Boogie! Presents Silver Roads: Australian Country-Rock And Singer-Songwriters Of The ‘70s

Boogie! Presents Silver Roads: Australian Country-Rock And Singer-Songwriters Of The ‘70s


Festival Records and Warner Music Australia are excited to announce BOOGIE! Presents Silver Roads: Australian Country-Rock and Singer-Songwriters of the ‘70s, a follow up, or a companion piece, to Boogie! Australian Blues,R&B and Heavy Rock from the ‘70s.

While Boogie was decidedly blues focused, Silver Roads looks at the other side of return-to-roots coin –the incorporation of country and folk influences in the Australian rock scene of the late 60s and 70s. It looks at a local scene in which artists followed the lead of the likes of Bob Dylan, the Band, CSN&Y and Gram Parsons and created some fantastic music. It includes some iconic Australian hit singles –like long-lost classic Gypsy Queenby the late Greg Quill & Country Radio , Arkansas Grassby Axiom, Boy On The Runby the Dingoes, Winter In Americaby Doug Ashdown, Slipping Awayby Max Merritt & The Meteors, Girls in Our Townby Margret RoadKnight, even Khe Sanhby Cold Chiseland theLittle River Band’s breakthrough It’s a Long Way There. The double CD also features some fascinating obscurities, such asThe Birth of The Uteby the Melbourne pub outfit the Autodrifters, featuring the late, great Peter Lillie, plus many more.  The full tracklisting is below.

The album was co-compiled by noted author Clinton Walker (‘Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country’, ‘Highway to Hell: the Life & Death of Bon Scott’) and Boogie!compiler Dave Laing. It features new artwork from Boogie! cover artist (and legendary ‘70s LP cover and poster artist) Ian McCausland.

Boogie! Presents Silver Roads is a comprehensive look at a part of Australian music history that had a huge impact at the time. With so many classic artists and tracks, and with therenewed interest in country & folk sounds in recent years, the album will be essential for Australian music fans young and old.



  1. Country Radio - Gypsy Queen
  2. Axiom - Arkansas Grass
  3. Russell Morris - Lay In The Graveyard
  4. Brian Cadd & Don Mudie - Show Me The Way
  5. The Dingoes - Starting Today
  6. Flying Circus - The Longest Day
  7. Anne Kirkpatrick - Feel A Whole Lot Better
  8. Third Union Band - Hyway Ryder
  9. Richard Clapton - Down The Road
  10. Home - Forget Me Not
  11. John J Francis - Play Mumma, Sing Me A Song
  12. Carrl & Janie Myriad - Back In The Wildwoods Again
  13. Fotheringay (featuring Trevor Lucas) - The Ballad Of Ned Kelly
  14. Quinn - The Mighty Quinn
  15. Bluestone - Wind And Rain
  16. Sundown - Outback Dan
  17. Saltbush - Brown Bottle Blues
  18. Uncle Bob’s Band – Mr Domestic
  19. Digby Richards - People Call Me Country
  20. Lee Conway - I Just Didn't Hear
  21. Johnny Chester - Midnight Bus
  22. Daddy Cool - Just As Long As We're Together
  23. Gary Young’s Hot Dog - Rock-a-Billy Beatin' Boogie Band
  24. Autodrifters - The Birth of The Ute 


  1. Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs – Cigarettes & Whiskey
  2. The Dingoes - Boy On The Run
  3. Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh
  4. Stars - Land Of Fortune
  5. Fraternity (featuring Bon Scott) - Summerville
  6. Chain - Show Me home
  7. Axiom - Ford's Bridge
  8. Broderick Smith - She's Gone
  9. Johnny Chester - Glory Glory (I'll Be Back To See The Storey Bridge)
  10. Laurie Allen Revue - Not Born To Follow
  11. Gary Shearston - Faded Streets, Windy Weather
  12. Margret RoadKnight - Girls In Our Town
  13. Doug Ashdown - Winter In America
  14. Ross Ryan - I Don't Want To Know About It
  15. Russell Morris - Alcohol Farm
  16. Ray Brown/Moonstone - Call Me A Drifter
  17. FlyingCircus - Silvertown Girl
  18. Tymepiece - Sweet Release
  19. Autumn - Falling
  20. Max Merritt & the Meteors - Slippin' Away
  21. Little River Band - It's a Long Way There
  22. Hot Knives (featuring Greg Quill) - Wintersong


Get your hands on BOOGIE! Presents Silver Roads: Australian Country-Rock and Singer-Songwriters of the ‘70s here, available on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

Related Posts