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goreshit - semantics: the benzo chronicles [Full Album]
goreshit - semantics: the benzo chronicles [Full Album]
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Cursive | The Storms of Early Summer (Full Album)
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CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford
CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford
Published: 2014/11/12
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Semantics (Official Lyric Video)
Semantics (Official Lyric Video)
Published: 2015/05/28
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The Semantics - Coming Up Roses
The Semantics - Coming Up Roses
Published: 2014/09/03
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goreshit - semantic compositions on death and its meaning (Full)
goreshit - semantic compositions on death and its meaning (Full)
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Cursive - Semantics of Sermon
Cursive - Semantics of Sermon
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The Mynabirds - Semantics
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Ill Semantics - On & On ft Lemuel
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Raleigh Theodore Sakers - Psycho-Semantic Blockage [Full Album]
Raleigh Theodore Sakers - Psycho-Semantic Blockage [Full Album]
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The PseudoSurfers - Semantics
The PseudoSurfers - Semantics
Published: 2011/10/03
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The Semantics - Black and Blue
The Semantics - Black and Blue
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Brilliant Mistake
Exit - "Semantics" (Official Audio)
Exit - "Semantics" (Official Audio)
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Exitofficial
The Semantics - Sticks and Stones
The Semantics - Sticks and Stones
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Brilliant Mistake
Semantics at Morris Knolls HS - Album Metaphor
Semantics at Morris Knolls HS - Album Metaphor
Published: 2011/01/27
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Ill Semantics - You Got It ft Scribe & K.One
Ill Semantics - You Got It ft Scribe & K.One
Published: 2014/05/26
Channel: IllegalMusik
ATP - Bossin
ATP - Bossin' Up featuring Ill Semantics (Official Video)
Published: 2014/11/19
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Ill Semantics - Highway
Ill Semantics - Highway
Published: 2016/05/09
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Ill Semantics "Musik" Feat Grace & KD
Ill Semantics "Musik" Feat Grace & KD
Published: 2015/12/04
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The Semantics - Johnny Come Lately
The Semantics - Johnny Come Lately
Published: 2014/09/03
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Ill Semantics -BTS Making of album Trillogy prt 1
Ill Semantics -BTS Making of album Trillogy prt 1
Published: 2015/11/25
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Ill Semantics - Take it slow feat Adeaze
Ill Semantics - Take it slow feat Adeaze
Published: 2016/05/09
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Ill Semantics - Crazy World feat Brooke Duff
Ill Semantics - Crazy World feat Brooke Duff
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: IllegalMusik
[Breakcore] waiting to die - semantic compositions on benadryl and i really need to pee. Full Album
[Breakcore] waiting to die - semantic compositions on benadryl and i really need to pee. Full Album
Published: 2016/10/13
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Ill Semantics "4 Thought" Feat Giantkilla
Ill Semantics "4 Thought" Feat Giantkilla
Published: 2016/01/25
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Shyfty Semantics - #HumansRacing
Shyfty Semantics - #HumansRacing
Published: 2011/09/25
Channel: SHFTY
Ill Semantics - Watching You feat Betty-Anne
Ill Semantics - Watching You feat Betty-Anne
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: IllegalMusik
Semantics - Split Shift
Semantics - Split Shift
Published: 2013/01/15
Channel: MikeyRemembers
Semantics ft. The O-G.Rant - benjamindrury - Visual
Semantics ft. The O-G.Rant - benjamindrury - Visual
Published: 2017/04/04
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Semantics Could Vanish - Children of the Bushwack
Semantics Could Vanish - Children of the Bushwack
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Brian K Mag
Ill Semantics "I
Ill Semantics "I'M ILL" feat Flowz & K.One (Dirty)
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: IllegalMusik
Ill Semantics BTS making of vid "Musik"
Ill Semantics BTS making of vid "Musik"
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: IllegalMusik
Syntax/Semantics - Life and Love (Night-Runner Remix)
Syntax/Semantics - Life and Love (Night-Runner Remix)
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: LuigiDonatello
Shyfty Semantics - #YallKnowTheCode
Shyfty Semantics - #YallKnowTheCode
Published: 2011/09/25
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Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat - To Live Vicariously (Full Album)
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat - To Live Vicariously (Full Album)
Published: 2015/10/21
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Shyfty Semantics - #AutumnProblems
Shyfty Semantics - #AutumnProblems
Published: 2011/09/25
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The Ballad of Squint Eyed Jack - by  Andy Coleman -  From The Semantics album of the same name
The Ballad of Squint Eyed Jack - by Andy Coleman - From The Semantics album of the same name
Published: 2012/11/19
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Shyfty Semantics - #DoYouDoYou?
Shyfty Semantics - #DoYouDoYou?
Published: 2011/09/25
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Semantics Ad: Laugh
Semantics Ad: Laugh
Published: 2013/05/15
Channel: Fetus Police
Shyfty Semantics - #Patchwork
Shyfty Semantics - #Patchwork
Published: 2011/09/25
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(NEW) Shyfty Semantics- Patchwork (prod. By CrazB)
(NEW) Shyfty Semantics- Patchwork (prod. By CrazB)
Published: 2011/04/16
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The Semantics - Glasses and Braces
The Semantics - Glasses and Braces
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Brilliant Mistake
Semantics - My Detainer
Semantics - My Detainer
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: GUITARS AND SOUND
Splinter Cell - Semantics - ISR25
Splinter Cell - Semantics - ISR25
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Industrial Strength Records
Semantics - Too Close
Semantics - Too Close
Published: 2012/11/22
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Slik Jack - Semantics Feat. Don Streat
Slik Jack - Semantics Feat. Don Streat
Published: 2017/11/06
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"Semantics" Michael Barber x Matty Moe ft. Renzo St. Charles
"Semantics" Michael Barber x Matty Moe ft. Renzo St. Charles
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: 364VUT
Day of mourning (  9 -  Semantics of equivocation )
Day of mourning ( 9 - Semantics of equivocation )
Published: 2014/10/26
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KIDS - Semantics
KIDS - Semantics
Published: 2013/12/18
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Goreshit - Mlsfaw - full album (2014)
Goreshit - Mlsfaw - full album (2014)
Published: 2014/11/26
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Semantics
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1983 Australian EP release by EMI
EP by Australian Crawl
Released 10 October 1983
Studio Rhinoceros Studios (Sydney)
AAV studios (Melbourne)
Genre Surf rock
Length 17:53 (EP)
44:09 (LP)
Label EMI Australia (Australia)
Geffen (U.S.)
Producer Mark Opitz
Australian Crawl chronology
Sons of Beaches
(1982)Sons of Beaches1982
"Semantics"
(1983)
Phalanx
(1983)Phalanx1983
Singles from Semantics
  1. "Reckless (Don't Be So)"
    Released: 1983
Semantics
1984 European release (Geffen Records)
1984 European release (Geffen Records)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Semantics was a 1983 EP by Australian surf rock band Australian Crawl. The album marked a change in the line-up of the band as Bill McDonough (drums) was replaced first by Graham Bidstrup (ex-The Angels, The Party Boys with Crawl member James Reyne) to record the EP. The more permanent replacement, after the EP, was John Watson (Kevin Borich Express).[2]

