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Australian Rock 71-72 – BST001

Havoc – 1972

Front Cover

Havoc - Australian Rock 71-72 - BST001 - Front cover

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Back Cover

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Track Listing

Dawn Song – AZTECS
Travelling South – CARSON
Pattern Of My Life – MICHAEL TURNER IN SEASON
Time To Live – AZTECS
Moonshine – CARSON
Slowest Guitar On Earth – LOBBY LOYDE
Most People I Know – AZTECS
Liberate Rock – LOBBY LOYDE AND THE COLOURED BALLS
Cold Feet – CHOOK
Don’t Worry – CARSON
I Am The Sea – WILD CHERRIES
Just Around The Corner – MICHAEL TURNER IN SEASON

 

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Havoc

Havoc was a short lived Melbourne label. It was begun in 1970 and was owned by Rod De Courcy and Frank Smith. Unfortunately the label came to an end with the untimely death of Frank Smith in early 1974.

The label released 20 singles, including the hit Most People I Know (Think I’m Crazy) by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. Most releases were by Australian artists and they were produced by Aztec drummer Gil Matthews. Interestingly, all Havoc records seem to have been pressed in New Zealand, probably to ensure better quality at a reduced price, and were distributed by Southern Records and Astor.

Gil Matthews currently runs Aztec music and has released all the singles on a double CD.

Havoc released only one compilation album – despite the vol. 1 moniker implying that there would be subsequent releases. Given the high standards Havoc maintained, the cover design leaves something to be desired, as does the track listing sticker on the back.

This is a very hard to find compilation in good condition, and is highly sort after by collectors.

For more information see Milesago.

Havoc

Havoc was a short lived but productive Melbourne label.

Details of their compilation are here.