State of the Heart (song)

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"State of the Heart"
State Of The Heart (Single Cover).jpg
Single by Mondo Rock
from the album Chemistry
Released 1981
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 4:17
Label Avenue Records
Songwriter(s) Eric McCusker
Producer(s) Ern Rose
Mondo Rock singles chronology
"Primal Park"
"State of the Heart"
"Cool World"
"Primal Park"
"State of the Heart"
"Cool World"

"State of the Heart" is a song recorded by Australian rock group Mondo Rock for their 1981 album, Chemistry, and written by the group's guitarist Eric McCusker. Released as a single in their native Australia, it peaked at number six that same year.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "State of the Heart" (Eric McCusker) - 4:17
  2. "Mona Lisa (She Smiles)" (Eric McCusker) - 3:52


  • Ross Wilson – vocals, guitar, harmonica (1976–1991)
  • Andrew Bell – guitar (1980)
  • James Black – keyboards (1980–1984)
  • Paul Christie – bass guitar (1980–1982)
  • Kerry Jacobsen – drums (1980)
  • Eric McCusker – guitar, keyboards (1980–1991)
  • Andy Buchanan – drums (1981)
  • John James Hackett – drums, percussion, guitar (1981–1990)


  • Producer – Ern Rose
  • Lacquer Cut by Warren Barnett

Cover versions[edit]

Fellow Australian Rick Springfield covered the song for his 1985 album, Tao. This was the second of three singles from the album, and it peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. Springfield performed the song at a Live Aid offshoot concert in Australia in July 1985.

The song was covered by Australian rock outfit Pollyanna for the soundtrack of the 1999 film Bigger Than Tina.


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