Saturday, 1 August 2009

James Reyne - Hammerhead

Hammerhead/Coin In A Plate
Born in Lagos, Nigeria to an Australian mother and an English father, James' family migrated to Australia in the early 60's, settling in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula area. Leaving law school to study drama at the Victorian College of the Arts, James' musical career initially took hold in the early 80's when he and some friends formed the band Australian Crawl.
James Reyne self-titled album was released in 1987 and was the Australian singer's first solo venture since the break-up of Australian Crawl in 1986. Hammerhead went to #8 on the charts the B-side "Coin In A Plate" was originally included on the album but when "Motor's Too Fast" became a hit it was included on the repackaged album and "Coin In A Plate" was removed.
You can watch Hammerhead here

1 comment:

  1. Frank Calabrese3 August 2009 at 01:52

    Bit of trivia, the female backing vocals at the end are sung by Olivia Newton John, who coincidently is also managed by roger Davies :-)