Pink Steamroller

Life Organisation

Pink Steamroller

  • Catalogue number: 337001
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Genres: Funk, Funky Jazz, Instrumental
  • Origin: Australia



Pink Steamroller b/w Boodili Doo

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Recorded in 1974 and produced by William Motzing and Tony Barber (no, NOT the game-show host), Pink Steamroller is an incredibly hard to find Australian jazz-funk 45 originally released on Polydor in Australia, but seemingly mostly serviced to radio at the time. It rarely turns up anywhere, which is why the couple of originals listed on Discogs fetch upwards of $500AU.

The A-side was written by master Australian-Czech trumpeter/composer MIROSLAV BUKOVSKY (Wanderlust, Ten Part Invention, Renee Geyer, Marcia Hines, Jackie Orszaczky’s Jump Back Jack etc, etc) who has kindly been a part of our re-issue process. Coupled with the original, more Latin-tinged B-side - which was written by highly regarded fellow Australian jazz composer, arranger, drummer, cornettist and vibraphonist JOHN SANGSTER - this was one of a few 45s THE LIFE ORGANSATION recorded around this time. The players on Pink Steamroller and Boodilidoo (according to Miro Bukovsky's memory of the session) were: American film composer Bill Motzig (trombone), the esteemed Oz organist Col Nolan, saxophonist Tony Buchanan, probably Bill Fleming on drums and John Bartlett on bass, plus of course Miroslav Bukovsky on trumpet.

This current re-issue comes in a custom-made pink outer cover-sleeve featuring a new pencil drawing by Sydney artist Bradley O'Brien, with black paper inner-sleeve and clear-pvc dust-cover. It’s been beautifully remastered by Australian studio legend Don Bartley.

Re-issue produced by Georgie Zuzak.

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