How It Works

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How It Works
Studio album by
Released21 August 2000
RecordedSing Sing Studios, Melbourne
GenrePop punk
Punk rock
ProducerKalju Tonuma
Bodyjar chronology
Singles And Stuff
How It Works
Plastic Skies
Singles from How It Works
  1. "Not The Same"
    Released: 19 June 2000
  2. "Fall to the Ground"
    Released: 7 August 2000
  3. "Feed It"
    Released: 5 March 2001
  4. "5 Minutes Away (When Punx Attack Magicians)"
    Released: 6 August 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

How It Works was the 6th release from Australian punk-rock group Bodyjar. The single from the album "Not the Same" was used by Pepsi in an advertising campaign in Australia, it was also used in two video games: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and MX Superfly.

It reached gold status in 2005. Along with Bodyjar's other EMI album Plastic Skies, it is now out of print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Not the Same"
  2. "Feed It"
  3. "Ordinary Lives"
  4. "Make It Up"
  5. "No Payback"
  6. "Calling Orson"
  7. "Fall to the Ground"
  8. "Good Enough"
  9. "Five Minutes Away (When Punx Attack Magicians)"
  10. "Another Day"
  11. "Clean Slate"
  12. "Running out of Time"

Release dates[edit]

Date Country Label
21 August 2000 Australia EMI
March 2001 Japan JVC
10 July 2001 USA Nitro
13 August 2001 (Limited 2CD) Australia EMI
1 August 2005 (Limited Double Album Pack) Australia EMI


The Japanese issue comes with two bonus tracks -

1) "Self Inflicted" (previously released on Not the Same EP in Australia)
2) "Halfway Around the World" (previously released on Fall To The Ground EP in Australia)

The disc was re-issued in limited numbers in Australia as a 2-CD set which included the You Got Me A Girls Bike You Idiot! EP. This double CD Issue was first released with picture discs identical to the original releases (of How It Works and You Got Me A Girl's Bike You Idiot!), then subsequently with silver discs.

EMI also released the 2CD version of How It Works with Plastic Skies as a double album promotion in August 2005. Both albums were in their own jewel cases with full original artwork, and both were silver discs, they were packaged together in a card slipcase.