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COMEDY

Don't Start Me Talking
Stories of Me
Wintercoat
It's All Downhill from Here
Leaving Here for the Last Time
Brighter
Your Little Sister (Is a Big Girl Now)
I Won't Be Your Dog Anymore
Take Your Time
Sydney from a 727
Buffalo Ballet
I Can't Believe We Were Married
From Little Things Big Things Grow
Blue Stranger
Keep It to Yourself
(You Can Put Your) Shoes Under My Bed
Invisible Me
Little Boy Don't Lose Your Balls

Comedy' is a sprawling double album originally issued in 1991. Running just under an hour - the album ushers in a decidedly more personal tone creeping in under the anecdotal door, as themes of romance, regret, and adulthood stem from the 18 tracks (+ hidden track) laid out here. Each song is either about a certain situation or a past event, usually involving Kelly as the protagonist.

Whether they're fiction or not - his lyrical storytelling whisks the us away and drops us dead centre into the middle of his spiels. Examples of Kelly's best work on this album include "I Can't Believe We Were Married," a tune about a marriage that fell apart where both parties were relieved, and "Sydney from a 747," centered around the theme of spontaneity and how nice it would be to just pick up and leave. The jewel in the crown is of course "From Little Things Big Things Grow". The song was co-written by Kelly and Kev Carmody and is based on the story of The Gurindji Strike and Vincent Lingiari as part of the Indigenous Australian struggle for land rights and reconciliation.

 

RELEASE DATE: 1 May 1991
PRODUCER: Alan Thorne and Paul Kelly

 
 
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