julie and johnThe second instalment of “Raining Treasure”, the rather excellent countryfried salute to Sydney underground rock and roll’s heyday by Sydney’s Urban and Western master, John Kennedy, is on its way.

A crowdfunding campaign is in full swing and rewards range from autographed copies with your name on the cover to a show in your own home.  

You can make sure you’re part of the action with John and his band The 68 Comeback Special by going here.

The second in a series, “Raining Treasure Vol 2” will features covers classic ‘70s and ‘80s songs (and obscurities) by The Boys Next Door, The Riptides, The Passengers and  Radio Birdman. How do you say Yeah Hup with a country twang? 

Flaming Hands vocalist Julie Mostyn-Gilbert is a guest on the album and is pictured at the recording session with Kennedy.

Players in the rotating 68 Comeback Special line-up include Sunnyboys Richard Burgman, Murray Cook (The Wiggles, Soul Movers), Matt Galvin (Barbarellas), Phil Hall (Sardine v, Drop Bears) and ace drummer Peter Timmerman.

“Raining Treasure Vol.1”  set a high benchmark and was featured on an episode of the I-94 Bar-MoshPit Internet TV series “Monday Evening Gunk”. Its inspiration was the 2017 release by Kennedy, “JFK and The Midlife Crisis”. an album that celebrated life in 1980s inner Sydney. Tipping the hat to its music was a logical next step. 

"Volume 2" will be released digitally and on CD in May 2022 with an Australian East Coast tour to follow.