Large Number 12s

By • Oct 10th, 2006 • Category: Australian, Indie, Music

Artist: Large Number 12s
Website: www.mixmastersrecords.com.au/twelves.htm
Track Name: RING IN THE CHANGES
Playback: mp3
Download?: Yes

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In a nutshell The Large Number 12s (named after a pizza) are the best pub band ever, anywhere.

No frills, no pretence, they prefer playing on the floor, eyeball to eyeball with the audience through their tiny 30+ year old PA.

Their sets are a combination of quality originals and versions (definitely not covers) of their favourite songs both standards and overlooked gems, many written by other Australian artists and deserving of an audience.

Delivering the sort of harmonies unique to siblings, brothers Horse and Wes Harrington front the band and write most of the original material.
Cal McAlpine (Drums) and Mick Robbins (Bass) make up the engine room, and Charlie Owen plays guitar when not touring with “Tex, Don & Charlie” or “Beasts of Bourbon.”

Considering the Largies have been performing virtually every week for the past 12 odd years it is a testament to their love of what they do that they are able to continue playing with the same energy and passion.

Unfortunately their recorded output in that time has been far less prolific (1 studio album & 1 live album) and they have yet to fully capture the same energy of their live performances in the studio.

The track featured here (Ring in the changes) is taken from their 1999 self titled album.
As with much of their original material the song highlights their roots and influences melded with their own unique sound.

Recorded music is great but for me nothing beats a beer, good company, good atmosphere, good music and the occasional terrible dancing — and this band is the perfect catalyst for all of the above.
Trust me, I’ve seen them more than 300 times.

For those of you in Melbourne:The Largies play most Sundays at “Pint on Punt” 42 Punt Rd Windsor, Melbourne 5:30 till 8:30.

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  1. Christmas
    Large Number 12’s

    Christmas to where I came from…
    New Year’s Eve with my new friend
    Christmas to where I came from…
    New Year’s Eve with my new friend

    It was fun livin’ on a dream…
    A big white dream
    But I woke to see…
    To see for real…
    I want to go back to the people I love

    Sleeping in your world…
    Sleeping in this scene…
    Has bought a change in me…
    A change for real…

    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back to the people I love
    Christmas to where I came from
    New Year’s Eve with my new friend
    Christmas to where I came from
    New Year’s Eve with my new friend

    Mother your children have grown
    Far away…
    You talk to them on the phone
    Once a week…

    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back to the people I love
    I want to go back
    I want to go back
    I want to go back
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah
    I want to go back
    La la la la
    Christmas to where I came from
    New Year’s Eve with my new friend
    I want to go back

  2. Also featuring the Ian Bland dancers!

  3. iindeed the greatest melbourne pub band ever…and more…………….

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