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).
Men at Work was an Australian rock band who achieved international success in the 1980s. They are the only Australian artist to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States (Business as Usual and "Down Under" respectively). They achieved the same distinction of a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United Kingdom. The group won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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