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Podcast Episode
Season
Seven
number
357
Type
Roundtable
Post Date
Nov 14, 2017

Silverchair

Sophomore Slump - Roundtable

Label
Epic
Release year
1997
Producer
Nick Launay

On the follow-up to their teenage debut, Silverchair fattened the sound but not the sales, we try to figure out what happened.

On the follow-up to their teenage debut, Silverchair fattened the sound but not the sales, we try to figure out what happened. When 1995′s Frogstomp exploded, the kids from Australia were pegged as Nirvana wannabes with plenty of growing to do. The still managed to sell millions of albums and score a bunch of hit singles. The sophomore release Freakshow from 1997 actually fared better with critics, but the sales dipped considerably, both in the US and their native Australia. To help us determine if this is truly a sophomore slump, we’re joined by Jeff Takacs (Rocketfuel podcast), Joe Royland (Sit and Spin with Joe vidcast) and Steve Muczynski (Hollow Earth) to revisit the record with fresh ears.

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Songs in this episode

  • ‍Intro - Freak
  • 14:31 - Slave
  • 25:21 - Cemetery
  • 47:56 - Roses
  • Outro - Abuse Me

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