COLIN HAY, Men at Work: I think “Who Can It Be Now?” cost $5,000. Greg Ham, our sax player, had a theatrical background, and I loved to perform. We first came to the States towards the end of 1982, and toured for about four months. MTV was already playing “Who Can It Be Now?” in heavy rotation and may have been playing “Down Under” by the time we left. It was exciting enough for us to be in New York. But when I arrived, people would walk past me saying, “How you doin’, Colin?” People would hang out of cabs, yelling out stuff. And that was because of MTV.
Tannenbaum, Rob; Marks, Craig. I Want My MTV