VERTIGO : Forever Lately
Now here’s a blast from the past (with a low quality rip from the ABC’s ‘Rage’ to prove it). The year was 1997, the band was Vertigo and the track was ‘Forever Lately’. Skimming through the desert is a futuristic looking land-going vehicle (no, not even a tricked-up Toyota Tarago), hurtling through the dusty red nothingness to their destination, which we presume is the set for the video. There are two flame-haired, silver-clad spacewomen (Jackson Mendoza!?) and some brightly coloured props – could Vertigo have been the Empire Of The Sun of the 1990s!? But just wait ’til you see what’s happened to the Sydney Opera House! Made up of four Aussie boys, two of whom were formerly in Pseudo Echo, the band in this incarnation released just two singles, ‘Forever Lately’ and ‘Human Need’, before changing their name to INvertigo in the early part of this decade. An album by Vertigo was reportedly recorded in the late 1990s and from what we hear, it was nothing short of brilliant. 12 years on, we’d still love to get our listening ears around it. Classy Australian pOp that still holds it’s own today – it’s on our iTunes.