Spiderbait (album)

Last updated
Studio album by Spiderbait
Released 15 November 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Label Universal
Producer François Tétaz
Spiderbait chronology
Greatest Hits
(2005) Greatest Hits2005
B-Sides Collection
(2017)B-Sides Collection2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Spiderbait is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. It is the band's first album since 2005's Greatest Hits compilation, and first studio album since Tonight Alright in 2004. [2]

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 Mark Maher, 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.

<i>Greatest Hits</i> (Spiderbait album) compilation album by Spiderbait

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".


Track listing

1."Straight Through the Sun"3:55
2."It's Beautiful"3:40
3."Miss the Boat"5:12
5."Where's the Baseline"3:17
6."I'm Not Your Slave"3:12
7."Get Bent"3:01
8."What You Get"3:33
10."Crazy Pants (Rockstar For a Night)"3:40
12."Reach For the Sky"4:31
13."The Sun Will Come Shining"2:36


Chart (2013) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [3] 30

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