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Noise Addict

10,000 Kids With Guitars

What does teen spirit smell like, anyway? It might smell something like Noise Addict. Like the real life stars of some sort of choose-your-own-adventure book about pursuing rock stardom, few bands ever led a more charmed existence, springing from the Sydney suburb of Bondi into seemingly overnight international fame as friends and collaborators of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and the Beastie Boys. Through a combination of relentless drive, luck, and an admirable lack of self-doubt, Noise Addict spanned puberty to surpass the haters and join Radio Birdman and Nick Cave as a strange but permanent piece of Australian punk history.

Compiled here are 25 tracks, including their Evan Dando-worshipping satire “I Wish I Was Him,” the Thurston Moore produced demo, choice cuts from their Grand Royal-issued EP and LP, and covers of “Let’s Lynch The Landlord” and “Back In Your Life.” The entire sordid adolescent tale is covered in incredible detail inside the black and white 16 page zine. And finally, for the first time in the history of record pressing, and for no good reason at all, the cover for 10,000 Kids With Guitars doubles as a working chalkboard.

  • 2xLP

    2 150g LP
    1 wide-spine LP jacket with flap and chalkboard ink
    1 16-page 8.5" x 11" saddle-stitched book

Track List

  1. Noise Addict Waves Of Love
  2. Noise Addict I Wish I Was Him (Single Version)
  3. Noise Addict Baby Shoes
  4. Noise Addict Phone Remedy
  5. Noise Addict Back In Your Life
  6. Noise Addict Mouthwash
  7. Noise Addict Pop Queen
  8. Noise Addict My Sarong
  9. Noise Addict Meat
  10. Noise Addict Loner
  11. Noise Addict She Said
  12. Noise Addict My Reasoning
  13. Noise Addict Wish I Was Him
  14. Noise Addict Body Scrabs & Bizzos
  15. Noise Addict Blemish
  16. Noise Addict 16
  17. Noise Addict Frail Girl
  18. Noise Addict Jerk
  19. Noise Addict Exorcism Babe
  20. Noise Addict Filthy
  21. Noise Addict Cuts So Deep
  22. Noise Addict Scared
  23. Noise Addict Girlfriend
  24. Noise Addict Know You Too Well
  25. Noise Addict Lets Lynch the Landlord