Boom Crash Opera are a legendary legacy Australian rock band whose career spanned the mid '80s to the mid '90s. The band grew out of the fertile post-punk scene in Melbourne and blended an artful edge with canny commercial smarts.
BCO was founded on the songwriting partnership of Peter Farnan and Richard Pleasance and then fronted by the power-house voice of Dale Ryder, quirky keyboards of Greg O'Connor and the solid back-beat of drummer Peter Maslen.
Their first single Great Wall was a top 10 hit. This lead to a heady period where they recorded in London and LA with internationally renowned producers like Alex Sadkin (Bob Marley and Duran Duran), Peter Smith (Sting) and Jimmy Iovine (Bruce Springsteen, U2).
They toured incessantly and were well known for their intense and boisterous stage show that blended high energy, serious intent and good humour. Songs like Onionskin, The Best Thing, Hands Up In The Air and Dancing In The Storm became radio anthems that are still heard to this day and have been seized on by the advertising industry.