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Melbourne is a compilation album by the Models, recorded in the early 1980s and released in 2001. The album was distributed by Shock Records.
The album was compiled by dedicated Models fan, Mark Burchett (a band booking agent for Premier Artists), who compiled sixteen cuts of the Models' material before they signed with Mushroom Records, consisting of demos, studio cuts and live tracks with the assistance of Melbourne public radio station 3RRRFM. The liner notes for the album are written by Australian Rock historian Ian McFarlane.
"Body Shop" - 5:37
"Current Affair" - 3:30
"Whisper Through The Wall" - 3:43
"Party Girls" - 4:58
"Atlantic Romantic" - 5:09
"The Other People Incident" - 5:27
"Golden Arches" - 3:59
"John From Earth" - 4:32
"Brave New World" - 3:46
"Early Morning Brain (It's not quite the same as Sobriety)" - 4:26
The former lover of Melbourne woman SarahGatt says she saw a dead body in her girlfriend's bathtub six months before it was found by police ... Her former boyfriend AndrewBaker has been charged with her murder and is facing a hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court this week.
Celebrated Gunditjmara artist Hayley Millar Baker’s first solo exhibition is currently on show at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Gallery... Baker, who is based in Naarm/Melbourne, was only able to eye the exhibition for the first time this week. “I’m so happy with it ... “When I arrived on Friday and walked it, I was blown away ... ....
A third Neighbours star, SharonJohal, has spoken out about the racism she says she endured on the set of the popular Australian soap opera ... She said she felt "morally compelled" to voice her trauma after two Aboriginal stars did so last week. The former lawyer and Melbourne-based actress described it as a "human rights issue" ... .
Roosters hooker Ben Marschke is free to play against Melbourne this week after successfully challenging a grade one crusher tackle charge at the judiciary on Tuesday night ... Melbourne’s Nelson Asofa-Solomona ($1600) and Bulldogs counterpart Ofahiki ...
Beck sensationally blamed her 'husband' Jake Edwards for the lack of intimacy in their relationship during an interview with HitHobart this week ...Last week, while on a date with Beck on a yacht, the former AFL player asked her ... 'I think the biggest challenge you and I are gonna face is the logistic challenge, with the Melbourne to Perth thing.'.
She has just managed to escape the miserable cold and wet weather in Melbourne. And Rebecca Judd is certainly lapping up the warm and sunny climes of Noosa this week as she continues her family getaway to the popular tourist spot ... The brunette beauty accessorised with an affordable Cotton On hat and a pair of Reality sunglasses ... 'I spy you' ... .
Currently the minimum wage is $753.80 per week, for a 38 hour week, or $19.84 per hour (pictured, a waitress in Melbourne) ... weekly pay packets until February this year - a seven month wait ... Currently the minimum wage is $753.80 per week, for a 38 hour week, or $19.84 per hour.
The A-listers were due to be in Melbourne for his birthday on December 4, and Beyoncé planned a surprise 'Victorian' themed party for their team ... The A-listers were due to be in Melbourne for his birthday on December 4, and Beyoncé planned a surprise 'Victorian' themed party for their team.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal begin their clay court seasons in Monte Carlo this week, seeded to meet in the final which would likely be a dress rehearsal for another title showdown at Roland Garros in June ... He has also since surpassed Roger Federer's record for weeks at number one and will start a 316th week on top of the world from Monday.