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League of Their Own

Who: Frenzal Rhomb, Pennywise
Where: Newcastle Panthers
Author: Anthony Scully
When: Thursday November 23, 2000

AUSTRALIA'S funniest, and some would say most childish, punk act FRENZAL RHOMB will supportPENNYWISE tomorrow night at the Newcastle Workers Club.

The four-piece band burst onto the music scene in 1994 with a CD called DICK SANDWICH that was too much to handle for the politically correct, but had their fans in stitches.

Boasting to be 'the punkest band in the world' and also 'the second punkest band in the world', the band followed this up with their 1995 album COUGHING UP A STORM. The band toured with US punk heavyweights NOFX, which resulted in the worldwide release of a single through US label FAT WRECK CHORDS. Frenzal Rhomb were the first and only Australian band to have 'tarnished the roster of this otherwise great punk rock label'.

According to their web site 'the band has charmed and offended fans at shows as diverse as LIVID, BIG DAY OUT, Melbourne's PUSH OVER, HOMEBAKE, some shows with OFFSPRING, PROPAGANDHI, SNFU, YOU AM I and THE MEANIES'. '(The band has) injured themselves, injured fans, got attacked by the TRG in a bungled raid on Burren St, and finally put their hands up in defeat and signed to Shock.'

Through Shock the group has released NOT SO TOUGH NOW (1996) and MEET THE FAMILY (1997), which became one of the biggest selling independent artists of the year with their radio hit PUNCH IN THE FACE. Their latest release A MAN'S NOT A CAMEL (1999) was released in the US where the band has a considerable following after touring nationally there with the VANS WARPED TOUR. Frenzal Rhomb's latest CD SHUT YOUR MOUTH was due to be released on Monday, November 20.

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