Men at Work

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Men At Work: formed in 1979 Group members (in early 80s): * Colin Hay (born June 29, 1954) (lead singer/guitar)(additionally has an extensive solo career). * Ron Strykert (guitar/vocals). * John Rees (bass). * Jerry Speiser (drums). * Greg Ham (saxophone, flute, keyboards).

*Best known albums/songs w/ "Men At Work":

-Business as Usual 1982 (Down Under, Who Can It Be Now, Be Good Johnny, Down By The Sea), stayed at #1 on the American charts for 16 weeks.

-Cargo 1983 (Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive, Overkill, It's A Mistake).

*"Men At Work" won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

-Brazil 96 (Including only 2 original members Colin Hay & Greg Ham, recorded live in Brazil, May 1996 and originally only available as an import. 2yrs later renamed simply 'Brazil' it was released stateside including the track 'The Longest Night' recorded March 1998).

*Colin Hay's solo career has included great accoustic versions of his songs from the "Men At Work" years as well as numerous newer songs that show the writer's unique ability to convey complexity and depth within seemingly simple observations of life. For those who have not delved deeper into Hay's music than "Men At Work" you're in for a treat by checking out his more recent material.

*Solo songs have included "Beautiful World", "I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" (the later featured in the film Garden State), and "Into My Life" (huge hit in Brazil). *Solo albums have included "Looking For Jack" (1987), , "Wayfaring Sons" (1990), "Topanga", "Transcendental Highway", "Going Somewhere" (2001).

Annotation last modified on 2005-05-18 04:21 UTC.

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Men at Work was an Australian pop-rock band founded in 1978 in St Kilda, Victoria. The group is best known for several Number 1 singles and albums released between 1981 and 1983. The following is a complete chronology of the band's member history.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1981 Business as Usual Men at Work 8
1983 Cargo Men at Work 4
1985 Two Hearts Men at Work 2
It's a Mistake Men at Work 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 '81 - '85 / Business as Usual Compilation Men at Work 1
1992 The Works Compilation Men at Work 1
1995 Men at Work and Friends Compilation Men at Work 1
1995 Puttin' in Overtime Compilation Men at Work 1
1996 Contraband: The Best of Men at Work Compilation Men at Work 2
1997 Puttin' in Overtime Compilation Men at Work 1
1998 Simply the Best Compilation Men at Work 1
2000 Definitive Collection Compilation Men at Work 2
2000 Super Hits Compilation Men at Work 1
2001 Down Under Compilation Men at Work 1
2003 The Essential Men at Work Compilation Men at Work 1
2009 The Very Best of Men at Work Compilation Men at Work 1
Hits Compilation Men at Work 1
The Best of Men at Work Compilation Men at Work 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Brazil '96 Live Men at Work 1
1998 Brazil Live Men at Work 1
2010 Live in San Bernandino Live Men at Work 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive Men at Work 1
1985 Everything I Need Men at Work 1
1989 Down Under Men at Work 3

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 The Essential Men At Work Compilation Men At Work 1
2004 The Best Of Compilation Men at Work 1

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