Slim Newton REDBACK!
July 6, 2009: Bellbird Music announces the release of Slim Newton – Redback, a 20 track collection of his best comedy songs recorded for the Hadley label in the 70s and 80s. Included are all five songs written and recorded by Slim that make up his Redback saga – and two bonus tracks featuring Redback answer songs recorded on Hadley by Rev Bob Bushby and Ron Shegog previously only available on vinyl EPs. The original Redback on the Toilet Seat was a major pop hit in 1972, selling over 100,000 units, earning 3 gold records, and winning the Golden Guitar for the top selling track at the first Tamworth Country Music Awards. In 2009 Slim Newton achieved Country Music’s highest honour – elevation to the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown.
1. Redback On The Toilet Seat, 2. It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog, 3. Don’t Point The Finger at Me, 4. (There Are) False Teeth In The Toilet, 5. Hound Dog, 6. You’re Just Pint Sized, 7. Mary’s Outhouse, 8. Muckin’ Around Truckin’ Around, 9. The Waterbed Song, 10. The Redback’s Defeat, 11. Turn Me Into Pet Food When I Die, 12. Bull’s Ma Knew ‘Er, 13. The Mouse Song, 14. Fate of the Redback, 15. The Sap From Our Little Family Tree, 16. Grandpa’s Gone Forever, 17. Who Was The Girl I Kissed Last Night, 18. Son of Redback - Bonus tracks – 19. I’m a Friendly Redback - Bob Bushby (1974), 20. The Redback’s Point Of View – Ron Shegog (1975)