Men at Work Download
Sep 13, 1982Pep Lounge (New York, NY)
Men at Work Download
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Total Length:
30:42
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Men at Work Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1I Can See It In Your Eyes04:09
  2. 2People Just Love To Play With Words04:20
  3. 3Touching The Untouchables03:50
  4. 4Down Under05:59
  5. 5Underground03:15
  6. 6Helpless Automaton03:53
  7. 7Who Can It Be Now?05:16
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Item Number:
  • 20051113-4621-AD
Date:
  • Sep 13, 1982
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Sample this concert
  1. 1I Can See It In Your Eyes04:09
  2. 2People Just Love To Play With Words04:20
  3. 3Touching The Untouchables03:50
  4. 4Down Under05:59
  5. 5Underground03:15
  6. 6Helpless Automaton03:53
  7. 7Who Can It Be Now?05:16
Total Length:
30:42
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Colin Hay - vocals, guitar; Ron Strykert - lead guitar; John Rees - bass; Greg Ham - sax, flute, keyboards; Jerry Speiser - drums

One of the more successful New Wave groups to come out of the early '80s and embrace the embryonic MTV, Men at Work had two or three years of massive global success before falling apart in 1985 when their popularity began to wane. Started as an acoustic duo in Australia in 1979 by Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, Men at Work became a quintet in 1980 when they decided to go electric. With the Police and the popular reggae movement obvious big influences, Men at Work was signed by Columbia Records in their native Australia in 1981. They saw immediate chart success at home and in Europe with songs like "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under." By the time the record was picked up by Columbia's stateside label, MTV was in full throttle mode, and Men at Work's quirky, humorous videos were just what the doctor ordered.

The debut LP went to #1 and broke records all year long. The group was even awarded a Grammy for Best New Act in 1982. But the success was short-lived. 1983's Cargo carried some of the momentum from the previous disc, but faded after a few months on the charts. The group released a few more LPs but their popularity decreased dramatically after 1984.

Only Colin Hay continued on as a solo artist, but his two solo albums went unnoticed. In 2003, Hay was recruited by Ringo Starr to be a member of Ringo Starr & His All Starr band. The trek through America renewed interest in Hay's songs with Men at Work. The group reformed with only Hay and Ham from the original lineup in 2000, and today they continue to record and tour in between solo projects from Hay.

This recording, made at New York's legendary Pep Lounge, was done on the band's first US tour, and captured for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, who aired it the fall of 1982. It remains one of the best live recordings of Men at Work during its heyday. Among the highlights are "I Can See It In Your Eyes," "Touching The Untouchables," "Down Under," "Underground," and "Who Can It Be Now?"

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