Weddings, Parties, Anything: Scorn of the Women (1987)

Scorn of the Women

Track list:

A1 01. Hungry Years
A2 02. Ladies Lounge
A3 03. Lost Boys
A4 04. The Infanticide of Marie Farrar
A5 05. She Works
A6 06. Scorn of the Women

B1 07. Away, Away
B2 08. The River is Wide
B3 09. Up for Air
B4 10. By Tomorrow
B5 11. Woman of Ireland
B6 12. Shotgun Wedding

Scorn of the Women (3 inner sleeve A)


Janine Hall – bass guitar, vocals
Marcus Schintler – drums, stubbie, melodica, vocals
Dave Steel – guitar, vocals
Mick Thomas – vocals, guitar, mandolin
Mark Wallace – piano accordion, keyboards, vocals
Louis McManus – guitar (A2)
Jeff Raglus – turmpet (A6)
Michael Barclay – angelic vocals (B1)

Released: 1987
Label: WEA 254705

Producer: Alan Thorne and the band, except:
#A3,B2,B4,B6 (producer: David Williams)
Engineer: Alan Thorne, except:
#A3,B2,B4,B6 (engineer: John French)

Mixed by Alan Thorne except:
#A3,B6 (mixed by: David Williams)

Scorn of the Women (3 inner sleeve B)

Photography: Chris Ford

‘The Infanticide of Marie Farrar’ was adapted from the Berthold Brecht poem, music by Michael Thomas

Monologue on ‘By Tomorrow’ was taken from Kenneth Cook’s, ‘Wake In Fright’.

The illustrations used on the cover of this record are by B.E. Minns and Norman Lindsay.
They appeared in The Bulletin and Smith’s Weekly.

” Thanks to John Sinclair, Helen Meyer, Jan Marshall, Paul at Platinum, Melita at Sing Sing and the mighty crew Brian Henderson and Paul Webb.
Management: Hip and Shoulder, P.O. Box 361, St Kilda. ”


Weddings Parties Anything were an Australian folk rock band formed in 1984 in Melbourne and continuing until 1998.

Their name came from The Clash song (“Revolution Rock”) and musicologist Billy Pinnell described their first album as the best Australian rock debut since Skyhooks’ Living in the ’70s.

The band was led by Mick Thomas, the only continual member throughout the group’s history.

The band have re-united to play live on a number of occasions since their original break-up.

In November 2012 the band were inducted into the EG Hall of Fame, with Mick Thomas stating that the show would be the last time the band performs.