Mi-Sex : But You Don’t Care

Mi-Sex’s promo video for the hit single ‘But You Don’t Care’ (June, 1979), taken from the 1979 album ‘Graffiti Crimes’.

In August 1978 the band moved from New Zealand to Sydney and signed to the Australian division of CBS Records by the label’s then A&R manager/House producer Peter Dawkins, himself an expatriate New Zealander who is best known for his productions with another former NZ group based in Australia, Dragon.

Their first single for CBS, “But You Don’t Care”/”Burning Up”, was released in Australia in June 1979 and their debut album, Graffiti Crimes was issued in July 1979 to coincide with their national tour as the support act for Talking Heads. The LP included their biggest hit, the synthesizer-driven “Computer Games”, a Burns/Stanton composition released in Australia on October 1, 1979. The single went to #1 in Australia, made the top 5 in New Zealand, and also charted in 20 countries including Canada and South Africa.

The follow-up album, Space Race sold well and produced another big single, “People”, but the band were unable to maintain their early momentum and two later albums failed to produce the same popular interest. Mi-Sex disbanded in March 1984.