Sunday, October 1, 2023

Southern Cross - Southern Cross (1976 australia, hot burning hard rock, 2011 reissue)

A heavy rock band formed by ex-Buffalo members Alan Milano and John Baxter. Milano was co-vocalist on Dead Forever while John Baxter was responsible for Buffalo's heavy rock sound. By the time this recording came about Baxter had left to be replaced by Bruce Cumming.

After Buffalo some members went on to other projects. Peter Wells formed Rose Tattoo & had a distinguished solo career. Dave Tice went to the UK to join the Count Bishops & around 1981 returned to Australia to continue touring & recording as a solo artist & as a member of the Headhunters. He is currently playing in the Dave Tice Band & with ex AC/DC bassist Mark Evans as Tice & Evans. (see John (Jack The Riffer) Baxter played with Boy Racer & Southern Cross. Some material is believed to have been recorded but has never seen a release. Alan Milano was also a member of Southern Cross leaving Buffalo after Dead Forever...
1. Money Maker (Jeff Beacham, Bruce Cumming, Alan Milano) - 4:31
2. You Need It - 5:10
3. Jessie (Bruce Cumming, Alan Milano) - 5:12
4. What Am I Waiting For? - 5:19
5. Harris Street - 4:42
6. Story Teller (Bruce Cumming, Alan Milano) - 5:12
7. Games - 8:58
8. Stormy Lady - 4:51
All compositions by Jeff Beacham, Michel Brouet, Bruce Cumming, Alan Milano except where stated

Southern Cross
*Bruce Cumming - Guitars
*Jeff Beacham - Drums
*Michel Brouet - Bass, Vocals
*Alan Milano - Vocals