Day four of our Down Under journey takes us to the hep-cat town of Melbourne, Australia. In 1966, five high school lads who called themselves The Moods recorded a composition from their guitarist, John Livi. The song is the sublime Rum Drunk. While the number may not share the manic punk angst of yesterday's song, the frantic pounding of By My Side or the undeniable toe-tapping of Friday On My Mind, I'll put this number squarely in the top 5 of all Aussie Beat songs. That's how much I love this song with it's incessant Duane Eddy guitar riff, mouse vocals and generous dose of reverb.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!