Leaving Home (Jebediah song)

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"Leaving Home"
Jeb Leaving Home.jpg
Single by Jebediah
from the album Slightly Odway
Released 27 June 1997
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded April 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 10:22
Label Murmur
Songwriter(s) Chris Daymond, Kevin Mitchell, Vanessa Thornton, Brett Mitchell
Producer(s) Neill King
Jebediah singles chronology
"Jerks of Attention"
(1996)
"Leaving Home"
(1997)
"Military Strongmen"
(1997)
"Jerks of Attention"
(1996)
"Leaving Home"
(1997)
"Military Strongmen"
(1997)

"Leaving Home" is a song from Slightly Odway, the debut album of Australian alternative rock band, Jebediah. It was written by band members, Chris Daymond, Kevin Mitchell, Vanessa Thornton and Brett Mitchell. It was released as a single on 27 June 1997 on the Murmur label, which peaked at number 48 on the ARIA Singles Chart and reached number 10 in the Triple J Hottest 100 music poll for 1997.

Reception[edit]

"Leaving Home" was released as a single by Jebediah on 27 June 1997 on the Murmur label from their debut album, Slightly Odway. The song reached number 48 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was listed at number 10 in the Triple J Hottest 100 music poll for 1997.[1][2] Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described "Jerks of Attention" and "Leaving Home" as "two cracking singles".[3]

Jonathan Lewis of AllMusic reviewed Slightly Odway, and wrote "Opening with the song that really launched their career, 'Leaving Home', the band sets the scene for what is to come. Loud guitars, cartoonishly simple lyrics, and a chorus that would send even the tamest of mosh-pits into a frenzy. And all of it topped by Kevin Mitchell's bizarre singing style – a mess of twisted vowels and the same sort of pronunciation that had James Reyne's fans reaching for their lyric sheets in confusion."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video featured the band playing on the front lawn of a suburban home.[5]

Limited edition vinyl release[edit]

It was later released as a limited edition vinyl, with only 250 made for a Perth, Australia release.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Daymond, Kevin Mitchell, Vanessa Thornton and Brett Mitchell[7].

No. Title Length
1. "Leaving Home" 2:59
2. "Monument" 4:08
3. "Thought About It (Live Demo)" 3:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Jebediah Discography". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ mcm media (2011). "Jebediah Biography". Take 40. mcm media. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). Encyclopedia entry for '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 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Jonathan. "Slightly Odway – Jebediah | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  5. ^ MAX452AU (21 January 2007). "Leaving Home Jebediah". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Catherine Haridy Management (2012). "Store : Music". Jebediah. UNIVERSAL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "'Leaving Home' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Leaving Home; or at 'Performer:' Jebediah