Saturday, 26 April 2014

The D-Generation takes on Australian rockers

Five In A Row:

The D-Generation were a comedy troupe that started out as students at Melbourne University in the mid-1980s. Well known to Australian TV viewers, they had their own TV series as D-Generation, then The Late Show. They then branched out into other programs such as Full Frontal and then into various radio and film projects.

They had two successful singles that beautifully skewered Aussie music legends. Five In A Row, issued in 1989 took the "mickey' out of (in order):

John Farnham
Jimmy Barnes
Little River Band
Kylie Minogue
and James Reyne's idiosyncratic clipped and slurred vocal style

The sequel, released twelve months later, took shots at:

Michael Hutchence of INXS
Darryl Braithwaite
Kate Ceberano
and Midnight Oil

They are very funny short films, well worth a look. Enjoy

Five More in a Row:

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