posted on March 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm

did this on fright home from perth
hope you enjoy

after watching this back i realized how many pictures without a shirt
this was coz mainly
every time i sat down with my laptop lately its been 100 degree heat
apologies to any offended persons
it was not my intention to be so topless
sk (five minutes later)

34 Responses to “earthed …….24 years on”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 March 2010 at 12:03 am #

    thanks for this!! i love "earthed". every tune on their is a gem. 🙂

    lotza love….

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    princey | 16 March 2010 at 12:10 am #

    I loved that sk, every single picture in that clip is beautiful and so is your music.

    Wow, has it really been 24 years since Earthed was released?!

    Have a nice day back in Bondi,
    love Amanda

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2010 at 12:14 am #

    Earthed is a masterpiece,and 'the white plague' is an astonishing piece of music….like the soundtrack to entering heaven 🙂


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    cazziem | 16 March 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Lovely bit of cinematography Mr K, and the harmonious music complimented the fambley images so well. I certainly wasn’t offended by your naked chest; being female I’d rather see a masculine hairy chest than a topless woman, so thanks. Ha! Ha!
    Strange this about these still though; very often you tell us of your many lives, and even in the images you manage to look like different people!

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2010 at 1:02 am #

    AH, the lovely Earthed! I bought the cd version back in '88 at a Tower Records while out on one of my first dates with my wife. Can't recall if this was before or after I took her to see you guys play the Tower Theater with Tom Verlaine and Peter Murphy, but your music has been a soundtrack to our lives these past 2 decades.
    Steve- if you're reading this, will you be bringing the re-rereleases of your solo discs on the US acoustic tour? I passed on them on your last acoustic jaunt and have regretted it since then….

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    Freddie | 16 March 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Ummm…. how I do love hot summers. 😉

    And I love ♥ Earthed too but I need to get my hands on the CD/book. I have the download version from ITunes with you reading the poetry…which is pretty cool too.

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    BilboBaggins | 16 March 2010 at 3:28 am #

    For God's sake man, put a wife-beater on at least ;P

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    plumlady | 16 March 2010 at 3:28 am #

    Awesome Steve. I think I may bring my same titled book for you to sign again when you make it to Minneapolis MN. This music was awesome…and so was the shirtlessness…flaunt it while you got it baby!
    Mary…aka plumlady

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2010 at 7:20 am #


    Earthed is a masterpiece

    It's one of the best of the best


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    fantasticandy | 16 March 2010 at 9:01 am #

    quite brilliant mr.kilbey…..
    yer the very best.

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    eek | 16 March 2010 at 9:40 am #

    Love it! Your girls are so expressive — very cool.

    "after watching this back i realized how many pictures without a shirt
    this was coz mainly"

    …because you can!

    And you know what? As long as you can, you should!

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    matt davison | 16 March 2010 at 10:00 am #

    There will never be another quite like you…Killer!



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    veleska1970 | 16 March 2010 at 10:52 am #

    oops~~that should have been "on there". all of a sudden i can't spell!!

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    veleska1970 | 16 March 2010 at 10:55 am #

    i have this both on cd and the clear vinyl, both of which i bought as soon as they hit the shelves in the 80s. (i bought the cd just for the book alone!! i didn't even have a cd player yet. 🙂 ) i dragged the cd out last night and had a listen after seeing this vid. the lovely tunes that wafted from my speakers was luscious. 🙂 🙂 🙂 excellent album!! (and book, too.)

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    Ernie | 16 March 2010 at 11:18 am #

    the b&w shirtless pics remind me of those old hemingway photos of him banging away on his trusty royal down in key west or cuba – very cool vibe – looking forward to seeing you in n america

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    How about a freaky conclusions II?

  17. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 16 March 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    ur family is precious. and dont b made for me saying that ur wife is gorgeous. i totally understand the shirtless sk. when the temp reaches its peak for days-ur only comfortable in ur own skin. earthed is a magical breeze engulfing all those who enter its surroundings. BRILLIANT as always. I have a 5 minute digital slide show of my family that is accompanied by " under the milky way" that song fits my collage perfectly.

    Have a great day !!!

    Chicago-30 days and counting

  18. avatar
    bc | 16 March 2010 at 2:07 pm #


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    Mary | 16 March 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    actually i love the shirt off lol u are HOT!!!


  20. avatar
    davem | 16 March 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    And yay it's Gareth!
    Hope you're well mate.

  21. avatar
    stealthblue | 16 March 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    That was really cool, SK! Awesome "collage" of sorts. I loved it…of course the song is groovy too. 🙂


  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    the dark, but beautiful aftermath.

    And next generation.

    Ah, ah.


  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2010 at 12:47 am #

    Someone recorded the Oxford gig with a 2 camera set up thing. If you are out there in time being land, would you let me know how i can grab a copy.

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    glynnisjohns | 17 March 2010 at 4:42 am #

    The only way to get the poo out of that drum machine is to wash them repeatedly in reverb. Wait, is that what not to do?

    That snare might actually be playing from one end of Canterbury cathedral and being miked in Chartres.

    What do i know. neuman might have been teleporting espionage style.

    love glynnis.

  25. avatar
    steve kilbey | 17 March 2010 at 8:38 am #

    hey glynnis
    how was your drum sound in 1986?

  26. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 17 March 2010 at 10:03 am #

    mate, if i have a bod like yours when i'm your age then i might go around sans shirt……and i'm a bird…..

    love always……

  27. avatar
    iseult | 17 March 2010 at 11:27 am #

    stud muffin

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    Big Smiles Kate | 17 March 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    Funny, was listening to Earthed today before I saw this. Had my Church iPod on at work It's full – almost 500 songs and I now am forced to cull as I cannot fit Untitled #23 on.

    Loved the montage and the music could have sat here watching and listening for ages- shirtless is fine.

    Big Smiles

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    Metro Male | 18 March 2010 at 8:02 am #

    Dude! Never Heard Earthed before!!?? I actually bought it back in 1988 or something like that and did not like it? Used it for a coaster.

    Now, I'm gonna go out and buy a truckload of this stuff!!!! Lovin' Every Bit of it Bro! Now for the shirt…? Shave them manly hairs and maybe wax them nipples, then trim your brows and you'll be closer being more "Metro"!

    Love the still image when the vid is over 😉


  30. avatar
    David | 18 March 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I have every Church album, but always had reservations about buying Earthed…until now.
    The comments here were good enough to make me go and buy the ONLY copy listed on ebay!!

  31. avatar
    matthew | 18 March 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    topless is way preferable to mindless… which the detractors in question are. AND so very nice to hear those sounds again. Hmmmm…. "Mindlessness"….

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    Melquiades | 18 March 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    definitely enjoyed it.

    Bought this CD with the booklet back in ze 90's. loved to trip out on the winter scape sounds contained here within.

    btw, which gallion are you sailing on to the New Old World this time around?


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    ronbonham | 20 March 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Ooh, choice of snare sound a bit of a sore spot in Church land? I even think the JD's snare sounds on P=A dates it somewhat. For me that sound on Earthed places it in a certain time period along with the key sounds, very Vangelis.

    Not gonna make MWP's show tonite in Austin, back home licking wounds. Depending on the set list you play for this US tour I maybe going to the Atlanta show, I would have to drive it but if Snowfaller is on the list I am there.


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    chrisnroses71 | 26 March 2010 at 2:33 am #

    One of my ALL-TIME favourite intrumentals!!!….EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

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