Men At Work, Cargo (1983)
As a kid I was a huge fan of Men At Work – the big singles…and from this album that included Dr Heckyll and Mr Jive, Overkill and It’s A Mistake. There were more before and after but this is the first album I knew all the way through. Good band – ruined somewhat by some of the thugs that like them, by too many versions of a shitty/ish greatest hits/best of and for me by a dickhead flatmate who counted one of those best-ofs among the no more than a dozen CDs in his collection. Shame, really. Because there was something in their sound – and some fucking good songwriting was a big part of it. Not due any sort of comeback or reconsideration, but always happy to have a coupla Men At Work albums in the collection.
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