Little River Band

First Under the Wire

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This was the last time this popular Australian band released an album that matched the earlier Sleeper Catcher and Diamantina Cocktail. With a mix of harmony-drenched pop tunes and unthreatening rockers, they appealed to a wide audience. This album features some of their most poignant lyrics. You can empathize with Glenn Shorrock when he earnestly sings about the albatross and the whales being his brothers in "Cool Change," this release's standout track. If you haven't heard "Lonesome Loser," you just weren't listening to AM radio in 1979.

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