The Rockmelons are one of Australia’s most pioneering pop acts.
Through three flawless albums ‘Tales Of The City’ (1988, ARIA #6, accredited Gold), ‘Form One Planet’ (1992, ARIA #2, accredited Gold) and ‘Rockies 3’ (2002) they’ve proven influential to acts as diverse as Cut Copy, The Presets, Sneaky Sound System and many more.
Pushing the boundaries of early dance in Sydney in the mid eighties – they happened upon fertile ground, developing a loyal live fanbase and a stream of critically adored and commercially successful singles, that to this day, hint at popular music trends that were to come.
While the mainstream will be familiar with their singles ‘New Groove’ (ARIA #21), ‘It’s Not Over’ (ARIA #15), ‘That Word L.O.V.E’ (ARIA #4), ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ (ARIA #5) – elsewhere the Rockies output incorporated elements of dance, funk, soul and house – into a distinctive, enduring sound all their own.
SERIOUS FUN – Tales Of The Rockmelons compiles the Rockies three albums; Tales Of The City, Form One Planet and Rockies 3 into one package – alongside a selection of independent singles, rarities and remixes – some never before available on CD or digitally!
The package contains extensive liner notes from esteemed journalist Toby Creswell and the booklet boasts a selection of the distinctive poster art from the classic era of the Rockies.
Influential, fun and boundary pushing – SERIOUS FUN summarises their remarkable career - in the first ever retrospective of their work.
Tales Of The City
1 New Groove
2 What's it Gonna Be?
5 Dreams in the Empty City
6 Get Back on the Groove
9 Money Talks
Form 1 Planet
1 That Word (L.O.V.E.)
2 Stronger Together
3 Form One Planet
4 It's Not Over
5 Love's Gonna Bring You Home
7 More Tales Of The City
8 Dance Floor
9 Ain't No Sunshine
10 Bubble And Squeak
1 All I Want is You
2 I Ain't Playin'
3 Only Love Will Take Us There
4 One Good Reason
5 Find My Way Home
6 I Got News For You
7 Game Tight
8 Another Beautiful Day
9 C'est L'amour (love is still the message)
10 Three's a Crowd
12 How Could You Say it?
13 All I Want is You - Funk Corporation Club Mix
14 I Ain't Playin' - Funk Corporation vs Aviators Club Mix
Rare and Remixes
1. Time Out [For Serious Fun] - featuring Sandi Chick
2. Sweat It Out - Featuring Peter Blakely
5. BoogieTron - Rob Racic Freaky Mix
6. That Word L.O.V.E - Eric Kupper NY Radio Mix
7. It's Not Over - featuring Pam Hall
8. Stronger Together - Eric Kupper mix
9. Love's Gonna Bring You Home - Love To Infinity Classic Paradise Mix
10. If Tomorrow Ever Comes - Quieres Monkear Part 1