The Livin' End

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Originally formed as rockabilly band the Runaway Boys in Melbourne, Australia by school friends Chris Cheney (2 January 1975, Melbourne, Australia; guitar) and Scott Owen (b. 14 February 1975, Melbourne, Australia; upright bass), the band soon tired of performing cover versions and changed their name to the Living End in 1994 to concentrate on original material. Local gigs followed before an early demo convinced Green Day to use the band as support on their 1996 Australian tour, just as Living End released their debut EP Hellbound. Recruiting Travis Dempsey (b. 21 July 1972; drums) they continued to play when and wherever possible before releasing another well received EP It’s For Your Own Good. The breakthrough followed shortly after when their debut single ‘Prisoner Of Society’ reached the Top 5, and spent 37 weeks in the national chart. With much major label interest Living End signed to WEA Records and began work on their debut album. Recorded at...

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