Greg Macainsh is definitely the driving force behind this seminal rock band. As much as I thought this band was a rock band in Australia, I have been surprised that if played here in the US, the Band is classified as "Southern Rock"( not as in its from Australia, but that it sounds like it is from the Southern US States).
Greg's material has been very ably interpreted by the late Graham "Shirley" Strachan who has been the only singer to be incredibly popular with this band, even with the return of the band in the 90s at two distinct periods.
LIVING IN THE 70s is the best example of this bands work outside of the double CD compilation of the band( which includes 90s material, and the so called "Lost Album).
The music of this 70s disc is catchy, cheeky, in your face, and very much a breakthrough for the period, and it still has the same freshness as it did when it was first released, which is a testament to Greg's writing, and Shirley's top of the line singing.
The one song not written by Macainsh is "SMUT", and even by todays standards, it is a little risque, but only a little. Red Symons I think only ever had one song accepted by SKYHOOKS when he was in the band, and it benefits greatly by Shirleys vocals, however it is a rarity for someone who is mostly known on Australian TV for a pouting sneer on the now Defunct saturday Show which was Headed by an icon of Australian Show Business Daryl Sommers( If I recall Correctly)... anyways, Ossie Ostrich still sells well :-)