Roaring Days

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Roaring Days
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Studio album by
Released1988
GenreRock / Folk rock
LabelWEA
ProducerAlan Thorne
Weddings Parties Anything chronology
Scorn of the Women
(1987)
Roaring Days
(1988)
The Big Don't Argue
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Roaring Days is the second studio album released by Australian rock band Weddings Parties Anything. The title of the album was based on the poem, "Roaring Days", by Henry Lawson.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mick Thomas, except where noted[3]

  1. "Industrial Town" - 4:06
  2. "Under the Clocks" - 3:29
  3. "Gun" (Dave Steel) - 3:43
  4. "Brunswick" - 2:54
  5. "Tilting at Windmills" - 2:53
  6. "Sergeant Small" (Tex Morton) - 3:13
  7. "Sisters of Mercy" - 4:42
  8. "Roaring Days" - 2:54
  9. "Say the Word" - 3:21
  10. "Missing in Action" - 3:07
  11. "Laughing Boy" (Paul Kelly) - 4:39
  12. "Big River" (Dave Steel) - 4:32
  13. "Summons in the Morning" - 3:17
  14. "Morton (Song for Tex)" - 3:18

Personnel[edit]

Weddings Party Anything[edit]

  • Pete Lawler - bass guitar, vocals
  • Marcus Schintler - drums, vocals
  • Dave Steel - guitar, vocals
  • Mick Thomas - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Wallace - piano accordion, keyboards, vocals

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Michael Barclay - vocals ("Under The Clocks")
  • Barb Waters - vocals (Tilting At Windmills")
  • Anthony Morgan - cello ("Sisters Of Mercy")
  • Dave Docker - trumpet ("Missing In Action")
  • Mick O'Connor - hammond organ ("Titling At Windmills")
  • Ian McKenzie - tin whistle ("Laughing Boy")
  • Jason McDermid - brass ("Industrial Town")
  • James Greening - brass ("Industrial Town")
  • David Basden - brass ("Industrial Town")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Johnston, Chris (2006-12-18). "Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing". The Age.
  3. ^ APRA database at the Australasian Performing Right Association website (search each song title)