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Les Gock Interview - Guitarist of Hush

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In this episode of Vinyl Vibes, Jack is joined by Les Gock, guitarist of Hush. Les grew up in Sydney amongst the music of the late ’60s such of that of Jimi Hendrix. In 1972, after performing with his high school band at a talent show, he was asked to join Hush. Originally from the UK, the band's lead singer, Keith Lamb, was aware of the music scene in England at the time and so Hush would become the first glam rock band in Australia. Les would become chief songwriter for the band, and would soon write the band's first single "Get The Feeling". It would be a top 40 hit. The band would follow up with their first album Aloud 'n' Live in December 1973. Over the next year, 1974, the band would release two successful albums Get Rocked! in June and C'mon We're Taking Over in December. 1975 would bring the band to their hight of fame with the top ten hits "Bony Moronie" (A Number 4 hit in Australia) and "Glad All Over” (A Number 8 hit in Australia). Despite this success, it would not be till 1977 the band would follow up with another album. This album would be called Touché and would be the band's last. The album also marked a shift a way from their glam rock sound. Soon after this album, the band would come to an end and Les would go to have a successful career in writing commercial jingles.

Today Les is playing in a charity group called The Interceptors and has recently gotten back into his love for painting. 

Jack discuss with Les Gock in the interview his early musical beginnings, the impact that late '60s music such as Jimi Hendrix had on him, his first band in high school, how he came to join Hush, the writing of Hush's first single "Get The Feeling", the recording of the bands first album Aloud and Live, how Get Rocked! came to be, the band's performance on the 2nd episode of Countdown, the covering of  "Glad All Over” and "Bony Moronie", the success the band had in 1975, the band's last album Touché, and Les' work post Hush.

"Everything that we did on stage, everything that we were about, was about having a great time, it was about having fun. We didn't go out to change the world, we weren't protesting against Vietnam...we were just writing songs about coming together and having a great time" - Les Gock talking about what Hush was about on this episode of Vinyl Vibes 

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