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Jane Gazzo -- Architect of 90's Nostalgia, Guardian of Australia's Alternative Epoch



In the kaleidoscope of Australian music, one name crystallises the essence of the 1990s – Jane Gazzo. An indomitable force, Gazzo's imprint reverberates through the chronicles of Australian alternative and indie music, leaving an indelible mark on the memories of those who traversed the golden era.

Her voice, a familiar cadence on triple j, seamlessly guided listeners through the Super Request programme on week nights. Weekends, however, were elevated by her presence on the revered Saturday morning TV show, Recovery, alongside Dylan Lewis. Yet, Gazzo's narrative extends far beyond the airwaves, a trajectory woven into the intricate fabric of Australian music. Seriously, read her Wiki.


Her journey unfolds as a tapestry of accomplishments, from the iconic triple j to the legendary Recovery, reflecting an unparalleled commitment to the musical zeitgeist. However, Gazzo's narrative takes an unexpected and commendable turn as she channels her passion into a preservationist endeavor.

In an age where the '90s echo faintly through the corridors of memory, Gazzo wields her influence for good. The Sound As Ever (Australian Indie 90 - 99) Facebook group, co-founded with Scott Thurling and birthed in February 2020, stands testament to their vision. What began as a modest documentation of the '90s Australian music scene has burgeoned into a thriving community of well over 20,000 members, transcending digital boundaries to become a collective ode to an era devoid of internet and camera phones.


But Gazzo's commitment is not confined to the virtual realm. Collaborating with Thurling, she curated the Blind Love: A Sound As Ever Anthology (Australian Indie 1990 - 1999), a double LP that transcends mere compilation status. With the artistic finesse of Ben Brown, the anthology emerges as a sonic time capsule, encapsulating 29 of the most influential Australian alternative hits from the '90s.

This isn't just nostalgia; it's a homage to a transformative period in Australian music history. The '90s were a crucible, shaping the ethos of triple j and birthing festivals like Big Day Out, Homebake, and LIVID. Gazzo's anthology invites us to revisit this formative landscape, where the likes of Ratcat, Powderfinger, and Regurgitator flourished before the grunge and post-grunge revolution.


BLIND LOVE: A SOUND AS EVER ANTHOLOGY (AUSTRALIAN INDIE 1990 - 1999) OUT NOW VIA UNIVERSAL MUSIC AUSTRALIA


IT WAS A WAXX LYRICAL RECORD OF THE MONTH IN NOVEMBER 2023


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