THE BHAGAVAD GUITARS

The Bhagavad Guitars - photo by Gavriel Maynard

FOREVERGLADES (1988)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Foreverglades EP Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Holding Back (3:36)
  2. Thought We'd Agreed (3:46) – 
  3. Sleeping Dogs (3:17)

Side 2:

  1. Just To Be Sure (3:45) – 
  2. Hungerford (4:30)

Credits

Jeremy Butterworth - Guitar and Vocals
Matt Kerr - Drums
John Underwood [John Kilbey alias] - Guitar and Vocals
Kynan Hughes - Bass

All tracks produced by Steve Kilbey

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side 1: YES, BUT WHO PLAYED TAMBOURINE?
  Side 2: START PLAYING SILLY BHAGAS! / STAY

Notes:

Recorded in February 1988.


HEADLAND (1988)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Headland EP Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. We Haven't Arrived (3:35) – 
  2. Until You Came (4:10)
  3. Shrine (3:20)

Side 2:

  1. See-Saw (3:53)
  2. Never Forgive You (3:13)
  3. Sold (3:28) – 

Credits

Adrian Workman - Bass
John Underwood [John Kilbey alias] - Guitar and Vocals
Jeremy Butterworth - Guitar and Vocals
Matt Kerr - Drums

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side 1: A BASTARD! / A HUGE HIT! / V.G.
  Side 2: A THUG GAVE A BARD SHIT

Notes:

Recorded in September 1988.


FOREVERGLADES (1990)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Foreverglades Cover

Tracks

  1. We Haven't Arrived (3:41) ** – 
  2. Until You Came (4:12) **
  3. Thought We'd Agreed (3:51) * (on CD only) – 
  4. Sleeping Dogs (3:20) *
  5. Hungerford (4:36) *
  6. Shrine (3:23) **
  7. Holding Back (3:42) *
  8. Just To Be Sure (3:49) * – 
  9. Never Forgive You (3:14) **
  10. See-Saw (2:57) **
  11. Sold (4:09) (Includes a 27-second hidden instrumental after the song ends) ** – 

Credits

Adrian Workman - Bass
Jeremy Butterworth - Guitar & Vocals
John Underwood [John Kilbey alias] - Guitar & Vocals
Matt Kerr - Drums

* Produced by Steve Kilbey
** Produced by Phil Punch & The Bhagas
Violin on "Until You Came" by Violinda
Photography by Russell Paper [Russell Kilbey alias], Heidi Rosen and Barry Crook
Cover conceived by John Foy & The Bhagas

Releases


PARTY (1990)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Party Cover   The Bhagavad Guitars - Party Inside Photo

7" Tracks

Side A: Party – 
Side B: Salt Cellar
Side C: I Can Plainly See *
Side D: Filler #1, #2, #3

CD Tracks

  1. Party (4:55) – 
  2. Filler #1 (1:10)
  3. Salt Cellar (4:09)
  4. Filler #2 (1:19)
  5. I Can Plainly See (5:54) *
  6. Filler #3 (1:18)

* Produced by Steve Kilbey

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side A: WHAT IS IT? COME PRETTY ONE.
  Side B: "CAVEMAN STADIUM" ROCKS
  Side C: THE KILLER TAKES ACID!
  Side D: POLY-FILLER


HYPNOTISE ME (1992)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Hypnotise Me Promo Cover

Promo Cover

The Bhagavad Guitars - Hypnotise Me KH 001 Cover

KH 001 Cover

Tracks

  1. Hypnotise Me (single edit) (3:04) – 
  2. The Twelfth Of Never (2:57)
  3. Dion (3:23) – 

Releases


HYPNOTISED (1992)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Hypnotised Cover

