The Hard-Ons will finish off an eventful 2022 – a year that saw them finally able to tour their late 2021 ARIA Top 5 album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken – with a final show at Melbourne’s on the afternoon of Sunday November 13 at Footscray’s Westwood Hotel, with Melbourne’s buzzing power popper The Prize as special guests. Ahead of that show, and their appearance the night before at Geelong’s River Rocks 2022 festival (alongside The Mark Of Cain and others), the group has announced a special vinyl reissue of their classic album Yummy!
Many a fan’s favourite Hard-Ons album and the one that includes the evergreen Where Did She Come From?, 1990’s Yummy! was also the band’s most commercially successful, until the release last year of I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken. And while the new decade saw the band pushing to new extremes – they were becoming punkier, poppier and more metal all at the same time, becoming leaders in a range of different styles that would become hugely successful types of alternative music, from pop-punk, to hardcore, to thrash, as the decade progressed – Yummy! was their pop opus. At heart though, of course, they were still the boys from Punchbowl, and the album maintained their uniquely Australian outsider appeal.
“”Yummy!”?? Why did we call it “Yummy!” again?? Haha, the album with a hippie cover and pop nuggets…” – Blackie
“We saw a sign on the road back from touring QLD – “YUMMY FOOD” – on the highway… “Yummy!” was the first Hard-Ons LP to really, really let the song-craft come to the fore. We left behind the deliberately vulgar lyric content and art imagery; instead we entered a newer world of better songs, better execution.” – Ray
“Yeah, I noticed when I had to revisit that there wasn’t any swear words!” – Blackie
This reissue is available digitally, on Black Vinyl, plus the following limited editions of 100 copies only:
- Fluro Yellow Limited Edition Vinyl
- Fluro Green Limited Edition Vinyl
- Recycle Mix Limited Edition Vinyl
The Hard-Ons Yummy! reissue is available for pre-order from Bandcamp
The Hard-Ons play their last show of 2022 Sunday November 13 at Hotel Westwood Footscray, with special guests THE PRIZE. Doors open at 2PM. Tix available here.