Men At Work ‎– Keypunch Operator

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MAW Music ‎– MA-7345
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Vinyl, 7"
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Never came in a picture sleeve, all copies came in plain white sleeve.
Famous indie release prior to CBS fame. They released it themselves about 9 months before "Who Can It Be Now". The band personally took it round to a few indie shops around Sydney and Melbourne who could be bothered stocking it. The rest of the copies got sold at gigs. "Down Under" is a way earlier version, and neither of these cuts have ever been re-issued.
Such a rare and unique piece of oz rock history.

The label uses "AA1" and "AA2" rather than the more traditional "A" and "B" usually used on 7" singles.

The catalogue number only appears etched in the runout groove.

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jfpalumb2018

jfpalumb2018

August 25, 2018
Looking for MEN AT WORK – DOWN UNDER/KEYPUNCH OPERATOR (1980). U.S. mailing address.
intrigue

intrigue

November 17, 2017
I have Keypunch operator vinylsingle in picture sleeve. Great record 🙂
Xmasdaybaby1966

Xmasdaybaby1966

September 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
I have read that there are were only 300 copies pressed so I am very pleased to have won one on eBay this week. Mine doesn't have a picture sleeve but I am sure I saw one on a previous sale or maybe I am confusing it with the sleeve for the Aussie release of down under/crazy. Ironically, the UK release of the 1983 hit had a pic of the band with big old fashioned computers behind them so they might well have needed a keypunch operator. Colin still sings Down Under on his seemingly constant tours (much to the pleasure for fans like myself). The song has evolved over the years (he has recorded it at least 3 times himself) with it now sounding more like the original than the up-tempo hit (i won't get started on law suits)
sabbat666

sabbat666

September 22, 2017
if it never came in a picture sleeve, what is the photo on this release page from? looks like a sleeve to me.
rorsc4ach

rorsc4ach

May 14, 2016
b side is crazy good, blows the later version out the water