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1995 to 2013
Grinspoon were an Australian rock band from Lismore, New South Wales; formed in 1995 and fronted by Phil Jamieson on vocals and guitar with Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass guitar and Kristian Hopes on drums. Also in 1995, they won the Triple J-sponsored Unearthed competition for Lismore, with their post-grunge song "Sickfest". Their name was taken from Dr. Lester Grinspoon an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who supports marijuana for medical use. Grinspoon changed their sound to more mainstream rock by their 2002 album, New Detention, gaining fans and peaking at No.
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The song is about drug addiction, which is making everything that was once important to them seem unimportant now. The only thing that makes you feel anything anymore is the drug, that fills the void by making you feel as if you can do anything, though in fact, you can't - as it's the thing that's stopping you. "Can't get started chemical heart".