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|Single by Jebediah|
|from the album Slightly Odway|
|Released||22 June 1998|
|Jebediah singles chronology|
"Harpoon" is the fourth single released from Slightly Odway, the debut album of Australian alternative rock band, Jebediah. The song was released on 22 June 1998 and reached #46 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart.
The cover art for the CD single uses a photograph that was taken by the father of band members, Kevin and Brett Mitchell.
The "black-and-white" music video featured the animated artwork of an artist who used charcoal on paper. In the Sony-produced documentary, Jebediaries, lead singer, Kevin Mitchell, explains that the artist based the animation on the single's cover art.
A cover version of the song by Melbourne, Australia band, Something for Kate, is included on the Harpoon EP.
Triple J Hottest 100
"Harpoon" polled twice in the 1998 Triple J Hottest 100 with Jebediah's original at #7 and Something for Kate's cover at #85. It was the first time that two versions of the same song have polled in the same Hottest 100 list (the Franz Ferdinand song, "Take Me Out", and the corresponding Scissor Sisters cover, was the second such song, appearing in the 2004 Hottest 100 list).
Jimmy Eat World split EP
The song was also included in a split EP with American band, Jimmy Eat World; the EP was released on Redline Records (an independent label co-founded by Jebediah with its management company) in Australia and Big Wheel Recreation (United States).
All songs written and composed by Jebediah, except where noted.
|2.||"Harpoon" (performed by Something for Kate)||4:19|
|3.||"Clint"||Something for Kate||5:16|
|6.||"I Ran"||A Flock of Seagulls||4:07|
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