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Wednesday 21 September 7.30pm

The Whitlams classic “Eternal Nightcap” turns 25 this September, and the band will mark the anniversary by playing the album in its entirety just down the road from where they first road-tested the songs in King St, Newtown. The album single-handedly brought the piano back onto the youth airwaves in 1997 and propelled them to Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, where they dropped to their knees before Gough Whitlam who had just announced, “It’s my family”. “Eternal Nightcap” captured the hearts of a generation by describing a whole decade of its life – the mad, emotional, love-hungry contagion of its late teens and 20s. From love (“Melbourne”) to heart wreck (“Life’s a Beach”), mad parties (“You Sound Like Louis Burdett”) to tragic friendships (The Charlie trilogy), the album kicked off with the eccentric No.1 “No Aphrodisiac” and never looked back. In ABC Radio’s “My Favourite Album” poll of 2006, “Eternal Nightcap” was the fourth highest Australian entry at no.27, and the album’s reputation as a cultural touchstone has only firmed over the years, with Rolling Stone last year placing it no.24 in their 200 Best Australian Albums of All Time list. The Whitlams will follow the album in track order with a greatest hits set featuring favourites like “Gough” (1993), “I Make Hamburgers” (1995) , “Blow Up the Pokies” (1999), and a selection of songs from 2022s critically acclaimed album, “Sancho”. Joining the show is Custard, fellow traveller from the 90s, whose songs such as “Apartment”, “Nice Bird” and “Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us)” are lodged deep in our collective memory.

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Synopsis

Wednesday 21 September
7.30pm

The Whitlams classic “Eternal Nightcap” turns 25 this September, and the band will mark the anniversary by playing the album in its entirety just down the road from where they first road-tested the songs in King St, Newtown.

The album single-handedly brought the piano back onto the youth airwaves in 1997 and propelled them to Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, where they dropped to their knees before Gough Whitlam who had just announced, “It’s my family”.

“Eternal Nightcap” captured the hearts of a generation by describing a whole decade of its life – the mad, emotional, love-hungry contagion of its late teens and 20s. From love (“Melbourne”) to heart wreck (“Life’s a Beach”), mad parties (“You Sound Like Louis Burdett”) to tragic friendships (The Charlie trilogy), the album kicked off with the eccentric No.1 “No Aphrodisiac” and never looked back.

In ABC Radio’s “My Favourite Album” poll of 2006, “Eternal Nightcap” was the fourth highest Australian entry at no.27, and the album’s reputation as a cultural touchstone has only firmed over the years, with Rolling Stone last year placing it no.24 in their 200 Best Australian Albums of All Time list.

The Whitlams will follow the album in track order with a greatest hits set featuring favourites like “Gough” (1993), “I Make Hamburgers” (1995) , “Blow Up the Pokies” (1999), and a selection of songs from 2022s critically acclaimed album, “Sancho”.

Joining the show is Custard, fellow traveller from the 90s, whose songs such as “Apartment”, “Nice Bird” and “Girls Like That (Don’t Go For Guys Like Us)” are lodged deep in our collective memory.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Harbour Agency

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
Approximately 190 minutes, including interval.

SUPPORT ACT:
Custard

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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