Saturday, 13 November 2010

Report Card: Powderfinger



Tonight, the journey for one of Australia's greatest rock bands comes to an end. Over their career they've risen through the ranks to become one of the nation's most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands. They have the distinction of having the most appearances on the JJJ Hottest 100, topping it twice in 1999 and 2000. In 2003 they placed three times within the top 10, a feat yet to be matched or topped. ARIA has celebrated the band continuously, awarding the band with Album of the Year honours three times (for Internationalist, Odyssey Number Five and Vulture Street). Alongside their incredible music, the likeability of band members Bernard Fanning, Darren Middleton, Ian Haug, John Collins and Jon Coghill has ensured them a special place in the hearts and minds of many Australians, this blogger included. Fun Trivia Fact: It's My Kind of Scene is based on the Powderfinger track, 'My Kind of Scene.' Did I really need to tell you that?

While their career as a collective unit ends tonight, each band member will hopefully continue to contribute to the Australian music industry. If there's a God, Bernard Fanning is already prepping his follow up to Tea & Sympathy. Many of us won't be in attendance for the final show, but we can say goodbye by taking a look back at all the music that Powderfinger have graced us with. So... what are we waiting for?



Report Card - POWDERFINGER


Tail


Grave Concern

Save Your Skin


Pick You Up


D.A.F


Living Type


Take Me In


The Day You Come


Don't Wanna Be Left Out


Good-Day Ray


 
Already Gone


Passenger


 
My Happiness


 
Like A Dog


 
My Kind of Scene


 
(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind


 
Love Your Way


Sunsets


 
Since You've Been Gone



Bless My Soul


 
Lost and Running


I Don't Remember


Nobody Sees


 
Drifting Further Away


All of the Dreamers


 
Burn Your Name


Sail the Wildest Stretch



 
You may have noticed I didn't grade each song... they're all an A+ from me. Thanks for the amazing music Powderfinger... you'll be missed!

Overall Grade: A+ (++++++)


1 comment:

  1. Love it!


    But of course I'd say that. Incidentally that version of My Happiness on Letterman was their worst performance ever. Shame really...

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