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ReleasedJune 1993
RecordedAugust 1991, Stable Sound
October 1992, Atlantis Studios
Genre Alternative rock
Label Au Go Go (original issue)
Universal / Polydor (reissue)
Producer Spiderbait
Spiderbait chronology
Circle K (EP)
The Unfinished Spanish Galleon of Finley Lake
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Head Heritage favourable [2]

Shashavaglava is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. "Shashavaglava" means "crazyhead" in Serbo-Croatian. [3] The final seven tracks are incorporated from an earlier EP, P'tang Yang Kipper Bang Uh!.

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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.


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.

Track listing

1."Word I Said"2:56
2."Too Much"5:03
3."7 Zark 7"3:16
6."Ol' Man Sam"3:05
7."B & T"4:37
8."Boys at the Beak"2:04
9."Shakespeare's Tacklebox"3:27
13."Another Brick in the Head"3:52
14."Old Man Sam"2:40
15."Invisible Man"3:06
17."Fucken Ace"3:54

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.

Au Go Go Records is the name of a Melbourne, Australia based independent record label. It was founded by Bruce Milne and Philip Morland from a house in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in 1979 and is now operated by Greta Moon.

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