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'What's Going On' and the name Fetus Productions


What's Going On

‘What’s Going On’ was recorded at Groovex Studio in Sydney in 1981 and 1982, and featured Groove Myers on keyboards and Phil Punch on engineering duties. “I mixed the track in about six hours, but the recording process took nearly two years,” Town has said. “Only weeks before the studio closed I realised that the siren at the beginning was missing. It had been deleted. Once it had been re-recorded with a Pearl Syncussion drum machine, the track came back to life, and is as you now know it.”

Fetus Productions

The name Fetus Productions was based on a poem Town had written about the human race in 1979, including his thoughts on human reproduction. “I was inspired by images found at various medical libraries of genetic mutations found in humans and animals and began to Photostat the images and cut them into collages,” Town has said. “I showed them a friend, Mike Brookfield, and he was inspired to create many works with fluorescent colours on canvases.”

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