Sounds of Then (This is Australia) by GANGgajang

Title:
Sounds of Then (This is Australia) by GANGgajang
Category:
NFSA ID:
220914
Year:
1985
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Released as a single from GANGgajang's self-titled debut album, this song became their most recognisable track. Written by Mark Callaghan to capture the culture shock of moving from England to Bundaberg, Queensland, it incorporates many of the iconic sights, sounds and smells of Australia. The single peaked at No. 35 on the Australian singles chart in February 1986. While the song has been a constant feature of GANGgajang’s live shows, it has also featured as Nine Network's station ID promotion in 1996, and in a Coca-Cola commercial.

Photo: Wendy McDougall

Performers:
GANGgajang
Composer:
Mark Callaghan