Don’t You Believe What You’ve Seen or You’ve Heard Skyhooks Festival/Warner Despite their subsequent popularity, there was no shortage of sceptics when a band of strangely clad rockers emerged in the 1970s fronted by a bloke called Shirley. It wasn’t heavy enough for the Zeppelin/Heep/Purple/Sabbath crowd or serious enough for the Genesis/ELP/ Yes mob. If you were one of the people who underestimated the talent of Skyhooks, here’s a good chance to rectify that oversight. Don’t You Believe What You’ve Seen or You’ve Heard is a three-disc box set with remastered versions of 1974’s Living in the 70’s and its 1975 follow-up Ego is Not a Dirty Word. The band’s cheeky commentary on Australian social life and imaginative costumes made them popular with the university/artsy set and the fact six out of the 10 tracks on Living in the 70’s were banned from commercial radio didn’t hurt in terms of street cred. However, the glam rock and pop labels meant it was easy to gloss over the musicianship underscoring their albums. Their talent comes out in sparkling detail on the new recordings, particularly the twin guitars of Red Symons and Bob Starkie. Further proof of this, and of Graeme Strachan’s prowess as a vocalist, is presented in a series of live recordings on the third disc. In Concert 1974-75 draws on performances in Sydney and Adelaide to showcase the band in full flight on tracks such as What Happened to the Revolution, Carlton and You Just Like Me ’Cos I’m Good in Bed.