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"Errol" is the second single by iconic[1] Australian surf rock band Australian Crawl taken from their 1981 album Sirocco.[2] The song was written by James Reyne and Guy McDonough,[3] and is a lyrical biography about Australian-born actor Errol Flynn. It was produced by Peter Dawkins.[2]

Single by Australian Crawl
from the album Sirocco
B-side"Easy On Your Own"
ReleasedSeptember, 1981
Format7" Vinyl Single
RecordedStudio 301 (Sydney, New South Wales)
Songwriter(s)James Reyne, Guy McDonough
Producer(s)Peter Dawkins
Australian Crawl singles chronology
"Things Don't Seem"
"Oh No Not You Again"

"Errol" was released in September, 1981 and reached #18 on the Australian Singles Charts in October, 1981.[4] It was voted their third most popular song by listeners of Triple M in 2007.[5]

B-side, "Easy on Your Own" was written by Simon Binks and Brad Robinson of The Crawl together with Australian actress Kerry Armstrong.[3] Robinson and Armstrong were married; Armstrong was later an Australian Film Institute Award winner.[6]

In December 1982, the then-nascent Australian new wave band This Is Serious Mum parodied the song as "Yassa Ara-Thin-A-Go-Go". The recording would be released on 29 July 2002.


Track listingEdit

  1. "Errol" (James Reyne, Guy McDonough)[3] - 3:30
  2. "Easy On Your Own" (Simon Binks, Brad Robinson, Kerry Armstrong)[3] - 3:49


Chart (1981) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[4] 18


  1. ^ "1996: 10th Annual ARIA Awards". ARIA. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  2. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan; Draper, Oliver; McDonough, Bill. "Australian Crawl". Australian Rock Database. (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
  4. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  5. ^ "Triple M's Essential 2007 Countdown". Triple M. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
  6. ^ Kerry Armstrong on IMDb

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