2-4-6-8 Motorway: TOM ROBINSON BAND

Australian singles chart: Motorway entered the Kent Music Report on 9 January 1978 and peaked at #13. It was #94 on the Top 100 of 1978.

The song is on the Australian release of Power in the Darkness which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 19 June 1978 and peaked at #52.

2-4-6-8 Motorway was the first single released by British punk rock/new wave group the Tom Robinson Band. It reached #5 in the UK and #13 in Australia.
Robinson wrote the song between leaving Café Society in 1976 and forming the Tom Robinson Band the following year.
The song is about the joys of driving a lorry through a rainy night, until dawn. Although the chorus is based upon a gay liberation chant, this is not clear to the casual listener, so the song is in contrast to their far more blatantly political later songs, covering subjects such as homophobia (Glad to Be Gay) and civil disorder (Long Hot Summer).
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