ITEM: VINYL SINGLE –with PICTURE SLEEVE 45rpm 7” |
ARTIST: THE DUBROVNIKS
TRACKS: Love is on the Loose Tonight / Something’s Not Right in This World
COUNTRY PRINTED: OZ
VINYL: (Grade at MINT-)
PICTURE SLEEVE: (Grade at NEAR MINT-) “Not For Sale” sticker on back cvr. Small writing front cvr.
LABEL: (Grade at MINT)
COMMENT: The Dubrovniks are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1987. The band's name was coined from the fact that founding members Roddy Radalj and Boris Sujdovic were born in Dubrovnik, a town in Croatia. Both Radalj and fellow founder James Baker had been founding members of Hoodoo Gurus (as Le Hoodoo Gurus). All three had earlier associations in Perth, Western Australian punk scene.
The band were first established in August, 1986 when Radalj teamed up again with James Baker (by then ex-Beasts of Bourbon), together with Boris Sujdovic (ex-Rockets, The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon) and Peter Simpson (Spectre's Revenge) as the Adorable Ones. Within a year the Adorable Ones had renamed themselves the Dubrovniks in honour of the fact that Radalj and Sujdovic were both born in the historical Croatian city of Dubrovnik. The band having to change names as there already was a Brisbane band with that name.
Citadel issued the singles "Fireball of Love" b/w "If I Had a Gun" in April, 1988 and a cover of Alvin Stardust's "My Coo Ca Choo" b/w "Girls Go Manic" in November, 1988. By the time the band recorded and issued the single "Speedway Girls" b/w "Freezin' Rain" in June, 1989 and their debut album, Dubrovnik Blues in August, 1989, Radalj had moved on to form a new band, the Punjabbers, comprising Radalj, Brett Ford (drums; ex-Kryptonics, Lubricated Goat), Tony Robertson (bass; ex-The Hitmen, New Christs, Naked Lunch) and Tony Thewlis (guitar; ex-Scientists) The Punjabbers only had one release, a single "Rock'n'Roll Loveletter" on Timberyard Records in December, 1988. Radalj then formed The Surfin' Caesars and recorded several albums.
Chris Flynn (guitar, vocals; ex-Headstones) eventually replaced Radalj, and the band signed to Mushroom Records. The band's releases on Mushroom, both produced by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley, maintained the revved-up, trashy rock'n'roll tradition. Audio Sonic Love Affair released September, 1990 included the singles "She Got No Love" b/w "Got this Far" (June, 1990) and "Love is on the Loose" b/w "Something's not Right in the World" (October, 1990). Glenn Armstrong (guitar; ex-Horny Toads-Girlies) replaced Simpson in 1990, and the band issued Chrome in June, 1992. The album produced two singles, "Saigon Rose" (February, 1992) and "French Revolution" (June, 1992). In between albums, Baker and Sujdovic toured and recorded with Beasts of Bourbon. In early 1991, the two severed their commitments to the Beasts in order to concentrate on The Dubrovniks. Mushroom dropped the band in 1993. German label, Normal, issued Medicine Wheel in Europe, and Mushroom Distribution Services (MDS) distributed it in Australia.
The Dubrovniks broke up in 1995 with Baker returning to Perth, where he joined power pop band, Satellite 5, with John Rushin (vocals), Phil Bradley (guitar; ex-Jackals), Doug Thomas (guitar; ex-Dagoes, Spikes) and Howard Shawcross (bass; ex-Elks, Howard I Know, Jackals). Sujdovic went on to form a new band, Black Dirt, together with Flynn, Chris Collins and Paul Loughhead.
RECORD: New condition with no surface marks or loss of sound quality.
LABEL: New condition with no surface marks or wear.
RECORD: Barely noticeable surface mark with no loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Barely noticeable surface mark/ wear.
RECORD: Some signs of being played with extremely little if no loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Slight wear.
RECORD: Obviously been played with noticeable surface marks & the occasional light scratches but exhibits no major loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Noticeable wear. Slight writing/ stains.
RECORD: Very obviously been played with very noticeable surface marks & exhibits major loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Noticeable wear. Much writing/ stains.
RECORD: Still just playable & exhibits considerable surface noise.
LABEL: Major tears, wearing, writing & stains.
RECORD: Will not play properly due to scratches etc.
LABEL: Very badly damaged.
Slightly up or down in condition as appears in the comments above.
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