The music of Home and Away

February 10th, 2012 by Ailsa

As requested by super commenter Drew’s Shrew – here’s a page for ye to discuss the tunes and ditties that crop up in diners and private residences across the Bay.

I haven’t a clue myself, so away ye go!

20 Responses to “The music of Home and Away”

  1. dag dog Says:

    They spent about a year playin stuff by passion pit in the diner, also a lot of nerina pallot

  2. Ailsa Says:

    Do ya reckon they ever play any of Axle Whitehead’s real-life stuff?

  3. dag dog Says:

    Was that an Axel Whitehead original composition on Friday at the worlds most insensitive engagement party?

  4. Mrs River Boy Says:

    I hope it was Axel! and that he wrote it with such an event in mind for its debut.

    They used to play a load of Empire of the Sun also.

  5. Drew's Shrew Says:

    Oh sorry only seeing this now, a month later…. Hurray! Thanks for setting this up, I think they play some great music on H&A (along with some crap), I’m forever trying to listen into the background music in the diner or wherever.

    I’m a big fan of Aussie music after spending some time over there in the past and try to keep relatively up to date on it from home.

    Some of my favourites that I’ve heard played in the past:
    The Mess Hall – http://youtu.be/lClQNHjFSFc Always played when the River Boys are in a mood to be bad… Features River-Boy-A-Like hottie Jed Kurzel, pwoar.

    Machine Translations – http://youtu.be/BPV5ujEw8h4 One of my favourite Aussie bands of all time, this one is played when the sun is shining and the diner is hopping.

    78 Saab – http://youtu.be/qC0uknLIbH8 They more often play their song Cops but I can’t find a link to it. Love these guys for chilling out.

    The Boat People – http://youtu.be/CjpAwEdRE60 Another one they play when the sun shines or someone is in a cheeky mood. Great pop ditty.

    Washington – http://youtu.be/kztAvgm4CNE I’m almost certain I’ve heard her played on H&A before, but if not its a great song, she played in Whelans Upstairs last November and it was ace.

    Band Of Horses – http://youtu.be/6mFHh_KVzew The only non Aussie band I think I’ve ever heard on the soundtrack, they’ve played this song constantly over the last year or so. Love that band.

    And for comedic value, I’ve heard Tex Perkins played in the Bay a few times of late, here’s one with himself & Tim Rogers that would NOT appear on H&A and is infact not safe for work, but I really really think you’ll all enjoy it… http://youtu.be/C4o0yimwuiM Very funny to see them do that live, giggling all the way.

    Enjoy!

  6. dag dog Says:

    Here’s a Axel song. Check out his toothpick usage at the start, havent seen it in the bay in a while.

  7. Yabbie's Creek Says:

    A lot of the music in the diner has been by an artist called Joan as a Policewoman – particularly a song called The Magic

  8. christine Says:

    will someone tell me please i heard a good song on today near the start of the episode,. wednesday the 4th does anyone know any of the names of the songs>??

  9. Sarge Watson Says:

    I may occasionally watch the other Oz soap of note, and they played a huge chunk of Lisa Hannigan this week! Wahey :)

  10. Strikemeroan Says:

    There was quite a good tune playing over Friday’s montage of Heath looking sadly at his robot baby/Bianca conked out in her hospital bed/Liam staring confusedly into the middle distance. Anyone know what it was?

  11. Brax's Cax aka Drew's Shrew Says:

    That’ll be “Solider On” by The Temper Trap. Playing The Academy on 2nd October…

  12. isabelle Says:

    Does anyone know of the song that plays at the end of epsiode 5559 when Heath and Bianca are talking about being together?

  13. Sarah Says:

    Does anybody know what this song is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK7nG3WTGbs. It was also played in the episode where Ruby was being taken away to the city by the police officer. I can’t seem to find the name of it anywhere.

  14. Drew's Shrew Says:

    Sarah – I just Shazamed it and its Piano Song #1 by Whitaker…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTaLvc8jckk

  15. Terry Says:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1jmnf9_home-and-away-5927_lifestyle

    Please please anyone know the song at the 20:30 min mark.

  16. Drew's Shrew Says:

    Terry – I just did a Shazam on that too, its Danger In The Night by Lowrider!

  17. ciara Says:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1cei55_home-and-away-5901_lifestyle
    Can anyone tell me the song playing in the background at 13:46? I love it and cant find it anywhere!

  18. A. R. Says:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x30lli_nsrlove125_the-river-boys-301-350/2#video=xu0gv8

    Does anyone know the song that starts at about 4:34?

  19. Emc Says:

    trying to find out the song matt page sings around the 6:45 mark if anyone knows about it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stNq0KrAPuk

  20. Drew's Shrew Says:

    AR – Just shazammed that one, its Sweating Bullets by Crooked Saint.

    EMC – no shazam for that one, must be a Matt Page original!

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