Taman Shud... Band name and Case...Morning Of The earth..Aussie Surf Hippie Flute Shit and the Big Wiki Breakdown
Tamam Shud were an Australian psychedelic and progressive rock band, formed in Sydney in 1967, which released two albums, Evolution (1969) and Goolutionites and the Real People (1970) before disbanding in 1972. They reformed in 1993 to release a third album, Permanent Culture in 1994 but disbanded again in 1995.
Tamam Shud evolved from the surf band, The Sunsets, in 1967. The group released two acclaimed LPs, recorded independently, which have both become sought-after collector's items. The band's name was taken from the closing phrase of Omar Khayyam's Rubayyat, and this phrase (Tamam Shud) was found in a very rare edition of Fitzgerald's translation (a story related by Tim Gaze's father in the "secret" track at the enmd of their 1994 reunion album). The original lineup soon became a popular attraction at Sydney discoqtheques and "head" venues, and like their contemporaries Tully, they were often performed in association with the pioneering Sydney film and lightshow collective Ubu.
The original lineup recorded the group's debut album Evolution in late 1968. It was financed by filmmkaer Paul Witzig, who commissioned the music as the soundtrack to his surfing film of the same name. Because of Witzig's limited budget, the album was recorded live, in a single 2-1/2-hour session, and mixed in just 1-1/2 hours, with most of the tracks being first takes. The independent recording was leased to the CBS label and achieved some commercial success thanks to promotions in the Australian pop magazine Go-Set.
In 1969, teenage guitar prodigy Tim Gaze (who was just 15 when he joined) replaced Zytnik on lead guitar. In January 1970 Tamam Shud performed at Australia's first outdoor rock festival, the "Pilgrmiage for Pop", held at Ourimbah, north of Sydney, on the NSW central coast. During early 1970 the group signed with the newly-established Australian division of Warner Bros. Records, for whom they recorded their second LP, the environmentally-themed Goolutionites and the Real People, but in June 1970, soon after it was finished, both Davidson and Gaze left to form progressive rock group, Kahvas Jute with bassist Bob Daisley and singer-guitarist Dennis Wilson.
Bjerre replaced Gaze and Davidson with Kevin Sinott (drums) and Kevin Stephenson (reeds) and the group took on a jazzier musical direction,
Gaze returned to Tamam Shud in late 1970 after Kahvas Jute recorded their only LP. At this point Sinott and Stephenson left the group and the band recruited a new drummer, Nigel Macara, who had previously worked with Gaze in the trio Stonehenge. During 1971 Tamam Shud's lineup expanded further with the addition of percussionist Larry Duryea (ex Heart'n'Soul) and they were regularly augmented on stage by multi-instrumentalist Richard Lockwood, formerly of Tully and noted Sydney jazz pianist Bobby Gebert.
The band toured solidly through 1971 and late that year, following the breakup of Tully, Lockwood became the permanent sixth member. Their next recording was the single "Got A Feeling" / "My Father Told Me", released on Warner Bros. in January 1972. The group was invited to contribute music for the soundtrack for the Alby Falzon surf movie Morning of the Earth and Falzon initially wanted Tamam Shud to provide all the music, but after G. Wayne Thomas took over as producer, other artists were added, and Tamam Shud's involvement was eventually reduced to just three tracks - the instrumental track "Bali Waters" (featuring Lockwood on flute), and the songs "Sea The Swells" and "First Things First". On the day that "First Things First" was recorded, Bjerre had throat problems, so the vocal was recorded by Tim Gaze, however, when the film premiered mid-year, the group was surprised to discover that, without their knowledge, Thomas had erased Gaze's voice and added a new lead vocal by Broderick Smith (then the lead singer of Melbourne band Carson). Gaze and Macara also provided instrumental backing for other musicians who performed songs on the soundtrack. Notwithstanding these problems, the soundtrack LP (released in May 1972) was a major commercial success, becoming the first Australian film soundtrack album to earn a gold record award, despite the fact that it received almsot no airplay on Australian commercial radio. The three Tamam Shud tracks became the group's swan-song; these were compiled on the Bali Waters EP, which was issued later in 1972.
Peter Barron – bass guitar (1967–1972, 1993–1995, 2002)
Lindsay Bjerre – vocals, guitar (1967–1972, 1993–1995, 2002)
Dannie Davidson – drums (1967–1971)
Alez 'Zac' Zytnik – guitar (1967–1970)
Tim Gaze (vocals,guitar) – replaced Zytnik, (1970–1972, 1993–1995, 2002)
Nigel Macara (drums) – replaced Davidson, (1971–1972, 1993–1995, 2002
Larry Duryrea aka Larry Taylor – percussion (1971–1972)
Richard Lockwood – woodwind (1971–1972)
• Evolution (1969)
• Goolutionites and the Real People (1970)
• Permanent Culture (1994)
• Tamam Shud 1968 - 1972 (2002)
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The Taman Shud Case,[notes 1] also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. It is named for a phrase, tamam shud, meaning "ended" or "finished", on a scrap of the final page of The Rubaiyat, found in the hidden pocket of the man's trousers.
Considered "one of Australia's most profound mysteries" at the time, the case has been the subject of intense speculation over the years regarding the identity of the victim, the events leading up to his death, and the cause of death. Public interest in the case remains significant due to a number of factors: the death occurring at a time of heightened tensions during the Cold War, what appeared to be a secret code on a scrap of paper found in his pocket, the use of an undetectable poison, his lack of identification, and the possibility of unrequited love.