The Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 7 February 2009 killed 174 people. Here are four stories stemming from that day.
Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights was released in Melbourne 40 years ago: 5 January, 1978. In this Rewind Stereo Story, Aimee Knight recalls the place the song had in more recent times in a less-than-harmonious share-house in Adelaide. We squander nine months here in the squalor of beer, bands, boys, and one night, post-party, Bush. Kate [...]
Fiona Price remembers New Year's Eve 1986 very well, thanks to one song. As midnight struck, I stepped onto the patio and breathed in 1987. The tiles were still warm beneath my fourteen-year-old feet, but the New Year’s air had the simmering cool of night after a hot summer’s day. Lungs still full, I stepped [...]
At our final 2017 show we performed another mix of moving stories, plus tributes to Tom Petty (via Stop Dragging My Heart Around), Malcolm Young (Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution), George Young (Guitar Band) and David Cassidy (Cherish).
Head to the Flem-Ken Bowls Club this Thursday night for an evening of Midnight Oil memories.
It's high time The Stereo Stories Band had its own permanent page on our website. After all, with no band, there would be no concerts.
I’m driving my son to his mate’s house and he’s flicking through stations on the car radio, trying to find a decent pop song to listen to - something that doesn’t sound like it was composed using sampled microwave keypad beeps. Then he’s accidentally flicked onto a golden oldies station. He’s keen to flick off, but I tell him to wait a sec.
In the space of thirty seconds I’ve gone from being bored to horny to a tragic figure whose only true love is dead.
Here at Stereo Stories we celebrate Fathers' Day not with gifts of angle grinders and barbecues and golf balls but with stories, a dozen in all.
Wichita Lineman means a lot to me. I used to play it for my beloved when we first met: I was trying to impress her with my guitar skills because she didn't seem too impressed by my conversation, my sexual prowess, or my recipe for spicy peanut satay sauce. A tough one to break.