Silverchair ‎– Freak Show

Murmur ‎– MUR 487103 2, Murmur ‎– 01-487103-10
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1 Slave
Music By – Ben GilliesMusic By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
2 Freak
Music By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
3 Abuse Me
Music By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
4 Lie To Me
Music By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
5 No Association
Music By – Ben GilliesMusic By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
6 Cemetery
Cello, Arranged By [Strings] – Jane ScarpantoniMusic By, Lyrics By – Daniel JohnsViola – Matthew PierceViolin – David Mansfield, Elizabeth Knowles*, Lorenza Ponce, Todd Reynolds
7 The Door
Music By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
8 Pop Song For Us Rejects
Music By, Lyrics By – Daniel JohnsViolin – Amanda Brown, Ian Cooper (3)
9 Learn To Hate
Lyrics By – Daniel JohnsMusic By – Ben Gillies
10 Petrol & Chlorine
Arranged By [Strings] – Daniel DenholmArranged By [Strings], Mixed By – Nick LaunayCello – Margaret LindsayMusic By, Lyrics By – Daniel JohnsSitar – Ruk MaliTambura, Tabla – Pandit Ran Chander SumanViola – Rudi CriviciViolin – Ravi Kultilak
11 Roses
Music By – Ben GilliesMusic By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
12 Nobody Came
Music By – Ben GilliesMusic By, Lyrics By – Daniel Johns
13 The Closing
Lyrics By – Daniel JohnsMixed By – Nick LaunayMusic By – Ben Gillies

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This version has CB 791 price code. For version with CB 770 see Freak Show

Made in Austria.

35.5 cmx35.5 cm sheet folded to make 18 pages.

No track durations printed

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099748 710321
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099748710321
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony Music S0148710310-0101 13 A6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony Music S0148710310-0101 13 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): Sony Music S0148710310-0101 13 A7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 3): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9419
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94A4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94Y3
  • Rights Society: SACEM / SDRM / SACD / SGDL
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3630
  • Price Code: CB 791
  • Other: CDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): Sony Music S0148710310-0101 13 A2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 94H4

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MUR 487103 4 Silverchair Freak Show(Cass, Album) Murmur MUR 487103 4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none Silverchair Freak Show(Cass, Album, Promo) Epic none Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MUR 487103 2, 01-487103-10 Silverchair Freak Show(CD, Album) Murmur, Murmur MUR 487103 2, 01-487103-10 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
2-487103 Silverchair Freak Show(CD, Album, RP) Epic, Murmur 2-487103 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
MATTV043 Silverchair Freak Show(LP, Album, Ltd) Murmur MATTV043 Australia 1996 Sell This Version



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February 7, 2015
So this basically has little more than sentimental value for me. When myself (playing bass) and a friend (playing guitar) started a two-man-band in early 2001 we did not much more than covering three songs: System Of A Downs "Spiders" and two songs from this record: "Freak" and "No Association". We were 15, we had not just a rehearsing room, more a rehearsing HOUSE (an abandoned office building which years later housed more than 28 bands) but had no drummer, no car (we were 15 by that time) to drive our gear around but we had those songs and I thought they sounded really good when we played them. Later we got an amazing drummer who was light years ahead of us technically and covered the whole first System of a Down record. But this is where we started. Years later, another friend who then joined the band and me were playing together occasionally and every time one of us was trying to be funny, he goes "Wait, until you hear that song I wrote last night" and played the old Freak-riff. Nerds? Yes!

So about the record. I still think "No Association" is a nice loud-quiet-loud rocker. "The Door" mixes likeable 60s Pop into the whole Teenage Angst cocktail the whole record is obviously made of. The way the melodies build on one another in "Abuse Me" still makes me shake a leg. And "Cemetery" is, well, the ballad of the record. The rest of the songs on Freak Show are the generic, angsty Nirvana-loving stuff you'd expect from Silverchair. On the other hand, weren't they just 15 when they started the band? 17/18 when this album was released? And considering the Zeitgeist, who could hold it against them? This is basically music from teens for teens. It hasn't aged well but it is what it is. And for that, it's good. I wouldn't nescessarily recommend it...I still enjoy playing that "No Association" bassline, though!