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The Cock uber alles

By johnboy - 24 October 2008 9

Triple J Unearthed have announced that Hancock Basement have won the Trackside Competition.

If you’re wondering what the fuss is about you can hear them in a long ago Insatiable Banalities podcast or this Saturday night supporting Skipping Girl Vinegar at the ANU Bar.

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9 Responses to
The Cock uber alles
bloodnut 8:35 pm 24 Oct 08

totally agree erin_86.

given your resistance to my unyeilding cynicism, i won’t retract my staements but i’ll admit that to push my point further would show a lack respect to musos i’ve been watching for many years – my point was not to detract from their accolades.

erin_86 5:59 pm 24 Oct 08

p.s. I think winning this unearthed competition is about a lot more than just playing Trackside. Even if the band has played there before, as an unsigned band triple J has given them media and radio exposure they have never experienced previously. So go the ‘Cock!

erin_86 5:49 pm 24 Oct 08

Go the ‘Cock!!! An absolutely awesome band, and seriously, not hard on the eyes either.
Well done guys!! See you at Trackside!

bloodnut 4:42 pm 24 Oct 08

my point exactly – they deserve something real.

Dante 4:11 pm 24 Oct 08

Not detracting from the band, they rock… I just don’t really see how they’re being “Unearthed” after playing last year’s event.

Dante 4:09 pm 24 Oct 08

Here’s the thing that confuses me:

Hancock Basement were on the lineup for Trackside last year.. This year they weren’t, they enter a competition and they get in?

Yay for ‘competition’!

johnboy 3:50 pm 24 Oct 08

The whole operation of JJJ as a national youth broadcaster has done untold harm to Australian culturally IMHO.

But if a little bit of good comes of it every now and then we have to take it eh?

bloodnut 3:08 pm 24 Oct 08

Congrats to the Cock – hard work recognised.

For numerous reasons, I find the unearthed program – since the format changed – a reprehensible exploitation of young musicians for low cost attainment of local music quotas.

Now to add to that, Canberra bands are ‘rewarded’ by playing to a whole lot of people who already know they are awesome. JJJ needs a kick in the nuts – the only thing Canberra musicians lack is a larger population base and the subsequent exposure which leads to increased popularity and ultimately radio play, label interest and ultimately, the opportunity to do what you love for a living on a small and meagre wage.

Blake has done a great job in getting jjj sponsorship of Trackside, yet it’s arguable that out of all the national festivals, Trackside would have been the easiest for a Canberra band to find their way into the line-up.

While other metropolitan Unearthed winners with already large fan bases get real exposure to huge new audiences at Homebake or tours with major artists, Canberra bands – on a comparative level – get shafted.

My long held disgust at our national broadcaster’s disdain for the talent in our capital grows forever stronger.

so cranky right now.

RandomGit 1:11 pm 24 Oct 08

Yay!

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