Song of the day: Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – "Dumb Things"

September 18, 2011

Today’s post is a two-for-one deal courtesy of an American record company thinking people wouldn’t want to hear an Australian song as it originally sounded.

Here’s Paul Kelly’s splendid “Dumb Things” released in Australia in 1987 on Mushroom Records:

Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – “Dumb Things” (1987)

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And here’s Paul Kelly’s “Dumb Things” remixed and foisted upon the American market in 1988 by A&M Records:

Paul Kelly And The Messengers – “Dumb Things” (1988)

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