This is a great compilation of all the studio recordings made by seminal Australian band, the Proton Energy Pills, the first band that Leadfinger frontman and songwriter Stewart Cunningham played in back in the late 1980's. The release includes the bands two 7" singles and 5 track EP plus some live tracks and demos. Rocket To Tarrawanna was originally released by Bang! Records out of Spain in 2007 in a deluxe CD digpak format. It also include some great liner notes with extensive photos and artwork from the bands history. Too many standout tracks to mention but the opening song Less than I Spend (produced by J.Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame) gets a big hurrah. Members of this Wollongong based band went on to play in Brother Brick, Tumbleweed, The Yes-Men and Asteroid B-612 to name a few. The band also featured on Tales From the Australian Underground retrospective CD which was released in 2006 on Feel Presents Record Label, the following quote on the significance of The Proton Energy Pills is taken from that release:
"The Proton Energy Pills were an allegiance of brothers Jay, Lenny and Dave Curley and schoolyard friends Richard (Richie) Lewis and Stewart Cunningham. At the helm was Stewart, a whiz kid guitarist and gifted songwriter who, along with singer and eldest brother Dave, wrote nearly all the band's material including Less Than I Spend(Waterfront, March 1990) the band’s second single. Produced by J Mascis (the singer/guitarist for proto grunge group Dinosaur Jr) and featuring Bill Gibson (the one time backing vocalist for the Lime Spiders and The Eastern Dark), “Less Than I Spend” by The Proton Energy Pills is a terrific track. Arguably the last great 7” in a lineage of Australian rock’n’roll that had dated right back to Radio Birdman and their landmark November 1976 release Burn My Eye. Internal friction however meant that the band would only add a mini-album to their catalogue before Stewart decided to leave the band. Jay, Lenny and Richie would then go on to form and garner much success with Tumbleweed, while Stewart did his time with Brother Brick, The Yes Men and Asteroid B-612."