RADIO BIRDMAN

ALOHA STEVE AND DANNO

7'' (1978)

Company: WEA/Trafalgar (Aust)
Cat No: (trs-12)  - Format: 7" (no sleeve)  -  Rel: May 1978  -  Status: Deleted

 

This 45 was the Australian single from the overseas version of Radios Appear. It was released at home while the band was in England. The success of this release led to the song Aloha Steve & Danno being the most well recognised song in the band's catalogue. 
Sire Records publicist Janis Schacht contacted Jack Lord, star of Hawaii 5-0, to try to arrange a photo shoot with Deniz to promote the song. Seemed like a great idea at the time, until the reply came. It was from an attorney demanding a third of the copyright in the song on behalf of the composer of the Hawaii 5-0 theme music, Mort Stevens. Deniz being a fan of Jack Lord was most disappointed. 

 

Track Listing:

A-side: Aloha Steve & Danno

          ( M Stevens / D Tek / R Younger ) (3:57 m:s)
B-side: Anglo Girl Desire

          ( D Tek ) (3:04 m:s)

 

The Musicians:

Rob Younger - Vocals

Deniz Tek - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Chris Masuak - Guitar & Backing Vocals

Pip Hoyle - Organ & Piano
Warwick Gilbert - Bass

Ron Keeley - Drums

 

Technical Details:

Produced by John Sayers & Charles Fisher

Recorded at Trafalgar Studios

Engineered by John Sayers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reissue: 

WEA (Australia) /  Cat No: (7-257828)

Format: 7" single /  Released: Oct 1988 / Status: Deleted

The great picture sleeve featuring a surfboard bearing the bands' logo appeared on the reissue of this 45 in the box set.