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© Miroslav Jurčeka (1989-2022)
Line-Up Ex-Members Albums Singles Awards Various Refers
Melbourne, Australia
*  1979

Line-Up (1985):

MEN AT WORK (photo)

Colin Hay - voc,g
James Black - g
Jeremy Alsop - bg
Greg Ham - kb,sax
Chad Wackerman - ds

Former Members:

Ron Strykert (g, 1979-85)
John Rees (bg, 1979-84)
Colin Bayley (kb, 1985)
Jerry Speiser (ds, 1979-84); Mark Kennedy (ds, 1984-85)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Business As Usual
produced by: Peter McIan
6/1982 Columbia1 1
produced by: Peter McIan
08.04.1983Columbia8 2
3.Two Hearts6/1985 Columbia 50
4.Contraband: The Best Of Men At Work1996
5.Brazil: Greatest Hits Live26.10.1998Columbia
6.Super Hits22.08.2000Legacy
7.The Essential Men At Work01.04.2003Columbia/Legacy
8.Rock Breakout Years: 198311.10.2005Madacy
9.Playlist: The Very Best of Men at Work15.09.2009Sony
10.Puttin' in Overtime01.03.2011JDC
11.The 80s: Men at Work09.09.2014BMG

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Be Good Johnny4/1982
2.Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis6/1982 Columbia30 1
3.Down Under / Crazy10/1982 Columbia1 1
4.Overkill / Till The Money Runs Out01.04.1983Columbia21 3
5.It's A Mistake / Shintaro
12" + Who Can It Be Now?
7/1983 Columbia33 6
6.Dr. Hekyll & Mr. Jive / I'd Like To (live)8/1983 Columbia 28
7.Dr. Hekyll & Mr. Jive / No Restrictions
12" + Be Good Johnny / Down Under
8/1983 Epic26
8.Settle Down My Boy / Upstairs At My House
12" + Who Can It Be Now? / Be Good Johnny
2/1984 Columbia
9.Everything I Need / Sail To You5/1985 Columbia 47
10.Maria / Snakes And Ladders8/1985 Columbia
11.Hard Luck Story / Snakes And Ladders10/1985 Columbia

John Rees:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Clubart (Aqualite remix)18.11.1996Influence
2.Beta Blocker
vs Helios
3.Exit Aspiral
vs Helios


1982 Grammy Awards - Best New Artist


disbanded 1985
reunited 1996

Press References:

19836 171
Melody Maker
19824904.12.198230Caught In The Actgig review
1983101.01.198318Singlessingle review
19831402.04.19833Fast Forward
19831509.04.198322Singlessingle review
19831723.04.198325Albumsalbum review
19832304.06.198317It's Alivegig review
19833023.07.198316It's Alivegig review
19833817.09.19833Fast Forward
19835224.12.19839Awards Of 1983
Rock & Pop
20017 107Recenze - Novinkyalbum review