Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: August 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
By 1972, piano player extraordinaire Warren ‘Pig’ Morgan had performed a key role in the careers of two of Australia’s most legendary blues-rock bands, Chain & Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs. He’d been a founder member of Chain in 1968, and had been instrumental in helping Thorpie establish his reputation as one of the wildest and heaviest blues-rockers of the day.
Initially a solo project, it soon became a collaborative effort after Warren asked Billy Thorpe to join in. Christening themselves “Thump’n Pig & Puff’n Billy”, they then enlisted the talents of another Aztec (Gil Matthews) and 2 members of Chain (Phil Manning and Barry Sullivan) to record the LP they called “Downunda”. The single Captain Straightman became a much loved hit.
Remastered by Gil Matthews, deluxe digi-pak version also features 4 bonus live tracks, 16 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes by noted Australian rock author Ian McFarlane.