Men at Work Songs - Down Under, Who Can It Be Now?, Overkill, Be Good Johnny, It's a Mistake, Everything I Need, Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive (Paperback)


Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Down Under, Who Can It Be Now?, Overkill, Be Good Johnny, It's a Mistake, Everything I Need, Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive, High Wire, Man With Two Hearts. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: "Down Under" (also known as "Land Down Under") is a pop song recorded by Men at Work for their debut album Business as Usual (1981). The song went to #1 on American, British, and Australian charts. It was reissued in 1982, and is the only Men at Work song to go to #1 in the United Kingdom, and their only single to make the UK top 20. It has become a popular and patriotic song in Australia. The lyrics are about an Australian traveler circling the globe, proud of his nationality, and about his interactions with people he meets on his travels who are interested in his home country. One of the verses refers to Vegemite sandwiches, among other things, and this particular lyric ("He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich") has become a well-known phrase. Colin Hay told Songfacts: "The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country. It was a song about the loss of spirit in that country. It's really about the plundering of the country by greedy people. It is ultimately about celebrating the country, but not in a nationalistic way and not in a flag-waving sense. It's really more than that." Slang and drug terms are used in the lyrics: Here "fried-out" means overheated, Kombi refers to the Volkswagen Type 2 combination van, and having "a head full of zombie" refers to the use of a type of marijuana. Cultural slang is also used: "women glow and men chunder" means women sweat and men vomit. The flute part in the song was allegedly based around the tune of "Kookaburra," a w...http: //booksllc.net/?id=2410340

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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Down Under, Who Can It Be Now?, Overkill, Be Good Johnny, It's a Mistake, Everything I Need, Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive, High Wire, Man With Two Hearts. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: "Down Under" (also known as "Land Down Under") is a pop song recorded by Men at Work for their debut album Business as Usual (1981). The song went to #1 on American, British, and Australian charts. It was reissued in 1982, and is the only Men at Work song to go to #1 in the United Kingdom, and their only single to make the UK top 20. It has become a popular and patriotic song in Australia. The lyrics are about an Australian traveler circling the globe, proud of his nationality, and about his interactions with people he meets on his travels who are interested in his home country. One of the verses refers to Vegemite sandwiches, among other things, and this particular lyric ("He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich") has become a well-known phrase. Colin Hay told Songfacts: "The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country. It was a song about the loss of spirit in that country. It's really about the plundering of the country by greedy people. It is ultimately about celebrating the country, but not in a nationalistic way and not in a flag-waving sense. It's really more than that." Slang and drug terms are used in the lyrics: Here "fried-out" means overheated, Kombi refers to the Volkswagen Type 2 combination van, and having "a head full of zombie" refers to the use of a type of marijuana. Cultural slang is also used: "women glow and men chunder" means women sweat and men vomit. The flute part in the song was allegedly based around the tune of "Kookaburra," a w...http: //booksllc.net/?id=2410340

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October 2010

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October 2010

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152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)

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Paperback - Trade

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36

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978-1-156-88955-8

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9781156889558

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1-156-88955-3



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