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Go-Between memoir December 30, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Was given a copy of Grant and I by Robert Forster over Christmas… it’s a very readable book – a memoir of how Forster and Grant McLennan formed the Go-Betweens. Some interesting material in their backgrounds. McLennan came from a rural family, Forster from an urban working class background (‘workers, but not union’ as he notes wryly). As an insight into life in Australia in the 60s when he was a teenager and after it’s fascinating.

Written here and here and here about them amongst other pieces on this site. After McLennan’s death I found it impossible to listen to their last album, or Forster’s solo album made at that time, though their earlier material remained high on the playlists.


1. Lamentreat - December 30, 2018

Cheers for mentioning the book, must get hold of a copy. I recently came across this live version of “Cattle and Cane” on Australian TV: murky visuals can’t obscure a Grant tour de force:

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WorldbyStorm - January 1, 2019

it’s well worth it lamentreat. I’d highly recommend it. Love that song and never seen that visual IIRC. Fantastic cheers.


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