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April 1996


Johnny Diesel

Warner Music Australasia


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Short Cool Ones (1996)

Release date
April 1996


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Doug Roberts, Chris Wilson, Johnny Diesel

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Short Cool Ones is a 1996 collaborative album by Wilson Diesel, who are Chris Wilson on lead vocals and harmonica, and Johnny Diesel on lead vocals and lead guitar. The album consists mainly of blues covers, with one original track, "Other Man". It was co-produced by Doug Roberts, Wilson and Diesel. They issued two singles, "I Can't Stand the Rain" (March) and "Strange Love" (June), from the album and supported it with a tour of Australia.



In April 1996 Wilson Diesel issued a collaborative album, Short Cool Ones on Aurora Records label for Mushroom Records, with Chris Wilson on lead vocals and harmonica, and Johnny Diesel on lead vocals and lead guitar. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described it as including "15 soul and R&B standards ... and a sole original, 'Other Man'". "Other Man" was written by Diesel (aka Mark Lizotte). Other performers were Dean Addison on bass guitar, Angus Diggs on drums, and Rob Woolf on keyboards and backing vocals.

It was recorded from late 1995 to early 1996 at Clam Shoals and Sing Sing Studios with Doug Roberts co-producing with Wilson and Diesel. Wilson Diesel recorded a separate track, "Trim the Tree", for The Spirit of Christmas 1996 (November) – a charity Christmas-based album with proceeds for Starlight Foundation's Australian branch. By that time Diesel had left Australia to work in the United States and Wilson had returned to his solo career. In November 1998, Wilson Diesel briefly reformed for the Mushroom 25 Concert – celebrating Mushroom Records' anniversary. On 26 October 2013 Wilson Diesel reunited to perform the entire album at the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival.


  • Chris Wilson – lead vocals (on tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16), harmonica
  • Johnny Diesel – lead vocals (on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15), lead guitar
  • additional musicians
  • Dean Addison – bass guitar (except track 13)
  • Angus Diggs – drums (except track 13)
  • Wayne Duncan – bass guitar (track 13)
  • Rob Woolf – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gary Young – drums (track 13)
  • art work
  • Art Direction, Photography, Design – Pierre Baroni
  • production work
  • Engineer – Adam Rhodes, Spiro Fousketakis
  • Mastering – Don Bartley
  • Mixer – Doug Roberts
  • Producer – Doug Roberts, Chris Wilson, Johnny Diesel
  • Studios – Clam Shoals (recording), Sing Sing Studios (recording, mixing), EMI Studios 301 (mastering)
  • Songs

    1I Can't Stand the RainWilson Diesel3:47
    2Other ManWilson Diesel3:53
    3SpoonfulWilson Diesel4:06


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