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Any Powderfinger fans out there?

Tons and tons of great bands that have come out of Australia, but none better than Powderfinger IMO. They have an awesome catalog worth listening to (start with Double Allergic and move forward). I was super lucky to see them twice, once in Philadelphia and once in St.Louis during a very rare USA tour back in 2001. My wife's all time favorite band - she introduced them to me when I studied abroad in Perth for a year. One neat thing about them you didn't see much back in the day were tons of b-sides to their singles. Outtakes, demos, and live cuts. Reminds me a lot of Pearl Jam in the 90s with their singles. A few years back I was able to make a 18 track mixtape of just their b-sides. Pretty awesome. Anybody else like them? What's your favorite record?
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  • redrawredraw Posts: 1,094
    Great Aussie band!!!
    I think Vulture Street is probably my fave??
    You Am I is another awesome Oz band I would also recommend....
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  • redrawredraw Posts: 1,094

    I thought this was a Neil Young thread.

    "Look out mama..."

    Uncle Neil was the inspiration for their name...
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,685
    edited July 2016
    Yeah love me some Powderfinger.

    Saw them numerous times here in Australia.

    They were the biggest band in Australia in the mid '00s. They had a great run of consecutive albums including Double Allergic, Internationalist, Odyssey Number 5 and Vulture St. They were at the apex of Oz Rock during those albums.

    After Internationalist they went from playing pubs / bars and festivals to stadium filling stars for Odyssey and Vulture St.

    They constantly topped Triple J 107.5 Hottest 100 and were acclaimed by punters and the critics alike.

    Probably pulled the pin at the right time.

    Not sure what their all up to these days!? All seem to lead pretty quiet lives with their families.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,601
    Can't say that I am, but Ian Haug currently is with The Church and filling in admirably for Marty Willson-Piper, IMO.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 32,814
    I thought you meant the song (a personal favorite) but no. I'll check them out!
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  • Bernard Fanning has some awesome solo records. About to release another one. Darren Middleton has a few solo recording records too that are good.
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,685

    Bernard Fanning has some awesome solo records. About to release another one. Darren Middleton has a few solo recording records too that are good.

    In fact isn't Bernard releasing two albums!? Did I hear right that one is upcoming and then another one in the new year!?
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,182
    edited July 2016
    Yep, 'Civil Dusk' is out in August and 'Brutal Dawn' is out in early 2017. I loved Bernard's 'Tea & Sympathy' record, I still listen to it quite a bit.

    Powderfinger were always my second favourite Australian band (after You Am I). I was lucky enough to see them 3 times, including their final Sydney gig, and they always put on a great show
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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 18,367
    edited July 2016
    goldrush said:

    Yep, 'Civil Dusk' is out in August and 'Brutal Dawn' is out in early 2017. I loved Bernard's 'Tea & Sympathy' record, I still listen to it quite a bit.

    Powderfinger were always my second favourite Australian band (after You Am I). I was lucky enough to see them 3 times, including their final Sydney gig, and they always put on a great show

    Tea and Sympathy is one of those records that I come back to 1x a month since it's release. So good! I get his newsletter but for some reason there are country restrictions on the audio, so can't hear the new song he released from Civil Dusk.

    Edit: Nevermind!! http://www.bernardfanning.com/music/
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,652
    Yesterday at Splendour in the Grass Festival during the Bernard Fannings set, Powderfinger reunited for two songs Baby I've Got You on My Mind and These Days :joy::joy: 

    http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/pf/8734444
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,685
    Yesterday at Splendour in the Grass Festival during the Bernard Fannings set, Powderfinger reunited for two songs Baby I've Got You on My Mind and These Days :joy::joy: 

    http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/pf/8734444
    Saw that on FB! Music to my ears...literally! 
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  • Yesterday at Splendour in the Grass Festival during the Bernard Fannings set, Powderfinger reunited for two songs Baby I've Got You on My Mind and These Days :joy::joy: 

    http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/pf/8734444
    Holy shit! Wow!! I'd love a come back! 
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,652
    Ha me too!! I wish I was there, I've listened and it sounded amazing :)
  • Ha me too!! I wish I was there, I've listened and it sounded amazing :)
    They looked like they were having a blast! Its too bad the drummer didn't/couldn't make it. 
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,182
    It would have been great to have seen that. What a cool treat for the Splendour crowd :)

    Unfortunately Bernard has said it's just a one-off:


    And a comment from Jon Coghill:
    http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2017/07/24/powderfinger-drummer-on-being-left-out-of-splendour-set-i-just-thought,-whats-going-on/
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,685
    goldrush said:
    It would have been great to have seen that. What a cool treat for the Splendour crowd :)

    Unfortunately Bernard has said it's just a one-off:


    And a comment from Jon Coghill:
    http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2017/07/24/powderfinger-drummer-on-being-left-out-of-splendour-set-i-just-thought,-whats-going-on/
    Strange....the whole band just happened to be there except the drummer. I think something's in the works...Bernard didn't completely dismiss it. Basically if it's something they want to do then they'll do it. So there is hope! 
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  • Deluxe edition of Internationalist. Going to have to ask my Aussie in-laws for a copy this Christmas. Unless anyone in Australia can help me out sooner?
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,652
    edited September 2018
    Deluxe edition of Internationalist. Going to have to ask my Aussie in-laws for a copy this Christmas. Unless anyone in Australia can help me out sooner?
    Check your pms :)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,182
    One of the unreleased demo songs from the Internationalist reissue:

    Feels Like Something (Demo)

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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 23,203
    Not a fan per se. I only know one song (thanks to a 10C member). I like it!


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  • redrawredraw Posts: 1,094
    Tash made me order the coloured vinyl signed set  :):)
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  • DC29940DC29940 Tucson, AZPosts: 401
    Man, haven't thought about these guys in a long time! Odyssey Number Five is one of my all-time favorite albums. Gotta spin some Powderfinger now!
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,182




    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,672
    ^^ oh that is wonderful! Discovered them when I was living in Australia in 2003 and have loved them ever since. Odyssey Number 5 is my favorite =)
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,672
    Well that was amazing! Of course way too short ;) thank you Powderfinger!
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,182
    JPPJ84 said:
    Well that was amazing! Of course way too short ;) thank you Powderfinger!
    Yeah I could have listened all night! How good did Bernard sound? We really need more Powderfinger

    Not a bad set list at all, but about 2 hours too short!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,672
    goldrush said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    Well that was amazing! Of course way too short ;) thank you Powderfinger!
    Yeah I could have listened all night! How good did Bernard sound? We really need more Powderfinger

    Not a bad set list at all, but about 2 hours too short!
    Maybe they realize how much they miss this and reunite :)
  • redrawredraw Posts: 1,094
    Yeah sounded awesome but waaaaaay too short.... 
    Fortitude Music Hall looked pretty cool being empty - such a great venue!!! 
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 23,203

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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