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Old 02-14-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Any Men At Work fans out there? Colin Hay, their lead singer is on tour in the States now and I was thinking of checking one of his shows out. Does anyone here have the 3rd and final Men At Work album "Two Hearts"? Its been out of print for over a decade. I'd like to get a copy.
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Oh gawd, arent they dead yet. No offense but puke.

I just checked Sanity, HMV and Getitonce (Australian music stores) and no luck.

The cd is on a few of the ebays at the moment (depends where you live):

http://search.ebay.com.au/search/sea...ut=3&x=15&y=11
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'Land Down Under' is a classic
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'Land Down Under' is a classic
Thats the one that makes me cringe the most. I guess its different if you arent Australian.
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Thats the one that makes me cringe the most. I guess its different if you arent Australian.
Understandable.

Oddly enough though, I lived in Japan with an Austrialian for about 4 months who loved that song.
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beli,

Went on a Bus Tour with all Australians of Northern Ireland and I remember them getting everyone to sing Down Under multiple times in the Pubs.
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My cousin is a recording engineer on Colin Hay's current tour. And yes, I have to admit that Men at Work's Business as Usual was the first album I ever owned. I guess that dates me but oh well. Possibly the first symptom of my Australia fetish.

This is VERIFIABLY the first and last thread of STING2's that i will ever reply to ever again.
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When I was little and used to spend every Friday night at my grandparents' house, my bro and I would always demand that they would play their album and we would dance to it for hours. I just heard "cargo" today and was all excited...guess i still haven't gotten over my men at work love affair
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Did they have other singles?

I really had no idea.

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Calluna,

"This is VERIFIABLY the first and last thread of STING2's that i will ever reply to ever again."

Why would you make a statement like that?
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Angela Harlem,

They had several singles.

Down Under
Who Can it Be Now
Be Good Johnny

Overkill
Its A Mistake
Dr. Heckyl And Mr. Jive
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Did they have other singles?
Unfortunately yes. The Down Under one was the 'best' of the bunch. They all had that annoying brassy instrument noise. They were pretty huge in the US back then and, rightfully, almost ignored here.

sorry STING2. Actually thats one of the minor reasons I didnt like em was because the lead singer sounded like a bad Sting ripoff.
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Down Under
Who Can it Be Now
Be Good Johnny
Overkill
Its A Mistake
Dr. Heckyl And Mr. Jive
that list brings back nice memories**warm fuzzy**
I'm not sure what Men At Work albums we have. I'll look for that one Sting2. I think you should go to Colin's show.

PS: I sat in on some of band rehearsal yesterday and they did "down under"...I thought the singer got it all wrong unfortunately.**cringe**
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Cass,

When you say you sat in on "some of the band rehearsal yesterday" which band are you talking about?

Let me know if you have a copy of that "Two Hearts" album that is now out of print.

Beli,

Men At Work's debut album hit the #1 spot in Australia for 10 weeks straight back in 1981/1982. Their 10 week run at #1 set a record back then for the most weeks at #1 by and album. I would say they were equally popular in Australia if not more so during the early 1980s.

Men At Work's 3rd and final album was not popular anywhere though and as a result is now out of print. That album came out in 1985 and only featured 3 of the original 5 bandmembers including Colin Hay the lead singer.
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Beli,

I do agree that Men At Work do copy a lot of the Police's style of music prior to the Ghost In the Machine album, but thats more of a complement to the Police than a negative. A bit like early Stone Temple Pilots sounds like early Pearl Jam.
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