Later that year the band received a Grammy award for Best New Band and the following year were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. [13] In New Zealand it reached No. Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Reclaiming ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview), I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way, Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More), Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us, Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames, Both Sides Now: Mail-In Voting and the Election, Turn Me On: Southern California Jam Band Grampas Grass, Biffy Clyro Bassist James Johnston on ‘A Celebration of Endings’ & Resuming Live Concerts: ‘As Soon As We’re Able to Figure It Out, We’ll Be Knocking Down the Door’, The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History, Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A), The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A), Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’, Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon, Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett), Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973, Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert, Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview), Waxing Poetic About the Majesty of Vinyl Records with Benmont Tench, Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. 4 on the APRA Top 30 Australian songs and Business as Usual appeared in the book 100 Best Australian Albums (October 2010). Der Name kam dem Sänger Colin Hay in den Sinn, als er an einer Baustelle vorbeifuhr, auf der neun Bauarbeiter herumsaßen und nur ein einziger die ganze Arbeit verrichtete. We had a manger whose name was Russell and he was my friend. The band released their second album, Cargo, in April 1983, which also peaked at No. But we had our moments where we did enjoy our success. 3 in New Zealand. [7][12] Soon after a third guitarist, Colin Bayley (Mi-Sex), was added and Kennedy was replaced on drums by Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa). They are the only Australian artists to reach the Number 1 position in album and singles charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom with Business as Usual and “Down Under” respectively. They were in the back and Largo is pretty dark so I couldn’t see them when I was playing. Going seven times platinum, the album featured the tracks “Who Can It Be Now”, “Down Under” and “Be Good Johnny”. Suicide over a flute riff? Men at Work ist eine vom Reggae beeinflusste australische Rockband, die ihre erfolgreichste Zeit in den 1980er Jahren erlebte. 1 in Australia, No. Get your tour dates seen by one billion fans.

[13][18] The album relied heavily on drum machines and synthesisers, and reduced the presence of Ham's saxophone, giving it a different feel compared to its predecessors. On 13 July 1985 Men at Work performed three tracks for the Oz for Africa concert (part of the global Live Aid program)—"Maria", "Overkill", and an unreleased one, "The Longest Night". After playing as an acoustic duo with Ron Strykert during 1978–79, he formed the group with Strykert playing bass guitar, and Jerry Speiser on drums. [7][8][12] It was re-released worldwide in 1998 as Brazil with a bonus track, "The Longest Night", the first new studio track since Two Hearts.[7][8][12]. Join Songkick Rock Cellar: Lastly, are there any plans for a new Colin Hay solo record? 1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart, spending a total of nine weeks at the top spot. Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’, Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More), Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker, Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’, Q&A: Marc LaBelle of Dirty Honey, the Unsigned Band That Climbed to the Top of the Billboard Rock Charts, Dennis DeYoung Talks Radio, Politics, ‘Mr. It seems Colin is on tour in France these days. Hay and his band have rendered it impeccably in its heart melting glow of melancholy. Their second album Cargo (2 May 1983) was also No. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Men At Work scheduled in 2020. Hay and Ham toured the world as Men at Work from 1996 until 2002. On 19 April 2012, Ham was found dead at his home from an apparent heart attack. I know that all the guys in the band loved playing “Overkill” and “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?” as with the other songs. There is a delicacy about this music — and that is not a thing you can say about too many rock groups. Songkick is the first to know of new tour announcements and concert information, so if your favorite artists are not currently on tour, join Songkick to track Men At Work and get concert alerts when they play near you, like 278838 other Men At Work fans. Rather than have a manager who was conciliatory and someone who could really arbitrate and keep things together, he was really just my guy. 8 in Australia,[13] and No. For other uses, see, Partial reunion and second break-up (1996–2002), Copyright lawsuit and the death of Greg Ham, Artists achieving simultaneous US and UK number-one hits, "Greg Ham of Men At Work, originator of the flute riff in "Down Under", found dead", "Men At Work Loses First Stage In Copyright Dispute", Australasian Performing Right Association, "INXS : INXS, Midnight Oil, Colin Hay & Greg Ham of Men at Work Close Sydney Olympics – Rhapsody Music Downloads", "Men At Work lose plagiarism case in Australia", "Men at Work must pay portion of royalties for plagiarizing song", "Men at Work's Colin Hay says Down Under lawsuit 'contributed' to death of his dad and bandmate", "Colin Hay to return to Men At Work in 2019", "GRAMMY Rewind: 25th Annual GRAMMY Awards", Number 277: Men at Work info by Steve Hawtin version 2.1.0053, "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1994: 8th Annual ARIA Awards", Australian Recording Industry Association, "The Final List: APRA's Ten Best Australian Songs", "FROST on MySpace Music – Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos",, Juno Award for International Album of the Year winners, Use Australian English from February 2014, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Colin Hay has made three guest appearances on, Greg Ham sang the group's hit "Helpless Automaton" on, Jerry Speiser guest appeared on the Frost, Colin Hay performed "Down Under" in an advert for Australian telephone company, Ron Strykert appears on the 12-inch Men at Work EP "Still Life" from 2014 released by, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 02:09.

I think “It’s A Mistake” is a really great video and I like that song a lot. They are the only Australian artists to reach the Number 1 position in album and singles charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom with Business as Usual and "Down Under". This newsletter is the ONLY use ever made of subscriber addresses, and comes clearly marked as from "Down Under" gained international media exposure in September 1983 through television coverage of the Australian challenge for the America's Cup yacht trophy in September 1983 when it was adopted as the theme song by the crew of the successful Australia II.

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