Hunters and Collectors – Hear No Evil

Original Version(s)

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  4:20 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:20 Crucible album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:19 2 CD versions of the Natural Selection album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:20 Australian Head Above Water singles. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:20 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Demo 4:07 25th Anniversary edition version of the Cut album. Moderately common. Available new in 2CD form.
Studio [2] Demo 4:12 1991 04 21 Cut Demos VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 16 November 2014.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:25 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:52 23 November 1992, Live Acoustic on MMM Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 1 October 2012.
Live 4:53 1994 01 08 Playroom, Tallebudgera (1st Night) DAT. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 22 September 2013.

Recommended Version.

 

Cover Version(s)

Artist Version Length Source
Alpine Studio 4:07 Crucible album.

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

Right in the middle of another great war, there is an earthquake under Hollywood. It couldn’t come at worse time for the film industry. California begins to fall into the sea. Airborne camera men take breathtaking footage of multi-million dollar homes burning in the hills. There is nothing but bad news for the good people at home in their lounge rooms on the other side of the world. Glaciers melt and the sea level begins to rise. Real estate values on the Mornington Peninsula are no longer worth sneezing at. Flights to New Zealand are booked out weeks in advance.

 

Lyrics

From far across the ocean you can hear the sound of thunder
I listen closely but I hear to evil
Just the sounds of cities crashing as they fall into the ocean
No need to worry, it’s just time and motion

It’s nothing at all, nothing I can’t handle
Oh but I, I hear no evil

Everything I trust I hang onto for a while
By my trembling hand as I turn the world to silence
Everything changes… all resistance is crushed
As I ride the infidel… grind his face into the dust

It’s nothing at all, nothing I can’t handle
Oh but I, I hear no evil
Oh but I, I hear no evil

No need to worry, there’s no information
Give me total control, and I’ll give you salvation
Everyone’s an expert so let nature take it’s course
And when I get to heaven, trace the poison to it’s source
Every hero is helpless, only history’s keeping score
But I keep my passion burning, watch the infidel withdraw

Oh, it’s nothing at all, nothing I can’t handle
Oh but I, I hear no evil
Oh but I, I hear no evil

I hear no evil

Nothing’s wrong… I can’t count the cost
My head is fine but my sensations are lost

I hear
I hear no evil