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Keeping Head Above Water

Keeping Head Above Water

Who: The Radiators
Where: Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
When: Friday June 11, 2004

FOR more than two decades THE RADIATORS have sustained a reputation as one of Australia's hardest- working bands.

The Radiators have played more than 3000 shows over the past 24 years and are still grinding it out across Australian pubs.

With 10 album releases to date, the band has come a long way from its humble beginnings playing small pubs across Sydney with the likes of THE ANGELS and ROSE TATTOO. Spearheading the Australian pub rock scene in the early 1980s, The Radiators achieved national success with the hits No Tragedy, Comin' Home and Life's A Gamble. But it is the band's classic Gimme Head which has remained a long-time favourite for fans.

``That song has haunted us for the past 10 years,'' frontman GEOFF TURNER said.

``It only took about five minutes to write and was meant as a light-hearted live piece, but now we all have a love-hate relationship with it.

``Every time we try to drop it from our live set, we cop so much flak that it's just easier to give them what they want to hear.'' With no sign of slowing down just yet, The Radiators continue to record and released their latest album Smoke and Mirrors in 2002.

The Radiators will return to BELMONT 16FT SAILING CLUB on Saturday from 8.30pm.

Tickets cost $15 and are available from the club.

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