First Work

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First Work
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ReleasedAustralia: 8 September 2003
Recorded2003
Genre Rock
Length15:52
Label Don't Music
Warner Music Australia
Thirsty Merc chronology
First Work
(2003)
Thirsty Merc
(2004)
Singles from First Work
  1. "Wasting Time"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Emancipate Myself"
    Released: 2003

First Work is the debut EP release by Australia rock band Thirsty Merc released in 2003, which appeared on the ARIA Charts top 100. [1] It features early versions of songs that the band re-recorded for their studio album Thirsty Merc .

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Rai Thistlethwayte.

  1. "Wasting Time" – 3:55
  2. "Emancipate Myself" – 3:44
  3. "Baby Tell Me I'm the Only One" – 3:23
  4. "Homewrecker" – 3:05
  5. "Skeletal Wreck" – 1:45

Personnel

Guitars, Pianos & Singer-Songwriter
Bass guitar & Backing vocals
Drums & percussion
guitars & Backing vocals

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