May 25, 2011

Silverchair No More

Remember Silverchair? Ever think to yourself, "I like Silverchair - I should see them!"

Well, you're too late. As reported on the trio has called it quits.

A quote from the band states:

"We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then ... if the band stops being fun and if it's no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop."

I remember when their debut "Frogstomp" came out. I was about 9 years old and I thought the world of these amazing 14 year old kids that were doing what (in my unaware mind at the time) Nirvana was doing.

The band has gone through many stylistic and sonic changes over their 20 year time together; if you listen to Tomorrow from "Frogstomp", and then listen to Straight Lines from "Young Modern". What is really quite neat though is that the lineup never changed. It was always the same three members - Singer/Guitarist Daniel Johns; Bassist Chris Joannou; and Drummer Ben Gillies. It's been that way since they were only 12 years old.

Most bands don't last two years; these guys lasted two decades. Cheers to the boys and their future endeavors. I'm sad to see you stop; but I can understand that you may get creatively tired after playing Tomorrow for 20 years.

For anyone that would like to listen to Silverchair twenty years ago vs Silverchair now (well, kind of now) - below are videos for both Tomorrow and Straight Lines.

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