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New Zealand Music Month - Day 15 [May. 15th, 2009|07:55 pm]
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Tonight's video is also partly in lieu of the long-delayed write-up I've been promising DK for a long time now about local women in rock.

Sharon O'Neill started off her musical career with a sort of girl-next-door image, which over a few years developed into a smart, tough, no-nonsense girl-next-door image. This song, Physical Favours, was a decent sized hit for her in the mid to late `eighties, when (and I'm not sure if this song was written beforehand or at the same time) she was having trouble with her record company. It's not the first two-finger-salute-to-The-Man ever recorded; neither is it the most aggressive - Cold Chisel, for one, have out-done this on both counts - but it's a good, no-nonsense song that's well worth a listen.

I have no idea who the musicians are on this track (and her greatest hits CD isn't any help either).


[User Picture]From: kiwipixie
2009-05-15 08:57 am (UTC)
That would have to be my favourite one of hers - I really wanted to look like her back then! (Not anymore of course, although I now have hair the same colour!) As far as the song goes, it hasn't really dated that much unlike the video.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-05-16 12:13 pm (UTC)
That's the problem with videos that try to look so cool and contemporary when they're made: they're the ones that date the quickest... I remember the song getting a bit of airplay back some time around `87, `88.
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