Limited edition gold vinyl!
First ever vinyl pressing of Melbourne icons TISM’s breakthrough third album Machiavelli and the Four Seasons, which came out in 1995 and catapulted the masked marauders from the margins into the mainstream!
With a cover featuring another obscure band (The Hollywood Argyles) on the front, fake songs titles on the back and not containing the name TISM, the album’s singles ‘(He’ll Never Be An) Ol’ Man River’ and ‘Greg! The Stop Sign!!’ became omnipresent on radio and the album rushed to #8 on the Aussie album chart and was eventually credited Gold status.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 1995, the album won the ARIA Award for Best Independent Release. Three of its songs reached Triple J Hottest 100, 1995, two of them in the top 10.
In 2021, the album was ranked #74 on Rolling Stone‘s 200 Greatest Australian Albums of All Time, with Tyler Jenke stating the album was “another musical evolution for the group, combining the whip-smart social satire they employed within their lyrics and pairing it with compositions that coupled commercial appeal with stellar musicianship and artistry” and concluding his writing saying the band “had crafted one of the decade’s best and most memorable albums, and their success and recognition was truly deserved