Average Inadequacy

"Average Inadequacy" is a song written and recorded by the Australian synthpop band Machinations. It was released in August 1981 as the band's debut single.

"Average Inadequacy"
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original art work
Single by Machinations
A-side"Average Inadequacy"
B-side"Arabia / Machinations of Dance"
ReleasedAugust 1981
GenreNew Wave music, Synth-pop
LabelPhantom Records / White Label Records
Songwriter(s)Fred Loneragan, Tony Starr, Nick Swan, Tim Doyle
Producer(s)Lobby Loyde
Machinations singles chronology
"Average Inadequacy"

Mushroom Records's imprint White Label Records were interested and ultimately signed the band late in 1981, and the single was re-released in March 1982 under the White Label Records.[1] The song peaked at number 98 on the Australian Kent Music Report in May 1982.[2]

Track listingEdit

Phantom Records 7" Single (PH-12)
  • Side A "Average Inadequacy" - 4:15
  • Side B "Arabia" - 4:44
White Label Records 7" Single (K 8581)
  • Side A "Average Inadequacy" - 4:04
  • Side B "Machinations of Dance" - 3:37


Chart (1982) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 98


  1. ^ Jones, Rhys (4 June 2008). "Big Music from Machinations". RetroUniverse. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives: Australian Chart Book. pp. 185–86. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.