STEPHEN CUMMINGS

Stephen Cummings was formerly the lead singer for The Sports.

SEPTEMBER 13 / WHITE NOISE (1994)

Stephen Cummings - September 13 Cover

September 13 (3:23) (Written by Steve Kilbey)
White Noise (4:01)
Three Dead Passengers (4:16)
Whisper Me Nothing (Cummings with the Underground Lovers) (2;17)


THE BIG ROOM (1994)

Stephen Cummings - The Big Room Cover

The Big Room (single mix) (4:55)
The Big Room (rusty mix) (6:21)
Just Another Soldier In The Army Of Love (Live) (3:48)
Cosmic Wheels (Live) (3:05)

Last 2 tracks from the Falling Swinger limited edition bonus CD "Live In Lovetown".


FELL FROM A GREAT HEIGHT (1994)

Stephen Cummings - Fell From A Great Height Cover

Fell From A Great Height (with Toni Childs) (4:04) – 
Fell From A Great Height (album version) (4:04)
Isn't It A Pity (George Harrison cover) (3:31) – 
Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison cover) (3:30)


FALLING SWINGER (1994)

Stephen Cummings - Falling Swinger Cover

Tracks

  1. The Big Room (6:41) – 
  2. White Noise (4:00)
  3. September 13 (3:21) – 
  4. Fell From A Great Height (4:06) – 
  5. As I Rise (6:00)
  6. What The Eyes Have Made Welcome (4:14)
  7. A River Lies Between Us (4:14)
  8. 100 Different Ways (3:49)
  9. I Wish The Show Was Over (4:20)
  10. Days Chasing Days (5:24)
  11. Sliding Across A Blue Highway (4:39)
  12. What Was There To Worry About (3:35)
  13. God Knows (4:20)

Credits

Stephen Cummings - vocals, guitars
Chris Abrahams - keyboards
Tim Powles - drums [miscredited as Tim Powell]
Steve Kilbey - guitar on 1,3,9; bass on 1,3,4; backing vocals on 1,2,9; auto harp on 5,6
Shane O'Mara - guitar on 2,5,7,8,9,11,13
Grant McLennan - guitar & backing vocals on 4
Bill McDonald - bass on 2,5,7,9,11
Rebecca Barnard - backing vocals on 2,5,6,7,9,11
Russell Kilbey - backing vocals on 4; loops and noises
Boris Goudenof - loops and noises; trumpet on 3

Produced by Steve Kilbey. Mixed by Simon Polinski and Steve Kilbey.
Recorded March 1994 at Karmic Hit Studios, Sydney.
"September 13" written by Steve Kilbey.

Releases


Some copies were released with a bonus CD:

LIVE IN LOVETOWN (Limited Edition Bonus CD)

Tracks

  1. Cosmic Wheels (Live) (3:07)
  2. Isn't It A Pity (Live) (3:32)
  3. Some Prayers Are Answered (Live) (3:44)
  4. Just Another Soldier In The Army Of Love (Live) (3:49)
  5. Howling At Midnight (Live) (3:20)
  6. Do It (Live) (1:28)
  7. Beware Of Darkness (Live) (3:33)

Releases


Steve Kilbey is not featured on the live CD.
Promo copies included an interview CD in place of the live CD:

Stephen Cummings talks to Richard Kingsmill (JJJ) about his new album Falling Swinger
(Limited Edition Bonus CD)

Tracks

  1. ID (0:05)
    "Hi, this is Stephen Cummings, and I'll be talking about my new album Falling Swinger."
  2. ID (0:06)
    "Hi, this is Stephen Cummings, and, uh, I'll be talking tonight about my new album Falling Swinger."
  3. Aims of the new album (1:45)
  4. Working with Steve Kilbey (2:42)
  5. September 13 (2:42)
  6. S.C. Talking about his book (1:33)
  7. Falling Swinger (1:59)
  8. Fell From a Great Height (0:47)
  9. Is he happy co-writing? (2:36)

ESCAPIST (1996)

