Wed 10 Mar 2021

Last year, Australia's punk-rock stalwarts, The Meanies, released their first studio album in five years. Like their victorious 2015 comeback record, It’s Not Me, It’s You, their 2020 album, Desperate Measures, gave listeners a bunch of new hard-hitting numbers that evoke the classic Meanie sound that cemented the band in the annals of Australian music history over 25 years ago. 

The Meanies have always been outlandishly funny, using humour to further augment their musical talent and position as an influential punk-rock outfit. It's no secret that they are PBS favourites; we love bringing their special brand of high energy wit and humour to the airwaves. You can particuarly hear this on their Drive Live 2013 performance when they played a killer set to a very excited live audience.  

But it's their 2007 Studio 5 Live session on Shock Treatment that we are most keen to revisit. The raucous 17-song live set represents the band’s original energy, playful on-stage banter, sharp wit and even sharper riffs. Kev Lobotomi even jumps on guest vocals on one of the tracks. What more could you ask for!  


Don’t miss this classic session from one of Melbourne’s most beloved bands. Pop it in your diary and tune in to Shock Treatment from 8pm on March 10 to hear the entire thing!  

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