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Krayzee
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17 years, 4 months ago
I always like MAW, they had great 80s music. Land Down Under was my fav.

did anyone else like Men At Work?


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    rirotostichi
    1841 Posts
    17 years, 4 months ago
    I think they're pretty good. My dad used to listen to them all the time

    "This is the story of Judge Dredd"
    "Settle Down, my boy, settle down"

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      Egon_Spangler
      1783 Posts
      17 years, 4 months ago
      I have either MAW or someone who sounds similar doing an acoustic version of Land Down Under and it's one of the most awesome songs I have ever heard.
      "Now it makes me sad
      It makes me mad at truth
      For loving what was you"

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        SSJ_Jup81
        4806 Posts
        17 years, 4 months ago
        Can you name a well-known song by them? My problem with groups that performed in the 80s, due to my age at the time, is that I have a tough time remembering which group or artist did what song. I know of Men at Work, but can't recall a song right off by 'em.
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          retroguy78
          597 Posts
          17 years, 4 months ago
          That song "Down Under" was #1 when I was born: January 22, 1983
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            SSJ_Jup81
            4806 Posts
            17 years, 4 months ago
            retroguy78
            That song "Down Under" was #1 when I was born: January 22, 1983
            Okay! I remember, and like, that song! ^_^
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              diskoboy
              212 Posts
              17 years, 4 months ago
              *raises hand*

              I love MAW.

              Cargo was the first record I ever bought!
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                Larivee
                323 Posts
                17 years, 4 months ago
                LOL I have some Men at work Vinyl ^_^
                " Waka Waka Waka Waka..... "
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                  Krayzee
                  1032 Posts
                  17 years, 4 months ago
                  SSJ_Jup81
                  Can you name a well-known song by them? My problem with groups that performed in the 80s, due to my age at the time, is that I have a tough time remembering which group or artist did what song. I know of Men at Work, but can't recall a song right off by 'em.



                  there's "Land Down Under", "It's A Mistake", etc.
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                    Video_Jukebox
                    1068 Posts
                    17 years, 4 months ago
                    I have Business As Usual on disc. Still sounds pretty good, after all these years. One of these days, I'll grab Cargo, too.

                    My very first karaoke experience was singing "Down Under" in Toronto when I was thirteen. :oops: Also, they used to show their videos on HBO's Video Jukebox when I was little. I thought-- and still think-- they were funny.
                    "Preserving the old ways from being abused,
                    Protecting the new ways for me and for you.
                    What more can we do?"
                    --The Kinks, "Village Green Preservation Society"
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                      PoopsMcGee
                      473 Posts
                      17 years, 4 months ago
                      I have the two MAW albums that they released:

                      Buisness As Usual
                      &
                      Cargo

                      both on vinyl. They kick arse!!! :)
                        Funky_Guy
                        2638 Posts
                        17 years, 4 months ago
                        Apart from their biggest hit, "Land Down Under," and the already mentioned "It's a Mistake" Men at Work's other biggest hits were "Who Can it be Now?", "Be Good Johnny" and "Overkill."

                        Great to see a thread about these guys, I loved the Business as Usual album when I was a kid and I think it still holds up pretty well. They had a third and final studio album in 1985 which was not nearly as good as the first two but still had two decent songs, "Maria" and "Everything I Need."

                        My favorite song by them is the 6 minute mini-epic "Down by the Sea." Men at Work wound up prepping for liking the band Television later in life. To me Television sounds like the best Men at Work stuff without the Australian accents. They share the same tight, catchy and quirky pop sound, unique vocal styles and super clean guitar tones.
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                          Krayzee
                          1032 Posts
                          17 years, 4 months ago
                          i'm about to get the MAW greatest hits cd.

                          hah... i was watching the music video "Land Down Under" from Pop Up Video and the lyric that said the van was full of zombie (i know that's not the right lyric, but it was talking about it) , and it said that zombie meant marijuana in austrailia.

                          lol.
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                            Fatal_Fury
                            209 Posts
                            17 years, 4 months ago
                            Krayzee
                            I always like MAW, they had great 80s music. Land Down Under was my fav.

                            did anyone else like Men At Work?


                            (not sure if this goes here, if it doesn't, can someone move it?)


                            They were a awesome band back in the eighties, I still listen to their music these days as well as Mental As Anything. Both were my favorite bands back in the day :D
                              Funky_Guy
                              2638 Posts
                              17 years, 4 months ago
                              There's a couple of Men at Work best ofs. There's a few budget priced ones, Super Hits is the best one you can get for those. There's also for about 15 dollars a more fan oriented best of called Contraband - The Best of Men at Work.
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                                Fatal_Fury
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                                17 years, 4 months ago
                                Funky_Guy
                                There's a couple of Men at Work best ofs. There's a few budget priced ones, Super Hits is the best one you can get for those. There's also for about 15 dollars a more fan oriented best of called Contraband - The Best of Men at Work.


                                I got the Contraband - Best of Men at Work cd. Its a awesome cd to have 8)
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                                  Buslady
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                                  17 years, 4 months ago
                                  Krayzee
                                  I always like MAW, they had great 80s music. Land Down Under was my fav.

                                  did anyone else like Men At Work?


                                  (not sure if this goes here, if it doesn't, can someone move it?)


                                  I still listen to Men At Work. I have somwhere around here my original Business and Usual and Cargo. I remember getting Cargo for xmas when it first came out. :D Colin Hay goes solo nowadays.
                                  I like Who can it be now, down under, overkill, helpless automaton, everything in cargo
                                  :D
                                    Funky_Guy
                                    2638 Posts
                                    17 years, 4 months ago
                                    As I said my all time favorite Men at Work song is Down by the Sea, they get into a beautiful groove on that one and I like the seaside imagery. I also really like Who Can it be Now?, Be Good Johnny (could always relate to that one cause I had ADD and daydreamed constantly as a kid), It's a Mistake, Overkill, Upstairs in my Room and No Restricitions.

                                    For Television I recommend the first two albums, Marquee Moon and Adventure. Marquee Moon is critically recognized as a classic album and is a fan favorite but I prefer Adventure cause the songwriting is a bit more structured and the playing is a bit tighter. "Days" and "Careful" are my favorite Television songs.
                                      17 years, 4 months ago
                                      Love the song Overkill, listen to it at least 1x a day
                                        Funky_Guy
                                        2638 Posts
                                        15 years, 9 months ago
                                        The last little while I've been watching Colin Hay (lead vocals and guitar for Men at Work) stuff on Youtube and was very impressed on his acoustic stripped down solo material and Men at Work covers. I just made a cd-r of his music through my emusic pay download subsciption, I recommend it to Men at Work fans. His songwriting is still strong and most of the arrangments are quite good. The acoustic Men at Work interpretations of stuff like Who Can it Be Now and Overkill are especially good.
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