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Men at Work - Business as Usual album download

Men at Work - Business as Usual album download

Men at Work
Business as Usual
Contemporary Pop/Rock,New Wave
Recording location:
Richmond Recorders
MP3 archive size:
1195 mb
FLAC archive size:
1611 mb
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Business as Usual is the debut studio album by Australian new wave band Men at Work, which was released in November 1981 in Australia, and April 1982 in the United States. It spent nine weeks at the top of the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart from December 1981 through to March 1982. The Australian version had a black and white cover design; overseas releases had a similar design, but in a black and yellow colour scheme.

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Released November 9, 1981. Be Good Johnny was a single from Men at Work’s first album, Business as Usual. 8. Touching The Untouchables Lyrics. Produced by Peter McIan. Written by Colin Hay & Ron Strykert.

Business as Usual became a surprise international hit on the basis of "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under," two excellent singles that merged straight-ahead pop/rock hooks with a quirky new wave production and an offbeat sense of humor. Colin Hay's keening vocals uncannily recall Sting, and the band's rhythmic pulse and phased guitars also bring to mind a bar band version of the Police. And that helps make the remainder of Business as Usual enjoyable

Listen free to Men at Work – Business As Usual (Who Can It Be Now?, I Can See It in Your Eyes and more). Business as Usual is the debut album of Australian new wave band Men at Work, which was released in November 1981 in Australia, and April 1982 in the United States. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

Vinyl record album from Australia rock band, Men At Work. The album cover has some wear due to age and storage. The sleeve may have splits. The album itself looks in VG condition. These are smoke free. Men at work business as usual lp in shrink w/ "Down under" hype & lyric sleeve. K/247 We use Goldmine® visual grading. Men At Work ‎Business As Usual LP RECORD VINYL VG+ COLUMBIA.

This album has an average beat per minute of 140 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 86/176 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Business as Usual. BPM Profile Business as Usual. Album starts at 128BPM, ends at 128BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Men at Work.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Who Can It Be Now? Colin Hay Men at Work 3:25
2 I Can See It in Your Eyes Colin Hay Men at Work 3:32
3 Down Under Colin Hay / Ron Strykert Men at Work 3:45
4 Underground Colin Hay Men at Work 3:07
5 Helpless Automaton Greg Ham Men at Work 3:23
6 People Just Love to Play With Words Men at Work 3:33
7 Be Good Johnny Greg Ham / Colin Hay Men at Work 3:39
8 Touching the Untouchables Colin Hay / Ron Strykert Men at Work 3:41
9 Catch a Star Colin Hay Men at Work 3:31
10 Down by the Sea Greg Ham / Colin Hay / Bob Stanley / Ron Strykert Men at Work 6:53
  • This album is a blast to listen to. They had a sound of their own, had some hits and put together a couple of pretty good albums. Always thought they were a bit underrated. this album stands up to any other top albums from that era.

  • Tavan26 7/10/17I love this album! Business As Usual introduced Men At Work to the music business as an incredible band! The songs are fun and enjoyable! Down Under is my favorite song!

  • I've always found it hard to recommend or even talk about albums from New Wave's salad days ('79-'83) to anyone under the age of 40. The songwriting, the production, the overall zeitgeist of this time in music is, in comparison to now, so quaint and sadly dated. Trying to muster enthusiasm from Gen Z to get into bands like Men at Work is like trying desperately to convince your kids that things were better back in the day. It's a fruitless proposition. It's better just to accept reality and commiserate solely with those who can at least relate a little to the time and place of albums like "Business As Usual". New Wave is literally strewn with a trail of one-hit-wonders; and in it, like in any time and any genre beholden to pop, the single was king. "Business as Usual" spawned two massive singles in "Who Can It Be Now" and "Down Under" that broke internationally a group that was essentially an Australian bar band version of The Police. So, like a lot of albums from this time (think Boomtown Rats' "Fine Art Of Surfacing", Dexy's "Too-Rye-Ay" or The Buggles' "The Age Of Plastic"), the thing then is whether or not this is an album worth listening to beyond its singles. And for the most part, it is. The band's regular Joes (or is that Bruces?) approach is definitely likeable and easy to digest, but doesn't really carry much heft. There's no pretence to art here. This isn't Wire. This Isn't Talking Heads.In other words, if you're someone who sees the single as an entry point to an album and not its benchmark, and enjoys taking a pleasant stroll down memory lane, by all means give "Business As Usual" a spin.

  • Men at Work first found huge popularity in their native Australia with Business as Usual in 1981, then gradually broke into the international mainstream over the following two years. It's an album that blends '70s album rock with polished '80s new wave, a perfect fit for the era of its release and duly topped the charts in most major markets.'Down Under' is generally regarded as the band's signature song; some might even playfully call it the alternative Australian national anthem. It's a light-hearted recanting of lead singer and primary songwriter Colin Hay's experiences as an Aussie travelling the World, underpinned by a recurring flute theme, taken from Marion Sinclair's 'Kookaburra', which would also spark a highly controversial publishing rights dispute during the 2000s.'Who Can It Be Now' also comes from Hay's life, in this case his days living next to drug dealers in Victoria, told in his reggae vocal style with lyrics that are again mildly humorous, but also unmistakably capturing the very real paranoia he felt every time another dealer or client knocked on their door. AC/DC were already a massive success, Air Supply had conquered the U.S. soft rock market by this point too. But in terms of Australian pop rock acts that also had a bite to their sound, Business as Usual probably paved the way for INXS, Midnight Oil and Icehouse over the following five years after its release.