Anthony Albanese has once again proven he has the best music taste in Parliament.
Under his guise as mild mannered DJ Albo, the Federal Member of Grayndler took control of the decks at the Newtown Social Club in Sydney on Friday night and his music selection was superb.
The music tastes of Anthony Albanese drill straight to the soul of Australian indie pub rock. Bands like The Clouds, Smudge, Spiderbait, Radio Birdman and Falling Joys were at best played on radio on early Triple J in their day. The current J’s wouldn’t have the balls to go anywhere near this adventurous. Had Albo not became a politician he could have been Australia’s leading music programmer.
Albo also sent a cleverly programmed musical message to the current government opening his DJ set with the PJ Harvey and Thom York track ‘This Mess We’re In’ and following it up with Falling Joys ‘You’re A Mess’.
DJ Albo’s DJ set was a fundraiser for Reclink Australia, an organisation that helps the underprivileged through sport and art. Albo also attended the Sydney Reclink Community Cup today (Sunday, August 2, 2015).
Upcoming Community Cup matches will be held in Adelaide (16 August) and Perth (30 August).
DJ Albo playlist, August 1, 2015
PJ Harvey and Thom York – This Mess We’re In
Falling Joys – You’re A Mess
Nirvana – About A Girl
The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over
Kate Miller-Heidke – Caught In The Crowd
The Clouds – Say It
The Smiths – There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
The Pogues – Dirty Old Town
Smudge – Make Love Not War
The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
The Breeders – Canonball
Bloc Party – Helicopter
Veruca Salt – Seether
Lemonheads – Confetti
Spiderbait – Shazam
Radio Birdman – Aloha Steve and Danno
Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
Joy Division – Transmission
New Order – True Faith
Coloured Stone – Dancing In The Moonlight
The The – Infected
The Killers – Mr Brightside
Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Blur – Song 2
Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
Everything But The Girl – Missing
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Boatleg Rascal – Coming Home
Urthboy – We Get Around
Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater
Buffalo Tom – Sodajerk
The Wonder Stuff – A Wish Away
Celibate Rifles – Johnny
Edwin Collins – A Girl Like You
Midnight Oil – No Reaction
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
— tim moss (@tjmmoss) August 2, 2015
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