Vegemite Playlist

You know when a song hits it big, and there’s that one person telling you they knew about it before everyone else did? That may have happened to you (unless you were that person, congrats) with the breakout of Gotye, and the song “Somebody That I Used To Know”, and the cover by Walk Off The Earth, and the cover of that cover. That person may act like a know it all hipster that’s got their finger on the pulse of what’s cool. Really, though, all they needed to know how to do was google “Australia.”

something else you might get if you google Australia.

Gotye’s breakthrough in North America was preempted by success in Australia – where everyone had already known about him for years. Thanks to important on the ground research I did, and the best radio station in the world, Triple J, I’ve assembled a playlist of Australian music that could very well include the next song covered by six people playing one guitar. You never know. At the very least, maybe you will get to be the hipster next time.

Some of these musicians you might have heard of, some you might not like, but the one thing they’ve all got in common is they have to be patriotic towards Vegemite. Which is too bad, cause the stuff (yeast extract) is pretty terrible. Also, none of these bands are AC/DC. And are still active as far as I know. Anyways, enjoy!

And you can find the whole playlist here:

Let me know if there’s anything good to add!

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3 Comments on “Vegemite Playlist”

  1. Mel Says:

    Hey Rylan! Thats an awesome compliment to Australia…am glad you are loving our music!
    Here’s a new favourite of mine – Ball Park Music –

    I have heaps more, but don’t want to take over your wall!

  2. Mel Says:

    And Powderfinger, Eskimo Joe, The Whitlams

  3. William A. Gilgan Says:

    In 1974 Eric Clapton covered “I Shot the Sheriff” originally by Bob Marley and the Whalers (1973). It would be Clapton’s most successful single and his only number one hit in North America. More importantly, the Clapton cover introduced the world to Bob Marley and the (then) barely known genre, reggae. Clapton was and is, no doubt, a hipster.

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