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Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band that formed in 1997. Despite having an album in 2001, they didn't become mainstream until their second album, 2007's "Dressed Up As Life". Their single "All The Same" was used in a music video for the Free Hugs Campaign. The video ended up an early example of a viral Youtube video and earned them a Youtube Video Of The Year Award in the "Inspirational" category. In 2014 the band's original frontman, Shimon Moore, left the band. In 2016 he was replaced with a new vocalist, Bryan Scott.


  • Welcome to the Real World (2001)
  • Dressed Up As Life (2007)
  • Tri-Polar (2009)
  • Connect (2013)
  • Fury (2016)

Sick Puppies contains example of:

  • All of the Other Reindeer: The titular "odd one" in "Odd One".
  • The Band Minus the Face: Played with. Shimon was kicked out of the band however, while not quite as much of the face as him, Emma remains.
  • Female Rockers Play Bass: And Emma is also the only original band member left. Chris Mileski left after Welcome to the Real World, and, as discussed above, Shimon was kicked out.
  • "I Hate" Song: "I Hate You" involves the singer proclaiming his hate for someone, claiming that even if that person also hates them... "I will always hate you more." It has an undertone of Belligerent Sexual Tension, as the singer sounds frustrated about a terrible relationship with the song's subject, but admit that the person "turns them on" and feels ashamed of whatever it is they did to them.
  • I Hit You, You Hit The Ground: Mentioned in "You're Going Down". Depending on which version of the song you're listening to, it's either "When my fist hits your face and your face hits the floor" or "With my fist in your face and your face on the floor".
  • Long-Runner Line-up: 11 years between Mark Goodwin joining and Shimon being fired.
  • Lyric Video: "Gunfight" has a simple one.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: "Gunfight" is all about this.
    Don't bring a knife to gun fight— You'll lose!
  • Rock Trio: A classic guitarist\singer-bassist-drummer set-up.
  • Stepford Smiler: "Odd One" has overtones of this.
    Both of us basically unattached to anything or anyone unless we're pretending