Saturday, January 19, 2008

Presidents of The United States - Presidents of The United States

I'll be doing a number of posts on Brisbane bands that never made it on the National scene, but had good followings in their home town. So why the Presidents of The United States? Brisbane bands are renown for their disregard for fashion and style..... they have a brash, sarcastic, disrespectful tone....... just like me!!!!

All comes from growing up in Queensland(Go find an atlas... Queensland is a northern state in Australia, Brisbane the capital.. the rest of Australia thinks that we are 'backward' , 10 years behind the southern states..... not a lot of love between the states.

Anyhow why the Presidents of The United States? Well I think these boys would feel quite at home playing in Brisbane......brash, sarcastic, disrespectful!!!!

In 1994, the Presidents signed with the tiny Seattle label PopLlama Records and released their self-titled debut in the following year. Columbia Records signed the band shortly thereafter and re-released the album in late July, 1995. Driven by the singles "Lump," "Peaches," and "Kitty," their debut album proved to be a smash. Critics praised the Presidents' catchy, humorous, and self-deprecating songs, which were a major departure from the grunge/post-grunge sound. The album received Grammy nominations in 1996 and 1997.

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