The EP contains their best known song and only number 1 single, "Reckless (Don't Be So)"[3] (aka "She Don't Like That") which was written by lead singer Reyne.[4] Listeners of Triple M voted "Reckless" the 39th best song of all time in 2007, it was the highest placed Australian Crawl song.[5]

In the United States and Europe Semantics was released in 1984 by Geffen Records as an expanded version LP featuring the EP's four original tracks plus re-recorded versions of six earlier Australian Crawl songs.[2] The original EP was also re-released as a CD-EP in 1996.[6]

Australian Crawl performed "Reckless" as one of their three songs for the Oz for Africa concert (1985). This was the Australian leg of the global Live Aid show organised by Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. The "Oz for Africa" concert was broadcast on MTV, but only performances by Australian band INXS were placed on the 20th Anniversary DVD collection.[7]

Background[edit]

Australian Crawl was founded in Melbourne, Australia by James Reyne (lead vocals/piano), his younger brother David Reyne (drums), Brad Robinson (rhythm guitar), Paul Williams (bass guitar) and Simon Binks (lead guitar) in 1978.[2][8] David Reyne soon left and was replaced by Bill McDonough (drums, percussion),[9] and the band was later joined by his younger brother Guy McDonough (vocals, rhythm guitar).[9][10]

Their third studio album, Sons of Beaches was released in 1982 and reached number 1 on the albums chart.[3] Bill McDonough left before they recorded their extended play, Semantics in 1983,[3][9] which achieved number 1 on the Kent Music Report singles chart.[2][3] Bill McDonough was replaced on drums, temporarily by Graham Bidstrup for the EP recording, and more permanently by John Watson.[2][9] Semantics contained the track "Reckless (Don't Be So)", which some sources list as a number 1 single.[10][11] A live mini-album Phalanx was released in December 1983,[2] and the band signed with Geffen Records for international release of their material.[2]

