Helped immeasurably by the heavy rotation with which its clever videos were greeted by the then brand-new MTV network, the Australian group Men at Work were one of the biggest--and least anticipated--success stories of 1982. On the strength of two No. … see full wiki
Pros: Mellow, solid playlist and a great intro to their style. Cons: Hmmm, you might become so relaxed you fall asleep? The Bottom Line: US record companies are either overly cautious or tone deaf. In 1982, MEN AT WORK cut through a period of musical malaise and brought a breath of fresh air to a what was beginning to feel like a dead calm in the music industry. The list of top 20 songs in the U.S. for 1981 includes some song … more
Indeed a very delightful record of the egnimatic eighties. The beats are quite captivating and the lyrics quite thought provoking. Just what is a vegemite sandwich anyway? Its a shame this band disappeared almost as quickly as it emerged on the scene. This music is clever without being sappy. The saxaphone playing is quite nice as well. Worth a spin.