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CULT FAVOURITES – A MILLION MILES FROM HOME by DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS

| 7 November 2017 | Reply

CULT FAVOURITES – A MILLION MILES FROM HOME by DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS
BY Shane Pinnegar

Photo by Shane Pinnegar

How Punk, The Runaways and Aussie suburban life all contributed to a classic song about being homesick in Europe.

Mention Dave Warner and most people think of his biggest hit, Suburban Boy – a perfectly authentic slice of late-‘70s suburban Australian life which climbed to #31 in the ARIA charts, spending fourteen weeks in total in the Top 100 singles chart from 13th November, 1978.

‘The Boy From Bicton,’ as Warner was known, had many other cult favourites documenting life in the suburbs and exploring Australian cultural identity, including Convict Streak, Kangaroo Hop, Half Time At The Football, Mugs Game, Car Park and Suburban Rock, but for me, arguably his greatest triumph was A Million Miles From Home, initially released on 1981’s This Is My Planet.

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