Business as Usual is the debut studio album by Australian new wave band Men at Workwhich was released in November in Australia, and April in the United States. The Australian version had a black and white cover design; overseas releases had Business As Usual (Instrumental) - The Show & A Experience* - Business As Usual / Land Of The Free / similar design, but in a black and yellow colour scheme.
Business as Usual was one of the most successful albums internationally by an Australian group. Business as Usual was also one of the highest selling Australian albums in the early s, with 6 million copies shipped in the US,  Surprisingly, the disc also made it to 31 on Billboard 's Black Albums chart. It reached No. The second single, " Down Under Clip Clop Clack (Rome 11.15.04) - Ani DiFranco - Canon, which was issued in October peaked at No.
The Federal Court determined that the copyright was still current Sinclair died in and had been assigned to Larrikin Music. The judge found that "a substantial amount of the original song" had been reproduced in "Down Under". By earlyAustralian new wave group, Men at Work consisted of the late Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, keyboards and vocals; Colin Hay on vocals and guitar; John Rees on bass guitar; Jerry Speiser on drums and backing vocals; and Ron Strykert on lead guitar and vocals.
The group had already returned to the studio to continue working with McIan, who produced their On The Beach - Chris Rea - The Best Of Chris Rea - New Light Through Old Windows album, Business as Usualwhich included the earlier single.
The track "Crazy", released as a non-album B-side, is the only Men at Work recording to have Hay, Ham, and Strykert all performing lead vocals. Ham sings lead on the first halves of the verses, Hay on the second halves of the verses and the bridge, and Strykert on the choruses. Another non-album B-side, the jam-oriented instrumental "Anyone for Tennis", was omitted from the remaster of Business as Usual which contained both the other non-album B-sides from this era. Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane described Business as Usual : "Aside from the strength of the music, part of the [its] appeal was its economy.
The production sound was low-key, but clean and uncluttered. Indeed, the songs stood by themselves with little embellishment save for a bright, melodic, singalong quality". There is a delicacy about this music — and that is not a thing you can say about too many rock groups". Both live tracks on the remastered edition are from the live album Brazil. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Men at Work. Billboard Year-End  2.
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