Black Tears - Powderfinger - Dream Days At The Hotel Existence (CD, Album)
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After the WaveAid concert, from earlyPowderfinger had a period of hiatus. During the separation, most band members pursued other musical projects; on the personal front, Haug and Middleton each had children, and Fanning met his future wife. Everything's tastefully arranged, and there's always nice melodies and harmonies". They could usually come up with something good. But I played all the guitar on it, and my abilities are fairly limited" and that "Powderfinger is my real job and I'm looking forward to doing it again".
Powderfinger started recording their sixth studio album, Dream Days at the Hotel Existencein January ; it was released on 2 June. Debuting at No. In a word: consistent". One song from the album, " Black Tears ", was amended following concerns that it could prejudice a trial over the Palm Island death in custody case.
Fanning stated that an alternative version would be on the album as a result of the concerns. The two bands united on stage during only three performances throughout the tour, including Daniel Johns Silverchair and Fanning sharing lead vocals on a cover version of The Who 's " Substitute " at one show in Sydney and two in Melbourne. The album peaked at No. That same month the band performed at the Homebake festival after a year absence. The third single from the album, "Sail the Widest Stretch", appeared in April.
Also in AprilPowderfinger announced that after 21 years the group would disband following their Sunsets Farewell Tour in September and October that year:   . With the completion of our last album, Golden Rulewe feel that we have said all that we want to say as a musical group. We firmly believe that it is our most complete and satisfying album and can't think of a better way to farewell our fans than with music that we all believe in and also with, hopefully, our best tour to date.
Coghill told Australian Times that the final tour is "going to be great fun, but it's also going to be sad". Instead he intended to finish his degree, "[o]nce I'm done with that, I might put the feelers out and see what's happening.
I don't think I'd be doing anything solo, but I might look to join other bands, just to have a chance to keep playing.
I'm just not keen to be off touring the world anymore". The song was available via the band's website with all proceeds going towards the cause. On 8 Novemberthe group released a second compilation album, Footprints: The Best of Powderfinger, —containing two new tracks. On 31 AugustPowderfinger confirmed the release of a compilation album of unreleased songs titled Unreleased —released on 27 November It was preceded by the single "Day by Day", released on 18 September.
On 13 NovemberPowderfinger released "Daybreak", the second single preceding the release of the album. Powderfinger's musical style includes hard rock and alternative music and, according to McFarlane, "the band made its mark with an earthy, blues-based sound that combined soaring, s-influenced riff-rock with s studio technology. With the added textures of folk, country and a soulful groove, the band was able to head in any direction". In a November interview with Paul Cashmere of the website Undercover, Middleton stated that a couple of songs they had initially written for Vulture Street "were just too Odyssey Number Five based", and that the first track, "Rockin' Rocks", was "probably the start of where we were heading with the album".
Compared with the relatively lean, agile sound they've perfected up to now, this is Powderfinger as the footballer who in the off-season spends his time in the gym and emerges buff and beefy. The problem is he has bulk but has traded in his nimbleness. Clayton Bolger of AllMusic stated in his review of Dream Days at the Hotel Existence that Powderfinger "largely revisit the sound of their Internationalist album, leaving behind much of the glam and swagger of 's Vulture Street ".
They also wrote the songs as a team, with Bernard responsible for the bulk of the lyrics. The album was recorded in the same spirit, as close to the live sound as a studio album could be".
Powderfinger were active in supporting causes or opposing actions taken in charitable, philanthropic, disaster, and political circumstances. Inwhen Crowded House decided to break up, they organised a farewell concert as a charity event for the Sydney Children's Hospital on 24 November. The song " Black Tears " from the album Dream Days at the Hotel Existence originally had the lyric "An island watchhouse bed, a black man's lying dead",  which sparked fears that it might prejudice the trial of the former Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley over the Palm Island death in custody case.
However, he added that the lyric in question Album) refer to Black Tears - Powderfinger - Dream Days At The Hotel Existence (CD watchhouse in The Bahamas or something". In JunePowderfinger and Silverchair announced their combined Across the Great Divide Tour,  which promoted Reconciliation Australiaa foundation helping to improve the welfare of the Indigenous people of Australia, and to "show [that] both bands are behind the idea of reconciliation".
In Januaryfollowing the Queensland flood disaster[undercover. Throughout their recording career, Powderfinger consisted of five members: Bernard Fanning as lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and harmonicist; John Collins as bass guitarist; Ian Haug, originally the lead vocalist until Fanning joined, played lead guitars; Darren Middleton on co-lead guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, and occasional lead vocals; Jon Coghill as drummer and percussionist.
