Grinspoon panned by viewers as a ‘boomer’ act as the rock band perform at State of Origin


Grinspoon panned by viewers as a ‘boomer’ act as the rock band perform at State of Origin: ‘Have they been relevant this decade?’

Grinspoon have received a very mixed reaction after their performance at the State of Origin on Sunday night. 

The Lismore indie band, who rose to fame in the 1990s, rocked the stage with their 2004 hit, Hard Act to Follow. 

Viewers posted to social media to express their thoughts on the choice of band – with many pointing out that group hasn’t been in the limelight in recent years. 

Grinspoon (pictured) received a very mixed reaction after their performance at the State of Origin on Sunday night

Grinspoon (pictured) received a very mixed reaction after their performance at the State of Origin on Sunday night

‘What f***ing boomer thought Grinspoon playing 2004 hit ‘hard act to follow’ was a good way to promote the game?’ wrote one person. 

‘Has Grinspoon been relevant this decade?’ asked another, while someone else replied: ‘I thought they broke up?’ 

‘I wonder why ‘Grinspoon’ aren’t well known outside of Australia? If this is their best effort, I think we can take a guess…’ said one more viewer. 

The Lismore indie band, who rose to fame in the 1990s, rocked the stage with their 2004 hit, Hard Act to Follow

The Lismore indie band, who rose to fame in the 1990s, rocked the stage with their 2004 hit, Hard Act to Follow

‘They always said Perth was 10 years behind. So it makes sense Grinspoon are playing the pre game entertainment,’ one more tweeted. 

Another person watching at home joked: ‘Grin…spoon? What in the early 2000s is this?’ 

‘Grinspoon aye. You’d think no new bands had come out in the past 25 years,’ read someone else’s comment.   

Viewers posted to social media to express their thoughts on the choice of band - with many pointing out that group hasn't been in the limelight in recent years

Viewers posted to social media to express their thoughts on the choice of band – with many pointing out that group hasn’t been in the limelight in recent years

However others enjoyed seeing their favourite band back on centre stage. 

‘Phil Jamieson gets younger every time I see him!’ wrote one fan, referring to the group’s lead singer.   

Another chimed in: ‘Grinspoon So cool!! Great Aussie band’. 

Grinspoon rose to fame in the 1990s and are best known for their hits Just Ace, Chemical Heart and Lost Control. 

However others enjoyed seeing their favourite band back on centre stage. 'Phil Jamieson gets younger every time I see him!' wrote one fan, referring to the group's lead singer

However others enjoyed seeing their favourite band back on centre stage. ‘Phil Jamieson gets younger every time I see him!’ wrote one fan, referring to the group’s lead singer

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