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The Herd

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There is more than one band called The Herd.

1. The Herd is a hip-hop group from suburban Sydney. They have released four full-length albums since 2001’s self-titled debut. Unusually for a hip-hop outfit, The Herd’s full band format permits dynamic live shows.

The Herd’s members include MCs Ozi Batla, Urthboy and Berzerkatron, Unkle Ho (beats), Traksewt (piano accordion, clarinet and beats), Sulo (beats and guitar), Toe-Fu (guitar), Rok Poshtya (bass) and singer Jane Tyrrell. Their songs often feature politically-oriented lyrics.

Their first single to attract Triple J airplay was the superficially humorous ‘Scallops’ in 2001. Later tracks included ‘77%’ which featured the line “77% of Aussies are racist”, referring to the number of Australians announced in a survey that agreed with the Australian federal government’s response to the MV Tampa incident, and ‘Burn Down the Parliament’, which was to be interpreted metaphorically, but unfortunately was released the same week as the January 2003 Canberra bushfires.

77% scored well on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2003, coming in at number 46.

The Herd released their third album “The Sun Never Sets” in 2005, featuring the single ‘We Can’t Hear You’. Their subjects ranged from their well-known anti-war stance and anti-corporatism to more personal topics like divorce and slow death of the Australian outback/country.

In October 2005, The Herd featured on Triple J’s ‘Like a Version’ (acoustic covers) segment. They performed their own version of the famous Australian song ‘A Walk in the Light Green’ by Redgum (better known as ‘I Was Only 19’).

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  • avantish

    This shoutbox confirms the problem with people who dont know shit about Hip-Hop, but still has a lot of hellish comments about it.. Fuck your 60's fantasy and wake up. Its 2013, music is still alive and well.

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mozzmozz

    The way wikipedia distinguishes them is "The Herd (UK band)" and "The Herd (Australian band)". ... Sadly Last.fm cannot do this because scrobbling relies on artist tags, which will say "The Herd" in both cases. Last.fm can't tell them apart, because it can't, if you think about it. We'll have to live with it. .. .. . .. Still, it gives us something to talk about. Maybe it will introduce us all to new music.

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Mod7Psyche

    Please make page separately. When there are 2 band's site on same page, Because there are stupid person who writes slander of one of bands sometimes. I don't want scrobble here.

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    I like the '60's psych band.

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PASHTITNAH

    Future Shade - great

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Mat-Rdm-Cooper

    new album out?

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Alice-Blair

    yeah we need dif pages, we dont want these old 60s failures mixed with the awesomeness of australia

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ivegotafloor

    It's LastFM's fault for not solving the issue of multiple artists with the same name. Please submit more feedback to LastFM and stop making these absurd comparisons on bands' pages.. They're not even the same genre, forfuckssake.

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • iCHRYST

    Australian Herd > British Herd.

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • bootload

    ♬ Lost in deep cover / "Dear John," said his lover's last letter / Emptied a full clip to feel better ♬

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • KSM20

    please.. the priority is the group/band which first time emerge.. that's british's the herd :) [2]

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • hermono

    please.. the priority is the group/band which first time emerge.. that's british's the herd :)

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Mod7Psyche

    Which artist?? Though I don't hate both musics of hip hop and garage rock.But I hate confusion.

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • prettylthing

    Cannot stop listening to!

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • mark66saints

    If you want to listen to Peter Frampton, why not put the artist as Peter Frampton and the Herd.. Not that anyone really listens to it anyway.

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • journeymanmetal

    considering the australian herd are the one with all the listens, they probably ought to be the one with the picture, just sayin' ...

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • madomen

    peter frampton cant rap for shit

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ws1fish

    so sad that the majority of shouts here are so close minded and selfish. i mean, you may not dig hip-hop but you certainly can't call these guys assholes.

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Dendo69

    zug zug zug zug..... love this band... but only the new herd (those from australia) ;)

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • FaustoRocks

    yeahh finnaly th real the herd ! i hope u never change that pic ! 60's th best

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
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