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Galactaphonic (20th Anniversary Super Galactaphonic Edition)


CD  |  Rock  |  07 Aug 2015

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20 Years ago a Galactic idea was born.
As it was flung into space, the energy transmuted into vibration…and become audible. It Was Galactaphonic.

Now – in 2015 the idea has become SuperGalactaphonic.

Buoyed by the sleeper success of their debut album Tumbleweed in 1992; a period that saw the band tour the US, Europe and the UK, infamously support Nirvana on their 1992 Australian tour and criss-cross Australia playing countless dates - 1995 saw Tumbleweed release the epic Galactaphonic album on Polygram.

The first single ‘Gyroscope’ and its accompanying EP introduced the tone of the record late in 1994; the lead track was 3 minutes of heavy, glorious, riff-laden, wall-of-sound fuzz which scored the band a Top 50 singles entry. The thunderous ‘Hang Around’ followed in April, again breaching the ARIA Top 50 chart. A month later, the Galactaphonic album itself was unleashed – debuting at #6 on the ARIA chart and saw the band appear in the loungerooms of the mainstream via TV performances on Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Denton. Propelled by four and five gigs a week and a subsequent single ‘Armchair Ride’ alongside fan favourites TV Genocide, Nothing To Do With The Weather, the album enjoyed a six week stay in the ARIA top 50 and now enjoys sales of over 30,000 copies, cementing Tumbleweed as one of the hardest-working and most-loved bands of the era.

20 years on the album enjoys a strong legacy – with Galactaphonic-era tracks making up a big portion of the band’s incendiary live shows. Singer Richie Lewis remembers “Out of a tumultuous storm in the craziest of times Galactaphonic was like trying to bottle a wasp nest. But we had it, and in comparison to the first record I thought this one was vibrant and electric, dangerous and sweet. Every waking hour was about the band, we soaked up everything around us, mixed it up in our whirlpool and channelled it into the album”.

Now in 2015 – Galactaphonic becomes ‘SuperGalactaphonic’! This reissue collects the original 13 track album and expands it to a sprawling 34 track celebration.

Included in the set are the 9 B-Sides/EP tracks from the album – now made available digitally for the very first time. Also part of the set are 7 previously unreleased live tracks from triple j sessions around the release (4 from triple j Live At The Wireless and 3 recorded by Triple J at Livid 1995). The reissue is rounded out by five cassette demo recordings recently unearthed by the band; alternate versions of ‘Hang Around’, ‘Gyroscope’ and B-Side ‘Round The Bend’ – alongside two wholly unreleased-in-any-form tracks ‘Salamander Sam’ and ‘Paddy The Pram Man’.


Title: Galactaphonic (20th Anniversary Super Galactaphonic Edition)

Format: CD

Release Date: 07 Aug 2015

Artist: Tumbleweed

Sku: 2298496

Catalogue No: 4745201

Category: Rock

Disc Count: 2

Transfer Format: Compact Disc

Video Format: Rock

Primary Audio: 4745201

Language: 0602547452016

Subtitles: Universal Music



<b>Original Album</b>

Hang Around

TV Genocide

This'll Be the End of Me


Nothin' to do With the Weather

Armchair Ride

Listless and Satisfied

Feed the River

Freakiest Thing

Circus Sideshow



Pocket Veto / Interstellar Overdrive

<b>Cassette Demos</b>

Salamander Sam (Demo)

Paddy The Pram Man Demo)

Hang Around (Demo)

Round The Bend (Demo)

Gyroscope (Demo)


<b>B-sides, and Live</b>

Slow Death (From Gyroscope)

Round The Bend (From Gyroscope)

Earthlings (From Gyroscope)

Levitation (from Hang Around)

Have love Will Travel (from Hang Around)

Shanty Tramp (from Hang Around)

Cosmic Latitude (from Armchair Ride)

1 Million B.C. (from Armchair Ride)

Eagle's Eye View (from Armchair Ride)

Nothing To Do With The Weather (triple j Live At The Wireless)

Circus Sideshow (triple j Live At The Wireless)

Medicine (triple j Live At The Wireless)

Pocket Veto (triple j Live At The Wireless)

Hang Around (triple j Livid Live)

Daddy Long Legs (triple j Livid Live)

Listless & Satisfied (triple j Livid Live)