Steven Bishop had been the group's original drummer, but had left to focus on his studies. Powderfinger have collaborated with various artists throughout their career: Pianist Benmont Tench played on Dream Days at the Hotel Existence.
For their second album, Double Allergicthe group enlisted Tim Whitten as producer. Powderfinger's first music video, for the song "Reap What You Sow" inwas directed by David Barker, an award-winning director. Powderfinger was highly successful in the Australian recording industry, being a recipient of the industry's flagship awards, the ARIA Music Awards, 18 times from 47 nominations — the third-highest behind Silverchair's 21 wins from 49 nominations and John Farnham 's 20 wins from 56 nominations.
In as part of the Q celebrations, Powderfinger were announced as one of the Q Icons of Queensland for their role as "Influential Artists". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Australian rock band. For the Neil Young song, see Powderfinger song. Rock alternative rock hard rock grunge. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Powderfinger.
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Scatena, Dino; Powderfinger 8 November Footprints: the inside story of Australia's best loved band. He is an advocate for Aboriginal justice in Australia. Fanning was born in Brisbane on 15 August He was raised with two brothers and a sister in an Irish Catholic  family in the inner Brisbane suburb of Toowong. Fanning attended St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terraceand began writing his own music at the age of Fanning has described these early works as "terrible",  but notes that he enjoyed writing and arranging them.
Fanning first met Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug in a University of Queensland economics class in Haug was the lead guitarist and lead singer. On discovering Fanning's singing abilities, Haug replaced himself with Fanning as lead singer and frontman. We can do better than that. Incurrent guitarist Darren Middleton was invited to join Powderfinger by Fanning and Haug, after they were impressed by his work in Brisbane band Pirate.
Throughout the late s, Powderfinger rose to prominence throughout Australia, receiving several accolades and achieving highly successful record and concert ticket sales. As the most vocal and prominent member of the band, the popularity of the group elevated Fanning as a powerful individual in the Australian music industry.
It peaked at number 11 during its week stay on the New Zealand albums chart. Most of the writing was done in what Fanning described as a "creative burst" between March and May Fanning was supported by musicians Jerry MarottaKeith Duffyand John Bedggood, who also formed part of his live band.
The album was developed in a relaxed manner, with Fanning stating, "We had a ball putting the songs together. Three singles were released from the album. The most successful of these was the lead single, " Wish You Well ", followed shortly by " Songbird ".
These releases were only sold as digital download singles. The album's third single, " Watch Over Me ", was the only one to be released as a CD single and achieved minor success on the Australian singles chart. It entered the chart on 9 July at number 16 spending eight weeks in the top It was not officially on the album but was included on the album available from the iTunes Store. Fanning played seven shows between 25 February and 10 Marchin each of Australia's major capital cities.
ThroughoutFanning had hinted Powderfinger would end their hiatus and release a sixth studio album. After the disbanding of Powderfinger, Fanning moved to Madrid for 18 months with his family, where he began writing for his next solo album before moving to Brisbane in Fanning released his third studio album Civil Dusk on 5 August It was preceded by the single "Wasting Time".
Civil Dusk is released as part one of a series of two albums, the second being Brutal Dawn. Fanning has been described as Album) a strong vocal range when singing, but has said he is not highly confident in his voice. In a interview, Fanning said, "I don't think I have the perfect voice or anything",  and said that delivering the song's message was more important than "showing off [his] chops".
In an interview, he said, "I wasn't relying on solos to be big features because I simply can't play them. Fanning has said his favourite band is The Beatles. For me, reconciliation is not about casting blame, financial compensation or bringing shame on anyone.
It is about accepting there have been wrongdoings in the past that have left Aborigines here in a position of distinct disadvantage. Fanning has said that although political messages may be common throughout his and Powderfinger's music, it is not his central focus when writing songs: "A balance has to be struck in a lot of ways, in the sense that primarily I'm a musician. I'm not a political commentator.
So if I write a song that has political content, then hopefully that song is a good enough song to make it onto my record. And if it's not, then that's just a song that I've written. So I don't think it necessarily needs to be that you're definitively trying to make a political statement. In the piece, he criticised those who climbed the rock, saying he was "appalled that kids were being taught to disrespect the wishes of Aboriginal people on their own land".
Fanning takes a left-leaning political stance, although he claims he is not fond of discussing the issue. Rather, he attempts to discuss the issues through his songs. The trial of the policeman [Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley] that was charged [over the death in custody of year-old Palm Island man Mulrunji Doomadgee in ] has gone ahead and he was acquitted. In terms of that issue, that's out of the way, but the whole idea of Aboriginal people in custody dying is certainly not out of the way.
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