Get Free (The Vines song)

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"Get Free"
Getfree singlecover.jpg
Single by The Vines
from the album Highly Evolved
Released17 June 2002 (2002-06-17)
LabelEMI/Capitol Records
Songwriter(s)Craig Nicholls
Producer(s)Rob Schnapf
The Vines singles chronology
"Highly Evolved"
"Get Free"

"Get Free" is a song by the Australian garage rock band The Vines from their debut album Highly Evolved. The song was released in mid 2002, and remains the Vines' highest charting single (#7 Billboard Modern Rock, #24 UK Singles Chart).[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD single

1."Get Free"Craig NichollsRob Schnapf2:06
2."Down at the Club" (Zen Demo)  2:54
3."Hot Leather" (Zen Demo)  1:57

7" vinyl

1."Get Free"Craig NichollsRob Schnapf2:06
2."Blues Riff" (Zen Demo)  3:43


"Get Free" features Nicholls strumming the 5th and 3rd frets for the main riff. The song opens with the resounding riff, a drum-build up and then the song breaks in. However, the song does not follow a verse-chorus-verse structure, going from verse-chorus-solo-verse-bridge-middle-verse-chorus.

Music videos[edit]

"We got these dirt bombs in our hair. It was like, whoa. I mean, I thought I didn't want to be a rock star before, but when I did that video and the explosions were going off, something inside me just [changed]."

Craig Nicholls on the making of Get Free Music Video[2]

There were two promotional videos shot for "Get Free". The more commonly known music video, directed by Roman Coppola, shows the band standing, surrounded by huge spotlights, on a hill with a lightning storm brewing above. As the video develops, lightning bolts begin to strike the ground with increasing intensity. Eventually, during the final chorus, lightning strikes the drummer Hamish Rosser's cymbal, bassist Patrick Matthews and then Nicholls sending Matthews and Nicholls flying in different directions while the drummer sits behind his set.

In popular culture[edit]