Throwing Little Stones

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Throwing Little Stones: The Best of The Mavis's
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Compilation album by The Mavis's
Released 28 October 2002
Genre Rock, pop, indie rock
Length77:59
Label Festival Mushroom Records
Producer Kalju Tonuma, The Mavis's, Mark Saunders, Chris Scheri
The Mavis's chronology
Pink Pills
(1998)
Throwing Little Stones: The Best of The Mavis's
(2002)
Rapture
(2003)

Throwing Little Stones: The Best of The Mavis's is a greatest hits album by Australian rock band, The Mavis's.

The Maviss

The Mavis's are an Australian rock band formed in Ballarat, Victoria in 1987. Founding mainstays are Becky Thomas on vocals and keyboards, her brother Matt Thomas on guitar and vocals and Andrea Vendy on drums. They were joined by Nick Gill on guitar in 1990, and Josh Alexander on bass guitar in 1994. They released three studio album: Venus Returning, Pink Pills – which reached No. 12 on the ARIA Albums Chart – and Rapture. Their synth-driven single, "Cry", peaked at No. 13 on the ARIA Singles Charts and was listed on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 1998. The band also performed the song on Hey Hey It's Saturday. They disbanded in December 2001 after a farewell tour of Australia.

Contents

Background and release

The Mavis's were formed in Ballarat in 1987, consisting of brother and sister Matt Thomas (vocals/guitar) and Beki Thomas (vocals/keyboard/percussion ) and school friends Andrea "Andi" Vendy (drums) and Kathryn McNulty (bass). They were joined by Nick on guitar in 1990 and a debut single "Rollercoaster"/"Witch Hunt" was released. In 1995, the band were signed to Mushroom Records and recorded their debut album Venus Returning . In 1998, the band released Pink Pills , which peaked at number 12 in Australia. The band subsequently toured with Green Day and Kylie Minogue.

Ballarat City in Victoria, Australia

Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. The city has a population of 101,588.

Mushroom Records

Mushroom Records was an Australian flagship record label, founded in 1972 in Melbourne. It published and distributed many successful Australian artists and expanded internationally, until it was merged with Festival Records in 1998. Festival Mushroom Records was later acquired by Warner Bros. Records, which operated the label from 2005 to 2010 until it folded to Warner Bros. Records. Founder Michael Gudinski is now the leader of the Mushroom Group, the largest independent music and entertainment company in Australia.

<i>Venus Returning</i> 1996 studio album by The Maviss

Venus Returning is the debut studio album by Australian pop band The Mavis's, released in May 1996 by record label Mushroom. It was produced by Kalju Tonuma. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described how it "highlighted the band's brash sound, which mixed the Thomas siblings' idiosyncratic, imperfect vocal blend, crashing guitars, sugar-frosted melodies, goofy keyboard embellishments and odd instrumentation ." The album provided three singles, "Thunder", "Box" (June) and "Lost" (November). "Thunder" was listed on the national youth radio Triple J audience poll, Hottest 100 of 1996, at No. 92. The album peaked at No. 76 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.

In 1999, the band headed to the United States to work on their third album and released "Coming Home" and "Happiness" in 2000/2001, but conflict between the band and the record label arose and the two agreed to part ways late in 2001. Mushroom Records released Throwing Little Stones in 2002, compiling tracks from their two released studio albums and seven unreleased tracks. [1]

Track listing

  1. "Thunder" – 3:30
  2. "Coming Home" – 3:51
  3. "Burst Into Space" – 4:25
  4. "Cry" – 4:08
  5. "Box" – 3:57
  6. "Lost" – 4:01
  7. "Lever" – 3:22
  8. "Drive" – 4:35
  9. "See-Saw" – 3:06
  10. "Does It Matter" – 4:00
  11. "Happiness" – 3:10
  12. "Just a Little Shove" – 2:16
  13. "Keeping Low" – 3:44
  14. "Snow White Line" – 4:25
  15. "Moon Drone Gold" – 3:08
  16. "Do You Have a Brother?" – 2:53
  17. "Puberty Song" – 3:52
  18. "Naughty Boy" – 3:12
  19. "Walk On By" – 3:21
  20. "Planet Earth" – 4:22
  21. "Roller Coaster" – 4:39

Credits

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelCatalogue
Australia28 October 2002 [2] CD Festival Mushroom Records 335872

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References

  1. "ArtistTrove: The Mavis's". Artisttrove. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 20 October 2002. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2002. Retrieved 4 June 2016.