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Ego Is Not a Dirty Word

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Released  July 1975
Artist  Skyhooks
Producer  Ross Wilson
Genres  Rock music, Pop music
Length  40:09
Release date  July 1975
Label  Warner Music Australasia
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Recorded  January–May 1975 at TCS Studios, Melbourne
Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (1975)  Straight in a Gay Gay World (1976)
Similar  Living in the 70's, Straight in a Gay Gay World, Guilty Until Proven Insane, Hot for the Orient, Don't You Believe What You

Skyhooks ego is not a dirty word full album

Ego Is Not a Dirty Word was the second album released by Australian pop rock band, Skyhooks, in July 1975. The album was the follow-up to their highly successful debut album, Living in the 70's (1974). As with the former album, it was also produced by Ross Wilson.


The album spent 11 weeks at the number-one spot in the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and sold 180,000 copies. Two singles were lifted from the album, "Ego Is Not a Dirty Word" and "All My Friends are Getting Married". Greg Macainsh penned (or in the case of "Love on the Radio", co-wrote, with original singer Steve Hill) every track except "Every Chase a Steeple", which was written by guitarist Red Symons. Unlike on other Symons-written tracks "Smut" and "Mumbo Jumbo", lead singer Shirley Strachan provided vocals.

The American release of the album contained "Horror Movie" and "You Just Like Me 'Cause I'm Good in Bed" from their first album in place of tracks 9 and 10. The album was re-released by Mushroom Records in 1997.

Skyhooks ego is not a dirty word

Track listing

All tracks by Greg Macainsh, except where noted.

Side One

  1. "Ego Is Not a Dirty Word" – 2:58
  2. "Love on the Radio" (Greg Macainsh, Steve Hill) – 4:20
  3. "Saturday Night" – 2:45
  4. "Love's Not Good Enough" – 7:15
  5. "The Other Side" – 3:12

Side Two

  1. "Smartarse Songwriters" – 4:09
  2. "Mercedes Ladies" – 3:29
  3. "All My Friends Are Getting Married" – 4:50
  4. "Every Chase a Steeple" (Red Symons) – 3:41
  5. "Private Eye" – 3:00


  • Shirley Strachan – lead vocals
  • Red Symons – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob "Bongo" Starkie – guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg Macainsh – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Imants Alfred Strauks – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Additional musicians
  • Peter Jones – Fender Rhodes piano (tracks 2,8), marimba and vibes (1), chimes (3), boo bams (4)
  • Greg Sneddon – Arp synthesiser (10)
  • Andy Cowan – Mini Moog (10)
  • Col Loughnan – tenor and baritone saxophones (6)
  • Pat Wilson – finger cymbals (1)
  • Ross Wilson – Yamaha synthesiser (1), vocal harmonies
  • Ian Mason – harmony vocals (8)
  • Jenny Keath – harmony vocals (1)
  • Songs

    1Ego Is Not A Dirty Word3:00
    2Love on the Radio4:23
    3Saturday Night2:51


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