Thursday, September 9, 2021

Australian Crawl - Sons of Beaches (1982)


Australian Crawl - Sons of Beaches (1982)


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"Runaway Girls" (Guy McDonough)

"Daughters of the Northern Coast" (James Reyne, G McDonough)

"Mid-Life Crisis" (Reyne)

"Shut Down" (William "Bill" McDonough)

"King Sap (and Princess Sag)" (Reyne)

"Letter From Zimbabwe" (Reyne)

"Downhearted" (Sean Higgins, G McDonough, W McDonough)

"Live Now, Pay Later" (Reyne)

"Dianne" (G McDonough)

"Grinning Bellhops" (Reyne)

"Waiting" (Brad Robinson, G McDonough)

"(Not So) Happy Song For Problem Children" (Reyne)




Australian Crawl Band Members / Musicians

James Reyne – lead vocals, piano

Simon Binks – lead guitar

Guy McDonough – co-lead vocals, rhythm guitar

Bill McDonough – drums, percussion

Paul Williams – bass guitar

Brad Robinson – rhythm guitar

Producer — Mike Chapman




Sons of Beaches is the 3rd album from Australian rock band Australian Crawl and their second #1 in the Australian albums charts (for 5 weeks). The album released in 1982 on EMI was recorded in Hawaii with ex-pat Mike Chapman, who had also produced Blondie and The Knack.

"Shut Down" was the first single from Sons of Beaches and reached #17 on the Australian Singles Chart in 1982. It was written by drummer Bill McDonough and features lead vocals by James Reyne.

The other singles, "Daughters of the Northern Coast" and "Runaway Girls" / "Santa Claus is Back in Town" charted poorly at #76 and #88 respectively.

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