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2012
Pressure Makes Diamonds
Dirty Dirty
125
Starvation
Do Ya
Whiskey Woman
Dirty, Dirty
Tell Me When It's Over
Time Has Come Today
Midnight Bus
Come See Me (I'm Your Man)
Save My Soul
Mystic Eyes

Jim Keays - vocals/harmonica
Davey Lane - acoustic guitar/electric guitar/stylophone/backing vocals
Ted Lethborg - (Producer) bass/guitar solo-track 6/backing vocals
Brett 'Wolfie' Wolfenden - drums/percussion/backing vocals

...it's authentic, it' 2012's first great rock record - In Press Magazine.

...raw, ragged and infectious as hell - Rolling Stone

2006
Pressure Makes Diamonds
Resonator
Elevator Driver
Undecided
Waiting For The Big One
Love Is
Wars or Hands of Time
The Boy From The Stars
5:10 Man
Think About Tomorrow Today
Our Kingdom Gone
Living In A Child's Dream
Because I Love You
Turn Up Your Radio
Can't Find My Way Home
This Song

This is the best of the Masters and Jim's solo work all on one CD. The whole thing was recorded in just over a week. The band sound like they're having a great time. The music really swings with a tight rhythm section. The music has a wonderful live feel about it and is a more cohesive recording than other best of Masters collections which cover such a range of styles. The music is great but Jim's voice has matured and is deeper and more sonorous than his early work. He breathes new life into some classic tracks and takes the listener on a wonderful journey through his musical history.
1994
Pressure Makes Diamonds
Pressure Makes Diamonds original cover
Pressure Makes Diamonds
Waiting For The Big One
Bridges
This Song
Somebody Loves You
Broken Promises
Sleeping Giant
All Your Love
Some Call It Love
When The Ring Is Broken
Pressure Makes Diamonds

Jim had these songs written, but had no record deal. By borrowing equipment and friend's time he recorded them everywhere from lounge rooms to backyard studios. Jim did the whole CD from conception to the completion .

His idea was to "flog them off at gigs". The finished product was so good that BMG Australia picked it up, re-designed the cover and released it to rave reviews, even being hailed as album of the year by one critic.
1983
Red On The Meter
Red On The Meter
Lucifer Street
All Locked Up
Do You Think You Can Make It
Car Radio
Counting On You
Little Murders
Escape
The Eighties
Living Dead
Ambition

Admirable, if not particularly adventurous, set containing several energetic tunes in All Locked Up, Little Murders and Living Dead. Lucifer Street was released as a single, but without a band to aid in promotion the single and the album sank without a trace.

Ian McFarlane Freedom Train 1994

(Not available on CD)

1974
Boy From The Stars
The Boy from the Stars
The Boy From the Stars
Take It On Easy
Nothing Much Left
Space Brothers
Alchemical Takeover
Urantia
Kids Blues
The Right Way To Go
Reason To Be Living

A ambitious concept album using the cream of Australian musicians. A collectors item today. Re-released on CD as a 25th anniversary celebration. The album's science fiction theme tells the story of a visitor from another planet who tries to warn the earth of impending doom through the misuse of various sources of power. Jim wrote most of the music and all of the lyrics, assumed the role of Boy From The Stars and is the commentator on the action.

Single
Label
Number
Date
Kid's Blues / Interplanetary Boogie
106335
12/74
The Boy From The Stars / Take It On Easy
10656
2/75
Give It Up / Love Is
10822
/75
Undecided / For Someone
As- Jim Keays' Southern Cross
BA 22188
/75
Lucifer Street / Australian Rules
As- The Keays. Picture sleeve
CSP 2208
/81
Happy Christmas (War is Over)
???
10/85
Undecided / Dubcided
As- Jim Keays. Picture sleeve
VOZ 017
6/87
Psychotic Reaction / Bates Motel
As- Jim Keays. Picture sleeve
VOZ 021
8/87
Our Children's World
Oz Art for Ozone Fund
???
8/89
Waiting For The Big One(radio edit)
Waiting For The Big One(album version)
Sleeping Giant
PDSCD 538
/94
This Song / All Your Love
PDSCD 559
/94
12" Single
Label
Number
Date
Undecided(Off Your Face Mix
Dubcided / Undecided(Radio Mix)
Undecided(Electro Boy Slim Mix)
Picture sleeve
Virgin
VOZ 017112
6/87
Psychotic Reaction
(Bates Motel Psycho Lobotomy Mix)
Psychotic Reaction(7" mix)
Bates Motel
Picture sleeve
Virgin
VOZT 021
8/87
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