MEN AT WORK: DOWN UNDER
Big George was going on about this at 3 in the morning last night (on BBC London radio and if you click, the times are wrong: 2am-6am) and it reminded me how much I like it.
I remember it popping up from nowhere and hitting number one.
And I like the distinctive sound thing intro whatever at the beginning.
I did try and tell the Pandable story but I'm turning into Charles Dickens. Never using one word when 125 will do... so it'll have to wait till tomorrow and the heavily redacted version.
Anyway; the song:
Men at Work article, Wikipedia. Apparently the intro is a flute. Strange kind of flute to me, but there you go. A court case was held over this years later and it was ruled that although the "riff" was lifted from a song called Kookaburra, it wasn't an inherent part of the song and the plaintiffs were thus entitled to only a 5% share of songwriting (which probably adds up to a lot).
It was Christmas eve in a war zone - I just about managed to rise this morning but shining is still a long way off. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I had my usual stress dream last night....
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