1998.10.20 - Herald Sun
Date: 20th October 1998
Featuring: Chris Cheney
Chiselled out of top spot
MELBOURNE trio the Living End has knocked rock legends Cold Chisel from the top of the Australian chart.
The Living End's self-titled debut album entered the ARIA charts at number one yesterday, dislodging the Cold Chisel comeback album, The Last Wave of Summer, from the top spot after just one week.
Some record stores suggest the Living End was outselling Cold Chisel by two to one last week.
"Number one, what's better than that?" said Living End frontman Chris Cheney.
"I thought that it might have a chance because we heard it had shipped quite a few copies, but number one is amazing. It's a great sign for Australian music."
The Living End was in Sydney yesterday rehearsing for a performance at the ARIA awards.
The band has been nominated for five awards including highest-selling single (Second Solution EP), Song of the Year (Prisoner of Society), best Australian single, best alternative release and best independant release.
Cheney says the band members are modest about their chances at the ARIAs.
"We're in a state of disbelief that it won't happen, but we might work on a few acceptance speeches so we don't look like three schmucks with nothing to say."