Im an Aussie,and seriously Silverchair arent the jewel in no crown.
They do wipe the floor with Jet and Airbourne,but thats not saying much.
"no more maybes your babies got rabies"-freak
"you light up my life like a polystyrene hat"-some other 'chair song
Wolfmother are ok,but if you want to hear that sort of thing done properly go get yourself a Uriah Heep record.
Ever heard of the Screaming Jets? they were an Aussie pub rock band that were good.
The Cruel Sea and or the Beasts of Bourbon are cool,both fronted by Mr Tex Perkins.
What about INXS or Midnight Oil?
THE HARD ONS!
Cosmic Psychos?(one of their albums was found near Kurt Cobains body)
ROSE TATTOO!!!(very influential to Hollywood Rose who used the 'tats logo,and later as Guns N Roses covered NICE BOYS)
Your Freak quote is from separate lines in the song, not one monotonal walk through..
Silverchair are embarrassing? Compared to who? Kylie Minogue in gold fucking hot pants? Maybe that red headed little bitch who sang at the olympics, Nikkie Webster? OK! Maybe they're embarrassing compared to INXS, creating a tv show to recruit a new singer, just to fall flat on their asses yet again, or maybe Midnight Oil, with that bald fucker constantly and consistently making a fool of himself in the media by attempting to know what the fuck is going on in politics?
Rose Tattoo I have nothing against, I was front row at the Guns gig, I watched the bassist look half dead (from boredom or old age, either one will do) as he hit the same not for the entire set, Screaming Jets again, they're ok, but yeah, elitism gets you nowhere when you're arguing for a lost cause. Australian music fucking sucks. Outside Silverchair it's all the same sounding AC/DC clone garbage, at least they did something different.
The only decent bands I've found in Australian music are underground metal bands who only sell albums by having their own shelf in Metal Mayhem under the train tracks in Melbourne. Vanishing Point, for one, KICK ASS. Probably ripped of Dream Theater, but they still kick ass, thank Maiden for introducing me to them.
Agree to disagree?