Talk:Pub rock (Australia)

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Is Pub Rock (in Australia) really a genre? When one looks at the huge diversity of acts that came through the pub rock system it seems that "genre" (or "type / style") is misleading. For example are Hunters and Collectors the same genre as AC/DC. Likewise, compare Daddy Cool to The Screaming Jets. Many vastly different musical styles are represented on the list of notable pub rock acts. Having said this, I am not sure what the answer is. Maybe Pub Rock was some form of movement. In reality it was an outlet for many genres, styles and musical beginnings (and myths) and by calling it a genre, and placing it under the "Music genres task force of the Music project" may be misleading. Maybe it was about the venues.....Prospect Hill Hotel, Largs Pier, Manly Vale Hotel etc etc.verba no acta (talk) 00:48, 1 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


After overhauling the main Pub Rock (UK) page, I changed the disambiguation page for "Pub Rock" to a redirect to send people to the main page. There is a link at the top of the main page for people who are looking for this one. If anyone searches for Australian Pub Rock specifically of course they will still come straight to this article but people looking for the more famous UK Pub Rock will not have to be forced to specify that they're not looking for info on the Australian scene. This reflects the comparative significance of the two and removes the unwarranted disambiguation page. If anybody disputes this please get in touch but I do feel certain that Australian Pub Rock is a minor category. Especially as the major artists covered in the article (AC/DC, Midnight Oil, INXS)are better served by other genre categories and as this article lacks any sources. Silverwood (talk) 10:05, 26 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Austalian and UK Pub Rock[edit]

Why's the word 'liberalise' been spelt the American way? And fix 'Australia' above. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:25, 2 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think pub rock is exclusively Australian and neither does Dave Edmunds, to name only one example.Ortolan88

A couple of aussie locals I know attribute the widespread popularity of pub groups, in part, due to Australia's remoteness and it's relatively small polulation. Yeah, it's only(!) 27 hours on a 747 from the UK, but when you factor in the equipment shipping all the gear etc it's a drag. Sure, the very big established names, Stones, Springsteen etc make the trip once every x years, but a lot of the interesting, middlingly successful bands never show up in their careers. Just wondering... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 14 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Brit Elvis Costello links here, for another.

the Allmusic Guide seems to think it is a British thing and doesn't mention Australia at all, nor any bands I recognize as being Australian. Tokerboy 01:10 Nov 15, 2002 (UTC)

Pub rock is definately a British thing (which isn't to say it doesn't exist in Oz as well), more specifically it's an Essex thing, eg, Dr Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, Eddie and the Hot Rods, The Kursaal Flyers, Brinsley Schwarz, etc, etc, I should know, Southend On Sea where I live was the pub rock capital in the late 70's!! The page needs a major rewrite, too tired now though. quercus robur 23:04 Nov 18, 2002 (UTC)

And don't forget Ducks Deluxe, the Motors, or Graham Parker whilst you are at it. Maybe this article needs to be disambiguated between Australian and British Pub Rock. (It seems that these both exist.) I have heard Midnight Oil described as being a Pub Rock band in their early stages. Am I right, or misinformed? Two halves

Have started a seperate Pub rock (UK) entry and moved this page to Pub rock (Australia quercus robur

Except for the Lime Spiders and the Bee Gees...[edit]

The list of "Pub Rock (Australia)" bands seems to include just about every notable Australian band of the last half-century, with the exception of the Lime Spiders and the Bee Gees. I am not quite sure what separates this supposed genre from pop music in general. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 23:57, 31 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Pub Rock"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of Pub rock is under discussion, see talk:Pub rock (United Kingdom) -- (talk) 07:15, 14 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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