Prisoner of Society

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"Prisoner of Society"
Prisoner.jpg
Single by The Living End
from the album The Living End
Released 18 September 1998
Format Single
Recorded 1997
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:54
Label Reprise Records
Songwriter(s) Chris Cheney
Producer(s) Lindsay Gravina, The Living End
The Living End singles chronology
"Save the Day"
(1998)
"Prisoner of Society"
(1998)
"All Torn Down"
(1999)
"Save the Day"
(1998)
"Prisoner of Society"
(1998)
"All Torn Down"
(1999)

"Prisoner of Society" is a song by The Living End. The song was originally released in Australia on the 1997 EP "Second Solution/Prisoner of Society". It was later released as a single, separate from "Second Solution", in the United Kingdom in 1998.

Background[edit]

The Living End had achieved mainstream success with the release of their third EP, Second Solution / Prisoner of Society in September 1997. It peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart and spent 69 weeks in the ARIA Top 100.[1] "Prisoner of Society" also reached No. 15 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1997.[2]

On 18 September 1998 "Prisoner of Society" was released in the United Kingdom as a stand-alone single on the Reprise records label, where it reached No. 179 on the UK Singles Charts.[3] The following year it was also released as a single in the United States, where it peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart.[4]

It provided a breakthrough for the band, bringing them to the attention of the Australian Rock scene.

"Prisoner of Society" is a track on the motocross game Supercross 2000, and is included in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.

Track listing[edit]

7" single Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prisoner of Society" C. Cheney[5] 3:54
2. "Mr Business Man" C. Cheney[6] 2:39
3. "Sleep On It" C. Cheney[7] 2:39

Recorded and engineered by Lindsay Gravina at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne. Mixed by Jerry Finn at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hung, Steffen. "The Living End – The Living End (Album)". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hottest 100 - 1997". Triple J. ABC. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK (1994-2012)". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Living End: Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ ""Prisoner of Society" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ ""Mr Business Man" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  7. ^ ""Sleep On It" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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