Spy Vs Spy – Don’t Tear It Down

Spy vs Spy switched labels to WEA and had their highest charting success in February 1987 with their single “Don’t Tear it Down” on the Australian singles chart and the associated album A.O. Mod. TV. Vers. which peaked at #12 on the Australian albums chart. The title is an abbreviation of ‘Adults Only Modified Television Version’ which used to appear at the bottom of late night movies in Australia at the time. This album, produced by Karski again, provided three singles – “Don’t Tear It Down” inspired by the Department of Main Roads seeking to demolish the band’s Darling Street squat.