What does teen spirit smell like, anyway? It might smell something like Noise Addict. Like the real life stars of some sort of choose-your-own-adventure book about pursuing rock stardom, few bands ever led a more charmed existence, springing from the Sydney suburb of Bondi into seemingly overnight international fame as friends and collaborators of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and the Beastie Boys. Through a combination of relentless drive, luck, and an admirable lack of self-doubt, Noise Addict spanned puberty to surpass the haters and join Radio Birdman and Nick Cave as a strange but permanent piece of Australian punk history.

Compiled here are 25 tracks, including their Evan Dando-worshipping satire “I Wish I Was Him,” the Thurston Moore produced demo, choice cuts from their Grand Royal-issued EP and LP, and covers of “Let’s Lynch The Landlord” and “Back In Your Life.” The entire sordid adolescent tale is covered in incredible detail inside the black and white 16 page zine. And finally, for the first time in the history of record pressing, and for no good reason at all, the cover for 10,000 Kids With Guitars doubles as a working chalkboard.


A1 Waves Of Love  
A2 I Wish I Was Him (7" Version)  
A3 Baby Shoes  
A4 Phone Remedy  
A5 Back In Your Life  
A6 Mouthwash  
B1 Pop Queen  
B2 My Sarong  
B3 Meat  
B4 Loner  
B5 She Said  
B6 My Reasoning  
C1 I Wish I Was Him  
C2 Body Scrabs & Bizzos  
C3 Blemish  
C4 16  
C5 The Frail Girl  
C6 Jerk  
C7 Exorcism Babe  
D1 Filthy  
D2 Cuts So Deep  
D3 Scared  
D4 Girlfriend  
D5 Know You Too Well  
D6 Let's Lynch The Landlord

Noise Addict- 10,000 Kids With Guitars

SKU: 825764120715