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Monday, June 6, 2016

Supernaut....debut album from 1976..Glam/Punk Rock from Perth

Supernaut were a glam/punk rock band from Perth, Western Australia. They formed in 1974 by British immigrants Gary Twinn and brothers Chris and Joe Burnham and were signed to Polydor Records upon a recommendation from Ian "Molly" Meldrum. They entered the Australian charts at no.16 on July 1976 with the single "I Like It Both Ways". The song was banned by most commercial radio stations because of its controversial lyrics, but strong TV performances on Countdown and Bandstand forced radio to give in to public pressure and "I Like It Both Ways" hit the Number 5 spot on most Australian charts (and Number 1 on the Bandstand Top Ten).

A follow up hit, "Too Hot To Touch", came in November 1976, reaching No.14 on the charts. Their self-titled debut album was a Christmas hit, achieving double gold sales. The group was presented with two TV Week King of Pop awards for best new band and best video performance of 1976.


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