Do-Re-Mi (EP)

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EP by Do-Ré-Mi
Released 23 August 1982
Recorded July 1982
Genre Rock/Pop
Label Green
Do-Ré-Mi chronology
The Waiting Room
(1982)The Waiting Room1982

Do-Ré-Mi or Standing on Wires is the debut EP album by Australian rock/pop group Do-Ré-Mi which was released by independent label Green Records in August 1982.[1][2] The album has four tracks, which were written by lead vocalist Deborah Conway, drummer Dorland Bray, bass guitarist Helen Carter and guitarist Stephen Philip.[3][4] Philip had been a session musician but was invited to join the band during recording in July.[2]


Do-Ré-Mi had formed in Sydney in 1981 when Deborah Conway (lead vocals) and Dorland Bray (drums, percussion, backing vocals), both previously in Melbourne-based group The Benders, joined Helen Carter (bass, backing vocals) ex-Friction.[4] Stephen Philip (guitar), ex-Thought Criminals, was initially a studio musician for this EP.[1] Do-Ré-Mi was recorded in July 1982 and Philip was asked to join formally by its release in August.[2] They returned to the studio almost immediately and recorded their next EP The Waiting Room which was released in January 1983.[1]

Carter later said, "When we did release the first EP we didn't even put on it what everybody did; we just put our names on it and that really shat everybody off. Definitely the press hated us. The success of it, which had a lotto do with 2JJ in those days, was a real surprise."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Deborah Conway, Dorland Bray, Helen Carter and Stephen Philip.[3]

  1. "Standing on Wires"
  2. "Honeymoon"
  3. "Pecking Order"
  4. "Violet Town"


Do-Ré-Mi members


  1. ^ a b c McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Do-Ré-Mi'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Nimmervoll, Ed. "Do-Ré-Mi". HowlSpace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2008-10-14.  Note: requires user to input song title e.g. STANDING ON WIRES
  4. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus. "Do-Ré-Mi". Australian Rock Database. (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Tracee Hutchison (1992). Your Name's On The Door. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Enterprises. p. 44. ISBN 0-7333-0115-0.