Tracks

  1. Hypnotise Me (3:51) – 
  2. It's No Accident (2:43)
  3. Assassin (2:50)
  4. The Night I Made Love To The River (3:04)
  5. Song / Dion [unlisted] (6:18) – 
  6. There's Still Hope For Us (4:00)
  7. The Romeo Error (2:46)
  8. (You Don't Even Know) How Hard It Is (3:14)
  9. Leaving Early (4:03)
  10. I Can Plainly See (4:37)

Credits

Matt Kerr - Drums, Trombone
Tony Locke - Bass, Lead Vocal on "Romeo Error" and "Accident"
Jeremy Butterworth - Guitar, Flute, Vocals
John Kilbey - Guitar, Clarinet, Vocals
Boris Goudenof - Trumpet, Melodeon on "Dion"

"Song" based on the poem of the same name (aka "When I am dead") by 19th century English poet Christina Rossetti.

Releases


INTROVERSION (1996)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Introversion Cover

Tracks

  1. Maiden Voyage (3:16)
  2. The Innocent Few (2:49)
  3. I Can Plainly See (4:34) – 
  4. Assassin (4:02) – 
  5. And Then She Is Gone (3:33) – 
  6. No News (3:41) – 
  7. Just The Thing (2:18)
  8. For Your Own Good (3:13)
  9. There's Still Hope For Us (3:51)
  10. Leaving Early (3:49) – 

With Bonus CD...

EXTRAVERSION EP

  1. Hills And Dales (3:27)
  2. How You Move (3:10) – 
  3. Wiser Words (3:29)
  4. God Has Spoken (4:00)

Credits

John Kilbey - Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, additional Keyboards.
Jeremy Butterworth - Lead Guitars, Vocals (lead Vocals on "Just The Thing" & "Leaving Early"), Mandolin.
Adrian Workman - Bass, Vocals (lead Vocals on "No News"), Piano, Keyboards.
Matt Kerr - Drums & Percussion, Vocals.

Original Artwork by Julia Bourke, John Kilbey and D. Thrussell.
Sleeve Typography & Layout by Rhys Morris.

Releases

Notes:

On the inside sides of the trayliner are hidden these notes:

The "Face on Mars" is a mile high structure photographed by NASA's 1976 Viking space probe. Surrounding the Face are a number of pyramids and other anomalous artifacts. They exhibit a complex mathematical relationship unlikely to have formed naturally. NASA has refused any further investigation. Further reading: "Planetary Mysteries" by Richard C. Hoagland.

This CD contains its own mysteries. Although recorded in Jan. 1991 the master tapes were lost in the twilight zone of a multinational record label for 5 years. A musical X-file gathering dust on a shelf. No explanation was ever given to us. And so the great wheel turns. May artists everywhere return to the task at hand, unhindered by the money-minded...

Read John Kilbey's of Introversion.


UNFAMILIAR PLACES (2011)

The Bhagavad Guitars - Unfamiliar Places Cover

Tracks

  1. Nothing Left To Fight Over (3:14) –  /
  2. Horizon To Horizon (3:06) – 
  3. Escape Goat (3:27) – 
  4. I Wanna Know Why (4:16) –  /
  5. Autumn (2:53) – 
  6. More Than We Could Ever Know (2:39)
  7. Bad Thing (2:39)
  8. Disregard The Warning (3:15)
  9. Best Day Of My Life (3:55)
  10. Together We Arrive (3:53) – 
  11. Unfamiliar Places (5:06) –  /
  12. Sea To Sky (2:54)

Releases


 

COMPILATIONS FEATURING TRACKS BY THE BHAGAVAD GUITARS

ASIDES & BESIDES: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS (1990)

