKATEBOARD QUEEN" WHICH RUNS ALMOST TO 5 MINS.

http://rapidshare.com/files/177749264/FAT_BUBBLES_-_SKATEBOARD_QUEEN__EXT_TOM_MIX_2008_.mp3

6 comments:

  1. I have the original single of Skateboard Queen myself. Thanks for the info about it, I was always interested in its background. It came out in the mid 70s I am guessing.
    Cheers,
    Mark (Sydney)

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  2. Fat bubbles was actually a working melbourne group - steve wrote the song -but never toured with the band - Graham kennedy who went on to Finch was in this band

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  3. I have the Single too, on the Astor label. It was handed down to me. I once thought I had lost it, and devastated that I was I seemed to have found a second one, so now I have two singles of it! ;) Great song, thanks for a brief intro to the writer!

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  4. I was in the studio when this was recorded all those years ago was a freind of the band

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  5. Why isn't the original on Youtube? Can someone put it on there? I have the single too.

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  6. link doesn't work for the download.

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