Jebediah (album)

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Jebediah
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Studio album by Jebediah
Released 3 March 2002
Recorded July–August 2001
Studio Mangrove Studios, Australia
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:00
Label Murmur
Producer Magoo
Jebediah chronology
Of Someday Shambles
(1999)
Jebediah
(2002)
Braxton Hicks
(2004)
Singles from Jebediah
  1. "Fall Down"
    Released: 29 October 2001
  2. "Nothing Lasts Forever"
    Released: 18 February 2002
  3. "N.D.C."
    Released: 1 July 2002
  4. "October"
    Released: 2002

Jebediah is the third studio album by Australian alternative rock band Jebediah. It was recorded at Mangrove Studios, outside Sydney with producer Magoo, and released on 3 March 2002 by record label Murmur.

The album debuted at No. 8 on the ARIA Albums Chart and remained in the top 50 for five weeks.

Recording[edit]

Jebediah was recorded from June to August 2001 at Mangrove Studios, outside Sydney, with production by Magoo (Regurgitator, Spiderbait, Midnight Oil).[1][2][3]

Content[edit]

Lead guitarist Chris Daymond explained the band's choice of an eponymous title:

Simply calling it Jebediah is something we wanted to do because it doesn't really point in either direction. We've used some in-jokes in the past in our work, things that are distinctly our style. Having a self-titled album this time around is a way of us being the same sort of band, but slightly older.
—Chris Daymond[2]

Vocalist Kevin Mitchell clarified their musical direction:

It's got the raw, live feel, the way we perform songs musically and vocally, but with more of a studio feel than the previous ones as well. We came in with a pretty clear idea of what we wanted, just based on previous experience and how we knew we wanted to change. After the last album [Of Someday Shambles] we really wanted to breathe some life and spirit into this one.
—Kevin Mitchell[2]

Promotion[edit]

The album's lead single, "Fall Down", was released in October 2001, reaching No. 24 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The second single, "Nothing Lasts Forever", released in February 2002, peaked in the top 50. The third single, "N.D.C.", was released in July, reached the top 100. The fourth and final single, "October", released the same year, did not chart.[4]

Release[edit]

Jebediah was released on 3 March 2002 by record label Murmur. It debuted at number 8 on the ARIA Albums Chart,[4] but did not achieve Gold record accreditation.

Sony contract[edit]

Following the release and promotion of Jebediah, Murmur (a subsidiary of Sony) ceased contractual arrangements with the band.[5] In 2000 the group and their management company, Naked Ape Management (with Heath Bradby as CEO),[6] had created their own label, Redline Records.[7][8] The label subsequently issued the group's own material, which was distributed by Shock Records.[5][9]

Reception[edit]

Greg Lawrence of Whammo opined that it "sees a band in their element, brimming with confidence. Led by the tracks 'Fall Down' and 'Nothing Lasts Forever'".[9] Ed Nimmervoll at Howlspace described their aim "for the third album they resolved to try to have fun again, recorded relatively quickly".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jebediah (Chris Daymond, Brett Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell and Vanessa Thornton)[10].

No. Title Length
1. "N.D.C." 3:07
2. "Fall Down" 3:19
3. "Number One" 4:53
4. "Nothing Lasts Forever" 4:47
5. "Eveready" 3:42
6. "October" 3:50
7. "Yesterday When I was Brave" 6:08
8. "Gangsta" 3:38
9. "If You Want It" 3:06
10. "Country Holiday Song" 4:38
11. "Ricochet" 2:36
12. "Baltic Ballet" 4:10

Personnel[edit]

Jebediah
  • Chris Daymond – lead guitar
  • Brett Mitchell – drums
  • Kevin Mitchell – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Vanessa Thornton – bass guitar
Additional musicians
  • Dave Orwell – pedal steel on "Country Holiday Song"
  • Tylea Croucher – vocals on "Country Holiday Song"
  • Jim MacDonald – bagpipes on "Fall Down"
Technical personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Position
Weeks In
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 8[4] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Jebediah". passage.se. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Gordon, Bob (25 May 2002). "Jebediah – Guest Program". Rage. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Jebediah". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Discography Jebediah". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Nimmervoll, Ed (13 October 2001). "Jebediah". HowlSpace. White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 15 April 2002. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Heath Bradby". Q Music. 2003. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Redline Records Australia Pty Ltd". ASIC. Australian Securities and Investments Commission National Names Index. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Jebediah – Welcome to Kosciuszko: The Story". YouTube. Google, Inc. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Lawrence, Greg (30 June 2004). "Jebediah". Whammo. Archived from the original on 2 August 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "'Fall Down' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Fall Down; or at 'Performer:' Jebediah