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We Lived Like Kings
Frenzal Rhomb - We Lived Like Kings
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 16:02
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For 25 years now, Australia’s Frenzal Rhomb has been blazing over dusty roads all over the globe. Always on to the next show, boozin’ and breaking limbs along the way. I’m not sure how come they’re still around, but - like a bad rash - they are.

“We Lived Like Kings” takes you on a trip as well. No dusty roads in sight here though, just a trip down memory lane over the course of 34 tracks (and 1 bonus track). The track-listing includes classic tunes like “Never Had So Much Fun”, “Punch In the Face” and “You Are A Knob” and leads all the way up to “Mummy Doesn’t Know You’re A Nazi” and “Alvarez” from 2011’s “Smoko At The Pet Food Factory”.

Frenzal Rhomb’s tuneage is well worth revisiting and “We Lived Like Kings” is a great way to do so. And with a new album on the horizon, it doesn’t look like we’ll be rash-free anytime soon.


Track listing:

  1. Russell Crowe’s Band         
  2. Never Had So Much Fun         
  3. Mum Changed The Locks         
  4. We’re Going Out Tonight         
  5. Punch In The Face         
  6. Bucket Bong         
  7. I Miss My Lung         
  8. 5000 Cigarettes         
  9. Bird Attack         
  10. Let’s Drink A Beer         
  11. White World         
  12. Forever Malcolm Young         
  13. Johnny Ramone         
  14. Ship of Beers         
  15. When My Baby Smiles At Me I Go To Rehab         
  16. Coming Home         
  17. Ballchef         
  18. Home and Away         
  19. You Are Not My Friend         
  20. Mummy Doesn’t Know You’re A Nazi         
  21. World’s Fuckedest Cunt         
  22. Genius         
  23. 4 Litres         
  24. Richer Than You         
  25. Fuck The System         
  26. Cones         
  27. You Can’t Move Into My House         
  28. Uncle Ken         
  29. Pants         
  30. You Are A Knob         
  31. Gambling, Vomit, Sleeping In The Bin         
  32. Urban Myth         
  33. Alvarez         
  34. Kaan Kunt         
  35. The Best of Secret Track
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.