Thursday, December 2, 2010

[REQUEST] Moving Pictures - The Last Picture Show

Australian band Moving Pictures formed in 1978, and after much touring, in 1981 released the much lauded 'Days on Innocence' - their killer debut album. It and their mainstay single 'What About Me?' stormed up both the album and singles charts. Many singles were spawned from this album, indeed most tracks are well known to this day.

Matinee was the 1983 follow-up, which gave out a couple of lesser known but no less great songs. Curiously, this album has never been released on cd to this day - or even mp3 on blogspot for that matter!

In one last wonderful moment of excellence, in 1987, Moving Pictures toured Australia, and eventually released the fruits of this tour as 'The Last Picture Show'.

The tracks on this album were as follows -

BACK TO THE STREETS
DESPERATION POINT
EVERY WALKING HOUR
SWEET CHERIE
SHOUT
WINGS
IN LOVE AGAIN
RIGHTS OF MAN
WHAT ABOUT ME

A curious selection of tracks to be sure. What I'm asking for here is if anyone has this album, and if they'd be keen to share it here (or on their own blog). Drop me a comment, and I'll link accordingly. Desperate for both this album and Matinee.

Interesting band links follow -

Where are they now?
Wiki entry
Video - What About Me?
Video - Nothing to do (live)
Video - This must be love (live)
Video - Wings (live)
Video - Sisters of Mercy (live)
Video - What About Me? (countdown mime)

5 comments:

  1. Hi WJ
    thanks so much for the info - a great record of a great band. I have Days of Innocence on vinyl and CD, and Matinee on vinyl. I also have 2 singles: Back to the streets/Spies & Winners/Pay the Piper. Didn't know about The Last Picture Show. I was thrilled just now to hear about the 30 Years of Innocence tour - but the band is not coming to WA : (
    It is good to know there are still Moving Pictures fans out there!

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  3. Hi, This may be an outdated post, not sure. But I do have The Last Picture Show CD (1987), and would have no qualms sharing it with you if you still need it.

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  4. Hi! Thanks for posting. As it turns out, I ended up finding one eventually on eBay. Thanks for the offer also!

    I hope you are catching the band in the latest round of tours - most Australian States... Have fun!

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  5. hi im interested in getting hold of the last picture show uf you can help me out would be awesom

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