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feedtime was an independent punk-rock trio from Sydney, Australia, formed in 1979. The name is spelled with a lowercase f. The members were credited by their first names only: Rick (guitar, vocals), Al (bass), and Tom (drums).

feedtime made four albums in the 1980s. Initially they recorded only for Aberrant Records in Australia, but their second through fourth albums were released internationally by the legendary indie label Rough Trade. The second album, Shovel, received the greatest critical acclaim. The last of these four albums, Suction, was produced by Butch Vig.

feedtime’s sound was loud, primitive, and brutal. The most distinctive musical element is thick, roaring electric guitar, played with a slide, over a thick, chugging rhythm section. Their loud but stripped-down, minimalist approach led them to be compared to the British postpunk band Wire (although feedtime didn’t know Wire’s music, but feedtime’s sound also heavily referenced rural American country and blues. A large influence from classic rock is most easily heard on their covers LP Cooper S on which they covered the Rolling Stones and the Animals in addition to punk forebears like the Ramones and the Stooges.

Bruce Griffiths of Aberrant Records describes working with feedtime: “The bands that have given me the most satisfaction to work with… Possibly the most satisfying was feedtime, because they became extremely close friends as a result of working with them

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  • Namey

    i love feedtime because their music gives me all these nice but basically I guess bad ideas about how to conduct my self and my daily affairs. a case of the old rock n rolls hmm?

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    yeah, neighbour downstairs asked me to stop playing whatever it was i was playing for the last few weeks. hell nah mister. it's always feedtime

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • Under_Radar_Mag

    Check out our review of The Aberrant Years: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/the_aberrant_years/

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • cdax2307

    new album owns

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • MaleProblem

    At 50mb seems the Russians are usin' spare sputnik parts as speakers. All their nukes are out of date. Their woman fat or the pretty ones sold and exported. I bought the fucker and it rumbles. BZzzzzzzzz

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    but what's to expect from its citizens when a criminal as Putin runs the show there

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    russia suck ass then

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Sani_Fox

    you're an american, i am russian. two different countries. people from my country will never buy cds feedtime, why they are primarily not know this group, and secondly, very few people do buy cds, all prefer to download in internet

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Sani_Fox

    the recording quality is not great, everything else is cool

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Sani_Fox

    Feedtime - The Aberrant Years (2012) / Download

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nadabolt

    got my boxset today, today is friday is on the way, walking on sunshine

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nadabolt

    amrep still has copies of billy up for sale... is there a reason for this feedtime resurgence other than they fucking rule?

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    aye, Scott confirmed end of the week release. SWEET TIMES A-COMING

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    yeah, anyone who heard Today Is Friday yet?

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nadabolt

    god bless sub pop

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    cool shit. i refuse to write/tag it all lowercase tho. i'm anal-retentive like that

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • driver_UFO

    Fucking MAD.

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • pathtoyirah

    thanks for figurin that stuff out

    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • abrownfield1

    completion and correction: the lyrics to If You Can't come from an E. E. Cummings poem, HD is by Queen Ann's Revenge/Chaos, and Sad, Lonely, and Blue was the Easybeats (oops). thanks to rick feedtime for the shout!

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • abrownfield1

    figured out all but two of the original artists for Cooper S 1. Fun Fun Fun – The Beach Boys 2. If You Can’t – ? 3. The Last Time – The Rolling Stones 4. Hear Me Calling – Slade 5. H.D. – ? 6. I Don’t Wanna Go Out – X (Australia) 7. Lightning’s Girl – Nancy Sinatra 8. Sad, Lonely, and Blue – Slade 9. Pure Religion – Blind Lemon Jefferson 10. Play With Fire – The Rolling Stones 11. Loudmouth – The Ramones 12. We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals 13. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones 14. Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones 15. Ann – Iggy Pop

    24 May 2010 Reply
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