Thursday, February 19, 2015

Musical Interlude: Be Good Johnny (1981)

Australia's Men at Work broke through big time in 1981 with their debut, "Business as Usual". The album was released in the US in 1982, and spawned the hit singles, "Down Under" & "Who Can it be Now?". A 3rd video, "Be Good Johnny", made the rounds on MTV, but was not released as a single otherwise.

Singer Colin Hay plays the father figure to a 9 year old dreamer. Additional spoken dialogue was done by keyboard player Greg Ham.

Why this wasn't a single in the US, I don't know. I wish it was.

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