They were angular, spare, and poetic when crashing directness was the prevailing style. I actually really like the live disc. Karen; or at 'Performer:' The Go-Betweens. They were angular, spare, and poetic when crashing directness was the prevailing style. On the subject of rhythms, I wish more people noticed that Lindy Morrison was one of the most brilliant drummers in the history of rock. Archived from on 7 April 2012.
We did it in three hours. The single's sleeve depicts Forster and McLennan alongside portraits of , and. Archived from on 29 August 2004. I didn't know anyone I felt strongly enough about to write a love song for. What the fuck is going on with that cover? As I prepare to enter my 40s, I am in awe of them. Archived from on 27 July 2012. But I wasn't in love with anyone, so I just projected it towards that screen image.
It was released in September 1978 by the Australian independent record label, , with only 700 copies of the record produced. Note: User may have to click on 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:', e. Archived from on 17 November 2015. The copies were dubbed from the original vinyl record as the original master tapes of the recordings, which were sent to in 1988, were subsequently lost and are presumed to have been destroyed in a fire. Vickers later became the bass guitarist for the band, between the 1983 and 1987. Both ideas are wonderful and pointless, but redeemed by the beauty, the bruises and the blood, of the music. I have lived this song on at least four separate occasions — its blur of masochism, love, illicit sex and co-dependent revenge.
Because they were storytellers as much as they were songwriters — they seemed like novelists or film directors who went into pop music because it was more immediate, more social, more sexual — The Go-Betweens represent a pinnacle of a certain type of pop music. Pig City: From The Saints to Savage Garden. Only 500 vinyl copies were pressed. What strikes me about the story of the band in the book is that their may never be a group as good as them come out of Brisbane. Beserkley Records however dissolved before the band were able to finalise the contract. Archived from on 17 November 2015.
It would have been only the twentieth time we'd played those songs ever. They were too good, and too unlucky, to be stars. When you start putting other shit in there, it just confuses them. Listen to the entirety of Before Hollywood, the way she marries the inventiveness of Beefheart to the humility of Ringo. When Robert Forster and Grant McLennan formed the Go-Betweens in Brisbane in 1977, they were determined to be different. Everything is little more than a mash note to an unapproachable star in the end, but as a sweet little singalong that at least helped get the band out there somewhere in Australia, rough and simple as it was check Grant McLennan's bass line, which is about as basic as one can get. .
People compare them to The Smiths, but where Morrissey sang about Keats and Yeats, Forster and McLennan equaled them. In January 2009 the German label, , re-issued the single for the 30th anniversary of its original release. By the time I reach my 60s, they might be all I listen to. It was twenty-four track, it had good microphones. I spent a lot of time in the libraries and the librarians had this stillness about them I found very attractive.
Their heroes were Dylan, Creedence, and Television, when it was more fashionable to cite the Stooges and the New York Dolls. There was kindness in the library, then you walk out of the library into the harsh real world. The Go-Betweens story is a fascinating one. With cornerstone drummer Lindy Morrison and, later, additional members Robert Vickers and Amanda Brown the band recorded six albums in the 1980s that are among the finest work of the decade, and earned them a reputation as the ultimate cult band. But this one works too. When Robert Forster and Grant McLennan formed the Go-Betweens in Brisbane in 1977, they were determined to be different.
But who was I in love with? Lee Remick; or at 'Performer:' The Go-Betweens. The general public likes their music to function as music. Title Writer s Length 1. Their heroes were Dylan, Creedence, and Television, when it was more fashionable to cite the Stooges and the New York Dolls. With funding from Nelson, McLennan and they established the.