Gossip – 1986

Last Train to Heaven
Leaps and Bounds
Before the Old Man Died
Down On My Speedway
White Train
Randwick Bells
Before Too Long
I Won’t Be Torn Apart
Going About My Father’s Business
Somebody’s Forgetting Somebody (Somebody’s Letting Somebody Down)
The Ballroom

Tighten Up
I’ve Come for Your Daughter
So Blue
The Execution
Incident On South Dowling Street
Maralinga (Rainy Land)
Darling It Hurts
Look So Fine, Feel So Low
Stories of Me
Don’t Harm the Messenger
After the Show

Produced by Alan Thorne and Paul Kelly, ‘Gossip’ was originally released as a double album in September 1986 – peaking at #15 on the National albums charts achieving gold record status.There was singles chart success for “Before Too Long” which peaked at #15 and “Darling it Hurts” reaching #25. ‘Gossip’ was also widely released in America – launching Paul Kelly and his band – now called The Coloured Girls (after a line from Lou Reed’s ‘Walk On The Wild Side’) on an American tour, initially supporting Crowded House and then head-lining, travelling across the United States by bus. “Darling it Hurts” peaked at #19 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in 1987.

The New York Times rock critic, John Pareles wrote “Mr. Kelly sang one smart, catchy three-minute song after another – dozens of them – as the band played with no-frills directness.” following the band’s performance at the Bottom Line Club in New York.

RELEASE DATE: 1 September 1986
PRODUCER: Alan Thorne and Paul Kelly

Gossip – 1986