Skyhooks’ Greg Macainsh, Bob Starkie and Bob Spencer performed a complete set of Skyhooks songs on Saturday night (March 16, 2013) at Phillip Island in a band you cannot call Skyhooks.
“Rehearsed a bunch of Skyhooks songs last night with the band not called Skyhooks,” guitarist Bob Spencer posted on Facebook on Thursday about his former/current band.
Melbourne singer Laura Davidson fronted the band you cannot call Skyhooks with a set of Skyhooks greatest hits. “Did Laura nail every single note? Well, Facebook, in fact she did. Did she hit, absolutely perfectly, the high C# at the end of “Women In Uniform”? Affirmative,” Bob posted.
About 1000 fans witnessed last night’s show. Ken Francis was there and tells Noise11 that, “‘Crazy Heart’ was performed for the first time since 1978”.
Original singer Graeme ‘Shirley’ Strachan passed away in a helicopter accident in 2001.
Skyhooks were one of the first Australian rock bands to sing about the Australian lifestyle, painting mostly the city of Melbourne into the backdrop of their lyrics.
Their debut album captured the imagination of Australian punters and was rewarded with a 16-week stretch at number one of the Australian album chart.
Former members Red Symons (guitar) and Freddie Strauks (drums) were not part of this new line-up.
The setlist for the band you cannot call Skyhooks show at Phillip Island Boardriders Club, March 16, 2013 was:
Toorak Cowboy (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
Balwyn Calling (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo) (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
Blue Jeans (from Straight In A Gay Gay World, 1976)
Hey Whats The Matter (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
Jukebox In Siberia (from The Latest and Greatest, 1990)
Living In The Seventies (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
Horror Movie (from Living In The 70s, 1974)
Crazy Heart (from Straight In A Gay Gay World, 1976)
Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (from Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, 1975)
Women In Uniform (from Guilty Until Proven Insane, 1978)
Million Dollar Riff (from Straight In A Gay Gay World, 1976)
All My Friends Are Getting Married (from Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, 1975)