Asides & Besides: The First Five Years Cover

Tracks

  1. I Can't Control Myself (2:54) - James Baker Experience
  2. Two Lines (2:29) - Ya Ya Choral
  3. Drop In The Ocean (3:29) - The Crystal Set
  4. Psycho (3:56) - The Beasts Of Bourbon
  5. King Street (4:01) - John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong
  6. Benefit Of The Doubt (4:26) - The Crystal Set
  7. This Asphalt Eden (3:57) - Steve Kilbey
  8. Transparent Garden (3:53) - Curious (Yellow)
  9. Just To Be Sure (3:49) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  10. You Can't Run (2:52) - Mexican Spitfires
  11. Down Below (3:14) - The Cruel Sea
  12. Like A Ghost - Steve Kilbey *
  13. Don't Be Surprised (3:30) - The Crystal Set
  14. Awakening Earth (4:18) - The Bhagavad Guitars [previously unreleased]
  15. Shell (3:47) - Steve Kilbey
  16. Run Rudolph Run (3:26) - John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong
  17. Isabella (5:23) - Curious (Blue)
  18. Hubble Bubble (3:23) - The Crystal Set
  19. Sydney Town (2:58) - Mexican Spitfires
  20. Thought We'd Agreed - The Bhagavad Guitars *
  21. The Big Sleep - The Beasts of Bourbon *
  22. Elvis Impersonator Blues - The Beasts of Bourbon *
  23. New Neighbour (2:45) - The Tall Shirts
  24. Born To Be Punched (3:34) - James Baker Experience

* on lp release only

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side 1: HOW DO YOU KEEP A MOSSY FAN BUSY?.....(OVER)
  Side 2: HOW DO YOU KEEP A MOSSY FAN BUSY?.....(OVER)
  Side 3: LIVE STOCK!
  Side 4: BYE BYE B SIDES.....

Notes

Includes this photo of the band:

Bhagavad Guitars Band Photo


CERTAIN DAMAGE! VOLUME 29 (1990)

Certain Damage! Volume 29 Cover

Tracks

  1. The Summer (2:39) - Yo La Tengo
  2. Airplane On The Highway (3:14) - Bob Wiseman
  3. That's A Lie (2:21) - Too Much Joy
  4. I Could Hear My Name Ringin' (3:51) - Memphis Slim/Sonny Boy Williamson/Big Bill Broonzy
  5. To The Other Side (5:17) - A Guy Called Gerald
  6. Estate Sale (3:42) - Cheryl Wheeler
  7. White Boy Raving (3:14) - Darius
  8. Lonesome Desert Growl (3:14) - Big Medicine Head
  9. Avenue A (3:31) - House Of Usher
  10. Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em (6:10) - Eric B. & Rakim
  11. Ooh I Like It (3:01) - Creeps
  12. Rainfall (3:36) - Bentley Tock
  13. Billy Austin (6:16) - Steve Earle
  14. Thought We'd Agreed (3:52) - Bhagavad Guitars
  15. Some Kind Of Paradise (5:26) - Kevin Welch
  16. Dance For Me (4:14) - 9 Ways To Sunday
  17. Levi Stubbs' Tears (5:11) - Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin
  18. Pray Like Lovers (4:45) - Sylvia Griffin

Releases

Notes

Includes this write-up on Bhagavad Guitars:

Sydney, Australia's Bhagavad Guitars has a richly melodic sound propelled by shimmering guitars, glossy vocal harmonies and a mellow, grooving rhythm. It's no wonder that the beautiful production sheen brings to mind antipodean brothers The Church, with half of Foreverglades - an LP comprised of two previously released Eps - produced by Steve Kilbey; the other half receives equally lovely treatment from Phil Punch and the band. "Thought We'd Agreed," a delicate pop song with plush arrangements, is representative of the Bhag's engaging sound. The band is currently shopping for a U.S. label, so keep on the lookout.


