Grinspoon (EP)

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Green EP
The Green EP.jpg
EP by Grinspoon
Released 1 August 1995
Recorded July 1995
Grevillia Studios (Brisbane)
Genre Grunge, post-grunge, alternative metal
Length 21:45
Label Oracle, Universal
Producer Ramesh Sathiah
Grinspoon chronology
Green EP
Licker Bottle Cozy

Grinspoon EP, also known as the Green EP,[1][2] is the debut extended play by the Australian band Grinspoon.[3][4] The six-track EP was recorded over two weeks at Grevillia Studios in Brisbane in July 1995, with producer, Ramesh Sathiah, and was released on 1 August 1995 via local independent record label, Oracle Records.[2][3]

Phil Jamieson, on lead vocals and guitar, co-wrote four tracks with Pat Davern, on lead guitar.[3][5] One track, "Let It Go", was co-written by Jamieson with Joe Hansen, their bass guitarist, and another track, "Point of View", was written solely by Jamieson.[5] The band, at the time, were influenced by the nu metal movement, including work by Helmet[6] and Prong.[7]

The EP includes an early version of "Sickfest", the song that gave the band a national profile by winning youth broadcaster, Triple J's inaugural Unearthed competition.[4] "Sickfest" was that station's most requested track for seven weeks,[4] and was listed on its Hottest 100 poll for that year.[8][9][10]

One of the six tracks, "Dr Grinspoon", references Lester Grinspoon, the Boston psychiatrist for whom the band were named.[4] "Sickfest" was re-recorded for their first studio album, Guide to Better Living (September 1997). Another track from this EP, "More Than You Are", also appeared on that album and on their third EP, Pushing Buttons (1998).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pat Davern, Phil Jamieson,[5] except as noted.

No. Title Length
1. "More Than You Are" 2:26
2. "Sickfest" 3:18
3. "Save Me" 3:41
4. "Let It Go" 3:24
5. "Point of View" (The song "Point of View" ends at 4:48. The hidden track "Dr Grinspoon" starts at 7:08, after 2 minutes and 20 seconds of silence.) 9:03


Format Country Label Catalogue No. Year
CD AUS Oracle ODCD-0668 1995


  • Pat Davern - guitar
  • Joe Hansen - bass
  • Kristian Hopes - drums
  • Phil Jamieson - vocals
  • Julie Croxford - photography
  • Harvey & Cahill Design - Artwork
  • Malcolm Jacobson - mastering, engineering (assistant)
  • Ramesh Sathiah - producer, recording, engineering, mixing


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  7. ^ Crabb, Brendan (25 August 2014). "Prong". Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Forty ways triple j changed Australia". Triple J (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)). 18 January 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
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