Comeback (Grinspoon song)
"Comeback" is the first single from Grinspoon's sixth album Six to Midnight. The song had a music video filmed for it; the song peaked at No. 48 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Comeback — 3:07 Progress — 3:20
Grinspoon EP known as the Green EP, is the debut extended play by the Australian band Grinspoon. The six-track EP was recorded over two weeks at Grevillia Studios in Brisbane in July 1995, with producer, Ramesh Sathiah, was released on 1 August 1995 via local independent record label, Oracle Records. Phil Jamieson, on lead vocals and guitar, co-wrote four tracks on lead guitar. One track, "Let It Go", was co-written by Jamieson with Joe Hansen, their bass guitarist, another track, "Point of View", was written by Jamieson; the band was influenced at that time including work by Helmet and Prong. The EP includes an early version of "Sickfest", the song that gave the band a national profile by winning youth broadcaster, Triple J's inaugural Unearthed competition. "Sickfest" was that station's most requested track for seven weeks, was listed on its Hottest 100 poll for that year. One of the six tracks, "Dr Grinspoon", references Lester Grinspoon, the Boston psychiatrist for whom the band were named.
"Sickfest" was re-recorded for Guide to Better Living. Another track from this EP, "More Than You Are" appeared on that album and on their third EP, Pushing Buttons. All tracks written by Phil Jamieson, except as noted. Note: The song "Point of View" ends at 4:48; the hidden track "Dr Grinspoon" starts after 2 minutes and 20 seconds of silence. GrinspoonPat Davern – guitar Joe Hansen – bass guitar Kristian Hopes – drums Phil Jamieson – vocalsCreditsJulie Croxford – photography Harvey & Cahill Design – artwork Malcolm Jacobson – mastering, engineering Ramesh Sathiah – producer, engineering, mixing
Bleed You Dry
"Bleed You Dry" is the fourth single by Australian post-grunge band Grinspoon from their fourth studio album Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills. It was released on 13 June 2005 via Universal Records, which peaked in the top 100 on the ARIA Singles Chart; the music video for "Bleed You Dry" was directed by James Hackett and Jean Camden and was a finalist in the 2005 SoundKILDA music video competition as part of the St Kilda Film Festival. All tracks written by Phil Jamieson and Joe Hansen, unless otherwise shown
"Lost Control" is a song by Grinspoon. It was released on 12 May 2002, as the second single from their third studio album, New Detention, peaked at No. 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart. It reached No. 14 on Triple J's Hottest 100 in 2002. The video shows a woman driving to a Grinspoon concert at Bondi beach, it is the official theme song for AFL Live 2004. Lost Control All Good Violent and Lazy Lost Control
Network 10 is an Australian commercial television network. One of five national free-to-air networks, 10's owned-and-operated stations can be found in the state capital cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, while affiliates extend the network to regional areas of the country; the network is owned by a subsidiary of CBS Studios International. From the introduction of TV in 1956 until 1965 there were only two commercial television networks in Australia, the National Television Network and the Australian Television Network, as well as the public Australian Broadcasting Commission. In the early 1960s, the Australian Government began canvassing the idea of licensing a third commercial television station in each capital city; this decision was seen by some as a way for the government to defuse growing public dissatisfaction with the dominance of imported overseas programming and the paucity of local content. The first of these "third" licences was granted to United Telecasters Sydney was granted on 4 April 1963.
Structurally, the Australian television industry was modelled on the two-tiered system, in place in Australian radio since the late 1930s. One tier consisted of a network of publicly funded television stations run by the ABC, funded by government budget allocation and by fees from television viewer licences; the second tier consisted of the commercial networks and independent stations owned by private operators, whose income came from selling advertising time. The network was launched as ATV-0 in Melbourne opened on 1 August 1964 and was owned by the Ansett transport and media group, which at the time owned one of Australia's two domestic airlines. TEN-10 in Sydney, which opened on 5 April 1965, was owned by United Telecasters Sydney Ltd, which in July that year opened TVQ-0 in Brisbane, Queensland. Opened that month was SAS-10, serving the city of Adelaide in South Australia; the new television network was dubbed the "Independent Television System" or ITS, but in 1970 adopted the title "The 0/10 Network", which reflected the names of the first two stations launched in the group, ATV and TEN.
