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Warumpi Band

Since the albums Go Bush and Big Name No Blanket established Warumpi in the pantheon of Aboriginal supergroups during the mid eighties, their fans, friends and families have humbugged them to record a new album.

Now Too Much Humbug is a reality.

The album was recorded at CAAMA and launched in Alice Springs in 1996. Produced by Mark Ovendon of Yothu Yindi, Midnight Oil and You Am I fame, this was the first album to be completely recorded and mixed in CAAMA’s new studio.
This album shows Warumpi with a brand new sound for the nineties but it is still distinctly Warumpi.

George Djilangya, Sammy Butcher and Neil Murray are here from the original line-up, and are joined by others who have been in and out of the Warumpi family over the years.

Warumpi grew out of the bush at Papunya, in the desert west of Alice Springs. Over twenty years ago a bunch of young lads with guitars and old cars travelled about the Territory kicking up a duststorm of frenzied partying wherever they went.

Warumpi still draw a crowd of enthusiastic supporters although today their fame is much more widespread having toured the world and the continent many times over.

Their music combines the song writing talents of Neil Murray with the energetic craziness of George’s frontman persona.

Many of their songs have reached anthem like status and are accompanied by the whole audience at any show, whether an inner city pub in Melbourne or an outdoor festival in Broome.

Too Much Humbug includes a remake of the long-famous Blackfella, Whitefella and the new single Stompem Ground. It also has plenty of the rock and roll style that kept fans on their feet and a few country ballads we’ve come to know so well.

Too Much Humbug is the culmination of years of singing and playing the country over, and was worth the wait.

Warumpi Band