Stephen Cummings - Escapist Cover

Tracks

  1. You're A Dream (5:08)
  2. Taken By Surprise (3:26) (Kilbey/Jansson) [cover of Curious (Yellow) song] – 
  3. Sometimes (4:18) (Cummings/Kilbey/Jansson) – 
  4. Midnight in America (3:51) (Kilbey/Hunt) [Steve Kilbey's version is on Narcosis+ and Narcosis + More] – 
  5. When God Is In Heaven (5:31)
  6. The Brighter The Light (4:05)
  7. Pretty Big Crush (4:25)
  8. I Will Follow You (4:46)
  9. Sleep With Me (3:53) (Kilbey) [Steve Kilbey's version is on Narcosis, Narcosis+ and Narcosis + More] – 
  10. The Lost Girl (5:03)
  11. Anyone (3:53) (Kilbey/Cummings) [cover of "It Could Be Anyone," different verses] – 
  12. Everything Breaks Your Heart (4:28)

Credits

Stephen Cummings - vocals, guitar
Steve Kilbey - guitars, bass and assorted noises on most things
Robert Goodge - programming, all guitars and auras on songs 5,7,8 & 10
Chris Abrahams - piano and keyboards on songs 1,2,3 & 6
Tim Powles - drums on well-nigh everything [miscredited as Tim Powell]
Marty Willson-Piper - heavy guitars on song 11
Peter Koppes - guitars on song 12
Bill McDonald - bass guitar and things on songs 1,6 & 9
Michael Sheridan - blatant guitars on song 1
John Murphy - 'Plastic Ono' drums on song 1

Produced by Steve Kilbey. Engineered by Simon Polinski.
Recorded at Karmic Hit, Sydney

Releases


SOMETIMES (1996)

Stephen Cummings - Sometimes Cover

Sometimes (album version) (3:25)
Unfair (with Peter Koppes on guitar) (3:16)
Here Comes (2:08)


TAKEN BY SURPRISE (1996)

Stephen Cummings - Taken By Surprise Cover

Taken By Surprise (album version) (3:26) (Kilbey/Jansson)
Sometimes (acoustic version) (4:01) (Cummings/Kilbey/Jansson)
The Other Side Of The River (4:41)
Why Me (4:09)

Credits

Musicians on track 1 - as above
Musicians on tracks 2,3,4:
   Stephen Cummings - Vocals
   Danny Luscombe - Guitar
   "evil" Graham Lee - Lapsteel/Pedalsteel Guitar
   Craig Camber - A&R

Releases


TAKEN BY SURPRISE PROMO (1996)

Stephen Cummings - Taken By Surprise Promo Disc

Taken By Surprise (album version) (3:26)


PUPPET PAUPER POET PIRATE PAWN AND KING (1997)

Stephen Cummings - Puppet Pauper Poet Pirate Pawn And King Cover

Tracks

  1. Slowly Going To Pieces (new track) (4:09)
  2. I've Got A Lot of Faith in You (4:10)
  3. Taken By Surprise * (3:25)
  4. Keep The Ball Rolling (3:37)
  5. Fell From A Great Height (4:05) *
  6. She Set Fire To The House (5:00)
  7. You're A Dream (5:07) *
  8. September 13 (3:21) *
  9. Sometimes (4:17) *
  10. You Jane (4:23)
  11. Melancholy Hour (4:24)
  12. Walk Softly But Carry A Big Stick (4:49)
  13. Blue Hour (4:43)
  14. When Love Comes Back To Haunt You (3:40)
  15. Somewhere (new track)(5:07)
  16. The Big Room (edit) (4:55) *
  17. Whatever Love Is (4:30)
  18. Waiting For A Train (new track - Flash and the Pan song) (4:12)

* Produced by Steve Kilbey.

Releases

Notes

This is a "greatest hits" type collection of songs from Lovetown (1988) through Escapist (1996), plus three new songs. The title comes from the lyrics to "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra.