In 1984, the band released the best of their early material as a compilation titled Crawl File,[10] which peaked at number 2.[3] Geffen released Semantics, internationally, as a long play album with six newly re-recorded tracks compiled from their first two studio albums.[12] Promotion of the album and the subsequent tour was stalled when Guy McDonough died in June of viral pneumonia.[2][8] Meanwhile, remaining Australian Crawl members had recorded their fourth studio album, Between a Rock and a Hard Place which was released in 1985 and achieved number 11.[3] This was followed by the announcement that they would disband after another tour, the live album, The Final Wave recorded their last performance on 27 January 1986,[2] which was released in October and peaked at number 16.[3]

During his solo career, James Reyne recorded a different version of "Reckless" for Electric Digger Dandy (aka Any Day Above Ground) in 1991. He performs the song during live concerts.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Semantics EP[edit]

  1. "Reckless (Don't Be So)" (James Reyne)[4] - 5:20 ^
  2. "The Night" (Brad Robinson)[13] - 4:11 ^
  3. "White Limbo" (Simon Binks)[14] - 4:03 ^
  4. "Looking for Cool" (Reyne)[15] - 4:15 ^

Semantics LP[edit]

The US and European LP included the four tracks from the EP, as well as six newly recorded versions of the songs from the band's earlier albums. "The Boys Light Up" and "Indisposed" are re-recorded versions of tracks from their debut album The Boys Light Up (1980), while "Errol", "Lakeside", "Things Don't Seem" and "Unpublished Critics" are re-recorded versions of tracks from their second album Sirocco (1981).

  1. "The Boys Light Up" (Reyne)[16] - 4:41
  2. "Errol" (Reyne, Guy McDonough)[17] - 3:30
  3. "Indisposed" (B Robinson, James Robinson, Reyne, William 'Bill' McDonough)[18] - 4:05
  4. "Looking for Cool" (Reyne)[15] - 4:13 ^
  5. "Reckless (Don't Be So)" (Reyne)[4] - 5:23 ^
  6. "Lakeside" (Reyne)[19] - 4:49
  7. "White Limbo" (Binks)[14] - 4:04 ^
  8. "Things Don't Seem" (G McDonough, Sean Higgins)[20] - 3:57
  9. "The Night" (B Robinson)[13] - 4:13 ^
  10. "Unpublished Critics" (Reyne, Paul Williams)[21] - 5:14

Semantics Cassette[edit]

The cassette includes an additional song, "Love (Beats Me Up)", which was not included on the original release or the US release. It is a re-recording of a song from the band's 1981 album, Sirocco.

Personnel[edit]

Australian Crawl

Additional musicians

Production

  • David Nicholas – engineer
  • Mark Opitz – producer
  • Don Bartley – remastering (1996)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Australia 10 October 1983 EMI Australia
United States and Europe 1984 Geffen
Australia 22 October 1996 EMI Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Australian Crawl'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004. Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian singles and albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  4. ^ a b c ""Reckless" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Triple M's Essential 2007 Countdown". Triple M. Retrieved 10 March 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Axel Husfeldt, ed. (9 July 1999). "INTEPAGE\Australian Crawl & James Reyne". Zentrum Mensch-Maschine-Systeme. Archived from the original on 29 July 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Oz For Africa". liveaid.free.fr. Retrieved 10 March 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed. "Australian Crawl". Howlspace (Ed Nimmervoll). Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan; Draper, Oliver; McDonough, Bill. "Australian Crawl". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Mureika, Tomas. "Australian Crawl > Biography". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  11. ^ St. John, Ed (1986). The Final Wave (Media notes). Australian Crawl. Sydney, NSW: EMI. 
  12. ^ Schnee, Stephen SPAZ. "Semantics > Overview". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 15 April 2009. 
  13. ^ a b ""The Night" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  14. ^ a b ""White Limbo" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  15. ^ a b ""Looking for Cool" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  16. ^ ""The Boys Light Up" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  17. ^ ""Errol" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  18. ^ ""Indisposed" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  19. ^ ""Lakeside" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  20. ^ ""Things Don't Seem" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  21. ^ ""Unpublished Critics" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2009. 

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