i was just thinking about the band silverchair....does anyone remember them....they came out with two albums before they were big....and i liked them and then they came out with their third album in 99 and had a few hits then never did anything after that....i was wondering if anyone knew if they were still around
IIRC they also were sidelined for awhile because of Daniel Johns battle with anorexia, which just always seemed like an odd thing. No disrespect intended, just that you don't often hear about guys with that, even though it does exist.
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I don't remember ever being a Silverchair fan. However, when I was going through my CDs, I discovered that I owned the first two albums they released. I don't remember buying them. I don't remember listening to them. And I did no drugs in high school. I can't fathom where in the hell they came from.
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a) Seether is NOT a better Nirvana ripoff, and if anyone's the new silverchair HELLOOOOO THE VINES.
b) "Diorama" came out stateside near the end of last summer and actually charted at #108 or something like that on the Billboard album chart. The one single so far from it, "The Greatest View", really went for the adult-contemporary market rather than rock radio and didn't do well at either. Plus, as said before, Daniel Johns's battles with anorexia only made things worse for the album's success, as his condition got worse right before they were scheduled to do all their promotional stuff and touring. So there.
Originally posted by FeelyDaniel Johns's battles with anorexia only made things worse for the album's success, as his condition got worse right before they were scheduled to do all their promotional stuff and touring. So there.
No no no, it was terrible crippling reactive arthritis with no telling if he's ever going to fully recover, very sad. At least he's got the LUV of Natalie Imbruglia and all of her sweet L'oreal promotion money.
The new(est) album is pretty hot though. VAN DYKE PARKS.
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Daniel is engaged to Natalie Imbruglia, he did nearly have to give it away due to reactive arthritis, but it seems it's under control now. Diorama won a couple of ARIA awards, i think including Best Album, but it is different to Neon Ballroom and Frogstomp.
Personally I like Frogstomp the best still. Old fart that I am.
Hot Hot Heat, of course, falls in that other 10% I'm curious how some of the other songs off of Thirteenth Step will do as singles. "Weak and Powerless" is the most radio-friendly on the album, but far from the strongest track.