Aztec Records

Young Modern: Play Faster - 25th Anniversary Edition

Aztec Records / Aztec Music

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: October 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music

Track Listing

  1. Automatic
  2. Sportsgirls
  3. It’s Not A Crime
  4. Countdown
  5. Red Dress On
  6. She’s Got The Money
  7. Fool’s Road
  8. The Radio Song
  9. She Wants To Be A Singer
  10. The Big Beat
  11. Bonus Live Tracks

  12. Do You Care?
  13. It’s Her Way
  14. The Ravers Hit Town
  15. Goodbye Weekend
  16. Girl Of Min
  17. Tell Me What You Want
  18. Pensacola Blues
  19. Baby You Lied


Young Modern, were a seminal Australian Power pop band from the late seventies. Cited by the likes of Sunnyboys and the Hoodoo Gurus as being an early influence on their careers, Young Modern were an anachronism – either too late for the first wave of Power Pop (Big Star, Raspberries, Badfinger), or too early for the second (DB’s, Plimsouls, Marshall Crenshaw).

Young Modern formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1977. Four guys barely out of their teens, led by a slightly older and more experienced frontman, their blend of youth and taste - backed by great tunes and a solid soulful sound - is a joy to listen to.

The classic single “She’s Got The Money / Automatic” (produced by Stephen Cummings), became a staple on radio stations such as Double J in Sydney (now JJJ) and Triple R in Melbourne. The rest of the original LP tracklisting is made up of demos from late 1978, and is rounded out in this 25th. Anniversary Edition, with 8 bonus live tracks – recorded between 1978 and 1979.

Package Contents

Deluxe package is housed in a 6-panel digi-pak, with liner notes by Dave Laing (plus a reproduction of the original LP's liners by Stuart Coupe) in a 16 page booklet with many rare photos.


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