After the News

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"After the News"
Single by The Reels
from the album Quasimodo's Dream
B-side "Media Themes"
Released July, 1980
Format 7" Single
Recorded 1980 at Albert Studios
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 2:46
Label Mercury, Polygram
Songwriter(s) David Mason
Producer(s) The Reels
The Reels singles chronology
"According to My Heart" / "Love Will Find a Way"
(1980)
"After the News" / "Media Themes"
(1980)
"Shout and Deliver" / "Depression"
(1981)
"According to My Heart" /
"Love Will Find a Way"
(1980)
"After the News" /
"Media Themes"
(1980)
"Shout and Deliver" /
"Depression"
(1981)

"After the News" was a song by The Reels that was released as a single from their second album Quasimodo's Dream in July 1980. The song fared disappointingly on the charts, peaking at number 65 in Australia. The single was accompanied by a colourful video that features a puppet newsreader.[1] The B-side, "Media Themes", consisted of three short songs that were later re-used for the album. A "sequel" for "Media Themes" was released as a B-side to the band's later single "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)".[2]

Mason later said, "I got really pissed off about "After the News". People were just not accepting what we were doing. I got depressed about that."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "After the News" – 2:46
  2. "Media Themes" – 3:42

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