Men at Work (Australian rock band)

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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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Chart Action Various Artists 1
1988 Trax Australian Made II Various Artists 1
1995 Best of Ronny’s Pop Show Various Artists 1
1997 Jovem Pan Box, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Sounds like we're truly global - Maersk Various Artists 1
2000 Love & Pride: The Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
2003 Romantic Pop Various Artists 1
2009 Playlist: The Very Best '80s Radio Hits Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Pure Rock 1982 Various Artists 1
1983 Now That’s What I Call Music! (UK) Various Artists 3.75 3
1983 Ab und los! 14 Hits für Olympia Various Artists 1
1983 Hot Super 20 Various Artists 1
1983 Hotline Various Artists 2
1983 Ronny's Pop Show: Mit dem Schärfsten aus meiner Sendung Various Artists 1
1983 The Hits of '83, Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
1984 CBS Records Compact Disc Demonstration II Various Artists 1
1985 Stereoplay Highlights CD 7: Meisterwerke aus Pop und Rock Various Artists 1
1986 Gold & Platinum Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1983 Various Artists 1
1988 MTV Closet Classics Various Artists 1
1989 Australian Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
1989 Pop Classics Various Artists 1
1990 The Best of 1980-1990 Various Artists 5 1
1990 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1982 Various Artists 1
1990 A Kick Up the Eighties, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1990 De Pre Historie 1982, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1990 Jack Pop ’90 Various Artists 1
1990 Pop Giganten der 80er Various Artists 1
1990 The 80's Collection, Volume Two Various Artists 1
1991 Rock Line Various Artists 2
1991 Les Années New Wave Various Artists 1
1991 Les Classiques du Rock Various Artists 1
1991 Power Radio, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1991 Rock & Pop Diamonds 1983 Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Heroes Various Artists 1
1991 Top of Pop and Rock Various Artists 1
1991 Werners Klopper Various Artists 1
1992 A Kick Up the Eighties, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1992 Billboard Top Hits: 1982 Various Artists 1
1992 Billboard Top Hits: 1983 Various Artists 1
1992 All-Time Great Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1992 Decade Parade II Various Artists 1
1992 Dreams in Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Various Artists 1
1992 Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
1992 Les Annees: New Wave 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Only the Best '80 Vol. 3 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Line 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Power Various Artists 1
1992 Rock the First, Volume Six Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Times, Volume 14: 1981-1982 Various Artists 1
1992 Solid Rock Various Artists 1
1992 Summer in the City Various Artists 1
1992 The Greatest Hits 1967-1991 Various Artists 1
1992 The Greatest Rock Album of All Time Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Rock the World Various Artists 1
1992 Todo techno Various Artists 1
1993 Pop Giganten: Hits der 80er, Volume I Various Artists 5 1
1993 Rock of the 80's, Volume 6 Various Artists 2
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1983 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 California Beach Favourites Various Artists 1
1993 Metropol: En epok i radio 1982-1991 Various Artists 1
1993 Party Power Pack Various Artists 1
1993 Pop 2 Various Artists 1
1993 Reggae Nights Vol.3 Various Artists 1
1993 Rock Line Various Artists 1
1993 Rock of the 80’s, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1993 Summer in the City 2 Various Artists 1
1993 The 80's Collection: 1983 Various Artists 1
1993 The Best of Nice Price Various Artists 1
1993 The Chart Show: Ultimate Rock 2 Various Artists 1
1993 The Greatest Hits Of The '80's Volume 2 - The Definitive Singles Collection 1980 - 1989 Various Artists 4 1
1993 Totally ’80s Various Artists 1
1993 Very Best of the 80's Various Artists 1
1993 Very Best of the 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1993 Wavepop Various Artists 1
1993 Young at Heart Various Artists 2
1994 Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1994 Aral MusicCollection No. 4: Always the Sun Various Artists 1
1994 Awesome ’80s Various Artists 2
1994 Party Rock Various Artists 2
1994 Remember Your 80's (1980-1984) Various Artists 1
1994 Rock of the 80's, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1994 Rock of the 80's, Volume 13 Various Artists 1
1994 Rockin' USA Various Artists 1
1994 Sounds of the Eighties: 1982 Various Artists 1
1994 Sounds of the Eighties: The Rockin' Eighties Various Artists 1
1994 Talkman: Postens beste sommerminner Various Artists 1
1994 The 80's Collection: 1983: Alive and Kicking Various Artists 1
1994 The Greatest No.1s of the 80s Various Artists 1
1994 Totally 80s 1+2 Various Artists 1
1994 Wave Party Various Artists 1
1995 Drive Time Various Artists 1
1995 #1 Hits 1980-1984 Various Artists 1 1
1995 Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Volume 15 Various Artists 1
1995 Wave Goodbye to the 80's Various Artists 1
1995 Absolute 80's, Volume 2: 82/83 Various Artists 1
1995 Best of 80s Wave-Pop Various Artists 1
1995 Die Grössten Hits Aus 25 Ronny's Pop Show Various Artists 1
1995 Down Under: The Best of Australian Rock Various Artists 1

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