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The Go-Betweens: Live in New Zealand, 1985

We meant to post something a few days back to commemorate the birthday of the late great Grant Mc Lennan.

We’ll always have Grant’s great music and he will always be alive in the memory of true music fans.

Here, albeit a tad late, we remember Grant in the early days of his wonderful music odyssey that was very sadly curtailed far far too soon.

Some amazing live music from Grant – with Robert Forster – back in ’85 in one of the greatest bands of all, the seminal and sublime Go-Betweens! in a set that includes two of Grant’s greatest classics Cattle & Cane and Bachelor Kisses.

The Go-Betweens: Live in Wellington, New Zealand
February 12, 1985

All thanks to misha4music who says;

First of all I’d like to thank Uli for giving me this wonderful boot. Because it is a great boot: excellent sound, plus it includes one of the rare live recordings of River of money (as final song: the cd from which it was ripped had some damage hence the noises at the end, still a great thing).

But what is most intriguing of this whole performance is seeing the Go-Betweens right before becoming a more pop-rock-oriented ensemble: in fact many of the songs performed can still be considered inside the new wave “canon” (many from “Before Hollywood”, and then -as I said before- the brave spoken word of River of money).

I also hope you enjoy the nice picture I managed to find (from one of my old music magazines). And if any of you has any image of the gbs that can be of some interest feel free to upload it and give me the link, it’d be highly appreciated.


1. Cattle & Cane
2. Part Company
3. Unkind & Unwise
4. On My Block
5. Right For Him
6. Bachelor Kisses
7. Rare Breed
8. Five Words
9. Right Word
10. Draining The Pool For You
11. That Way
12. People Say
13. A Bad Debt Follows You
14. Man O’Sand To Girl O’Sea
15. I Need Two Heads
16. Hammer The Hammer
17. River Of Money

Here she be:

thanks to misha4music

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March 2, 2009 - Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC

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