Melbourne's ATV was the first station of the network to stage colour broadcasts in 1967, the broadcast was that of the Pakenham races, seen by network and RCA executives and invited members of the media and press. This would the first of many test colour telecasts for the station, in tribute to this event, the 0-10 Network adopted the First in Colour slogan in 1974, within months before 1 March 1975 transition to colour broadcasting. For its first five years, the 0/10 Network led a hand-to-mouth existence. By the beginning of the 1970s the network was in a precarious financial position and there were predictions that it would fail. In 1971, the 0/10 Network first aired Young Talent Time, a huge ratings success, ran for 17 years. However, the network's true financial reprise came about due to the controversial adult soap opera serial Number 96, which premiered in March 1972 on the night that "Australian TV lost its virginity"; the series broke new ground for Australian television and captured the imagination of viewers like few programs before or since.
For the next three years it was Australia's top-rating television program and, not its huge popularity attracted advertisers to Ten en masse, with the result that its revenue increased from A$1 million in 1971 to more than A$10 million in 1972. However, the pattern of ratings dominance was set, for most of the next five decades from the mid-1960s there was little deviation from the prevalent rankings, with the Nine Network in first place, the Seven Network second, 0/10 third and ABC fourth; the gradual evolution of Network Ten into its current form has its origins in the ongoing attempts by media mogul Rupert Murdoch to acquire a prized commercial television licence in Australia's largest capital city market, Sydney. This began when Murdoch's News Limited purchased the Wollongong station WIN Television in the early 1960s, around the same time he bought Festival Records. In 1977, frustrated by regulatory blocks that prevented him from expanding into the Sydney market, Murdoch sold WIN and purchased a 46% share in Ten Sydney.
In 1979, Murdoch made an unsuccessful takeover bid for the Melbourne-based The Herald and Weekly Times media group, which owned HSV-7. Although the bid failed, he gained a 50% stake in Ansett, which thus gave him control of channel 0 in Melbourne. In 1979, 0/10 first aired the soap opera Prisoner, a huge ratings success. On 20 January 1980, the 0/10 Network became known as Network Ten to reflect ATV moving from channel 0 to channel 10 – although the Brisbane station continued to broadcast as TVQ-0 until 10 September 1988 when the station changed to TVQ-10. In 1987 Adelaide's Network Ten affiliate and Seven Network affiliate negotiated to exchange affiliation rights and channel frequencies due to ownership problems. On 27 December 1987, the exchange came into effect and ADS-7, owned by the same owners as the main Network Ten stations, became ADS-10 with SAS-10 converting to SAS-7, operated by TVW-7 in Perth; when Murdoch became an American citizen in 1985 so that he could expand his media empire in the United States, Australia's media ownership laws obliged him to dispose of the flagship television stations, which were sold to The Northern Star, an offshoot of the Westfield Group conglomerate controlled by property tycoon Frank Lowy.
However, Westfield was badly hit by the stock market crash of 1987, in 1989 sold Network Ten to a consortium led by Charles Curran and form
Best in Show (Grinspoon album)
Best in Show is a compilation album by Australian post-grunge band Grinspoon. The album was released on 7 November 2005 to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the band; the album was certified Gold. The album featured the band's hits and several older songs, like "Champion", which landed the song on Gran Turismo 3; the first track, "Sweet as Sugar", was specially recorded for this album and, appropriately, is a return to the earlier style of the band. The rest of the tracks are listed chronologically, from "Champion", recorded in 1996, to "Hard Act to Follow", recorded in 2004; the linear notes contain photography of the band from their beginnings to the present, details the history of the band in the form of a fairy tale about the'Knights of Grinspoon' from the'Land of Oz'. The limited edition bonus disc includes a collection of covers recorded over the years. All tracks written by Phil Jamieson and Pat Davern, unless otherwise shown
Grinspoon is an Australian rock band from Lismore, New South Wales formed in 1995 and fronted by Phil Jamieson on vocals and guitar with Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass guitar and Kristian Hopes on drums. In 1995, they won the Triple J-sponsored Unearthed competition for Lismore, with their post-grunge song "Sickfest", their name was taken from Dr. Lester Grinspoon an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who supports marijuana for medical use. Grinspoon changed their sound to more mainstream rock by their 2002 album, New Detention, gaining fans and peaking at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Charts. Their 2004 album, Kills & Sunday Pills, which peaked at No. 4, won the 2005'Best Rock Album Award' at the ARIA Music Awards. The band was signed to Universal Records in United States by late 1998, they were promoted by the songs "Champion", which featured in Gran Turismo 3. On 4 December 2013 they announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus to pursue individual projects.
