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Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons - Step Lively (1981)

Artist: Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons
Album: Step Lively
Label: WEA Records
Catalog#: WEA 99 168
© 1981 Mushroom Records Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock
Duration: 00:40:59

Joe Camillieri is probably the Australia's most talented musician. Maletese-born he grew up in the Melbourne music scene. In 1975 were formed Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons. The partnership with Peter Solley (keyboardist and songwriter from UKs 70s prog band Paladin and The Romantics 1st album producer), brought the group to major success. Until now they'd been a cult band, and known for their live performances. On stage there was never a set list. They decided what they played on the spot. Now they had hit singles ('Hit And Run', 'Shape I'm In', 'All I Wanna Do') and nationally selling albums ('Screaming Targets', 'Hats Off Step Lively'). They were major contenders at home and on the Next Big Thing list internationally. But ultimately it wasn't a happy period for Joe Camilleri himself. Peter Solley wanted things too much his way. Hit records wasn't necessarily why Joe and the others were playing music.
Screaming targets was published in 1979 in Australia by Mushroom Records and in 1980 by Columbia Records in the USA (I have the american copy of the album). The album also singled a change of direction with Joe Camerilli, in particular, adopting a ska influence music.
Step Lively was released in 1981 by Mushroom and it also contains a lot of great songs like the mentioned "All I Wanna Do" (near the best Costello in Armed Forces) or "Puppet On A String", "Rub Up, Push Up".
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  Side One:
A1. But It's Alright 02:53
A2. Sweet Honey Sweet 03:42
A3. Tighten Up 03:22
A4. All I Wanna Do 03:04
A5. Fool Enough 03:32
A6. P.T. 03:40
 • Side Two:
B1. Gimme Little Sign 02:35
B2. Keep It Up 03:46
B3. Too Hot 02:33
B4. Puppet On A String 03:30
B5. Rudy 04:33
B6. Rub Up, Push Up 03:05

   Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd.
   Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
   Printed By – Druckhaus Maack KG
   Manufactured By Record Service GmbH
   Recorded At Sunshine Sound, Miami
   Mixed At Sunshine Sound, Miami
   Mastered At – CBS Studios, New York

Joe Camilleri - Vocals, Saxophone, Guitar
Tony Faehse - Guitar, Vocals
John Power - Bass, Vocals
Gary Young - Drums
Jeff Burstin - Guitar

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