As with Mesa Band’s first album, Nor West Friends, most of the songs on Long Road relate to the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.
Songs include the haunting title track, Long Road, as well as Dampier Days and Rocking on the ROM (a song for all the Pilbara miners).
The Mesa Band has also recorded its first ever cover, the old 80’s Church classic, Under the Milky Way which features Sydney songstress, Jess Pearson on lead vocals.
And, for those with an interest in the history of Aussie Rules footy in Vietnam, there is Forever We Will Run (see below video clip from You Tube). The Australian diggers played footy from 1966-71 in Vung Tau in a competition known as the VFL (Vietnam Football League). The tradition was resurrected in 2010 by the Vietnam Swans with the Annual ANZAC Friendship Match.
- To listen to Long Road, click on the iTunes link
- To learn more about the Mesa band and their songs, click onto their Discography page.
- David Morgan is the Managing Director of Spinifex International Business Services, an AusCham Member.
Please tell the world.
The cover of Mesa Band’s new album, Long Road
You Tube Clip: Forever We Will Run, by Mesa Band