"Here Come The Aussies" is an ultra rare song recorded by the 1972 Australian Cricket Team to coincide with their Ashes Tour of England. It was done some years before the mass marketing of World Series Cricket. The whole of the team laid down the "A" side called "Here Come The Aussies" and the "B" side called "Bowl a Ball, Swing a Bat".

My brother Geoff (who forwarded this song) said he remembers hearing that Ritchie Benaud's wife Daphne, had something to do with getting this song recorded.

It should be pointed out that there were many great cricketers in the side at the time: Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh, my uncle-in-law Doug Walters and a dozen or so other household names. The "Come On Aussie, Come On" song is found further over in this blog, it features lyrics about my uncle Dougie.

This awesome song was co-written by Daniel Boone who had the hits "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast", "Skydiver" and "Beautiful Sunday"
. It was produced by the legendary Larry Page....and with all this credibility it has still not made it to C.D.

Despite the lyrics, the cricket team of 1972 drew the series 2 all and thus England retained the ashes. In the next series in Australia 1974-75 Jeff Thomson and Denis Lillee ripped the Poms apart and we indeed won the ashes back again.

Here is a Tom Mix remixed version of
"Here Come The Aussies":


Here is a copy of the flip side "Bowl a Ball, Swing a Bat":


At last SBS TV has got into the sports music business and they have a CD called "Stumped!" which contains a copy of the 1972 single "Here Come The Aussies" by the 1972 Cricket Team....

Also on the CD:

The Church
Paul Kelly
The Mables
John Williamson
Greg Champion
and heaps more...

Buy it at big outlets for about $20 as of July 2009 or while stocks last.

Cheers, Tom Mix

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