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Australia's answer to Bob Dylan

Gary Shearston

It's On

CBS Records

Release Date: April 12th, 1965

Words by: Nick Bornholt
April 13th, 1965

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The icon of Inverell, Gaz Shearston is as quintessentially Australian as a blue heeler chewing a thong.

This is likely a song you haven’t heard, and that I assure you is a shame. Known best (if he’s known at all) for covering Cole Porter’s “I get a Kick out of You” (1974), Shearston’s earlier folk songs are diamonds in the rough.

It’s messy, it’s raw, it’s beautiful, and most importantly, it’s on.

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