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You Am I
- Hourly, Daily

It’s a dense package paying overdue tribute to a worthy band in arguably their finest moment.

Jul 18th 2013 | Label: Sony
People are usually pretty willing to pick their favourite You Am I record and you'd wager more than most would choose this 1996 ode to the romanticism of suburban life as top of the pile. The band had already rapidly matured between their first and second records, and here they took another leap again; the songs of Tim Rogers harking to his 1960s rock heroes more than ever, while the experience of both suburban and touring life informed the tales within. The rollicking Mr Milk, Good Mornin', Forget It, Sister and If We Can't Get It Together, the despondent Heavy Comfort, Tuesday and Please Don't Ask Me To Smile are all among Rogers' best and, as a complete package, it's a delight from start to finish.

But the bonus material is the reason you need this reissue, despite it being hit and miss. Rogers sounds unenthused on Up Against It and the single version of Mr Milk is inferior, while Boulder Fair and Who Turned Out The Lights are two of the band's finest moments to not to make an album. The brilliance of Trike is well-established, but Tuesday Morning will blow fans' minds; it's what the Hourly, Daily's Tuesday could have been and, while it's not terrible, the band made the right decision. On the live front, Beat Party Live At Wiseold's, the original Hourly, Daily bonus disc, ranks with 1999's …Saturday Night, 'Round Ten as the best representation of the band live and is probably worth the price alone.

It's a dense package paying overdue tribute to a worthy band in arguably their finest moment.



Thursday 29th October

You Am I

Barwon Club, South Geelong

Friday 30th October

You Am I

Hallam Hotel, Hallam

Saturday 31st October

You Am I

Village Green, Sunbury

Sunday 1st November

You Am I

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

Friday 6th November

You Am I

The Gov, Hindmarsh

Saturday 7th November

You Am I

Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

Thursday 12th November

You Am I

Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi

Friday 13th November

You Am I

Beachcomber Hotel, Toukley

Saturday 14th November

You Am I

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West

Thursday 19th November

You Am I

Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosaville

Friday 20th November

You Am I

The Triffid, Newstead

Saturday 21st November

You Am I

Parkwood Tavern, Parkwood

Sunday 22nd November

You Am I

The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba

Wednesday 25th November

You Am I

Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach

Friday 27th November

You Am I

Discovery, Darwin

Saturday 28th November

You Am I

Gap View Hotel, The Gap

Wednesday 2nd December

You Am I

Metro Theatre, Sydney

Friday 4th December

You Am I

170 Russell, Melbourne

Thursday 7th January

Summernats 29 feat.
Hoodoo Gurus + You Am I

Exhibition Park , Mitchell

Friday 19th February

Missy Higgins + You Am I + The Church + CW Stoneking + Oh Mercy + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks + Mick Thomas & Roving Commission + The Wilson Pickers + Jess Ribeiro + Ruby Boots + Jack Carty + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats

Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca

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