Sons of Beaches is the third album from Australian rock band Australian Crawl and their second #1 in the Australian albums charts (for 5 weeks). The album released in 1982 on EMI was recorded in Hawaii with ex-pat Mike Chapman, who had also produced Blondie and The Knack.
"Shut Down" was the first single from Sons of Beaches and reached #17 on the Australian Singles Chart in 1982. It was written by drummer Bill McDonough and features lead vocals by James Reyne.
The other singles, "Daughters of the Northern Coast" and "Runaway Girls" / "Santa Claus is Back in Town" charted poorly at #76 and #88 respectively.
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