Sound Advice (Unison BRC-002) 1968? Australia *
Not to be confused with the above ’60s British beat of the same name, here’s Australia’s The Peacemakers: a completely different ’60s beat group! Actually if you go by what you hear on this record, Australian beat doesn’t appear to sound a whole lot different from British beat. The look is the same as well, from the suits and ties to the three electric guitars to the group’s logo on the drum kit. Best tracks are ‘Down From His Glory’ and ‘Then Jesus Came’ both upbeat versions of hymns that feature a brisk beat, strumming rhythm guitar and deep surfy electric leads that recall Britian’s instrumental kings The Shadows. Also of note are ‘Someone To Tell My Troubles To’ and rockabilly-esque covers of ‘I Have Decided’ and ‘My God Is Real’. The remaining songs are rather slow (painfully slow in some cases) and not as interesting. Liner notes say this Sydney-based group played at teen shows, youth rallies, church services, coffee hours, auditoriums and beach meets. Not quite the “near-psychedelic” or “driving consuming rhythm” sound that the back cover states, but certainly a worthy pursuit for the ’60s beat enthusiast. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Sorry I have not found this album yet but thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Heart Is A Rebel|
|1-2||Somebody Bigger Than You And I|
|1-3||Down From His Glory|
|1-4||Then Jesus Came|
|1-5||The Old Rugged Cross|
|2-1||Be Still My Soul|
|2-2||I Have Decided|
|2-3||Someone To Tell My Troubles To|
|2-4||My God Is Real|
|2-5||He’s Everything To Me|
|2-6||I’ll Walk With God|