I was never a fan of either of the two hits you referred to in the article, but the song To Live And Die In L.A. is an awesome song.
I sort of had the same attitude that you mention about Men At Work. I wasn't a big fan back then, but I have come to like them much more now.
I would be very interested in you reviewing the pop album The Real World by Mr. Mister for this series. That would rule!
I don't have that on cassette and while I haven't specifically looked for it on my trips to the record shop, I've never seen it either.