"Things Don't Seem" is the first single by Australian surf rock band Australian Crawl from their 1981 album Sirocco. It was produced by Peter Dawkins The song features one of the band's most complex pieces of lead guitar work, thanks to the skills of guitarist Simon Binks.
|"Things Don't Seem"|
|Single by Australian Crawl|
|from the album Sirocco|
|A-side||"Things Don't Seem"|
|Songwriter(s)||Guy McDonough, Sean Higgins|
|Australian Crawl singles chronology|
"Things Don't Seem" was released in May 1981 and reached #11 on the Australian Singles Charts.
Guy McDonough re-recorded the song for his solo album, My Place, which was released posthumously in 1985, by his brother, Bill McDonough. It was also included as the 'B' side to the first single, "My Place", taken from the album. The original Australian Crawl version featured James Reyne on vocals.
- "Things Don't Seem" (Guy McDonough, Sean Higgins) - 3:55
- "Big Fish" (James Reyne) - 2:42
- Band members
- James Reyne — lead vocals, piano
- Simon Binks – lead guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar
- Guy McDonough — rhythm guitar
- Bill McDonough — drums, percussion
- Paul Williams — bass guitar
- Brad Robinson — rhythm guitar
- Recording process
- Engineer – Dave Marett ("Things Don't Seem"), Ross Cockle ("Big Fish")
- Producer – Peter Dawkins ("Things Don't Seem"), David Briggs ("Big Fish")
|Australian (Kent Music Report)||11|
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