UP FROM DOWN BELOW (1990)

Up From Down Below Cover

Tracks

  1. A Furious Mess (3:55) - Crystal Set
  2. Charlatan (4:28) - Crystal Set
  3. Sylvia (3:46) - Curious (Yellow)
  4. Taken by Surprise (3:21) - Curious (Yellow)
  5. Down Below (3:13) - The Cruel Sea
  6. Margarita (2:43) - The Cruel Sea
  7. We Haven't Arrived (3:39) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  8. Until You Came (4:11) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  9. Bad Revisited (4:00) - The Beasts of Bourbon
  10. The Hate Inside (3:31) - The Beasts of Bourbon

Releases

Notes

Includes this write-up on Bhagavad Guitars:

Bhagavad Guitars Write-up


FIVE YEARS INTO THE FUTURE (1991)

Five Years Into The Future Cover

Tracks

  1. Thrive (4:07) - Crystal Set
  2. She Spits Out Stars (4:24) - Crystal Set
  3. Souleater (2:37) - Clouds
  4. Sweetest Thing (2:52) - Clouds
  5. This Is Not The Way Home (4:06) - The Cruel Sea
  6. Cry For Me (5:22) - The Cruel Sea
  7. I Can Plainly See (4:46) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  8. Assassin (4:05) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  9. Chase The Dragon (3:41) - The Beasts of Bourbon
  10. Can't Say No (4:56) - The Beasts of Bourbon
  11. Sea Anemone (2:54) - Kim Salmon & The Surrealists
  12. 26 Good Words (4:04) - Kim Salmon & The Surrealists

Releases

Notes

Includes this write-up on Bhagavad Guitars:

Bhagavad Guitars Write-up


A RESTLESS WORLD 1991 (1991)

A Restless World 1991 Cover

Tracks

  1. Love's Not Fair (3:03) - Zeros
  2. Big Bong (4:35) - Sun
  3. Sunflower Honey (3:06) - The Doughboys
  4. Nice Age (3:46) - Yellow Magic Orchestra
  5. Overloaded (3:33) - The Last Drive
  6. Back In My Baby's Arms (3:23) - Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys
  7. Fire (2:59) - Cirith Ungol
  8. Submarine Soul (3:51) - Barbie Bones
  9. Stay By Me (2:52) - Greg Sage
  10. Reunion (2:46) - Burn Baby Burn
  11. Party (4:54) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  12. Now Is Now (4:34) - Band Of Susans
  13. Living In Hell (5:03) - Hellion
  14. Easy Come, Easy Go (2:39) - Bobby Sherman
  15. Alpha Jerk (4:30) - Raging Slab
  16. More Beer (3:01) - Fear
  17. Tearing Me Apart (3:27) - Agent Orange
  18. America (2:14) - DOA
  19. Colored Water (4:24) - Honk

Releases

Notes

Includes this write-up on Bhagavad Guitars:

The Bhagavad Guitars come from Australia & know the merits of shiny big guitars. Three of the songs from their American debut were produced by The Church's Steven Kilby [sic]. It's music to dream by & disappear with.


JUICE: ANOTHER POLYGRAM MUSIC PUBLISHING INITIATIVE (1993)

Juice: Another Polygram Music Publishing Initiative Cover

Tracks

  1. I'm Just Having One Of Those Lives (3:49) - Dave Graney with The Coral Snakes
  2. Black Stick (4:12) - The Cruel Sea
  3. I Wanna Go Home (3:45) - Sator
  4. Liquid (3:41) - Caligula
  5. I Was Right (4:16) - Underground Lovers
  6. See You Leaving (2:49) - Clouds
  7. Head Above The Clouds (5:38) - Vanilla Chainsaws
  8. Brother John (4:31) - The Visitors
  9. You Struck A Chord (3:57) - Mixed Relations
  10. That Sunset Was Intense (3:27) - Warp Factor 9
  11. Divan (1:58) - Lemonheads
  12. Chase The Dragon (Live) (3:37) - Beasts Of Bourbon
  13. The Romeo Error (2:44) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  14. Corporate Slave Remix (3:22) - Snog
  15. Mystery Line (5:27) - Mantissa
  16. Rose Coloured Windscreen (4:14) - Kim Salmon & The Surrealists
  17. I've Got A Lot Of Faith In You (4:09) - Stephen Cummings
  18. Married To My Lazy Life (2:25) - Ed Kuepper

