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Starvation Box
Release Date: 12/08/2011
Catalogue No.: BS10
Record Label: Fuse Distribution
Format: CD

Sydney’s Backsliders - founding member and guitarist/ vocalist Dom Turner and ‘new’ drummer/percussionist Rob Hirst (of Midnight Oil fame: he’s been a Backsliders for only 10 of the band’s 25 year existence) return after a long absence with their new album.

Recorded in another former Midnight Oil member Jim Moginie’s studio, Starvation Box is an affectionate nod the band’s past heroes containing five covers of past greats including Lead Belly, Robert Johnson and blues mandolin elder statesman and another key Backsliders influence, Yank Rachell.

The album title is based on the story that Lead Belly’s father used to call his son’s guitar a starvation box, “coz you ain’t gonna make no money outta that thing!” On the album and on the band’s forthcoming run of concerts, they’ll be alternately joined by two of Australia’s supreme harmonica players; the legendary Broderick Smith (Dingoes, Brod Smith’s Big Combo) and ARIA award-winning harmonica guru Ian Collard (Collard, Greens & Gravy).



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The Backsliders

Starvation Box

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