Music On Vinyl pays tribute to Australia's grunge sensation Silverchair and presents the Silverchair Collection.
Silverchair is arguably one of the most successful Australian bands of all time. With five albums spanning 12 years, all of which crashed into the charts at No 1, 8 million international sales and 21 ARIA wins, they certainly have the statistics to compete. To celebrate their legacy, Music On Vinyl presents the Silverchair Collection and kicks off with their most popular effort and debut album: Frogstomp.
This double Platinum album is available as 2LP limited edition on crystal clear vinyl with exclusive full-colour frog-prints on its D-side. The album is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and contains printed innersleeves.
Also available are the first four EPs in a series of 11. All four are linked to the Frogstomp album - Tomorrow, Pure Massacre, Israel's Son and Shade.
The first 250 individually numbered copies of Frogstomp are exclusively available on Sound Factory. Sound Factory also offers the first 100 individually numbered copies of each EP and each contains a unique postcard based on the legendary Frogstomp album.
The pre-order of Frogstomp and the four EP's will start today, May 6th at 3PM via Sound Factory.
The title track of the EP Shade by Silverchair was also the fourth single from their full-length debut album Frogstomp. It was the only single by Silverchair that was not included in their 2000 compilation album The Best Of Volume 1. The EP also features a live version of “Israel's Son”, which was recorded at the Big Day Out festival in Melbourne.
“Israel's Son” is the 1995 third single released from their debut full-length album Frogstomp, which was released earlier the same year. The track was inspired by a TV documentary about wartime atrocities and seeks to criticise violence and war by portraying them in all their horror. The EP Israel's Son also includes three live tracks, “Blind”, “Leave Me Out” and “Undecided”, which were recorded at the Big Day Out festival in Melbourne.
After booking major successes with their first single from the Frogstomp album, “Tomorrow”, Silverchair released the second single “Pure Massacre” not long after. It was a successful follow-up to the first single, charting well in Australia, New Zealand and the US. According to interviews with lead singer and guitarist Daniel Johns, the song and its lyrics are inspired by the Bosnian War.
Australian post-grunge band Silverchair released their full-length debut album Frogstomp in 1995 when the band members were only 15 years of age. Nine days is all it took for the three teenages Ben Gillies, Daniel Johns and Chris Joannou, to record the 11 tracks. The legendary debut album included “Pure Massacre”, the vinyl-only track “Blind” and their most popular single to date, “Tomorrow”.
The Australian rock band Silverchair released their debut EP Tomorrow in 1994, after winning a radio contest on Triple J. The extended play already became the band's big breakthrough. Its title single reached #1 on the Australian Single Chart and remained there for six consecutive weeks. After re-recording the songs, the band also started to book major successes internationally.