Greatest Hits (Spiderbait album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Spiderbait
Released 12 September 2005
Recorded 1990–2005
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Label Universal
Producer Andy Baldwin
Spiderbait chronology
Tonight Alright
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Buttonhole(9.9/10) [1]

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". [2]

A greatest hits album, sometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog album, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band. Most often the track list contains previously released recordings with a high degree of notability. However, to increase the appeal, especially to people who already own the original release, it is common to include remixes or alternate takes of popular songs; sometimes even new material will function as bonus tracks. At times, a greatest hits compilation is the original album release for songs that have themselves been released as a single and charted successfully.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Spiderbait Australian band

Spiderbait are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Finley, a small town in rural 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.


The sequencing of Greatest Hits was done in reverse order, with the new song "On My Way" at the start and "Circle K" from 1991 at the end. The album was released as a single-disc edition and also as a two-disc version. The second disc was a DVD with all of Spiderbait's music videos up to that point (except "On My Way"). [3]

Track listing

1."On My Way"3:23
2."Black Betty"3:28
3."Fucken Awesome"2:25
5."Four on the Floor"3:09
6."Outta My Head"2:34
10."Buy Me a Pony"1:45
12."Hot Water & Milk"1:57
13."Joyce's Hut"3:41
16."Sam Gribbles"2:30
17."Yeah Oh Yeah"1:10
19."Old Man Sam"2:40
22."Circle K"2:25
23."Constipation" (unlisted hidden track, starts 14 seconds after "Circle K")5:36

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