THAT'S MY CAVE MAN (2008)

Stephen Cummings - That's My Cave Man Cover

Tracks

  1. It's All Over Now Baby Blue [Bob Dylan song] (3:59)
  2. Sometimes (acoustic version) (4:06) *
  3. Cosmic Wheels (live) [Donovan song] (3:09)
  4. Nothing's Too Much (live) (4:22)
  5. She Sees Herself In Dreams (5:22)
  6. This Is How A New Life Can Open Up For You (6:15)
  7. Isn't It A Pity? (live) [George Harrison song] (3:36)
  8. I Want You To Want Me (alternate version) (3:47)
  9. The Keys To Her Heart (live) (7:02)
  10. Do It (live) (1:32)
  11. Beware Of Darkness (live) [George Harrison song] (3:37)
  12. From St Kilda To Kings Cross (with Chris Abrahams) [Paul Kelly song] (3:46)
  13. I'm Having An Anxiety Attack (5:48)
  14. When Everyone's Left (unreleased song from Escapist sessions) (4:34) **
  15. End Of Conversation (with Chris Abrahams) (2:47)
  16. Some Prayers Are Answered (live) (3:48)
  17. Undecided (live with full band) [Masters Apprentices song] (3:46)

* Written by Cummings/Kilbey/Jansson.
** Peter Koppes plays guitar on this track.

Releases

Notes

This is a collection of b-sides, rarities and live tracks.


 

COMPILATIONS FEATURING TRACKS BY STEPHEN CUMMINGS

KAHLUA - MUSIC FOR YOUR MOUTH (1994)

Kahlua - Music For Your Mouth Cover

Kahlua - Music For Your Mouth CD

Juice Magazine Dec. 1994 Cover

Juice Magazine, December 1994

Tracks

  1. Carelessly (4:34) - Atlas Strings
  2. Always (2:49) - Clouds
  3. Sliding Across A Blue Highway (4:40) - Stephen Cummings
  4. Headcase (4:17) - Drop City
  5. Don't Say Goodbye (3:54) - The Exponents
  6. The Driver Is You (3:36) - The Fauves
  7. She Lies (3:05) - Overnight Jones
  8. World's Got Everything In It (2:30) - Spencer P. Jones
  9. Grave Concern (4:18) - Powderfinger
  10. Piece By Piece (4:41) - Rebecca's Empire
  11. Reach Out (5:09) - Kim Salmon and STM
  12. Get Lost (3:27) - Sex Industrie
  13. Circus Sideshow (2:06) - Tumbleweed
  14. Dream It Down (4:30) - The Underground Lovers

Releases

Notes

This promo compilation CD was bundled with the December 1994 issue of Juice, an Australian magazine.


FEEDING THE FUTURE: AUSTRALIAN MUSIC SAMPLER (1994)

Feeding The Future Cover

Tracks

  1. My Enemy (4:28) - Culture Shock
  2. Shakka Jam (3:33) - Kulcha
  3. Ain't No Right Turn (4:05) - Boots
  4. Arrive (4:05) - Skunkhour
  5. Mask (3:48) - Def FX
  6. Purekiller (4:05) - Defryme
  7. Blackmoney (3:57) - Dragonfly
  8. Four Letter Word (4:21) - Chocolate Starfish
  9. In A Box (2:41) - Ammonia
  10. She Lies (3:05) - Overnight Jones
  11. Honest & Sober (3:59) - The Sharp
  12. Lap It Up (3:26) - Penny Flanagan
  13. Cultivate The Wild (3:37) - Ana Christensen
  14. Love Is All (4:06) - Richard Pleasance
  15. Fell From A Great Height (4:05) - Stephen Cummings
  16. Not Crying Anymore (4:03) - Fiona Lee Maynard
  17. Give It All You Got (3:54) - Marcia Hines
  18. Real World (2:47) - Tiddas

Releases


GASLIGHT: NEW MUSIC NOW... (1994)

Gaslight: New Music Now... Cover

Tracks

  1. Alchemy's Dead (3:59) - Clouds
  2. Fell From A Great Height (4:04) - Stephen Cummings
  3. Worlds Apart (4:03) - Drop City
  4. She's A Hunter (3:39) - The Fauves
  5. Tail (5:27) - Powderfinger
  6. Gravity (4:09) - Kim Salmon & The Surrealists
  7. Dream It Down (4:30) - Underground Lovers
  8. Colour Blue (3:39) - The Verys

Releases


PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN (1994)

Proudly Australian Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Real World - Tiddas
  2. Bernie - Overnight Jones
  3. Las Vegas - Underground Lovers
  4. 2 Way Dreamtime - Dig
  5. What I Done To Her - Tex, Don & Charlie
  6. Under Your Wing - Atlas Strings
  7. Colour Blue - The Verys
  8. So Fine - Caligula
  9. Poppel Grave - Swirl

