Rock­ers re­vive the 1990s

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

IT’S im­pos­si­ble for any Aus­tralian of a cer­tain vintage to imag­ine those late 1990s sum­mers with­out those deliri­ous early Jebe­diah sin­gles — Jerks of At­ten­tion, Leav­ing Home, Te­flon, Har­poon, An­i­mal — blast­ing out of ev­ery car ra­dio and fes­ti­val PA from Sum­m­er­sault to the Falls to Home­bake.

When we first saw Jebe­diah they sham­bled on stage in their shorts and sneak­ers and blue hair and dim­ples and grins and smirks and started bounc­ing off the walls with their roar­ing riffs and soar­ing pop hooks and tore the lid off the Big Day Out and the Hottest 100 overnight.

Kevin Mitchell, Chris Day­mond, Vanessa Thorn­ton and Brett Mitchell were mostly teenagers when they set out: broth­ers and best mates from some far-flung Perth high school who'd ac­ci­den­tally stum­bled into the first di­vi­sion of the global rock’n’roll per­pet­ual and given it a cheeky kick up the back­side while run­ning rings around it with gui­tars in the air.

Twenty years later, of course noth­ing much has changed.

On Sun­day night dig out the dou­ble denim, midriffs, scrunches and back­wards cap – chan­nel your long-lost grunge, tie that flan­nie around your waist and check out Jebe­diah play­ing live at Mag­nums.

This week­end’s show is part of an an­niver­sary tour launch­ing their great­est hits al­bum Twenty.

It’s a com­pi­la­tion – 20 tracks span­ning five al­bums from the vintage Twitch EP to their most re­cent sin­gle, She’s Like A Comet.

This is the big­gest tour the band has un­der­taken in many years and a game of two halves: beloved clas­sics and sur­prises first then their ’97 de­but Slightly Od­way in its bliss­ful, bal­lis­tic en­tirety.

Lead gui­tarist Chris Day- mond said this could very well be their first time per­form­ing in Air­lie Beach.

“The main rea­son that peo­ple have come is to have a good time, ei­ther you like us or don’t. This show is giv­ing more than we have ever be­fore… it’s a trip back to the ‘90s,” he said.

“We’re a lit­tle older and a lit­tle heav­ier but still the same band.”

Tick­ets are go­ing for $30 if pur­chased in ad­vanced.

Photo: Matt Sav­ille.

AN­NIVER­SARY TOUR: Jebe­diah will play at Mag­nums on Sun­day to celebrate their great­est hits al­bum Twenty.

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