Dirty Jeans

Dirty Jeans


Featuring 25 much-loved tracks spanning 1988-2002, Dirty Jeans: The Rise of Australian Alternative Rock looks at the build-up and subsequent explosion of Alternative Rock in Australia – when the underground went overground. Following the switch of JJJ from a Sydney to national broadcaster, and with the advent of the Big Day Out combined with the huge success of Nirvana in the early ‘90s , Australia underwent a musical revolution which saw the creation of a new musical hierarchy; one which lasts to this day.

Kicking off with the iconic My Pal by Melbourne teens GOD and closing with the young Australian group that thrilled the world in the early 00’s, the Vines, Dirty Jeans charts the march from indie to mainstream. It explores both obvious and less well known contributors, including You Am I, Powderfinger, Magic Dirt, Spiderbait, The Living End, the Meanies, Silverchair, The Mark of Cain, Grinspoon, Something for Kate, Powder Monkeys, Jebediah, Screamfeeder, Frenzal Rhomb, Beasts of Bourbon, Ammonia and many more.  

Featuring liner notes from Magic Dirt’s Adalita and Au-go-go Records founder Bruce Milne, and artwork from by ‘90s poster artists Devils Candy, Dirty Jeans captures the music that changed Australian music for ever.



  1. GOD - My Pal
  2. Hard-Ons - Where Did She Come From?
  3. Beasts Of Bourbon - Chase The Dragon
  4. Spiderbait - Buy Me A Pony
  5. Tumbleweed - Hang Around
  6. Magic Dirt - Dirty Jeans
  7. Powder Monkeys - Persecution Blues
  8. The Meanies – 10% Weird
  9. Screamfeeder – Hi Cs
  10. Front End Loader - Pulse
  11. Frenzal Rhomb – Never Had So Much Fun
  12. The Mark Of Cain - First Time
  13. Silverchair - Freak
  14. Ammonia - Drugs
  15. You Am I - Heavy Heart
  16. Even – Stop & Go Man
  17. Regurgitator - I Sucked A Lot Of Cock To Get Where I Am
  18. Gerling - Death To The Apple Gerls
  19. Jebediah - Harpoon
  20. The Living End - Roll On
  21. Grinspoon - Lost Control
  22. Something For Kate - Monsters
  23. Powderfinger - My Happiness
  24. 28 Days - Take Me Away
  25. The Vines - Get Free 

























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