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Q Studios, 301 Studios
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Grand Slam is the fourth studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. The album marked a significant change in sound for the band, with many of the songs being heavily produced pop sung by bassist Janet English. The remainder of the album is a mix of alternative rock (sung, as on previous albums, by drummer Kram) and electronica.
The song "Glokenpop" (also spelt "Glockenpop") is featured in the 2009 video game LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Portable.
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Jet are an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums respectively. The group sold 6.5 million albums. The band dissolved in 2012, but reformed in 2016.
Spiderbait is an Australian alternative rock band formed in Finley, New South Wales in 1991 by bass guitarist Janet English, singer-drummer Kram, and guitarist Damian Whitty. In 2004 the group's cover version of the 1930s Lead Belly song "Black Betty" reached number one on the ARIA Singles Chart. They have five top 20 albums: The Unfinished Spanish Galleon of Finley Lake (1995), Ivy and the Big Apples (1996), Grand Slam (1999), Tonight Alright (2004), and Greatest Hits (2005). The group have won two ARIA Music Awards with the first in 1997 as 'Best Alternative Release' for Ivy and the Big Apples and the second in 2000 as 'Best Cover Art' for their single "Glokenpop". Since late 2004, the band has been on hiatus to concentrate on solo projects and their personal lives—although periodically returning for occasional gigs. In November 2013 the band released their first studio album in nine years, Spiderbait.
Tonight Alright is the sixth studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait, recorded in Weed, California by producer, Sylvia Massy, which was released in March 2004. It peaked at No. 14 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold.
"Black Betty" is a 20th-century African-American work song often credited to Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter as the author, though the earliest recordings are not by him. Some sources claim it is one of Lead Belly's many adaptations of earlier folk material; in this case, an 18th-century marching cadence about a flintlock musket.
Enter Shikari are a British rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 by bassist Chris Batten, lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds, and drummer Rob Rolfe. In 2003, guitarist Rory Clewlow joined the band to complete its current lineup, and it adopted its current name. In 2006, they performed to a growing fanbase at Download Festival as well as a sold-out concert at the London Astoria. Their debut studio album, Take to the Skies, was released in 2007 and reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart, and has since been certified gold in the UK. Their second, Common Dreads, was released in 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 16; while their third, A Flash Flood of Colour, was released in 2012 and debuted on the chart at number 4. Both have since been certified silver in the UK. The band spent a considerable amount of time supporting the latter release through the A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour, before beginning work on a fourth studio album, The Mindsweep, which was released in 2015. Their fifth studio album The Spark was released in 2017. Their sixth album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible was released in April 2020.
The discography of the English rock band Led Zeppelin consists of eight studio albums, four live albums, nine compilation albums, sixteen singles and eight music downloads. Formed in London in 1968, the group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band pioneered the concept of album-oriented rock and often refused to release popular songs as singles. Their debut album, Led Zeppelin (1969), released by Atlantic Records, charted at number six on the UK Albums Chart and at number ten on the United States Billboard 200. It received several sales certifications, including an 8 times multi-platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Diamond from the Music Canada. Led Zeppelin's second studio album, Led Zeppelin II, recorded when the band were on tour, was released a few months after the first. It reached number one in several countries, including the UK and the US, where it was certified 12 times multi-platinum. The album produced Led Zeppelin's most successful single, "Whole Lotta Love", which peaked at several music charts in the top 10. Led Zeppelin III (1970) was a softer, more folk-based effort compared to the hard rock of the band's previous releases. It also peaked at number one in the UK and in the US.
Ivy and the Big Apples is the third studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. It became a double platinum-selling record that reached the top 10 of the albums chart in Australia and won the 1997 ARIA Award for Best Alternative Release. It features the single "Buy Me a Pony", which was voted in at number one on the Triple J Hottest 100, 1996. The third single "Calypso" peaked at number 13 on the Australian singles chart and was notably featured in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, despite not being featured on the soundtrack.
The Unfinished Spanish Galleon of Finley Lake is the second studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait, released in 1995. It peaked at No. 14 on the ARIA Albums Charts.
American rock band Evanescence has released four studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one demo album, three extended plays, eighteen singles, eight promotional singles, two video albums and seventeen music videos. Evanescence was formed in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by Amy Lee and Ben Moody. The lineup of the band has since gone through numerous changes with Lee being the principal member. To date, the band has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. The band decided to put out the compilation after discovering newer fans had not been aware of Spiderbait before "Black Betty". "We'd talk to these excited kids who didn't know our previous albums," recalls Kram. "It was like Tonight Alright was our debut album in some ways".
Phillip Jeffrey McKellar is an Australian record producer and audio engineer. At the ARIA Music Awards McKellar has received nine nominations in the categories of either Producer of the Year or Engineer of the Year. These include You Am I's "Good Mornin'", "Tuesday" and Spiderbait's Ivy and the Big Apples, The Cruel Sea's "Hard Times", Spiderbait's Grand Slam, Grinspoon's New Detention, Sunk Loto's Between Birth and Death, and Something with Numbers' Perfect Distraction.
Birds of Tokyo are an Australian alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia. Their debut album Day One gained them domestic success, reaching number three on the AIR Independent Album charts and spending a total of 36 consecutive weeks in the top ten.
The 13th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards was held on 12 October 1999 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Hosted by Paul McDermott and Bob Downe, and presenters, including Mel C of the Spice Girls, Tina Cousins, Fiona Horne and Molly Meldrum, distributed 33 awards. The big winner for the year was Powderfinger with four awards.
Orianthi Penny Panagaris is an Australian musician, singer and songwriter who rehearsed in 2009 with Michael Jackson in preparation for his ill-fated This Is It concert series, and performed with Alice Cooper's touring band. Her 2009 debut single "According to You" peaked at No. 3 in Japan, No. 8 in Australia and No. 17 in the US; her second album, Believe, received a worldwide release in late 2009. The same year, Orianthi was named one of the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine. She also won the award as "Breakthrough Guitarist of the Year" 2010 by Guitar International magazine.
"Buy Me a Pony" is a song by Australian alternative rock band, Spiderbait and was released in September 1996 as the lead single from the band's third studio album Ivy and the Big Apples. "Buy Me a Pony" peaked at number 45 on the Australian chart.
"Calypso" is a song by Australian alternative rock band Spiderbait. It was released in April 1997 as the third single from the band's third studio album Ivy and the Big Apples. "Calypso" peaked at number 13 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, and it was ranked at number 23 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1997.
"Shazam!" is a song by Australian alternative rock band Spiderbait that was released on 1 March 1999 as the lead single from the band's fourth studio album, Grand Slam. "Shazam!" peaked at number 44 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and was ranked at number 40 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 1999.
"Stevie" is a song by Australian alternative rock band, Spiderbait and was released in May 1999 as the second single from the band's fourth studio album Grand Slam (1999). "Stevie" peaked at number 81 on the Australian chart and ranked at number 84 on Triple J's Hottest 100 in 1999.
"Plastic" is a song by Australian alternative rock band, Spiderbait and was released in September 1999 as the third single from the band's fourth studio album Grand Slam (1999). "Plastic" peaked at number 84 on the Australian chart and ranked at number 96 on Triple J's Hottest 100 in 1999.
"Glokenpop" is a song by Australian alternative rock band, Spiderbait and was released in January 2000 as the fourth and final single from the band's fourth studio album Grand Slam (1999). "Glokenpop" peaked at number 80 on the Australian Singles Chart.