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The Australian punk rock band Bodyjar formed in 1994, would gain universal recognition as early as 1995, while touring with Pennywise and Blink-182. The band would follow up with a tour of Canada, Japan, and the U.S. the following year, promoting the 'Rimshot' album. Their third album, 'No Touch Red' was recorded the following year in Montreal over 12 days. Guitarist Ben Peterson would leave the band following the 1999 Big Day Out Festival with Marilyn Manson, Hole and Korn. Facing an impending breakup, the band added Tom Read of 180 Discord to the lineup. That year Bodyjar would ...read more



The Australian punk rock band Bodyjar formed in 1994, would gain universal recognition as early as 1995, while touring with Pennywise and Blink-182. The band would follow up with a tour of Canada, Japan, and the U.S. the following year, promoting the 'Rimshot' album. Their third album, 'No Touch Red' was recorded the following year in Montreal over 12 days. Guitarist Ben Peterson would leave the band following the 1999 Big Day Out Festival with Marilyn Manson, Hole and Korn. Facing an impending breakup, the band added Tom Read of 180 Discord to the lineup. That year Bodyjar would also sign with EMI/Capitol, having completed 33 song demos for their upcoming release.

Though independent for the majority of their career, Bodyjar released two studio albums for EMI/Capitol in the early 2000s. The first album for the major label, How It Works, reached the top 20 on the Australian ARIAnet albums chart in 2000 and achieved gold sales (35,000 copies). The album’s first single "Not the Same" was also featured in a Pepsi campaign and the video games Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and MX Superfly. After their second major label album Plastic Skies and the retrospective Jarchives, featuring new and rare material, failed to build on the success of How It Works, Bodyjar begun anew with their old label Shock Records, starting in 2004 with their 2005 release self-titled album. In May 2004, however, Ross Hetherington would leave the band while on tour with The Offspring. The roll was then filled by Shane Wakker of the band Channel 3 and dance troop named 'The Nazi Synthesizers'. Shane from the Victorian town of Moe, was named the group's permanent drummer later that year.

At the beginning of 2007, Baines and Wakker launched their new harder-edged side project now called Cola Wars, a moniker which Baines has used for various projects since 1999. Mark Brunott (Automan/The Volume10/Steelbirds) and Mikey Juler (ex-For Amusement Only) complete the lineup. The band have played under other pseudonyms over the last year including Daughters of the Rich and William Shatner's Dacks.

Also Read and Relf, have their own side project known as Burn The City. Partnered with Harish Chabria and Pete Cerni, their debut self titled album was released through Dstar records.

Despite an announcement on the official Bodyjar website, as of 10 January 2008, a new album "looks to be shaping up for late in the year". However, the band announced on 4 September 2009 they would be calling it quits after a farewell tour. « hide

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LPs
Role Model
10/18/2013

4
17 Votes
Bodyjar
2005

3.8
14 Votes
Plastic Skies
2002

3.8
18 Votes
How It Works
2000

3.8
34 Votes
No Touch Red
1998

3.2
6 Votes
Rimshot
1996

3
5 Votes
Take A Look Inside
1994

2.8
4 Votes
Compilations
Jarchives - Ten Years Of Bodyjar
2003

4.3
9 Votes

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