Lazy Highways

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Lazy Highways
Studio album by The Fauves
Released July 1998
Genre Australian Indie rock
Label Polydor Records
Producer Wayne Connolly
The Fauves chronology
Future Spa
(1996) Future Spa1996
Lazy Highways
Thousand Yard Stare
(2000) Thousand Yard Stare2000

Lazy Highways is the fourth studio album by Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne indie band The Fauves . The album has been described as the band's Australiana-album.

Mornington Peninsula peninsula and region of Victoria, Australia

The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Western Port to the east and Bass Strait to the south, and is connected to the mainland in the north. Geographically, the peninsula begins its protrusion from the mainland in the area between Pearcedale and an area south of Frankston. The area was originally home to the Mayone-bulluk and Boonwurrung-Balluk clans and formed part of the Boonwurrung nation's territory prior to European settlement.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 4.9 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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Track listing

(all songs by The Fauves)

  1. "Surf City Limits"
  2. "Ocean Hearted"
  3. "The Charles Atlas Way"
  4. "Long Load"
  5. "Girlfriend For Life"
  6. "Campfire King Of Course
  7. "Playing Like Millionaires"
  8. "Wear The Label On The Outside"
  9. "Kickin' On"
  10. "The Greek Aesthetic"
  11. "Extra Virgin"
  12. "What's Five Cents Buy"
  13. "Don't Give Me The It's Not You It's Me"
  14. "Sunbury '97"
  15. "Show You Round The Compound"


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