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Jimmy Labatt - 2007-07-02

Haha sweet, didn't know there was a video for this

Jimmy Labatt - 2007-07-02

Bonus stars for the real estate agent with the knee-high socks

HURF BLURF DUH - 2007-07-02

What, are you serious? How old are you? Is it like some distant legend of the past to you, that bygone era when MTV played music videos?

mr666 - 2007-07-02

To be fair, I think it's getting harder and harder for everyone to remember when the M in MTV stood for music and not mindless.

Jimmy Labatt - 2007-07-02

You know it's really funny; I grew up in the eighties and I must've never actually seen the video for this (either that or I forgot about it). And I didn't have MTV I had MuchMusic and MusiquePlus.

Desidiosus - 2010-02-14

MuchMusic had this on rotation *a lot*. I'm not sure how you could have missed it.

Bonus bonus points for:

- Fosters king cans
- The guy serving the giant vegemite sandwich as if it was an Aussie rules football.

zatojones - 2007-07-02

When I was a kid even though I only had a vague notion of what Australia was this video made me sort of scared of it

Ryo-Cokey - 2007-07-02

This video (and this song) are great.

baleen - 2007-07-02

I am revealing my age here but I recall this was one was amongst the first wave of videos to appear on MTV when they didn't even have commercials yet.

Dr Dim - 2007-07-02

On a street in Ecuador I heard a shitty techno remix of this. I was suddenly so homesick I ran in and demanded the CD without even listening to the rest. The little girl minding the shop was confused.

Document - 2009-08-14

It's one of those incredible things, isn't it? I haven't been back to Australia in 5 years - I don't have a sentimental disposition - but every time I hear this song (or Yothu Yindi, or MGF, or TISM, or anything played on JJJ ever...) I'm suddenly transported to a magical world where the western suburbs aren't as bad as I thought they were, the cafes aren't infested with English backpackers loudly bitching about everything and living out country is a mildly tolerable ordeal. Fuck you, crippling poverty of the burban VB-drinking rusty car on the front lawn underclass from which I managed to crawl - I have VEGEMITE. National heritage! Shit yeah! Ocker and bloke and chunder and g'days all around!

Being Australian is a complex and weird thing and the cultural archetype never seems so hollow as when you're overseas and kicking about nations with Grand Schemes and Manifest Destinies. We're the last of the post-colonials, the mostly-exiles and the Bastard Children, and I have no clue whether songs and artifacts like "Down Under" succor that wound or just re-open it.

This really isn't the format for this speech. Still, 5 stars.

Calamity Jon - 2007-07-02

I seem to remember that I went ten years after seeing this video before I finally met an Australian and could ask them what "chunder" meant.

takewithfood - 2007-07-02

This song was an integral part of my childhood. I miss when music was this simple.

Namor - 2007-07-02

I don't recall ever seeing the video, but this song got played constantly when I was growing up. I never learned what vegemite was until many years later.

KnowFuture - 2007-07-04

Somewhere in some old, OLD VHS tapes I have a Men At Work concert taped off HBO circa 1983-84...and this video is playing on the Big Screen while they play the song.

Ow Switch - 2007-07-09

How you expect your boys to dig when you just dance?

Mobile Suit Goddamn - 2007-08-09

"An' ease up, there--what's that?--Ha-wai-an noises?--He's bangin' on the bottles like a chim-pan-zee..."

LetsFistAgain - 2007-08-25


And Then Explosions - 2008-05-06

It's been ages since I saw this video, and I don't remember it being so literal. Or awesome.

Tuan Jim - 2008-09-02

One of these guys ended up joining a new age cult and renouncing the evils of the voodoo beat.

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