Tonight Alright

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Tonight Alright
Studio album by
Released17 August 2004
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Label Universal
Producer Sylvia Massy
Spiderbait chronology
The Flight of Wally Funk
Tonight Alright
Greatest Hits

Tonight Alright is the sixth studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait, recorded in Weed, California by producer, Sylvia Massy, which was released on 17 August 2004. It peaked at No. 14 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum in 2005. [1] [2] It includes the number-one Australian single, a cover version of "Black Betty", [1] and the top 30 single, "Fucken Awesome". [1] "Live in a Box" was used in the game Gran Turismo 4 , and the cover of "Black Betty" was featured in EA's game Need for Speed: Underground 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 States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from 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.

Weed, California City in California, United States

Weed is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the town had a total population of 2,967, down from 2,979 in 2000. There are several unincorporated communities adjacent to, or just outside, Weed proper, including Edgewood, Carrick, and Lake Shastina. These communities generally have mailing addresses that use Weed or its ZIP code. The total population of this area in 2007 was 6,318. Weed is about 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark, and the second-tallest volcano in the Cascade Range.


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Track listing

1."Take Me Back"4:40
2."Live in a Box"3:17
3."Black Betty"3:28
4."Put It Down"2:41
5."Fucken Awesome"2:24
6."5th Set"3:28
7."The Dog"1:34
11."In This City"1:27

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