Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: May 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
By and large something of an unknown quantity, Live with Dubs is now considered by Aussie guitar rock aficionados to be one of the best albums of its type released at the time. The redoubtable Lobby Loyd has long been considered one of Australia ’s master guitarists. A player of considerable confidence, proficiency and technique, by the time he came to record Live with Dubs, Loyde was a near 20-year veteran of the local scene (The Purple Hearts, The Wild Cherries, The Aztecs, and the legendary Coloured Balls).
The bonus material, sub-titled Live without Dubs, was recorded 20 years later. With stalwart bass player Gavin Carroll on hand, the band: Lobby, Gavin, guitarist Peter Coomber and drummer Bruce Hoare (christened Ball Power), played a mix of Coloured Balls and Southern Electric material. The sound was as dynamic as Loyde’s previous aggregations, as demonstrated by the four live tracks: familiar Balls songs ‘GOD.’, ‘Flash’ and ‘Human Being’ plus a radically rearranged version of the Elvis Presley standard 'Heartbreak Hotel'.
Packaged in a 6 panel digi-pak, with photos and extensive liner notes from noted Australian Rock writer Ian McFarlane.