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Both Punk Rock Song and 21st Century were popular singles.
During their 1997 dates they appeared in Recovery (TV show) singing Come Join Us (on 16.2.1997) and on Rage on 15.2.1997. The following is the dialogue of the interview after BR played on Recovery (they opened the show) on Australia's ABC TV: "Q: How come it took you so long for you guys to get here?" "A: uh.. well actually we fear the dingo" "Q: you fear the dingo.. you've been together 17 years and you have never set foot on our shores before" "A: This is the first time and let me just say I think we're comin' back" (Big cheer from audience).
Since 1992 Triple J (youth radio network) conducts a poll called "The hottest 100" over Xmas. It's just a poll of what listeners reckon is the best song of the year, and they count down the top 100 in February. In 1997 (for 1996) BR made 63 with Punk Rock Song, and the previous year with 21st Century Digital Boy made 76. Over 250,000 people voted, and it's supposed to be one of the biggest music polls in the world.