Classic Australian Albums
Lovingly restored, remastered and repackaged
"If this label's rockin', don't bother knocking"
TUMBLEWEED - THE WATERFONT YEARS
"With a look and sound that mixed the Fabulous
Furry Freak Brothers with the Grateful Dead and
Black Sabbath, Tarrawanna (near Wollongong,
NSW) five-piece Tumbleweed was the ultimate
stoner’s band for the 1990s". Ian McFarlane
from The Encyclopedia Of Rock And Pop Although often lumped into the 'grunge' movement (a national support to Nirvana's only Australian tour in 1992 only added to this), Tumbleweed's sound was arguably more 'stoner rock', and closer in style to bands like Kyuss and earlier antecendents like Black Sabbath or Australia's Buffalo.
With their high-riffing, fuzz-drenched, wah wah guitar, propulsive beats and and languid vocal melodies - and the hair...oh, so much hair! - Tumbleweed rose quickly to become one of Australia's most popular bands of the early nineties. Armed with a great image (enhanced by guitarist Lenny's striking artwork) and a swag of memorable tunes, the band also enjoyed success in the UK, Europe and US.
Catalogue Number: SAND423
Release date: July 20, 2013
Disc One - Singles, EPs & Rarities (1991-1993)
1. Captain’s Log
2. Space Friends
5. Holy Moses
9. Fish out of Water
10. Come & Get It
12. The Sky is High
13. Rainbow Waterwillow
17. Sweet Young Thing
18. Mr. Pharmacist
19. Mad, Mad, Mad
20. 48 Brain Cells
Disc Two - Tumbleweed 1.Sundial
3. White Skin Black Soul
4. A Darkness at Never Never
7. Dandylion Part 1
9. Acid Rain
12. Dandylion Part 2
Bonus Tracks: CD Single
13. Daddy Long Legs
15. Trouble Every Day
In 1991, Tumbleweed signed to Sydney's legendary Waterfront Records and, in a little over two years, released some classic singles and EP's (including 'Daddy Long Legs', 'Sundial', 'Acid Rain' & 'Stoned') plus a self-titled album - all of which achieved the rare feat of both critical and commercial success.
We have collected all 35 tracks from that fertile period into a 2CD set. Some rarities, such as their first single 'Captain's Log' / 'Space Friends' - produced by Mudhoney's Mark Arm - make their first appearance on CD.
Deluxe 2CD release, digitally remastered, with liner notes by Kate Hennessey, and Ian McFarlane - packaged in our unique die-cut slipcase with a 24 page booklet packed with lots of rare photos, Lenny's terrific drawings and images of all releases