was an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney in
1978. The band made a name for themselves in the
70's and early 80's while constantly playing around
Australia. By 1981, they had landed a deal with a
small Australian label, and their first single, a song
called "Bustin' Loose", was a minor hit in Australia.
Fueled by the success of their first
single, Moving Pictures released
Days of Innocence in 1982.
They were known as a good live rock act, but the album
itself was mostly ballads. This seemed to work to
their benefit, as the song "What About Me" was reached
number 1 on the charts, and the song "Winners" reached
number 12. In 1983, Moving Pictures released the
album Matinee, which was a return to their rock
roots. This album did not do as well, but did
feature the top 40 hit song "Back to the Streets".
Some of you may remember that they also contributed the songs
"Never" and "We Share Our Love" from the Footloose movie soundtrack.
Moving Pictures broke
up in 1987 as members pursued other projects. In
2005, some of the Moving Pictures members temporarily
reformed as an acoustic trio, playing multiple shows in
Australia. In 2011, all members were on stage
together for the first time since the 1980's as they
performed on an Australian TV show called Sunrise.
The current Moving Pictures Discography is as follows:1981: Days of Innocence
1987: The Last Picture Show
2000: Days of Innocence – The Ultimate Collection
Days of Innocence
[starts] Well there's a little boy
waiting at the counter of the corner shop,
He's been waiting down there, waiting half the
[chorus] What about me? It isn't fair,
I've had enough, now I want my share,
Can't you see, I wanna live, But you just take
more than you give [etc]