Local and/or General

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For the radio program, see Local and/or General (radio program).
Local and/or General
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Studio album by Models
Released October 1981
Recorded Farmyard Studios, Bucks, United Kingdom
Genre New wave
Label Mushroom
Producer Stephen Tayler, Models
Models chronology
Cut Lunch
(1980)
Local and/or General
(1980)
Pleasure of your Company
(1983)
Singles from Local and/or General
  1. "Local and/or General"
    Released: November 1981
  2. "Unhappy"
    Released: December 1982

Local &/or General is the second studio album by Australian new wave rock band Models,[1] which peaked at #30 on the Australian albums chart.[2] It was released in October 1981 on Mushroom Records with Stephen Tayler producing.[3]

Early in 1981, Janis Friedenfelds was replaced on drums by Mark Hough (aka Buster Stiggs) from New Zealand band The Swingers.[3] Prior to flying to the United Kingdom to record Local &/Or General, Models had made some demo recordings, which proved successful enough to be released as an EP, Cut Lunch in June.[1] One track, "Man o' Action", from that EP was re-recorded for Local &/or General.[1] The album provided two singles, "Local and/or General" in November and "Unhappy" in 1982, neither peaked into the Australian Top 50 singles chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sean Kelly, Andrew Duffield[4] unless otherwise shown. 

Local and/or General
No. Title Length
1. "Local and/or General" (S. Kelly[5]) 3:20
2. "Truth About Truth About Scientists"   2:22
3. "Unhappy" (Mark Ferrie, A. Duffield)[6]) 3:22
4. "Telstar" (Joe Meek[7]) 0:55
5. "Dying for My Country at the War" (S. Kelly[8]) 3:39
6. "Drive and Reflex"   5:00
7. "Bantam Had" (S. Kelly[9]) 4:04
8. "Man O' Action" (S. Kelly, Mark Hough[10]) 3:40
9. "Drunk in the House" (S. Kelly, A. Duffield, M. Ferrie, M. Hough[11]) 3:06
10. "Tearing Hair Out" (S. Kelly[12]) 3:33
11. "Rate of Change"   3:16

Credits[edit]

Credited to:[13]

Musicians[edit]

Models

Production[edit]

In pop culture[edit]

The album gives its title to the name of a radio program focussing on new Australian music on Melbourne radio station Triple R.

Television music quiz program RocKwiz has a round on general music knowledge titled "Local and/or General" after the album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Models'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: 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.
  3. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Baird, Paul; Aubrey, Ross; Acosta, Lisa. "The Models". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ ""Truth About Truth About Scientists" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  5. ^ ""Local &/or General" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  6. ^ ""Unhappy" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  7. ^ ""Telstar" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  8. ^ ""Dying for My Country at the War" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Local &/or General". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  10. ^ ""Man o' Action" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  11. ^ ""Drunk in the House" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  12. ^ ""Tearing Hair Out" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  13. ^ "Local and/or General album credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-27.