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Woke Up Today: The Definitive - The Mockers - Top 40 Albums

New Zealand Artist: The Mockers

Andrew Fagan's Mockers were hugely successful in an early-mid 80s New Zealand obsessed with then-current crop of British pop. Fagan's vocal inflection (slightly nasal, almost morrissey like at times) were the absolute focal point of the band, a pop-orientated rotating cast of support men, specifically noteable for the mammoth hit (and a genuine kiwi classic, despite how british it sounds) 'forever tuesday morning'.

The band initially formed in 1979 as The Ambitious Vegetables, a highly visible member of the Wellington terrace community with the line-up of Gordon Costello, Andrew Fagan, Gary Curtis and Charlie Mannell who were all at Rongotai College together. Their original songs were written by Gordon Costello when he was aged approximately 10, eg, "Strathmore Slum Shuffle", etc, etc. Gary Curtis wrote many of their songs as well and continued on to write most of the music for The Mockers.
For more information check out the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Mockers
Woke Up Today: The Definitive debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 9 July 2007. It has been in the Top 40 Albums for three weeks with a highest position of #34. There are two albums by The Mockers in the Top 40 Albums.

Chart placings for Woke Up Today: The Definitive:

Chart Date Chart Rank  
09 Jul 2007 Top 40 Albums 35
16 Jul 2007 Top 40 Albums 34
23 Jul 2007 Top 40 Albums 40

Chart placings by The Mockers:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
Woke Up Today: The Definitive Top 40 Albums 09 Jul 2007 3 34
Woke Up Today: The Definitive Collection Top 40 Albums 13 Feb 2017 1 10
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