Tag Archives: Mike Rudd

I’LL BE GONE (BUT NOT YET)

The silver-haired gentleman in the skull motif shirt may have had an iPad to remember the set list, but the singing was strong and the words tumbled out like freshly minted coins. The band were great—tight and energetic—and their fearless leader even managed a few quirky dance steps during an uptempo number. At a time […]

STRANGE FANTASTIC DREAM

The legendary Australian progressive band Spectrum went into cryogenic storage in mid-1973. When you think of the departure of a band – especially a well-regarded one with a series of albums to its credit – you tend to think of record company neglect or audience indifference. That image doesn’t quite fit the last year in Spectrum’s […]

CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS [COVERART PAIR #36]

Ideal “Bi Nuu” [Warner Bros, 1983]  /  W.H.Y. “Woman of Steel” [IC Records, 1983] W.H.Y. was a short-lived side-project of Aussie music legend Mike Rudd (Spectrum, Ariel) Ideal were a German electronic pop/rock outfit “Can We Still Be Friends” Todd Rungren [1988] * When I originally hung this pair of covers on the wall (in […]

Terminal Buzz [Cover Art #7]

Spectrum “Part One” [1971] Spectrum “Miles Ago” [1971] The Indelible Murtceps “Warts Up Your Nose” [1973] Spectrum / Indelible Murtceps “Testimonial” [1973] Spectrum / Indelible Murtceps “Terminal Buzz” [1973] From The Age, Thursday August 8, 2013, Melbourne “Bill Putt, a founding member of 1970s progressive rock group Spectrum, has died from a heart attack” Goodnight […]