Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BOHDAN - Fear of Flying

Bizarro find of the week!

Bohdan X is the stage name of British-born former punk rock singer, Bodhan Kubiakowski, in the Australian bands JAB and Bohdan and the Instigators, both features of the emerging punk rock scene in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1970s. He was also a highly successful DJ on Melbourne's 3RRR radio station from 1978-1995.

The reason for mentioning this on the blog? Well, it seems apart from the obvious links to MODELS via JAB (care of the Suicide Records compilation LETHAL WEAPONS), the supporting musicians on his first solo EP are no less than 3/4 of the MODELS at the time!!

This must've been a litmus test for Sean Kelly and Andrew Duffield to work with James Freud! The singles On (official) and Radio Controlled (unofficial) would've come shortly afterwards! And then I Hear Motion and the resulting album! What a cool find!

But, I cannot seem to source any mp3 for this one! Any help appreciated! Has anyone heard this EP? What's it like?

Information from DISCOGS below -
Bohdan - Fear Of Flying
Label: Rumur Records
Catalog#: RUME 001
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave
Backing Vocals - Sean Kelly
Bass - James Freud
Drums, Backing Vocals - Calum McAlpine
Engineer - Chris Thompson
Guitar - Bruce Friday
Keyboards, Producer - Andrew Duffield
Saxophone - Wilbur Wilde
Written-By, Producer, Vocals - Bohdan
Notes: Recorded and mixed at Richmond Recorders, Melbourne, Victoria

Tracklisting -A1 We Are Different
A2 No No No
B1 Son Of Sam
B2 Fear Of Flying

A small amount of information is available here.

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