I Can't Believe It's Not Rock

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I Can't Believe It's Not Rock
EP by I Can't Believe It's Not Rock
Released 2000
Length 23:47
Label Eleven: A Music Company
Producer Paul Mac, Daniel Johns

I Can't Believe It's Not Rock is the self-titled debut EP of an experimental project consisting of Daniel Johns and Paul Mac, credit to 'I Can't Believe It's Not Rock'.

It contains five songs that were written and recorded at home by Daniel Johns and Paul Mac entirely for their own amusement. Only when the tracks had been completed did the two musicians begin to contemplate sharing their work with other people.

The two first met back in 1997 when Paul remixed Silverchair's "Freak". Later that year he appeared onstage with the band in Sydney as guest DJ and in 1998 he contributed keys to their album "Neon Ballroom".

Some months later Paul travelled to Newcastle to help Daniel install his eight track home studio and they created new music.

"When we were making this music we never thought anybody else would ever hear it. It was just stuff we were doing for ourselves", explains Paul Mac. "Once it was done though we liked how it had turned out so we started talking about releasing it even though, as the name suggests, it probably isn't what people expect from either of us."

Following both artists signing to Eleven: A Music Company, the idea was hatched to release "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock" online. The five songs were streamed for free from the website icantbelieveitsnotrock.com and were also available to purchase for download. A very limited number of CDs are available through the Silverchair fan club, the LAS. [1][2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Daniel Johns and Paul Mac.

  1. "Rain" – 4:47
  2. "Take Her Out" – 3:02
  3. "3" – 2:39
  4. "Staging a Traffic Jam" – 6:32
  5. "Home" – 6:48


  1. ^ "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock - I Can't Believe It's Not Rock (CD, EP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock!". Thedissociatives.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10.