Arkansas Grass: AXIOM

Australian Charts:
Arkansas Grass entered the Kent charts on 25 October 1969 and peaked at #9. It was the #36 song in the Top 100 of 1969.

The song is on Fool’s Gold which entered the Kent album charts on 11 May 1970 and peaked at #9.

Brian Cadd, Don Mudie

Axiom, June Productions

Record label of Australian release:

Axiom was formed in Melbourne in 1969 by Brian Cadd and Don Mudie, both former members of leading Melbourne popsters The Groop. Cadd, who began his career with Melbourne’s The Jackson Kings, was already a prominent singer, songwriter and keyboard player. Mudie and Cadd formed a successful songwriting partnership that carried on through Axiom and beyond. Glenn Shorrock was the former lead singer of The Twilights; Doug Lavery was from Perth’s (in)famous The Valentines; Chris Stockley was from Melbourne group Cam-Pact.
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Though the title Arkansas Grass superficially appealed to international markets, and its Civil War theme reflected Brian Cadd’s current obsession with the music of The Band, it was in fact a coded anti-Vietnam war song – and in that respect addressing a very Australian concern, since Australian men were at the time being drafted to fight in that war.
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