Download: Finch - Where Were You - Live - Adelaide Festival 1978

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Finch performing "Where Were You" at The Adelaide Festival in 1978. If my memory serves me correctly, Finch was an Australian hard rock band, initially formed in Sydney as Stillwater in 1973. In 1973 they won a 2SM/Pepsi Pop Poll, winning a contract with "Picture Records" who released their first single in 1974 (while guitarist Spencer was still in high school). Finch also appeared on the soundtrack album to the surfing film "Drouyn". Finch's three rock tracks - Sail Away, Lady of Truth and Roses - appeared alongside jazzy incidental material.
The band settled into the pub rock circuit and released the self-financed "Thunderbird" album in May 1976. In December they released the single, "Short Changed Again", which peaked at Number 29 on the Sydney chart. Finch moved to Melbourne at the end of 1976 and embarked on a successful tour with Perth group, Supernaut. In March 1977, just as Finch was making commercial headway, 19-year old Spencer left to replace Red Symons in Skyhooks. Bassist Tony Strain also left the band. The band went through a rash of new players (Gary Quince, Skeeta Pereira, Sam Mallett and Graham Thompson) before the line-up stabilised with the arrival of Mark Evans (ex AC/DC) on bass and Graham Kennedy and Chris Jones on guitars. The band signed to CBS/Epic and issued the single, "One More Time" in October 1977. Dave Hinds (ex-Rabbit) replaced Chris Jones (who joined Feather) in December of that year. This video was aired on Rage Goes Retro ABC TV Australia, 18th January 2014.