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Singer/songwriter Sharon O’Neill did Los Angeles inspired, mid-70s pop/rock as well as many of her contemporaries in California — but it’s hard to imagine opening lines as striking as these ones coming from that West Coast. ‘Words’ was the first single from her self titled, second long player which won her Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist at the 1980 NZ Awards. After years behind the keyboards, O’Neill shines in this video filmed in front of an audience with a band that includes Simon Morris, Wayne Mason and future Mutton Bird Ross Burge.

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 Ross Burge

Ross Burge

Hi, Ross Burge commenting. The drummer is Steve Garden, the drummer on the original track. And a genuine "southpaw" in the drumming dept! Now of Rattle Records.

 Luke McGann

Luke McGann

Absolute gem of a pop song.IMO massively underrated. Love her broken country voice. Luke residing in London

 Martin Henley

Martin Henley

FANTASTIC STUFF! Apparently Sharon hand-picked the audience, too - NOT! :oP KILLER TRACK! Such a shame her later output was marred by appalling 80's production. Still, when Shaz was good she was damn HOT. Thanks for this!
- Mart (residing Warsaw, Poland)


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