11 Aug

Men at Work – Business as Usual on Vinyl

I love the 80’s. I really do. That’s when I grew up. I love most everything about them, especially the music. Although some of the pop music I could do without, I still think it was better than today.

Men at Work is one of those iconic bands with their single “Down Under”. I’m not sure I know anyone who would change the station if that came on the radio. Of course, if you are lucky enough to own the vinyl (like me), you can listen to it anytime you like. If you don’t own the vinyl, you can buy Men At Work, and more at Musicstack.

Men At Work - Business As Usual Vinyl Album Cover

Released in 1982, Business As Usual spent 15 weeks at #1 on the US album charts. It also sold 6 million copies in America, and 15 million worldwide. It was knocked out of 1st place by none other than Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

I consider Men At Work to be sort of a minimalist type of music. There is not a lot of instrumentation, and the arrangements are very sparse, yet it’s very melodic and easy to listen to.

“Down Under” has become a patriotic song in Australia, and is named the 4th greatest Australian song of all time. It is also VH1’s 96th song on the 100 Greatest Songs of the Eighties.

The track listing is as follows;
Side One:

    • 1. Who Can It Be Now? – mp3

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      2. I Can See It In Your Eyes
      3. Down Under
      4. Underground
      5. Helpless Automation
  • Side Two:

    • 6. People Just Love To Play With Words
      7. Be Good Johnny
      8. Touching The Untouchables
      9. Catch A Star
      10. Down By The Sea
  • Re-Mastered Bonus Tracks:

    • 11. Crazy
      12. Underground (Live)
      13. Who Can It Be Now (Live)
      14. F-19
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