Welcome to the Band Room, our repository of buried treasure. The odds and sods, the bits and bobs, the GI section (is that General Information or Greg Inglis…? Who knows?)
Leadfinger almost always play at least one very choice and usually obscure cover at every live gig we do. We are all great students of rock’n’roll and the chance to play a song by one of our heroes is part of why we do it, I guess it takes us back to our garage days of learning to play and the buzz of playing songs we loved before we had learnt to write our own and hey let’s face it, we ain’t making a living out of this so we are bloody well going to enjoy it regardless of what anyone thinks. Over the years we’ve found ourselves in some strange places playing for fun and mostly for the love of it. Occasionally needing the extra cash to pay a recording bill we’ll play at a party or do an acoustic show, a residency or the classic 3 set gig in the front bar of a long forgotten suburban pub where it doesn’t matter what you play as long as the people stay to drink – and they usually do. These gigs can be a blast and a chance to let our hair down and play songs we don’t usually get the chance to. Without further adieu – here is a list of other peoples songs we’ve played over the years (some we even recorded) – no top 40 or trendy crap here, just great songs by artists that we love.
The Band – The Weight
Big Star – The Ballad of El Goodo
Big Star – Thirteen
Big Star – When My Baby’s Beside Me
Brother Brick – See You Tonight
The Byrds/Bob Dylan – You Ain’t Going Nowhere
Challenger–7 – Rock’n’Roll Sound
Challenger–7 – Skip the Beat
Rev Gary Davis – I Belong to the Band
The Dictators – Baby Lets Twist
Steve Earle – Telephone Road
Steve Earle – Hardcore Troubadour
Steve Earle – If You Fall
Roky Erickson – I Think of Demons
Roky Erickson – On the Right Track Now
The Faces – Ooh La La
Flamin Groovies – Teenage Head
Flamin Groovies – Yes It’s True
Rory Gallagher – Bad Penny
Rory Gallagher – Tattoo’d Lady
Goffin–King/The Byrds – Goin Back
Slim Harpo/Rolling Stones – The Hipshake
Dale Hawkins/Creedence – Suzie Q
Robyn Hitchcock – Glass Hotel
Hoodoo Gurus – I Want You Back
Leadbelly – Out on the Western Plain
Nick Lowe – Lonesome Revere
The MC5 – Shakin Street
The MC5 – Sister Anne
Muddy Waters – Can’t Be Satisfied
Gram Parsons – Brass Buttons
The Plimsouls – Million Miles Away
The Pretenders – Back on the Chain Gang
Lou Reed/Detroit – Rock’n’Roll
The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait
The Replacements – Left of the Dial
The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
The Rolling Stones – Miss You
Tom Petty – Refugee
The Saints – Ghost Ships
The Saints – Just Like Fire Would
Bob Seger/Thin Lizzy – Rosalie/Cowboy Song
The Smithereens – Blood & Roses
The Smithereens – Behind the Wall of Sleep
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – City Slang
The Someloves – Melt
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen – Growin Up
The Sunnyboys – Trouble in my Brain
Johnny Thunders – Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory
T–Rex – Laser Love
Wilco – I Got You(End of The Century)
Wilco/Woody Guthrie – California Stars
Lucinda Williams – Drunken Angel
Chris Wilson – All the Action
The Yes Men – Leaving
The Yes–Men – Swept Back
STUFF WE LOVE
i94Bar – Aussie rock news and reviews with a uniquely Sydney slant on things.
Robert Calabro – Italian rock journo royalty!
Bucket Full of Brains – The greatest rock’n’roll mag of all time?
South Sydney Rabbitohs – The greatest rugby league club of all time!
Inner City Sound – Australian underground music history.
Bombshell Zine – They have a great gig guide at this site.
Undercover FM – Industry schtick!
Record Store Day – Support your local record shop
Vegas Studio – Please sponsor us to go here… Please?
God Bless the Holder Upperers…
Linear Studios – Recorded our latest album here.
Conquest of Noise – Our Current Label!
Conquest of Noise Bandcamp – Our Current Label’s Bandcamp
Bang! Records – Bang! Records helped us get started!
Citadel Records – Our old label
Easy Action – they put us on a compilation, tenuous but cool.
Leadfinger on Facebook
Leadfinger on YouTube
Leadfinger myspace – Some interesting old pics and posters there.
Leadfinger Reverbnation – Not much that interesting here but it works better than myspace.
Brother Brick – Cool mid 90’s Sydney rock band that Stew was in.
Proton Energy Pills – Cool late 80’s Wollongong pre grunge rock band that Stew was in.
Yes-Men – Very cool late 90’s rock band from Melbourne Australia that Stew was in.
Gumrak – The drummer from The Yes-Men has a unique sense of humour.
We Really Dig
The Delta Lions – We love these guys!
Wrong Turn – and this band too.
Re-mains – Our favourite Aussie country rock’n’roll band from all parts.
New Christs – Some mates of ours play in this band…
Danny and the Champs – Love these guys…
The Replacements – and these guys too
Sonics Rendezvous Band – But, does it get any better than this?
Mick Daley – some of us moonlight in a band with this guy occasionally