On November 9, 1981.

Men_at_Work - Business_as_Usual

On November 9, 1981, “CBS” label released “Business as Usual”, Man at Work debut album. It was recorded March – September 1981, and was produced by Peter McIan. The album featured two big hits, “Who Can It Be Now” and “Down Under” and became one of the most successful albums by Australian artists ever, selling in more than 15 million copies worldwide.


  • Greg Ham- flute, keyboards, saxophone, background vocals, lead vocals
  • Colin Hay- guitar, lead vocals
  • John Rees -bass, background vocals
  • Jerry Speiser- drums, background vocals
  • Ron Strykert- guitar, background vocals, lead vocals
  • Cover Illustration: Jon “JD” Dickson

Track listing

  1. Who Can It Be Now – Colin Hay
  2. I Can See It In Your Eyes – Colin Hay
  3. Down Under – Colin Hay and Ron Strykert
  4. Underground – Colin Hay
  5. Helpless Automaton – Greg Ham
  6. People Just Love to Play With Words – Ron Strykert
  7. Be Good Johnny – Colin Hay, Ron Strykert
  8. Touching the Untouchables – Colin Haym Ron Strykert
  9. Catch a Star – Colin Hay
  10. Down by the Sea – Colin Hay, Ron Strykert, Greg Ham, Jerry Speiser



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