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YouTube Tuesday #02

With much of Newcastle still under water it seemed appropriate to feature a Silverchair song about natural disaster on this week’s edition of YouTube Tuesday.

Faultline was written about the 1989 Newcastle earthquake which killed 13 people and caused extensive damage around the city.

This performance took place on 21 January 2001 in front of over 250,000 people at the Rock In Rio Festival.

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June 12, 2007   No Comments

YouTube Tuesday #1

It’s easy to forget just how young Silverchair were when Frogstomp hit in the States in 1995/96.

While their mates were at school in Newcastle, Ben, Chris and Daniel were supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This video is a great example of how much the band – and their music – have changed over the past ten years. It also begs the question, will we ever hear these songs live again? I’d say “no”.

So enjoy this rocking performance. It’s the first of a regular series of rare and interesting videos I’ll feature every Tuesday from the YouTube vaults. Don’t forget to check back next week for the next instalment.

Madison Square Garden, New York
9 February 1996
Madman (edited)
Leave Me Out (edited)
Findaway (full version)
Suicidal Dream (edited)

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June 5, 2007   No Comments

Young Modern tops Frogstomp

Today comes the news that Silverchair’s fifth studio album Young Modern has become the most successful of their career.

The band’s latest release has held the top position for an impressive four weeks, beating their debut album Frogstomp which was at #1 for three weeks.

These figures are based on the Australian album chart. Young Modern has achieved double platinum status (sales of 150,000) and is the fastest selling album of their career.

The question now is whether this success in their home country can translate to overseas sales. Only time will tell, but it just goes to show what can happen when mainstream radio pick up your ‘hit’ single. Next stop: North America for a “modern rock radio” assault!

Read the full press release at Chairpage.

April 30, 2007   No Comments