4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
Gerald Keaney and the Gerald Keaneys
Gerald Keaney and the Gerald Keaneys were started by Gerald in Brisbane, 2005. He was the former vocalist/ electronicist of cult Canberra band The Piltdown Frauds. Current Band members include Eon Free who has been in several impro experimental acts, and KT Smartcunt who has likewise performed, as well as being in Stag and Brainbeau. Drummer Tim McConnichie has worked with jazz musos: notably the Mute Canary Project. Heidi Cutlack is just starting her musical experiments on bass.
They are dreadful. Don't see them. Gerald himself is a shambles.
The sound is low-fi: - the trash sound of Eon's guitar misshaped into riffing with Gerald and Kate doing primitive electronics. It must be admitted, though, that the songs are melodic. That is, they are actually songs.
Formerly on Ern Malley Records with the album "From the Album of the Same Name" in mid 2012 the band released a full length CD (43 mins), on a new concern, Seedy Records. "Through the Ages" is where a trashy aesthetic was first thoroughly mated with more straight-ahead rock. It had featured a line up of 7 - it including a violinist and backing vocalist (Eon and KT played on it as well).
Gerald had no fun making "Through the Ages," but get it if you have no taste and are into self-referential sci fi lyrics set to DIY rock/electronica. Try bandcamp or "Seedy records Site".
From the start Gerald Keaney and the Gerald Keaney have been a conceptual art punk band. They continue to conceive, art and punk.