The Illusions were from Melbourne and released one EP in 1980 and an LP called Mirror Image in 1981. The sound is mostly a pop/rock mix with a powerpop edge. 100 copies of the EP were made and most were sent out to radio stations. The EP did make the top ten of the 3RRR chart in January 1981 along with bands like The Church, The Clash, Fad Gadget, Mental As Anything and Midnight Oil. The LP is in a similar style to EP. More on it later. The cover of the EP is really more of a yellow color than shown but my camera does a lousy job with yellow.
Illusions - s/t EP (Empire Builder / Summertime // Dreams / Illusions) (Shark SF 350, 1980)
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We will focus on rare and /or obscure records from the 1975 - 1985 period. There may be punk, "new wave", powerpop, rock or whatever else we might find interesting. If anyone has any issues with any items posted here just contact us and any links will be removed. The intention is provide difficult to hear music for preview purposes ... listen before you buy (if you can find it)! Contact: girlsfromtahiti at gmail dot com.
My Want List
Any good obscure punk/powerpop (especially Swedish, Swiss and Finnish) that I don't have such as:
CANADIAN DEMO/LIVE RECORDINGS - anything from The Unknowns, Zro4, The Negatives, Stark Naked and The Fleshtones, Extroverts, Airborne, Pat Bay and The Malahats, Sikphuxz, Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos, Parking Lot, etc
MASTERBEATS - Any cassette releases (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada band, early 80's)
MR. SCIENCE - Terror As Pop and any other cassettes (Canada, 1980s)
NILP - Dark Side Of Nilp cassette (Switzerland, c1983)
I'm mainly interested in punk and powerpop records and bands from 1977 - 1983 along with some synth/electronic things as well. I'm particularly interested in bands from Sweden, Switzerland and Finland, although if it is good it doesn't matter where it is from. If you have some obscurity that you think I might be interested in, drop me an email. If you're looking to hear something in particular, ask and I may have it. Contact me at: girlsfromtahiti at gmail dot com.