City's Calling Me

by Mick Thomas' Roving Commission

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    City's Calling Me full album on vinyl PLUS one copy of the album's test pressing. NB: there have been a number of tests for this album and the first lot even had a different track listing. STRICTLY LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE. With the pre-order you also receive a bonus CCM poster drawn by Angelo Madrid. Features Barry Humphries' Suburbs in Between narrated by Brian Nankervis plus Pete Lawler's instant classic Captain Collingwood and an all star jam on Forever Now..

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The covers album that grew and grew. Digital only version includes download of the full colour hand drawn poster by Angelo Madrid. Stand in the queue at Officeworks for half an hour and the physical poster will be all yours! Poster is a bonus for pre-order only.

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released April 30, 2021

The Eighty Six Line
1. Keeping All the Cannons Clean 3.20
2. High Street Bridge. 3.19
3. Captain Collingwood 3.05
4. Corner of Bent Street and High 3.23
5. Talking Talking Lion Blues 2020 5.30
6. Under the Clocks 2020 4.49

The Mernda Line
7. The Suburbs in Between (with Brian Nankervis) 4.43
8. Regent to Ruthven 3.13
9. The Met Police 5.36
10. The Sound of a Train 3.18
11. At the Corner 3.12
12. Forever Now 4.28

The Suburbs in Between: poem by Barry Humphries, music by M Thomas/ Mushroom Music.
Tracks 5,6, and 11 M Thomas/ Mushroom Music, 10 M Thomas/J Anderson/ Mushroom Music, 1 Charles Jenkins/ Control, 2 Van Walker/ Control, 3 Pete Lawler Control, 4 MCKENZIE/SOLDATI/STOKES/STOPS/ Mushroom Music, 8 Marcel Borrack/ Cheersquad Music Publishing/GaGa Music, 9 Sal Kimber/ Control, 12 Steve Prestwich

All tracks recorded in total isolation, compiled by Mick at Corrugated Sounds Northcote. Mixed by Craig Pilkington at Audrey Reservoir. Brian’s recitation recorded by John Standish. Forever Now was commissioned by Jon Von Goes for the 2020 Triple R Radiothon, At the Corner was commissioned by the Leaps and Bounds 2020 online music festival.

The Roving Commission:
Mick - vocals, guitar, mandolin, stylophone (!!!) on At the Corner, bass on Under the Clocks (both the 1988 and 2020 versions!).
Mark ‘Squeezebox’ Wally - accordion, keyboard, melodica, vocals
Brooke ‘Rusty’ Russell - guitar, vocals (lead on Captain Collingwood and Met Police)
Ben Franz - bass and pedal steel
Dave Folley - drums, percussion

The Ring-ins:
Dana Gehrman played guitar on Corner of Bent Street and High
Snooks La Vie played harp on Bent and High and also Met Police
Jac Tonks sang on High Street Bridge, Keeping the Cannons Clean and Under the Clocks
Nick O’Mara played resonator guitar on Cannons and Clocks
Zane Lindt played bass on Captain Collingwood and sang on High Street Bridge
Jen Anderson played violins on High Street, Regent to Ruthven, Sound of a Train and Clocks
Tim Rogers, Angie Hart, Emma Heeney, Sophie Koh and Celia Church sang on Forever Now and Craig Pilkington played the trumpets on that and The Suburbs in Between
Saskia Thomas, Coco Lindt and Frank Folley hoorayed with aplomb on Captain Collingwood
Big thanks to Catherine Lambert for helping with The Suburbs In Between and to Barry Humphries for permission.

All art and photography by Jen Huntley for Fingraph. A Brickfielders Recording BRC010

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“Mick Thomas has some secret magic to his writing… he surely can write great songs that make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” He writes about mates, ratbags, races, places, weddings, parties, funny stuff – anything – but they are really good stories and great songs.

Mick Thomas and his bands, notably ‘The Weddos’ or ‘The Sure Thing’ or MT himself are all something to behold
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