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The Meanies

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The Meanies got together in Melbourne, Australia in 1989 and immediately made a name for themselves with a succession of sold out 7” singles on the Augogo label. They continued the relationship with Augogo (home to Australian groups like Magic Dirt, Scientists and Spiderbait) with the EP “Gangrenous” and the album Come ‘n’ See in 1991. In this time The Meanies had established themselves as one of Australia’s pre-eminent underground rock bands through cultivating a huge all-age following and upsetting the rock establishment by breaking attendance records in the nation’s capital cities. Meanies songs were also released as singles on international labels around the world such as Sympathy For The Record Industry, Merge, Lance Rock, Get Hip and Munster.

In 1992 The Meanies took their mutual admiration for The 5.6.7.8’s a step further with combined tours of Australia in August ‘92 and Japan in September. Osaka based label Time Bomb Records released their CDs “In Search Of…” and “Come ‘n’ See” and the Japanese tour also saw The Meanies do shows with Jackie & The Cedrics, Concrete Octopus, Blow One’s Cool and Rise From The Dead.

In 1993 the “Cruelty’s Fun” EP and “The Meanie of Life” compilation of early deleted singles were released in Australia. The Meanies toured Australia to support those releases and then ventured to Seattle America to record their second album, “10% Weird”. While recording in Seattle they squeezed in shows with the likes of The Supersuckers and made friends and fans with many of the locals including Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, who invited The Meanies onto Pearl Jam’s 1994 Australian tour (much to the chagrin of Pearl Jam’s promoter who was heard to yell in his office

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  • creamsicklesky

    10% Weird <3 (ah so many memories with this song, it's the best)

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Matt-Uze

    PLease, take me link for download album Televolution

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Septacle

    might be mean to question if someone can be an adult and just discuss things without a blow up

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • earthcrossing

    Wish they were playing the Perth Tumbleweed shows too!

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • Mrmeanie

    Can anyone tell me how to listen to tracks on this site?? Please. P.s meanies fn rule!!

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • not-ian

    Underated excellent band

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • meatierwhore

    These guys were so amazing live back in the day. Link Meanie (vocals) would go bonkers on stage a la Iggy & the bands' buzzsaw pop punk squall just sounded so much better and rawer live. Recordings don't do them justice but they're still well worth owning.

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • thisisshane

    "Paranoid" ... bestest Meanies track ever....

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • noddyvantinking

    Those were the fucking days eh!!

    5 Feb 2008 Reply
  • derteo

    all you ever need: The Meanies, a highway and a Monaro.

    30 May 2006 Reply
  • ArnStar

    So now add the tomorrow people!

    25 May 2006 Reply

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