On the Street / Rare & Weird

The Moles

The 2003 re-mastered reissue On The Street combines stand out tracks from all of The Moles various releases, packaged with the bonus disc, Rare & Weird, featuring rare and unreleased tracks.


** 10 Best Reissues of the Year **

An early-90’s alt-rock blip from Sydney, Australia, the Moles released a great lost album (Untune the Sky) before frontman Richard Davies went solo and pastoral. This best-of captures his band when they were art punks drunk on pop and psychedelia. “What’s the New Mary Jane” deserves a Spiritualized cover, while the newspaper cutup “With Body Wifes Seven Days” hopefully notes: “Cats prepare for World War Three / Death love orgy LSD!”
– Will Hermes for SPIN

** The Tracks List – the ten best records you didn’t hear this year **
Australian songwriter Richard Davies’s 1990’s band the Moles made the sort of loose, noisy chamber rock that hipsters might associate with his New Zealand neighbors like the Clean. This set of LP tracks and rarities prove the Moles made some of the best down-under pop ever produced.

“[This record] is the real thing, and anyone already wise to the incredible gifts Australia has bestowed on music fans would be wise to seek it out.
– Splendid


  1. What’s the New Mary Jane?
  2. This Is a Happy Garden -listen-
  3.  Bury Me Happy
  4. Curdle
  5. Lonely Hearts Get What They Deserve
  6. Let’s Hook Up and Get Some
  7. Wires
  8. Crown Souls
  9. Accidental Saint
  10. Saint Jack
  11. Tendrils and Paracetamol
  12. Breathe Me In


  1. Bury Me Happy [Early Version]
  2. Flex
  3. Drink Talking
  4. With Body Wifes Seven Days
  5. Untune the Sky
  6. Surf’s Up
  7. Europe by Car
  8. We Need an Electric Guitar
  9. Mystery Song

Released: 2003-10-01

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