Side 2:

  1. Getting Along - Drop City
  2. Tail - Powderfinger
  3. Big Big Place - Blue Million Miles
  4. The Driver Is You - The Fauves
  5. Atomic Electric - Rebecca's Empire
  6. Can There Be - Charlotte Grace
  7. White Noise - Stephen Cummings
  8. Warren Oates - Dave Graney With The Coral Snakes
  9. Stay - Tamam Shud

Releases


LOCAL PRODUCE (1996)

Local Produce Cover

Tracks

  1. First Taxi (Do It Again) (4:34) - Atlas Strings
  2. Black Stick (3:41) - Frank Bennett
  3. You're A Dream (5:09) - Stephen Cummings
  4. Dog's Are The Best People (2:46) - The Fauves
  5. Dreams Come True (4:37) - Fragile
  6. You're Too Beautiful (4:19) - Tex Perkins
  7. Pick You Up (4:20) - Powderfinger
  8. In Deep (4:12) - Rebecca's Empire
  9. Bitter (4:14) - Shihad
  10. Loose Change (2:45) - Sidewinder
  11. Stash (3:47) - Smudge
  12. Mission Song (3:53) - Tiddas
  13. I Remember (4:26) - Tumbleweed
  14. Not Like You (3:37) - Ute
  15. Space Madness (3:06) - The Welcome Mat

Releases


MANTRA MIX (1996)

Mantra Mix Cover

Tracks

  1. Tibetan Prayer (1:11) - His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
  2. Mantra Mix (3:42) - Sacred Sound System
  3. Love This Life (3:36) - Crowded House
  4. Gapu (5:07) - Yothu Yindi
  5. Deeper Well (4:20) - Emmylou Harris
  6. The Refuge Tree (4:12) - ALT
  7. Father Death Blues (4:02) - Allen Ginsberg
  8. Sometimes (4:18) - Stephen Cummings
  9. The Destroyer (4:08) - Frente
  10. Shambala (3:12) - Beastie Boys
  11. Compassion In Exile (4:27) - Philip Glass
  12. GB (1:58) - My Friend The Chocolate Cake
  13. DCN#348 (1:56) - Deborah Conway
  14. Protected (5:23) - Tim Finn
  15. Rythm & Flow (5:36) - Jenny Morris
  16. Two Wings (2:55) - Café Of The Gate Of Salvation
  17. Set On Freedom (4:25) - Vika & Linda
  18. Peace Of Mind (4:56) - Jimmy Barnes
  19. Come Little Children (3:31) - Diesel
  20. Tibetan Chant (2:38) - Namgyal Monks
  21. Dedication Prayer (0:22) - His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Releases

Credits

"Sometimes":
  Stephen Cummings - Vocals
Steve Kilbey - Guitar, Bass
Tim Powles - Drums [miscredited as Tim Powell]
  Chris Abrahams - Keyboards

  Written by Cummings/Kilbey/Jansson
Produced by Steve Kilbey
  Mixed and Engineered by Simon Polinski

Notes

Tim Powles is also listed as playing drums on the Frente track "The Destroyer" [again miscredited as Tim Powell].


ENDANGERED SPECIES: DON'T LET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STOP THE MUSIC (1998)

Tracks

  1. Crazy (4:02) - Cordrazine
  2. Don't It Get You Down (3:35) - Deadstar
  3. Chanteuse (3:32) - Floyd Vincent & The Childbrides
  4. Repeat (3:19) - Grinspoon
  5. Drain (3:01) - Mescaline
  6. White Skin Black Heart (3:46) - Midnight Oil
  7. Always On My Mind (4:22) - Rani Kamal
  8. Angel Beat (3:24) - Raw Sugar
  9. Freak (3:47) - silverchair
  10. Calypso (1:52) - Spiderbait
  11. Fell From A Great Height (4:05) - Stephen Cummings
  12. Love Walks In (4:21) - The Earthmen
  13. Down Again (435) - The Superjesus
  14. Human Need (4:00) - Vertigo

Releases

Notes

This CD was compiled by Australian artists protesting proposed changes to that country's CD import restriction laws. It was accompanied by press releases and statements, and included a pamphlet titled "Advancing the Interests of the Australian Record Industry."