Queensland (Circa 1986)

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A story about an English Teacher and a Music Teacher housesharing in Gympie in the 80's, and together coming up with an assessment of life under the National Party and their 'enigmatic' leader of the day.


Running, jumping, standing still, the Chemists aren’t allowed to stock the pill
IUDs and Condoms no longer on the shelf, keep sex at home and keep it to yourself IN QLD!
But love is nothing in your right hand, Since Penthouse and Playboy have both been banned
Prostitution’s a profession condemned and being gay can drive you round the bend IN QLD!
Don’t walk down the pavement holding a flag, don’t hold marches down the main drag
Don’t smoke a joint, don’t loiter at night, don’t do anything you feel is right IN QLD!
Don’t go to concerts, don’t make noise, don’t question the wisdom of the blue boys.
Don’t build in the city or build in the town, developers come and knock it all down IN QLD!
Don’t spit, don’t fart, don’t jaywalk, don’t think, don’t act, don’t even talk.
Don’t join a union, don’t vote ALP, just close your eyes and don’t try to see IN QLD!


from What's The Rush?, released April 1, 2017
Lyrics - Peter Knopke; Music - Neil Roche-Kelly



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The Funaddicts Brisbane, Australia

The Funaddicts is a 2nd wave Aussie Ska band who emerged in the 80's and quickly gained a solid reputation for high energy ska gigs around the East coast of Australia, combining the fun and frivolity of Ska/Reggae with politically based lyrics. Disbanding in the early 90's, the Funaddicts are back and keen to bring their sound to the rest of the world! New album 'What's The Rush?' available now! ... more

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