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Song choice today is Ego is not a dirty word by the Skyhooks. Released in 1975, it was the first track from their second album by the same name and spent eleven weeks at number one on the Australian charts.
The band replaced album tracks 9 and 10 with “Horror Movie” and “You Just Like Me ‘Cause I’m Good in Bed“, number one hits from their first album when they released this album into the American market.
Formed in 1973 in Melbourne the Skyhooks quickly made an impact into Australia social life with topical songs about buying drugs, suburban sex and the gay scene making them relevant to teenage life at the time.
Because of their flamboyant costumes and make-up the Skyhooks were often known as a “glam rock band.” Which leaves no doubt as to why Red Symons (guitar, vocals and keyboard) and Graeme “Shirley” Strachan (lead vocalist) went on to become successful radio and television personalities. There was an outpouring of grief in 2001 when Shirley aged 49, died in a helicopter crash.
1992 saw the Skyhooks inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. While in 2011, their first album, Living in the 70s was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Sounds of Australia registry.
When you reflect on the words to the song you realize that far too often we melt the meaning of ego and vanity into one. A healthy ego is required to be successful in life. Vanity however will often lead to your downfall.
Hope you enjoy today’s flashback to the 70’s.
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