January 26, 2019

Australia Day new wave national tributes

In honor of our Celtic colonizer cousins on their national day, a few new wave-y tributes to their homeland. New wave had a penchant for combining the modern and futuristic with the traditional and ancient. This comes out most clearly in songs that reflect on a people's character and history, like the Icehouse song below.

"Down Under" by Men at Work (1981)

"Great Southern Land" by Icehouse (1982)

"Already Yesterday" by The Church (1985)

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