Musicians

Desert Stars

Origin
Tjuntjuntjara (homeland of the Spinifex People), Western Australia
Genre/styles
Rock
About

Band members: James Ronald Minning (vocals, lead guitar, songwriter), Justin Currie (bass guitar), Derick Coleman (lead guitar), Milton Hansen (rhythm guitar), Troy Franks (drums).

Desert Stars sing in Pitjantjatjarra. They might be the most remote rock and roll band in the world.

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

The Desert Stars

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Released
2003
Tracks
  1. Tjamuku ngurangka
  2. Believe in Dreamtime
  3. Motherland
  4. People from the bush
  5. Bushfire
  6. Tjitiji Ulanyi
  7. Desert rain
  8. Our homeland
  9. Rain rain
  10. Ngura Kalgoorlie-la
  11. Boomerang

Ngurra Nyangatja (Our Home)

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Released
28 May 2016
Tracks
  1. Ngurra Nyangatja (Our Home)
Notes

With this track on the album Sounds of the Goldfields Desert Stars were a finalist in the 2017 West Australian Music Song of the Year awards in the Indigenous category.


Mungangka Ngaranyi? (It's on Tonight?)

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Released
June 2017
Tracks

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Desert Stars, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/desert-stars>, retrieved 18 June 2019

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