When they made their debut at the end of 1965, they were a pure cover band, performing nothing but established British acts' songs. They moved into creating original material when they realized that it was the only way that they would ever get to record. Morris became their in-house mainstay in that regard, not because he was particularly good at it but because, in Hearne's view, he was better than the other four. "We couldn't write a shopping list," he remarked to David McLean in a 1994 article. They developed a modified Merseybeat sound, almost reminiscent of Gerry & the Pacemakers but with the harmonic subtleties of the Beatles and the Searchers, and got a contract late in 1965 with EMI's Parlophone Records imprint, by way of their production deal with Leopold Productions, for whom their producer, Robert Iredale, worked.
Time was working against the group by then, however. Morris' songwriting output was never fully adequate to keep them competitive in the singles marketplace, and their inability to break through to the best clubs in Sydney, or to get the best bookings elsewhere in Australia, coupled with the bare trickle of money that they ever saw from their records (the revenues from which went first to the production company), all wore on the members. Attempts to crack Melbourne and Brisbane never paid off, and then the sales of their records fell off and the group gave up along with the record label. By the end of 1968, the Allusions were history, albeit a history very much worth seeking out and discovering, based on the quality of most of their records.
The disc's sound is really amazing and the selection is great. Here are so much songs that are great. ''Mr. Love'' in example but there are so much more. I highly recommend this anthology. The Allusions were a lot better than some of their contemporaries from the UK or the US.
You will have fun
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