The Big Don't Argue

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The Big Don't Argue
Studio album by
GenreRock / Folk rock
ProducerJim Dickinson
Weddings Parties Anything chronology
Roaring Days
The Big Don't Argue
Difficult Loves
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The Big Don't Argue is the third studio album released by Australian rock band Weddings Parties Anything. The album was produced by Jim Dickinson, who had worked with Big Star and the Rolling Stones.[2]
"A Tale they won't Believe" relates to a tale from Australia’s colonial past, a macabre account of escaped convicts making their way across Tasmania, resorting to cannibalism to survive the long trek in the bush. It was based on a passage in Robert HughesThe Fatal Shore.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mick Thomas, except where noted[4]

  1. "Streets of Forbes" (Traditional)
  2. "The Ballad of Peggy and Col" (Mark Wallace, Mick Thomas)
  3. "Knockbacks in Halifax"
  4. "Never Again (Albion Tuesday Night)" (Traditional, Mick Thomas)
  5. "A Tale They Won't Believe"
  6. "House of Ghosts" [mistakenly omitted from track listing]
  7. "Hug My Back"
  8. "The Wind and the Rain"
  9. "Darlin' Please"
  10. "Ticket in Tatts"
  11. "Rossarden"
  12. "Mañana, Mañana"


Weddings Party Anything[edit]

  • Richard Burgman - guitar, vocals
  • Pete Lawler - bass guitar, vocals
  • Marcus Schintler - drums, vocals
  • Mick Thomas - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Wallace - piano accordion, vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Hiram Green - pump organ, tack piano
  • Peter Hyrka - fiddle
  • Mojo Nixon - vocals
  • Skid Roper - whistle (Human)


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Johnston, Chris (18 December 2006). "Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing". The Age.
  3. ^ Collins, Peter (29 October 2002). "A journey through hell's gate". The Age. Retrieved 24 October 2008.
  4. ^ APRA database at the Australasian Performing Right Association website (search each song title)