DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #25

SUBURBAN BOY

My most well known song and one of the very first songs I wrote back in 1972, it was always a declaration of my intent to try and make popular art from our unfashionable, daggy, mundane suburban lives. Gary Ashley of Mushroom green lit the video clip. I’d worked out the concept myself and wanted to bring all the ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ from our lives into the world of suburban rock. They’re not extras there they were the best bunch of older adults you could grow up around. John Clarke who shot the clip later directed the Terry Serio, Deborah Conway film ‘Running On Empty’.

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