The Cuckoos - Sticks and Stones mLP (1986, Survival/Festival)
These Aussie lads appeared to have had a solid indie pedigree, though by the sounds of this disk the Cuckoos could have likely crossed-over...but did they did? Haven't been able to find any pertinent details on them through the usual search engines. Singer Simon recalls Colin Hay, Julian Cope and even a tad of David Bowie all wrapped into one, but Sticks and Stones is well short on mystique. Some genuinely strong tunes here nonetheless. I could envision the Cuckoos sharing a bill with Icehouse circa the Flowers album, Noiseworks, or some other quasi "wave" combo of the era. I'll leave you with this little morsel - in it's entirety, Sticks... is more consistent than any given INXS album. Then again that might not be saying much, eh? Enjoy.
01. Wheels of Your Heart 02. Climb That Mountain 03. Autumn Lasts Forever 04. Splinters of You 05. Your Lover Tonight 06. Temptation 07. Rescue Me