4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An aid to bringing back good memories of good times.,
This review is from: Business As Usual (Audio CD)
This in my view is the best example of Australian pop music of the 80's. I can almost feel the sun and smell the sea as I listen and escape the British winter blues.
Down Under is the track which MAW will always be remembered for and it is still sounding great 20 years on. Yet the opening track Who can it be now? is a stong opening track with a good balance between bass, drums and vocals. Colin Hay's vocals give MAW a distict sound, rough and rugged as you might expect your Auzie man to be, complete with the leather face of Touching the Untouchables.
I can almost taste the coolXXXX as the long out track Down By the Sea takes me away to remenise even further, and yes you guessed it, I did meet a girl from Sydney as I discovered this album in the early 80's. Sadly the album finishes all too soon and I wake to reality. Who knows, I could have caught a star.
Those songs seemed to have caught so much of human experience that we can identify with. This CD is value for money but if you wanted a more complete CD of MAW's work then there are others on offer.