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The Living End Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tate, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. The Living End are an Australian punk rock and psychobilly band which formed in 1994. Since 2002 the line up consists of Chris Cheney (vocals, guitar), Scott Owen (double bass, vocals) and Andy Strachan (drums). The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of their double A-sided single, "Second Solution" / "Prisoner of Society", which peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart. They have released six studio albums and two reached the No. 1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart: self-titled album (12 October 1998) and State of Emergency (4 February 2006). They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom.

  2. New song. Still love this band.
  3. TheFeels


  4. smoke4thecaper

    out of context reference Supporter

    New album on Friday!
  5. RyanRockwell


    Stoked for this new album, I used to listen to those first two records for hours on end while playing Ultima Online, yep i'm old.. anyone? But this band has never made a record I flat out didn't like, and that guitar playing!
  6. Damien Davies

    Rustin' In The Rain Supporter

    The new album is so good. So damn good. Can't wait to see these guys live next month.

    @Jason Tate What do you think about the new album?
  7. smoke4thecaper

    out of context reference Supporter

    Wow, the back half of this album kills. Listened twice, enjoy the full thing but it kicks into high gear on the second half.
  8. I've gone through once so far, liked it. I need more time with it and plan to probably listen again in a bit. I thought the sound was a little rough on some of the guitar parts and the cymbals for sure. I like that they tried some different things but it really feels uneven at the start, like good ideas for pieces of songs but not great songs.

    I'll have to see how things shake out on a few more listens. I'll probably have time in a few hours.
  9. smoke4thecaper

    out of context reference Supporter

    I agree with you. That's my main takeaway after two listens, like the record is almost split into two parts. Need more time with it. I do enjoy the album but it seems to suffer from some sequencing issues IMO. They're one of my favorite bands so I'll give it plenty of time to grow on me.
  10. Ditto.
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  12. tomdelonge


    I’ve been on a mondo Living End kick lately.

    One of those bands whose albums are incredibly consistent and familiar but each has their own personality.

    I haven’t spent as much time with the last 4, but I get so hooked on the first 4 it’s hard to peel away
  13. tomdelonge


    This is cool
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  15. BenSmith94


    State of Emergency was the first album I ever bought. Still holds up.