Australian Crawl ‎– Semantics

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A1 The Boys Light Up
Written-By – J. Reyne*
4:26
A2 Errol
Written-By – G. McDonough*, J. Reyne*
3:46
A3 Indisposed
Written-By – B. McDonough*, B. Robinson*, J. Reyne*, J. Robinson*
3:57
A4 Looking For Cool
Written-By – J. Reyne*
4:12
A5 Reckless (Don't Be So)
Written-By – J. Reyne*
5:20
B1 Lakeside
Written-By – J. Reyne*
4:08
B2 White Limbo
Written-By – S. Binks*
4:03
B3 Things Don't Seem
Written-By – G. McDonough*, S. Higgins*
3:44
B4 The Night
Written-By – B. Robinson*
4:11
B5 Unpublished Critics
Written-By – J. Reyne*, P. Williams*
5:18

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Notes

"The Boys Light Up" and "Indisposed" are not the same versions as on Australian Crawl's debut album "The Boys Light Up" (1980), but re-recorded versions from 1983.
"Errol", "Lakeside", "Things Don't Seem" and "Unpublished Critics" are not the same versions as on Australian Crawl's second album "Sirocco" (1981) but re-recorded versions from 1983.

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GHS 4028 Australian Crawl Semantics(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 4028 US 1984 Sell This Version
MAX 1874 Australian Crawl Semantics(Cass, Unofficial) MAX (2) MAX 1874 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
GHS 4028 Australian Crawl Semantics(LP, Album, Promo) Geffen Records GHS 4028 US 1984 Sell This Version
ASF 2975 Australian Crawl Semantics(LP) Geffen Records ASF 2975 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
GHS 25934 Australian Crawl Semantics(LP) Geffen Records GHS 25934 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version

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February 18, 2012

Though they were huge stars in their homeland of Australia, Australian Crawl could not get arrested outside the land down under. Capitol Records had previously released their third album, "Sons Of Beaches", stateside, but the album sunk without trace. When the band scored big in Oz with their "Semantics" EP, the U.S. labels got interested again, with Geffen winning the rights to release it in the states. Instead of an EP, though, Geffen released an expanded version of "Semantics" featuring the EP's four original tracks plus re-recorded versions of six Crawl classics! Though drummer John Watson had replaced original member Bill McDonough, the band's power had not diminished and some of the re-recordings actually bettered the originals, especially "The Boys Light Up", which actually garnered some airplay on adventurous radio stations. Of the new tracks, the gorgeous ballad "Reckless (Don't Be So)" turned into one of the band's most popular songs (in fact, vocalist James Reyne even re-recorded it for one of his US solo albums). Shortly after the release of this album, guitarist/co-vocalist Guy McDonough died of a rumored heroin overdose. This LP was (and remains) a great introduction to one of Australia's finest homegrown talents.