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Man, What a Craic-up

Man, What a Craic-up

Who: Jimeoin

YOU get the impression from THE CRAIC that Irish comedian and actor JIMEOIN MCKEOWN is really telling a lot of his own story about coming to Australia in the 1980s on a holiday.

The music selection is another thing that the funny man had a big say in, as well as the scripting and a starring role.

Hitting the cinemas this week, the film features a soundtrack of 'post-punk madness' out through FESTIVAL RECORDS, featuring new wave one-hit wonders.

Brisbane band LAVISH has rerecorded the PETER SHELLEY classic HOMOSAPIEN which is doing roaring business for the group on the charts and at live gigs.

Other songs include cover versions by Melbourne's THE GADFLYS and a reworking of DOWNUNDER by COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK who also features in the film as a British SAS agent.

The soundtrack also features original songs including LUCKY NUMBER by LENE LOVICH, GET A GRIP and PEACHES by THE STRANGLERS and A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY by THE SPECIALS. THE CRAIC tells the story of Fergus and Wesley who take a holiday to Australia, partly to escape some trouble back home.

While dodging immigration officials the pair are mistaken for terrorists. When JIMEOIN was in Newcastle last month he told TE the storyline was based around the witness protection program for informants which was in operation here in the 1980s.

TE has copies of THE CRAIC soundtrack and the HOMOSAPIEN single to give away.

To go in the draw send an envelope, with your name, address and telephone number on the back, and sent it to CRAIC HOMOSAPIEN GIVEAWAY, PO Box 200, Newcastle, 2300.

Or enter on-line at www.nnp.com.au

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