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Title Great Australian Albums: Odyssey Number Five - Powderfinger - Series 2, Ep 4 Of 4 / Director: Meltzer, Larry
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 min. 6 sec.) ; 312256348 bytes
Series Great Australian Albums ; Series 2, Episode 4
Summary The final part of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Powderfinger released Odyssey Number Five in 2000. The Brisbane group had formed in the late 1980s, on the fringe of the alternative rock scene. Powderfinger took their name from a Neil Young song and they replicated Young's style of classic rock with an edge. The group had no image in the sense that they weren't aligned to any particular fashion or tribe. They were modest interview subjects and generally projected an anti-style. For these reasons, little had been expected of the group in their early days and their first album was not a major commercial success. However, their uniquely laid-back Australianness contributed to their future success.For the fourth album, Odyssey Number Five the group was grappling with the pressure of their own success and the effect that it had had on their lives.The challenge for Powderfinger as a group was to survive the increasingly confined world of alternative rock and connect with the suburban kids. The songs on the record reflect their growing maturity as musicians as they address issues that are both intensely personal and political.Features new interviews with:John Coghill, Jon Collins, Joc Curran, Paul Dempsey, Bernard Fanning, Arnold Frollows, Ian Haug, Darren Middleton, Kelsey Munro, Dave McCormack, Paul Pittico, Sean Sennett (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Documentary Series)
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2011-03-06 at 01:10:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Musical instruments.
Musicians as artists.
Powderfinger (Musical group)
Rock music.
Form Streaming video
Author Coghill, Jon, contributor
Dempsey, Paul, contributor
Fanning, Bernand, contributor
Frolows, Arnold, contributor
McCormack, David, contributor
Meltzer, Larry, director
Middleton, Darren, contributor
Munro, Kelsey, contributor
Piticco, Paul, contributor