The Pipes

Kill me now

By The Lazy Aussie, Found in Midland. Photography Kings Park around 1975.

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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87 Responses to The Pipes

  1. Frank Calabrese says:

    At least that Album wasn’t recorded at Kevin Bloody WWilson’s Studios unlike their most recent effort.

    WAPOL: Self Titled Album, released 2009.

    Album: WAPOL have been hard at work this year preparing for their first studio recorded album in 20 years.

    The band spent the week at Paramount Media Studio’s, which is owned by kevin Bloody Wilson, which features 13 tracks, including one bonus track which we are sure will please listeners worldwide.

    http://www.wapol.com.au/merchandise-au.htm

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    • rolly says:

      Writing tickets is easy peasy compared to writing in English.

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    • Bill O'Slatter says:

      Talking of merch , there is the companion to the album.
      (2006) Forty years in the making : a pictorial history of the Western Australia Police Pipe Band, 1966-2006.
      Get in quick while there are still copies available.

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      • Bill O'Slatter says:

        This album may actually be of historical interest ……. I start the bidding at 50 cents.

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        • You can get it for $2 if you hurry to Teh Midland.

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          • Bag O'Turnips says:

            Not Onkyo bound then, although Quadrophonic Ooshta was probably contemporaneous to that album chronologically, if not musically.

            I think it should be submitted to a worst LP covers website, for the leopard hide and the misfortunate bass drummer wearing it.

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  2. richarbl says:

    That is a genuine class A, quintessential Perth Worst….. great find TLA

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  3. Shreiking Wombat says:

    TLA, move away from the Midland…

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  4. Bag O'Turnips says:

    What are they doin’ up on the Mt Eliza escarpment, posing with dresses and instruments that violate the air? They ought to be out on that new-fangled Narrows Interchange in their RTA Kingswoods, bookin’ those hoons in their HG GTS Monaros, XA GT coupes, Alfasuds and Rover P6s!

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    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      Not too mention pulling over and slapping a yellow sticker over future lemons like Leyland P76s, Morris Marinas, Datsun 120Ys and Chrysler Centuras. Get them off while you can, to spare future motorists from these inanities on wheels!

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  5. WAtching says:

    The Worst was indeed very young. When the AMP building dominated the skyline.

    How barren it all looks. Hadn’t they invented the filter lens?

    Where did they hold conventions?

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    • Paracleet says:

      I’m guessing 1977 or ’76 based on the state of the skyline.

      Conventions? I’m guessing here.

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      • Allendale was opened in August 76, so looks like 75 or early 76. I love what they’ve done with the freeway interchange landscaping.

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        • G'day from WA says:

          What, registered it?

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          • Bag O'Turnips says:

            I can recall a sign that a motorist (and as a passenger as a young boy) would encounter when heading northwards onto the Mitchell Freeway from Barrack Street, after sweeping under the northbound overpass, stating “Ground Water In Use”, resplendent in orange iron stains, just to prove that they were in fact reticulating the kraplands upon the reclaimed river.

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        • Knobski says:

          ‘Charlie Browns’! That was the name of the cheese-dick restaurant on about the 3rd floor of the Allendale building where you could ‘wickedly call’ other booths and chat with strangers. Localised Facebook with 70’s Perth flair.

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    • Bill O'Slatter says:

      You hit the nail right on the head there Watching. The convention centre or more formally “El cucaracha” is sadly missing , not even a nightmare in the architects head at that stage.

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  6. Bento says:

    Any truth in the rumour Planet is now contemplating a ‘Westraliana’ section?

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  7. B.T. says:

    You running out of material? When are pipe bands not worst?

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    • This one doesn’t seem extra Perth worstalicious to you? The city, the freeway, the leopard skin? Ai Ya!

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      • Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

        The classical attack of the Pipers is in the shape of a fighting bull bogette, like this: the head, the boozies, and the arse. First the head moves forward and the enemy naturally moves in to meet it – but it’s only a feint. The warriors in the head then disperse to form the encircling boozies, and the enemy is drawn in on the arse, and the boozies close in on the back and sides. Finish.

        It looks, uh, jolly simple, doesn’t it?

        Oh, it’s jolly deadly, old boy.

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  8. rolly says:

    Some complain about Anzac Day being a glorification of war; a police pipe band, halfway around the world from its military terrorism origins just has to be a declaration of war.
    The war on crime, perhaps?
    What could be more of a deterrent than a magistrate passing a penalty of three months compulsory attendance at WAPOL rehearsals, at the same time as polishing and cleaning all the accoutrements??
    “Pipe down, sonny. Hasn’t anyone given you the drum?”: In response to complaints of the injustice of it all.

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  9. Cookster says:

    Interesting to note that The Floreat Tavern is no longer – it will soon have authentic rustic European charm… next to a shopping complex that sports airconditioning towers that look like prison guard towers.

    I never did pick up that video about the history of Floreat Forum that was put aside for me. And I still can’t find any images of the pink tank that once stood guard out front. I found a human turd in that tank one fine, hot Perth day.

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    • orbea says:

      The Floreat is getting refurbished again??
      Must be the incessant flash bulbs and upturned collars wearing out the face brick

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  10. munkipants says:

    i pray to god that was taken in the winter – but looking at that grass in the background – holy crap – ‘specially for the dude in the leopard manshawl….

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  11. Ljuke says:

    No retic in those days? Registered lawns as far as the eye can see. I suppose they just had some old bloke in stubbies and a Gilligan hat wandering around with a garden hose?

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    • Hutch says:

      By 1980 PCC would have advanced to the stand alone sprinkler which sprays water out in a single jet on a semi circular
      pattern and then shoots back to its starting point to start all over again. The old bloke would have been in Hawaiian
      patterned boardies with white trim on the legs by then.

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  12. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Looks like Perth’s A-listers are about to get somewehere new to do their shoving:

    http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/perths-bar-revolution-heats-up-20100518-vbdj.html

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  13. Knobski says:

    I once saw a turd in that wishing well to the right of Leopard-twat. Looked fresh from overnight as I recall.

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  14. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    I know which lot of pipers I prefer.

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  15. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    fucking Cocos of Woe in the top left there

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  16. I was hoping this post would bring the much missed Klag O’Calammity out of his ancient slumber.

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  17. Snuff says:

    And the kids just love it …

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  18. The Legend 101 says:

    Hutch let me lead you into a story at my school on Wednesday a kid got a bully note for punching someone in the face and the mum chucked the note in the bin and started swearing at the victims parents and everyone saw.

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