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Australian Crawl - Boys Light Up (1981)

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Published on Mar 20, 2007

Music from Australia and New Zealand in the year 1981:

Australian Crawl performing on Countdown the hit single 'Boys Light Up' taken from the 1980 album 'Boys Light Up'.

Note: This single was originally banned from being performed on Countdown and played on national radio due to the lyrical content of the song. However, the song eventually gotten mainstream exposure, thus becoming one of the most played songs on Australian commercial radio.

Lyrics:
I wanna tell you about my mountain home
Where all the ladies names are Joan
Where husbands works back late at night
He's hopes are up for his trousers down
With hostess on a business flight
Taxi in a Mercedes drive
I hope that driver's coming out alive
The garden is a dorsetted
That lady - she's so corseted
She's got 15 ways to lead that boy astray
He thinks he's one and only
But that lovely she's so lonely
She pumps him full of breakfast and
she sends him on his way

What a sing song dance
What a performance
What a cheap tent show
Oh no no no no no
CHORUS
Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up X2
Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up - light up - light up

Silently she opens the drawer
Mothers litte helper is coming out for more
Strategically positioned before the midday show
Her back is arched, those lips are parched
Repeated blow by blow
And later at the party where all the MPs rave
About the hummers she's been giving and the money that they save
To her it is skin lotion
For his promotion too
That flat in Surfers Paradise with the ocean view

What a sing song dance
What a performance
What a cheap tent show
Oh no no no no no
CHORUS

Music from Australia and New Zealand in the year 1981:

Australian Crawl performing on Countdown the hit single 'Oh No, Not Your Again' (December, 1981), taken from the 1981 album 'Sirocco'.

Note: New recruit Guy McDonough (brother of drummer Bill) does the lead vocals for the band's sixth hit single. He had also done the lead singing on the band's previous hit single 'Errol' (September, 1981). Guy McDonough died of viral pneumonia in 1984.

Band Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Track: Boys Light Up
Album: Boys Light Up
Composed By:
Produced By:
Label: EMI
Chart Position: # 22 (Australia)
Release Date:
Links:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australi...
- http://www.australianmusichistory.com...
- www.howlspace.com.au/en/australiancrawl/­australiancrawl.htm

Line-up:

Simon Binks - Lead Guitar
[ Australian Crawl (1978-1986) ]

James Reyne - Vocals
[ Australian Crawl (1978-1986) -- solo (1987-present) -- Company Of Strangers (1993) ]

Brad Robinson -- Guitar

Paul Williams -- Bass

Bill McDonough -- Drums

Guy McDonough -- Guitar, Vocals

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NZOZ NZOZ1981 1981 Australia Early Eighties 1980's 1980s 80's 80s

Extended Tags: Guy McDonough, James Reyne, Brad Robinson

Musical Terms: New Wave, Rock, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Country-tinged, Aussie, Old Australian Band

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