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These will be some Rarer tunes (Mod, powerpop, punk, ska, - if it's got a good sound I'll post it) ripped from my vinyl collection. The idea is that now you Know about them, You can seek them out!
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Double O's - He's Not There (1984)

b/w Standover

Nice female vocal led, surf / 60's nuggets / ska sounding 45

The "Darlings of the Northern Beaches" Sydney band were

Louise Beckett (voc)
Ian Harding (lead guitar)
Hayden Horne (rhythm guitar) left before this 45 was recorded
Dave Stoneman (bass)
Ronnie Welsh (drums) later, replaced by Scott McRae
Meg Brainsky (keyboards) joined sometime after this 45

This; their 2nd of 3, 45's gives us 2 original tunes: the A side being penned by Harding & Stoneman whilst the B was by Dave Maynard (ex Rhythm guitar - replaced by Hayden) It was produced by Phil Sharrock & engineered by Stuart Peters at Albert Studios, King St, Sydney & was pressed by the EMI Custom Records Plant.

The other 45's were
Music Set Us Free / The Point / Why / Surf' n' Sand - EMI Custom Records (1983)
We Can Overcome/? - ? (1985) - Not so sure this exists as a 45

We Can Overcome was also released on the Compilation Sound Of Sydney Vol 3 before it became a 45

Sounds & scans below


Thanks to Phil Sharrock for helping with the above info


  1. I've updated the info if anyone is interested!!

  2. Many thanks for this single Bristolboy - I really love this band having just discovered them on the Sound Of Sydney compilation, some 25 years later!

  3. Hi bristolboy - any chance of a re-up of double o's. I tried to cut & paste but still no luck.

  4. If anyone is interested, I just uploaded 3 songs onto youtube with a compilation of photos of the band at various stages during the 80's.
    (I am married to Dave Stoneman the bass player). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRZnS7SM8tkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFZkytPzdywhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLmfc9tXVO4

    1. Thanks for the heads up Tammy, If You get a chance could you upload "Why" - I'd appreciate hearing it.