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Cargo

March 26, 1991 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: March 26, 1991
  • Release Date: March 26, 1991
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:04:57
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  • ASIN: B004AV4MXG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,585 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I think that Cargo was one of the band's finest moments.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Olivares on January 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Men At Work's second album was released in the Spring of 1983 when their debut album was still in the Top Ten. And while "Business As Usual" would prove to be a hard act to follow, the success of this album was enough for them to avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx.

"Cargo" yielded two huge hit singles: the creepy "Overkill" and the anti-nuclear anthem "It's A Mistake" along with the minor hit "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive". Other noteworthy tracks include "Settle Down My Boy" written and sung by Ron Strykert, "No Sign Of Yesterday", "Blue For You", and "High Wire". Unfortunately there are at least two tracks here worthy of being called filler: "Upstairs In My House" and "No Restrictions".

The bonus tracks are interesting at best. The humorous "Shintaro" and the mostly instrumental "Till The Money Runs Out" were B-sides while the last two live tracks, the reggae sounding "Fallin' Down" and "The Longest Night" haven't appeared previously on a Men At Work album until now.

Differences in songwriting & management took its effect on this album resulting in two members leaving a year later and eventually their breakup but this album proved that they could still make good music together. "Cargo" may not be quite as solid as "Business As Usual" but if you grew up in the eighties listening to MAW like I did, then I strongly suggest you add this to your collection. Because they may have been together for only a short time, but they accomplished so much in that short amount of time that they've become one of the most memorable bands of the eighties..maybe of all time.

Okay, maybe not.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Thomas D. Lycan on March 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
When I was 10, all I could think about was Men At Work. They were my first favorite band. Their first album, Business as usual(1982) was a solid piece of work but there were too many candy songs on it. Cargo only has one candy song (Dr. Heckyll and Mr.Jive)and the rest are pure pop bliss. The guitar work on this album (Ron Strykert)is brilliant. Songs like "I Like To", "Blue for You", "No Restrictions", and "No sign of Yesterday" are all sort of dark in their own poppy way. It really seemed as if Men At Work were getting much better and greater things were yet to come. I truly beleive that the drumming of Jerry Spieser was just as good as anybody ever (before or since) and Colin Hay had the voice of a superstar. I think this album really could have been and certainly should have been the launching pad to an even more focused project. The only other studio album that they did was almost 3 years later and without Spieser and Bassist John Reese (two hearts 1985). The album was terrible and almost completely void of that great Men At Work sound. I have no idea why these guys couldnt stick together but I do know it cost us some great music. Great Album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you're younger, you will never understand the very real fear that existed in the 80's... a fear that nuclear war was inevitable, and likely to begin at any moment. Now that the Cold War is over, we are hearing about some of the things that happened (secret at the time), and it's amazing we survived this long.
Overkill and It's A Mistake are about that fear. And by hearing it in music, GOOD music, it was possible to laugh a little at the fear.
Cargo is definitely a more mature album than Business As Usual. If you liked the pop stuff, get into this more serious stuff... you'll love it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 1999
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If you branded men at work as one hit fools and overlooked their sophomore release CARGO, take a second look, this album rocks! It seems that CARGO sufficiently sunk the 80's band, but I think it's their strongest work. Songs like overkill, high wire, and it's a mistake play with tight rhythms, melodic hooks and soaring vocals. A recent remake of the song overkill by some indie band (colin hay actually makes a guest appearance in the final verse) reminded me of how awesome these guys were. If you're a fan of the regatta de blanc that the police pioneered, check out CARGO. You'll appreciate this album for it's lack of commercial success. When you pick up business as usual you'll be bored quickly with songs like down under and who can it be now, tracks you've heard thousands of times on your local 80s radio stations. On Cargo you'll hear songs you've never heard before that will became instant favorites. This album is definitely the jewel in Men At Work's crown. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PLM on June 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Before I start, I wish that Colin Hay and his band Men At Work would have been at 10 albums or so or have just as many hits as Usher, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, or other artists have now. They were on such a roll after two albums (including Cargo), and then what happened? Maybe couldn't handle fame, the floods of fan letters or the multi platinum sales or the pandemonium of fans. But they tore it up in 1982 and 1983! Cargo doesn't match the greatness of Business at Work, but it is a solid album, with adventurous songs like Overkill, It's A Mistake, Settle Down My Boy and others. One standout is the fast paced Restriction Zone and its strumming guitars. Colin and his band make solid pop rock on every song, and the songs are hooked in your head after several listens. These fellows need to get past their bickerings, get a new album out, talk with their managers, and tear up stages once again like they did in their '80s peak. If Prince could sell out shows in 2004, why can't Men at Work? Show the public once again what made the '80s so great with the music! Maybe they won't do it now, but someday. I think that Cargo was one of the band's finest moments.
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