Folk of the 80s (Part III)

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Folk Of the 80s (Part III)
Studio album by Men Without Hats
Released 1984
Recorded 1983, Listen Audio, Montreal
Genre Synthpop
Length 36:38
41:58 (2010 remaster)
Label MCA
Producer Marc Durand
Men Without Hats chronology
Rhythm of Youth
(1982)Rhythm of Youth1982
Folk of the 80s (Part III)
Singles from Folk of the 80s (Part III)
  1. "Where Do the Boys Go?"
    Released: 1984
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Folk of the 80s (Part III) is the second studio album by Canadian synthpop group Men Without Hats, released in early 1984. The album reached #127 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. It was the final Men Without Hats album to use the classic lineup of Ivan (vocals), Stefan Doroschuk (guitar), Colin Doroschuk (keyboards) and Allan McCarthy (keyboards) - McCarthy died of an AIDS-related illness in 1995.

During the recording process, "The Safety Dance" became big in America, requiring the band to put recording on hold and do a tour.

This album was re-released on CD in Canada in 1997 by Oglio Records as part of a "two-fer" including Rhythm of Youth.

It was also re-mastered and re-released in Canada in 2010 by Bulldog Brothers/Unidisc. In addition to the tracks on the LP, it also contains an extended version of "Where Do The Boys Go?". The extended version of "Where Do the Boys Go?" was intended to be used on the original CD release by Statik in 1984, but was left off.

Track listing[edit]

For all songs: lyrics by Ivan Doroschuk, music by Ivan Doroschuk/Colin Doroschuk/Stefan Doroschuk/Allan McCarthy

  1. "No Dancing" - 2:09
  2. "Unsatisfaction" - 3:15
  3. "Where Do the Boys Go?" - 3:55
  4. "Mother's Opinion" - 6:48
  5. "Eurotheme" - 2:40
  6. "Messiahs Die Young" - 4:20
  7. "I Know Their Name" - 3:55
  8. "Folk of the 80's" - 4:17
  9. "I Sing Last/Not for Tears" - 3:15
  10. "Where Do the Boys Go?" (extended mix)

On the original 1984 release and the 1997 twofer, "Mother's Opinion" faded out, then faded back in with a flange effect. This section was removed from the 2010 remaster.


  • Ivan Doroschuk - voice, electronics, guitars, percussion, piano
  • Allan McCarthy - electronics, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals
  • Stefan Doroschuk - guitars, electronics, backing vocals
  • Colin Doroschuk - electronics, voices


  • Dixon Van Winkle - snare drum on "No Dancing"
  • Anne Dussault - backing vocals on "Where Do the Boys Go?"