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Between a Rock and a Hard Scrub: Tim Rogers on Cleaning

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Is cleanliness close to rock godliness? It is in the case of Tim Rogers. It turns out this icon of Australian indie music is a demon with the Scotch-Brite. The You Am I frontman opens up about his compulsion to scrub, mop and dust; an obsession he has dealt with quietly and doggedly under trying circumstances.

Tim has spent around 20 years working and touring with what he describes as a ‘grubby rock band’. As it turns out, it’s not easy to be a clean-freak in the world of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

'These days, I see the anxiety as a friend – an annoying tactless one that I would never call, but it's probably saved me from a more narcissistic self-involved life … and the middlingly narcissistic one I'm currently enjoying.'


Portrait of Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers is one of Australia’s most enduring and respected rock icons. Tim is the frontman singer and lyricist for the legendary Australian rock bands You Am I and The Temperance Union. 


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