In July 1995, Pat Davern, Joe Hansen, Kristian Hopes and Phil Jamieson met at a Lismore hotel, The Gollan, for a jam night—they decided to form a band and enter the Triple J-sponsored Unearthed competition. Their name was taken from Dr. Lester Grinspoon, an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who supports marijuana for medical use. After winning the competition, with their post-grunge song "Sickfest", they gained considerable airplay and used this to secure gigs, they developed a strong following among the Australian "alternative" and "mosh pit crowd." Their debut was the six-track EP, released in 1995 through the independent Oracle Records. It contained the songs "Sickfest" and "More Than You Are" that became popular with fans and were rerecorded on releases. Grinspoon's second EP, Licker Bottle Cozy, recorded in June 1996 and produced by Phil McKellar, was released by Grudge Records in December, it had a heavier sound than their earlier EP with five tracks including the songs "Champion" and "Pig Pen".
In September 1997 they released their first full-length album, Guide to Better Living, co-produced by McKellar and well-known Swiss-American heavy metal producer Ulrich Wild. The album peaked at No. 11 on the ARIA Albums Charts and went platinum with sales of over 70,000 in Australia. It represents the Helmet-influenced alternative metal sound of their early career with heavier songs like "Pressure Tested 1984"; the Australian version of the album features five live songs—illustrating the band's sense of humour and ability to play live—and a hidden track, the acoustic "Protest". US branch of Universal Records signed the band by late 1998 and released an altered version of Guide to Better Living in March 1999. Whilst in US touring for ten months as support act for Creed, Lit and Anthrax, Grinspoon released a six track EP, Pushing Buttons, for their Australian market in September 1998, it featured the popular heavy song "Black Friday" and the lighter songs "Busy" and "Explain". After the intense US touring, Grinspoon released their second album, Easy in September 1999, which peaked at No. 4 and went platinum in Australia.
It contained the singles "Ready 1" and "Rock Show". After a break to reconsider their direction and sound Grinspoon started recording their next album, New Detention, in Sydney's Festival Studios in September 2001 but prior to finishing the studios were shut down and so vocals and guitars were recorded in smaller studios. Further delays occurred. New Detention was released in June 2002 and was more commercial—it peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Charts and went platinum. The first single from the album, "Chemical Heart", released in February had created a stir with long term fans and the media because it was different from their previous grunge sound; the band was an improvement. The band still performs older tracks in their live shows, they released a four track EP in March 2003, Panic Attack—containing a cover of INXS's "Don't Change"—which reached No. 13 on the ARIA Singles Chart. In August 2004, they released a new single, "Hard Act To Follow", which reached the Top 30, it was from the September album Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills, which peaked at No. 4 and went platinum.
Grinspoon performed at the 2004 NRL grand final before a second single, "Better Off Alone", issued in November reached the Top 30. The third single was "Hold on Me" released in February 2005. For Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills, the band agreed that they were deliberately seeking a new audience, claiming they wrote a number of songs for the release and rejected any that sounded like earlier work, it won the 2005'Best Rock Album Award' at the ARIA Music Awards. They had been nominated 9 times. Grinspoon had built a strong local following after their rise, they were regulars at Australian music festivals. On 26 March 2006, Grinspoon performed "Hard Act To Follow" and "Better Off Alone" at the 2006 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Melbourne, they headlined the inaugural "Thank God It's Over" in Melbourne, at "BOBFest'06" in South Australia in October and at Odyssey 2006 at Dreamworld for New Year's Eve. In February 2007, Jamieson admitted himself to rehab due to addiction to crystal methamphetamine.
On Andrew Denton's Enough Rope in July, Jamieson discussed his drug addictions, an extramar