Business as Usual
Men at Work
1982: CBS CK 37978
Be Good Johnny is the reason I got this album originally, and its justified the acquisition every time Ive replayed it. Colin James Hays vocal is superlative in its expression of a mood of the beginning of the 1980s, and it reminds me every time of that thrill of dangerous territory touched on in the almost throwaway delivery of the line so tell me what kind of boy are you, John? In fact although Side One (ah, there I go dating myself again, and yes I did own this on vinyl) has a few good songs on it, its Side Two that kicks ass from Be Good Johnny to the end its FINE, much more solid that the first half of the album and much more likely to make me yearn for more.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.