To show he doesn't care what anyone thinks, Johns wore a lacy garter on stage. Photos emerged in late of the singer stumbling out of a cafe shirtless and wearing lipstick. But it's just weird to us because there's a lot of other really good bands here in Australia--bands who play much better than us--that still aren't signed. They understood what we were about. Those first four years of hiding were more about just shutting everything out.
Paul Mac, Sydney Harbour, January
Australian Television Information Archive. The toll it took was most bleakly captured in Ana's Songthe Silverchair ballad that laid out Johns' struggle with anorexia in his late teens. Fairfax Media. He wanted synths, distortion.
Mostly, people just do a double-take and move along.