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Job The: Lost Recordings 1979-1983 (Royal Blue Vinyl)

PLU: 747742112690
Royal Blue Vinyl!
Royal Blue Vinyl!
Format - LP
Genre - Pop & Rock
Release Date - 06/03/20

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Chapter Music reveals a trove of previously unreleased recordings by early 80s Aussie disco-punk heroes Use No Hooks. The band feature Arne Hanna from Michael Hutchence's late 80s INXS side-project Max Q, as well as members of infamous Melbourne synth-punk band Primitive Calculators.

Use No Hooks are best known for their 1983 Aussie punk-funk classic "Do The Job", never released at the time and first heard on Chapter's Can't Stop It! #2 compilation in 2007. The track was later bootlegged on a 12" by UK DJs Psychemagik and has since become a leftfield club staple.
The band recorded five songs onto reel-to-reel four track with engineer Simon Grounds in 1983, including the legendary "Do the Job", but the unmixed tape remained in a cupboard for more than 35 years. A chance conversation between Simon and Chapter's Guy Blackman lead to the songs finally being rescued from the aging reel. Mikey Young and Simon Grounds mixed the recordings, and UNH bandleader Mick Earls added choice live/ rehearsal tracks from the band's earlier lineups as digital bonus material.

The end result proves Do the Job was no accident. Lead vocalist (and Primitive Calculators frontman) Stuart Grant  intones Mick Earl's dry, colloquial lyrics in playful dialogue with singers Denise Hilton (Primitive Calculators), Marisa Stirpe (The Take) and Wendy Morrissey, over frighteningly tight white funk grooves from Mick Earls (guitar), Phil Nichols (keys), Matt Errey (keys), Andre Schuster (bass) and Arne Hanna (drums).

Includes Digital Download!

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
Music GenrePopular
Music Genre PrimaryPop & Rock


  • 1. Do the Job
  • 2. The Hook
  • 3. Circumstances Beyond Our Control
  • 4. Spoonful
  • 5. In the Clear
  • 6. Your Services Are No Longer Required (live)
  • 7. Do the Job (live)

Digital Bonus Tracks

  • 1. But You Smile Anyway
  • 2. Instrumentality
  • 3. Momentum
  • 4. Sideshore Boogie
  • 5. This Way Up
  • 6. Back Story
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