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Frenzal Rhomb

Frenzal rhomb are an Australian Punk band that started in 1991 in the city of Sydney.The band's current lineup is Jason Whalley (vocals), Lindsay McDougall (guitar), Tom Crease (bass) and Gordy Foreman (drums). McDougall is also responsible for Rock Against Howard, a compilation by Australian musicians against John Howard's government.After touring as the support act while American punk bands The Offspring, Bad Religion and Blink-182 were in Australia, the group released their first album, 1995's Coughing Up a Storm (although, in fairness, their first release had been 1994's Dick Sandwhich ...read more

Frenzal rhomb are an Australian Punk band that started in 1991 in the city of Sydney.The band's current lineup is Jason Whalley (vocals), Lindsay McDougall (guitar), Tom Crease (bass) and Gordy Foreman (drums). McDougall is also responsible for Rock Against Howard, a compilation by Australian musicians against John Howard's government.After touring as the support act while American punk bands The Offspring, Bad Religion and Blink-182 were in Australia, the group released their first album, 1995's Coughing Up a Storm (although, in fairness, their first release had been 1994's Dick Sandwhich EP). Retitled Once a Jolly Swagman Always a Jolly Swagman, the album was issued on America's Liberation label two years later. Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords and member of NOFX, got his hands on a copy of this album when NOFX toured with Frenzal in 1996. Impressed with what he heard, he asked the band if they wanted to release something on his label. Frenzal accepted this invitation, releasing the 4 Litres EP, and soon became one of the biggest independent Australian bands with the release of their second album Not So Tough Now. In September 1997, the band released the album Meet The Family, their first with new guitarist Lindsay McDougall after original guitarist Ben Costello left to become a full time animal rights activist. The album was the first Frenzal LP to be certified gold in Australia. Frenzal Rhomb were also the headliners for the Australian leg of the 1998 Vans Warped Tour (they were recruited for the American edition as well).The LP A Man's Not A Camel was released in Australia in March 1999 and was supported by a nationwide tour. It remains Frenzal Rhombs' highest placing album to date, reaching 11 on the ARIA charts (it also spawned Frenzal's highest placing single, You Are Not My Friend, which reached No. 48). Overseas gigs in the USA were dropped after singer Jason Whalley suffered a heart attack in late 1999 and Frenzal Rhomb spent the first few months of 2000 laying low. They returned with the album Shut Your Mouth in November 2000, originally released on Epic Records in Australia, an off-shoot of Sony. After poor sales and reviews and an awkward few months, Sony dropped the band in mid 2001 and they then signed with Epitaph Records in Australia.Without warning in June 2002, Lex Feltham was fired from Frenzal Rhomb. The band claimed many wild stories about why he was fired but it was most probable that he had disagreed with the direction that Frenzal Rhomb were taking. Nothing much has been heard of him since. After holding auditions in Sydney, Tom Crease was announced as the new Frenzal Rhomb bass player.In April 2003, the band released the long-awaited follow up, Sans Souci. The album was Frenzal's most critically successful to date and was hailed as a return to form. Fat Wreck Chords were planning to release a vinyl LP of the album (like what they had done with the preceding two albums) but withdrew it at the last moment.Frenzal Rhomb recently completed their 8th album, Forver Malcolm Youn, released in late 2006.

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LPs
Smoko at the Pet Food Factory
2011

4.1
42 Votes
Forever Malcolm Young
2006

3.9
28 Votes
Sans Souci
2003

4
33 Votes
Shut Your Mouth
2001

3.3
10 Votes
A Man's Not a Camel
1999

3.9
34 Votes
Once a Jolly Swagman, Always a Jolly Swagman
1997

Meet the Family
1997

3.9
26 Votes
Not So Tough Now
1996

3.7
15 Votes
EPs
Dick Sandwich
1993

4
3 Votes

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