|Studio album by|
|Recorded||August 1991, Stable Sound|
October 1992, Atlantis Studios
|Label|| Au Go Go (original issue)|
Universal / Polydor (reissue)
Shashavaglava is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. "Shashavaglava" means "crazyhead" in Serbo-Croatian.The final seven tracks are incorporated from an earlier EP, P'tang Yang Kipper Bang Uh!.
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It was originally released in June 1993 on Au Go Go. In 1995, when Spiderbait signed to Polygram, the album was reissued on the new label.
|1.||"Word I Said"||2:56|
|3.||"7 Zark 7"||3:16|
|6.||"Ol' Man Sam"||3:05|
|7.||"B & T"||4:37|
|8.||"Boys at the Beak"||2:04|
|13.||"Another Brick in the Head"||3:52|
|14.||"Old Man Sam"||2:40|
Note: The original Au Go Go release has incorrect track marks. The song "Shashavaglava" is split over two tracks, while "Invisible Man" and "K.C.R." appear as a single track. This causes the track numbers of the intervening tracks to be offset by one. The problem was corrected in later pressings.[ citation needed ] It also appears like this in the iTunes release.
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