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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Mar 15, 2019

Episode 78: Men At Work - Business As Usual (1982) Part 2

It's time to resume the discussion of the debut album from the Australian band, Men At Work, in this - the first PRP episode to be released under protest from one of the hosts!

Business As Usual  was a huge international success and contained several hits. In the previous episode, Brian and Sarah talked about the band's first big single,  which also happened to be the first song on the album. But they didn't get past track two, which means there are three more songs from Side One to discuss in this episode.


Part 3 - Track by Track, Continued

Picking up the discussion with track three means our hosts get to talk about another monster hit and another goofy video. There's also an unfortunate legal situation that has to be brought up. On a lighter note, Brian quizzes Sarah on the meanings of some song lyrics, Sarah continues marveling at some of the fashion choices the band members--particularly the drummer-- made, and once again, breakfast cereal is mentioned. Next, there is talk of war.  And finally, later in the episode, Brian reveals the plot of the low-budget sci-fi movie he dreams of making.

Down Under
Helpless Automaton

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Down Under


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