Repent sad sinners ! Repent !! … But fear not … your last chance for a final redemption is at hand. This ainât just another Farnsey-style farewell tour. This is it ! âŚ for real !! The final âŚ the ultimate âŚ the one & only âŚ the mother-freakin last ! The mighty BODYJAR are calling it a day for real. Melbourneâs own punk-rock reprobates … not quite a force of nature, but close enough, have decided to dis-band.
For over a decade BODYJAR have experienced the complete gamut of rock âŚ from playing to 3 people at the humble Tote Hotel, Collingwood to playing in front of 45,000 punters in Korea and selling out shows in Japan. Theyâve been in the Who Weekly crossword, been referenced on “Neighbours”, ignored by “Home And Away”, and seemingly less importantly, ignored by Australian commercial radio âŚ cos in the end the JAR still managed to pick up a couple of Gold Records along their way without any real support from mainstream radio. Guess thereâs no fooling punters who know great music when they hear it.
Viva the underground !
BODYJAR had the privilege of producing numerous releases including two albums working with punk legends Bill Stevenson (Black Flag / Descendents) and Stephen Egerton (All), as well as working closely over many years with rip-snorting punk song-smith Phil Rose of seminal Aussie pop-punk band Nursery Crimes. BODYJAR also released albums internationally and locally on classic punk labels such as âRevelationâ, âBurning Heartâ and âShockâ. US skate legend Steve Cabellero personally insisted that BODYJAR accompany his video parts in the Tony Hawk video game. Hell the boys even got to hang with the farewell king âŚ Farnsey !
Make no mistake though, BODYJAR are one of the most respected punk bands in the worldâŚ the band can count amongst itâs fans members of Millencolin, Bad Religion, The Foo Fighters and NO FX. So why quit now ?
Front man Cam dissects the situation, “Itâs been amazing. We’ve done so much stuff as a band âŚ way more than we ever thought we would. As far as weâre concerned the last studio album Bodyjar made, our self-titled album, was the best of our career. It might not have sold the most copies, but it was brutally honest and it covered a lot of territory, musically and emotionally. It just feels like a good time to put a full-stop on it all. We wanna go out on our own terms. What better way to finish up than with a national tour where we crank out some old tunes one last time and say thanks to all the folks who have supported us over the years.”
You donât last long in the fickle Australian music industry without killer songs and great live performances …and BODYJAR have consistently delivered the goods on pallets throughout their careerâŚ âOne in a Millionâ, âLights Outâ, âNot the Sameâ, âGlossy Booksâ, âFall to the Ground â etc etc etcâŚ
Youâd be mad not to pay your respects and imbibe yourselfâŚ
FRI 30 – KAROVA LOUNGE, Ballarat VIC – www.oztix.com.au & thru the venue (03) 5332 9122 & New Generation 03 53332444
SAT 31 – NATIONAL HOTEL, Geelong VIC – www.oztix.com.au and thru the venue (03) 5229 1211
FRI 13 – CORNER HOTEL, Richmond VIC – Corner Box Office 11am-8pm Mon-Sat, 03 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com
SAT 14 – REPUBLIC BAR & CAFE, Hobart TAS – www.moshtix.com.au and the venue 03 6234 6954
FRI 20 – COOLANGATTA HOTEL, Coolangatta QLD – www.oztix.com.au and all oztix outlets
SAT 21 – THE Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD – www.thehifi.com.au, tel 1300-THEHIFI (8434434), Rocking Horse Records, Butter Beats , Sunflower Pacific fair, Disasterpiece , Mosh Pit Music Kill The Music , Gooble Warming , Rockaway Records
SUN 22 – SANDS TAVERN, Maroochydore QLD – www.oztix.com.au
WED 25 – HARP HOTEL, Wollongong NSW – Venue: 02 4229 1333 Oztix: 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au
THUR 26 – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, Newcastle NSW – www.bigtix.com.au & www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
FRI 27 – ANNANDALE HOTEL, Sydney NSW – www.annandalehotel.com or ph 02 9550 1078
SAT 28 – FISHOS, Manly NSW – www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
THUR 10 â POW, Bunbury WA – www.heatseeker.com.au
FRI 11 – DUNSBOROUGH HOTEL, Dunsborough WA – www.heatseeker.com.au
SAT 12 – ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, Perth WA – ‘A Not So Silent Nightâ event – www.heatseeker.com.au
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