Releases


KARMIC HIT PREVIEWS & RARITIES (2002)

Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities Cover

Tracks

  1. Trilemma (5:03) - Steve Kilbey
  2. Bad For You (2:45) - Jack Frost
  3. We All Fall (4:22) - Us
  4. We Need a New Leader (3:17) - JLK
  5. Citizens (5:31) - Snog
  6. Transmigration (3:51) - Isidore
  7. Ghost Train (3:52) - Russell and John Kilbey
  8. Save Me (3:42) - Curious (Yellow)
  9. Bossa (3:47) - Steve Kilbey
  10. Dion (3:24) - Bhagavad Guitars
  11. The Winged Measurer (4:09) - SOMA
  12. Time Gentlemen Time (3:27) - Warp Factor 9
  13. God is Big Business (4:34) - Sex Industrie
  14. Aquanaut (3:25) - Steve Kilbey
  15. Travelling Karma (4:26) - JLK
  16. No Contact (3:23) - Us
  17. Persuasion (4:12) - Jack Frost
  18. Back of My Mind (remix) (5:25) - Fake
  19. Tricka Tricka Boom Boom Song (2:49) - The Twillies
  20. Jack's Dream (2:22) - Jack Frost

Releases

Notes

Comes in a digipak with an embossed cover and an 8-page booklet (containing "A Chronology of Karmic Hit" and a paragraph about each track).


KARMIC HIT PREVIEWS AND RARITIES VOLUME 2:
LIMITED EDITION 10TH ANNIVERSARY CD (2003)

Karmic Hit Previews and Rarities Volume 2 Cover

Tracks

Appearing on the night...

  1. * Citizens (Shaolin Wooden Men "Duty Now & Forever" remix) (5:13) - SNOG
  2. * Fill My Hole (Byron Scullin featuring Marcel Borrack "He's the Real Deal" remix) (5:23) - SNOG
  3. * A Means To An End (3:20) - Steve Kilbey
  4. Mechanism (4:10) - Steve Kilbey (from "Freaky Conclusions")
  5. Until the End (4:11) - Halogen (from "Save the Ones You Love")
  6. Caught Me (3:59) - Halogen (from "Save the Ones You Love")
  7. Rehash (3:19) - JLK (from "Nothing More Than Something to Wear")
  8. Friend Among Friends (radio edit) (3:15) - JLK (from "Nothing More Than Something to Wear")
  9. Compass (4:02) - David Lane (from Compass)
  10. * Lucky Joe (radio edit) (4:18) - David Lane

Coming soon...

  1. Monorail (2:32) - Pugwash
  2. Hey Little (3:06) - Pluto
  3. Gone For Good (2:12) - Steve Kilbey (featuring Sandi Chick) from "Kilbeyfilmusic"
  4. Providence (5:12) - Jack Frost (from Jack Frost re-release)
  5. Drop in the Ocean (3:31) - the Crystal Set (from "best of the Crystal Set")
  6. We Haven't Arrived (3:43) - the Bhagavad Guitars (from "best of BG's)
  7. The Mercury Cure (3:57) - Turkeyneck Lasso (from Turkeyneck Lasso re-release)
  8. Transmigration (3:52) - Isidore

In case you haven't heard these...

  1. My Ancient Vihmaana (5:24) - SOMA (from "My Ancient Vihmaana" EP)
  2. Hurricane Lamp (3:38) - Warp Factor 9 (from "Five Days in a Photon Belt")

* denotes track doesn't appear on another official release.

Releases

Notes

These were originally released in conjunction with the Karmic Hit 10th Anniversary shows (Feb. 27, 2003 at The Roma Room in Sydney, and March 6, 2003 at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne). The first two hundred ticket buyers for each show received the CD free. In April, 2003, this CD was offered free to the first 100 Karmic Hit mailing list subscribers who placed an order with them (either by email or through their online Mall of Convenience).