Watch: Magic Dirt Interview – The Making Of What Are Rock Stars Doing Today

Watch: Magic Dirt Interview – The Making Of What Are Rock Stars Doing Today

Posted 1 Dec 2020
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Magic Dirt (supplied). 

Aussie’s own Magic Dirt are recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their 2000 pop-rock masterpiece, What Are Rock Stars Doing Today and to mark the occasion, we sat down with Adalita and Raul to get ‘the dirt’ on the making of their breakthrough second album.

Sit back and let the Aussie indie rock legends recall writing and recording the hit record that landed them their first spot on the charts with its lead single, “Dirty Jeans” – described by Adalita as, “the most punk rock song we’ve ever done,"  in Part 1. 

“What Are Rock Stars Doing Today is probably THE most experimental record that Magic Dirt did,” Raul adds.  

Watch below.

Magic Dirt: The Making Of What Are Rock Stars Doing Today | Part 1

In Part 2, Adalita and Raul give us some priceless memories of kicking off at the Big Day Out festival, playing "Dirty Jeans" to "thousands and thousands" of people for the first time, and the whirlwind of festivals, tours and overseas travel it ignited for them – altogether "just wild."

Magic Dirt: The Making Of What Are Rock Stars Doing Today | Part 2

And in Part 3, we get some insight into the making of the "Dirty Jeans" film clip, finding themselves on a big budget set for the very first time; recalling how they envisioned making an ironic shiny "pop" clip, but discovered in the process; it's just not possible to wash the grunge out of Magic Dirt...

They also take us through the making of "Pacer" and "City Trash" – which is voted favourite for being the most personal account of their share house band life – plus, the bunny saving, superhero epic, "Supagloo".

Magic Dirt: The Making Of What Are Rock Stars Doing Today | Making the Music Video

What Are Rock Stars Doing Today and it’s lead single, “Dirty Jeans” were infectiously catchy; masterfully crafted to delve deep in your subconscious and leave you wondering how you still remember every single word, twenty years later! 

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What Are Rock Stars Doing Today White Vinyl Edition. 

Magic Dirt’s 20th Anniversary What Are Rock Stars Doing Today? White Vinyl Edition and T’shirt are out now, available separately and in a bundle. Get them HERE.

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