You Am I

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Aussie rockers synonymous with the 'rock and roll is back!' and 'mid 90s indie rockers' tags should need no explanation to any Triple J listener. Their breakthrough hit circa 1995 'Berlin Chair' made Australian audiences think a little differently about their own music scene and suddenly rock was accessible, achievable and most of all, enjoyable again. Berlin Chair also had some success overseas.

A stripped-back 3 piece of Tim Rogers (guitars/vocals), Andy Kent (bass) and Rusty Hopkinson (drums), You Am I are known for kick-arse live shows full of banter, ad lib, Keith Townsend-esque windmills and 60s inspired rock and roll. Roger's side efforts include the country twang of Tim Rogers and the Temperance Union and his first solo release What Rhymes With Cars and Girls. They became a four-piece with the addition of Davey Lane (guitar) of The Pictures in 2001.

Despite ARIAs, gold records, playing Lolapalooza and rock star mates such as the Gallagher brothers (Oasis), success has had lament for the band and singer/songwriter Tim Rogers. They've released virtually every album on a different label, had punch ons in airports with TV stars. Through highs and lows, YAI are known to their fans as uncompromising, iconically Australian and a band that will never contrive a hit single to keep a label happy.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Sound as Ever 2
1995 Hi Fi Way 1
1996 Hourly, Daily 3
1998 #4 Record 2
2001 Dress Me Slowly 1
2002 Deliverance 2
2006 Convicts 3
2008 Dilettantes 1
2010 You Am I 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 No, After You Sir...: An Introduction to You Am I Compilation 1
2003 The Cream & the Crock Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
Someone Else's Crowd Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Adam's Ribs 1
1994 Berlin Chair 1
1994 Jaimme's Got a Girl 1
1994 When You Got Dry / How Much Is Enough 1
1994 Cathy's Clown 1
1995 Jewels and Bullets 1
1995 Purple Sneakers 1
1995 Mr Milk 2
1996 Soldiers 1
1996 Good Mornin' 2
1997 Tuesday 1
1997 Trike 1
1998 What I Don't Know 'Bout You 1
1998 Rumble 1
1998 Heavy Heart 1
2000 Damage 1
2001 Get Up 1
2001 Kick a Hole in the Sky 1
2002 Who Put the Devil in You 1
2003 Deliverance 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 Snake Tide 1
1992 Can't Get Started 1
1993 Coprolalia 1
2004 Snake Tide 1
2006 Goddamn 1

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 J-Files: Hourly, Daily 1

Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 Saturday Night, 'Round Ten Live 2

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