At last, the much requested Australian 12″ single of “Cars & Planes” from 1989.
“Cars & Planes” was the fourth and last single from the Machination’s final album “Uptown” released in October 1988. Original versions of the CD for this album featured the Mark Berry Club Mix as a bonus track.
By the time that “Cars & Planes” was released, the group had become a popular band on the Australian touring circuit. Their activities were curtailed in April 1989 when a hit-and-run car accident left lead vocalist Fred Loneragan with a broken neck, multiple cuts, bruises and concussion. He spent several months recuperating in hospital. Initially fellow band members intended to continue whilst Loneragan recovered,however the group disbanded as various members left to join other local groups.
Machinations reformed in 2012 and performed two shows at The Bridge Hotel in Rozelle on 24 and 25 February. On 6 December they gigged at the Enmore Theatre along with Blondie, and The Stranglers. Machinations planned further shows.
“Cars & Planes” was produced by Andy Wallace (Nirvana/Jeff Buckley) and co-produced/remixed by Mark Berry.
Cars & Planes (Club Mix) 6:33
Cars & Planes (Dub Version) 5:22
Beats & Planes (Bonus Beats) 3:07
Cars & Planes (Live) 4:17