Moo, You Bloody Choir

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Moo, You Bloody Choir
Moo You Bloody Choir Cover.jpg
Studio album by Augie March
Released 11 March 2006
Recorded November 2004-June 2005
Studio Sing Sing, Melbourne; Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco; Woodstock Studios, Melbourne; Second World Studios, Victoria
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, indie folk
Length 66:10
Label Sony BMG Australia, Jive
Producer Eric Drew Feldman, Paul McKercher, Augie March
Augie March chronology
Strange Bird
(2002)
Moo, You Bloody Choir
(2006)
Watch Me Disappear
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) link
Sydney Morning Herald (not rated) link

Moo, You Bloody Choir is the third studio album by the Australian indie rock band Augie March. It was released in 2006 in Australia by BMG. It entered the ARIA album charts at #10 and was nominated for Album of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards of 2006, losing to Tea & Sympathy by Bernard Fanning. The title comes directly from the lyrics of "The Honey Month".

The lead single, "One Crowded Hour" entered the ARIA singles chart at #37 and was voted #1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 chart.

The album was re-released 19 May 2007 with a bonus CD of live and unreleased tracks. The 2006 version of "There Is No Such Place" features an orchestra. In October 2010, Moo, You Bloody Choir was listed in the top 50 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[1] In 2011 the album featured at number 93 on the Triple J Hottest 100 Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Glenn Richards)

  1. "One Crowded Hour" – 4:50
  2. "Victoria's Secrets" – 4:47
  3. "The Cold Acre" – 5:38
  4. "Stranger Strange" – 5:17
  5. "Mother Greer"[3] – 3:46
  6. "The Honey Month" – 4:52
  7. "Just Passing Through" – 5:26
  8. "Thin Captain Crackers" – 3:39
  9. "Bottle Baby" – 4:28
  10. "Mt. Wellington Reverie" – 3:44
  11. "The Baron of Sentiment" – 5:10
  12. "Bolte and Dunstan Talk Youth" – 4:58
  13. "Clockwork" – 6:51
  14. "Vernoona" – 2:44

Reissue with bonus CD:

  1. O Song (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  2. One Crowded Hour (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  3. Men Who Follow Spring The Planet 'Round (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  4. The Honey Month (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  5. Lady Time (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  6. This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  7. The Brothel Creeper
  8. There Is No Such Place (2006 Version)
  9. The Keepa (Live At Northcote Social Club)
  10. Just Passing Through (Live At Kings Park, Perth)
  11. Stranger Strange (Live At The Zoo, Brisbane)
  12. The Baron Of Sentiment (Live At The Zoo, Brisbane)

Personnel[edit]

  • Glenn Richards - vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Edmondo Ammendola - bass guitar
  • Adam Donovan - guitar, keyboards
  • Kiernan Box - keyboards
  • David Williams - drums, percussion

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ben Gillespie - trombone
  • Chris Tanner - clarinet
  • Eugene Ball - trumpet
  • Julien Wilson - tenor saxophone
  • Miki Tsunoda - violin
  • Andrea Keeble - violin
  • Matthew Tompkins - violin
  • Esther Michel - sleigh bells

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9. 
  2. ^ "Countdown - All 100 | Hottest 100 Australian Albums Of All Time | triple j". Abc.net.au. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Zuel, Bernard (22 April 2006). "Moo to you, Germaine". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 May 2012.