Men at Work (Australian rock band)

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Annotation

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.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Business as UsualMen at Work415
1983CargoMen at Work4.510
1985Two HeartsMen at Work4

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986'81 - '85Men at Work1
1986’81–’85 / Business as UsualMen at Work1
1990The Greatest Hits of Men at Work & Mi-SexMen at Work & Mi‐Sex1
1992The WorksMen at Work1
1992Cargo / Business as UsualMen at Work1
1995Men at Work and FriendsMen at Work and Friends1
1995Puttin' in OvertimeMen at Work2
1996Contraband: The Best of Men at WorkMen at Work5
1997Definitive CollectionMen at Work2
1997It's a MistakeMen at Work51
1998Simply the BestMen at Work1
2000Super HitsMen at Work3
2001Down UnderMen at Work1
2003The Essential Men at WorkMen at Work2
2004The Best OfMen at Work1
2009Playlist: The Very Best of Men at WorkMen at Work2
2009HitsMen at Work1
2013The 80s: Men at WorkMen at Work1
The Best of Men at WorkMen at Work1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1997Brazil 96Men at Work2
2010Live in San BernandinoMen at Work1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1980Keypunch OperatorMen at Work1
1981Down Under (extended mix)Men at Work45
1981Who Can It Be Now?Men at Work53
1983Dr. Heckyll & Mr. JiveMen at Work1
1983OverkillMen At Work1
1983OverkillMen At Work1
1985Everything I NeedMen at Work1

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