VARIOUS ARTISTS ”Dirty Jeans : The Rise Of Australian Alternative Rock 1988 – 2002” CD


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Featuring 25 much-loved tracks spanning 1988-2002, Dirty Jeans looks at the build-up and subsequent explosion of Alternative Rock in Australia – when the underground went overground. Following the switch of JJJ from a Sydney to national broadcaster, and with the advent of the Big Day Out combined with the huge success of Nirvana in the early ‘90s , Australia underwent a musical revolution which saw the creation of a new musical hierarchy; one which lasts to this day.

Kicking off with the iconic My Pal by Melbourne teens GOD and closing with the young Australian group that thrilled the world in the early 00’s, the Vines, Dirty Jeans charts the march from indie to mainstream. It explores both obvious and less well known contributors, including You Am I, Powderfinger, Magic Dirt, Spiderbait, The Living End, the Meanies, Silverchair, The Mark of Cain, Grinspoon, Something for Kate, Powder Monkeys, Jebediah, Screamfeeder, Frenzal Rhomb, Beasts of Bourbon, Ammonia and many more.  

Featuring liner notes from Magic Dirt’s Adalita and Au-go-go Records founder Bruce Milne, and artwork from by ‘90s poster artists Devils Candy, Dirty Jeans captures the music that changed Australian music for ever.