Friday, September 09, 2011

SATURDAY SONG - Mixing it up with the Mixtures

Back in 1970, it was all flairs, long hair and platform soles - gosh it looks ugly now, but it was fun.
The Mixtures played around Melbourne and had a few hits, one being the Push Bike Song.
Two things I like about this clip from 1970 is that it shows Melbourne in a different era than today. The double road passes by the then newly built Saint Kilda Marina and then down Beaconsfield Parade in Middle Park to Port Melbourne. We  ride this route with Port Phillip Bay in view most weekends. The other reason to play this song is that it has bikes in it (Did I hear you say typical). I don't really like the song all that much but after 40 odd years, it does bring back a little whimsy.

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Just wait long enough and the flairs, long hair and platform soles will all come back again and everyone will think it is beautiful LOL. Diane

  2. Oh my goodness, I remember the Pushbike Song all too well,now I will not get it out of my head all weekend. Have a good one. :)

  3. Diane - I thought maybe all that gear had come back and gone again.

  4. LLM,
    Was that song International - I thought it was just a local song by the Mixtures.

  5. God I haven't heard that in years. I always thought that it was Mungo Jerry who recorded it but I think perhaps they did a later cover. Wikipedia says that this made No. 2 in the UK in 1970.

  6. Craig,
    I'm really impressed by your interest and research. I had not realised that the Mixtures had such international recognition. I use to see the guys around our local discos and dance halls in Melbourne in my early 20s.


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