Released in April 1977, 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' became Mark Williams' second number one single. The singer funks it up in bell-bottoms and afro, while circled by cameras on the set of long-running music show Ready to Roll. Abandoning the violins of the Buddy Holly/Paul Anka original in favour of percussion and horns, producer Alan Galbraith's arrangement demonstrates that breakup songs can be catchy indeed. By the end of 1977, Williams and Galbraith had decamped for Australia. Williams would ultimately take over vocals for Dragon.
This slow burning tale of a domestic appliance with a mind of its own marked The Mutton Birds’ only number one hit. The sinister, surreal and partly animated video — the band’s fourth with director Fane Flaws — hints at the short films of Don McGlashan’s earlier project The Front Lawn. A furtive, nerdy McGlashan takes the lead, with Elizabeth McRae (then known for her role on Shortland Street, as Marj) as his mother. The other Mutton Birds have cameo roles as a seedy second-hand dealer (David Long) and a Salvation Army brass section (Ross Burge and Alan Gregg).