The best in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Music

Deadly Vibe chart

This story originally appeared in Deadly Vibe Magazine Issue #5 June, 1997

We have just opened The Vault – all the back stories from old editions – dating back to the 1990s. To know where we are going, it's important to understand where we have been. And that story you can follow in the Deadly Vibe Vault!

There’s a bit of a fight in the upper echelons of the Deadly Sounds chart as Troy Cassar-Daley and Yothu Yindi fight it out for top spot. This month Yothu Yindi are victorious … but who knows what will happen next time around, and Roach warming up for an expected high entry when his long-awaited album, Waiting for Butter Boy is finally released in July.

Position  /  Artist

1.     Yothu Yindi – Birrkuta (Wild Honey)

2.     Troy Cassar-Daley – True Believer

3.     Christine Anu – Stylin’ Up

4.     Tiddas – Tiddas

5.     Archie Roach – Charcoal Lane

The Vibe Chart is compiled  from sales information gathered through key outlets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music around Australia including:

Brashs, Townsville Chinatown Music, Broome Folkways Records, Sydney Rocking Horse, Brisbane The last Record Store, Melbourne Tracks, Hobart Vibes Record Bar, Casino


If you’ve got a favourite music store for your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music please let us know. Call us on: 1800-623-430




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