Dragon: Are You Old Enough (1978) — around Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, including the now-gone behaviour of riding the running board on a tram, and a Silvertop taxi back when they really did have a silver top.
John Paul Young: Yesterday’s Hero (1975) — around Swanston Street
Paul Kelly: Leaps and Bounds — mostly the Nylex sign, of course
Everyone knows this one… AC/DC: It’s A Long Way To The Top (1975) — Swanston Street again
More recent… The Living End: All
Town Torn Down (1998) — various spots, including Citylink and Parliament station
What others are out there?
Suggested by Scott: Skyhooks — This is my City (1976) (sorry, can’t embed)
And of course I should have thought of this obvious one: The Whitlams — Melbourne (1997):
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In the Dragon one, “see the lady in the street car lights…” at about 42 seconds – didn’t know Kristen Stewart had been reincarnated!
Some good ones there Daniel, I also found this one of AC/DC’s Longway to the Top. It has some similar scenes from the other one, but this has better views of Melbourne as the truck they were playing on travels down Swanston St.
Any chance of a blog post about The Astor Theatre?
Noooooo! It’s “All torn down” not “All town down” !!!
*sniffle* as someone who is now in a different hemisphere and ever-so-slightly homesick, I think I’d better go and play some Paul Kelly….. *sob*
Things of Stone & Wood – Happy Birthday Helen:
D-Generation – Melbourne Cliches:
Ah bleeve this video must have been made in Melbourne, although it must be a long time ago, when did you give up coal-gas there ?
At the end of Elvis Costello’s clip for “I Wanna Be Loved”, he can be seen exiting a photo booth at Flinders St Station. Near the main entrance under the clocks.
What’s JPY doing getting out of (what I think is) a Commonwealth of Australia “Z” Car? From 41sec into Yesterday’s Hero?
All I can think of is an old Bachelor Girl video that was shot entirely at the Glen shopping centre in Glen Waverley!
@Charlotte – Thank goodness we have Wikipedia – lol!
Apparently that was “Lucky Me”.
Here’s the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2utxlx3Fcc
JVG (from RRR) has hosted two separate events named “Stopping All Stations (Except Each Richmond)” including the songs Spotswood by the Orbweavers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Gy8t-KiqM
The also released an album “LOOM” with songs about the northern suburbs including one for their dog Fern.
The song list from this year’s event:
Poem – Ian Bland
Watsonia – Ben Birchall
Merri – The Orbweavers duo
Lancefield – Gary Adams
Thomastown – David Bridie
Glen Waverly – Mic Conway
Grey Skies over Collingwood – Mick Thomas
Upfield Line – Lucie Thorne
Spotswood – The Orbweavers duo
Waverly – Marcel Borrack cover of Wagons song
Mont Albert Blues – JVG Guitar Method
Poem – Ian Bland (about trying to get to Oakleigh)
Punt Rd Traffic – JVG Guitar Method
Over side of the river – JVG Guitar Method
Punt Rd Breakdown – JVG Guitar Method
Epping train to Northcote – Mick Thomas
25 Stations – David Bridie
Footscray – Gary Adams
Alamein Train – Gary Adams
Regent to Ruthven – Marcel Borrack
Luna Park’s Smile is Frowning on St Kilda – Wes and Horse
Toorak Cowboy – Skyhooks
Balwyn Calling -Skyhooks
Lygon St – Skyhooks
Suburban Boy – Dave Warner
North Mentone – All