Monday, May 21, 2007

Hunters and Collectors

Starting out as a typical post-punk outfit in the early 1980s, Melbourne's beloved Hunters and Collectors have since metamorphosed into a well-regarded art-rock institution capable of churning out elaborate prog-rock influenced pieces, as well as veritable stadium-rock anthems. Check out two of their most well-known numbers: the sturdy marching anthem "Holy Grail" (about Napoleon's disastrous attempted invasion of Russia during the winter of 1812) here, and the enduring, heartfelt "Throw Your Arms Around Me" (a wonderful song about a one-night stand, which has been covered by luminaries like Neil Finn and Eddie Vedder) here.


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