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Robert Forster: Sex God (Disc 1 & 2)

Robert Forster: Sex God (Disc 1 & 2)

Despite the dumb title, a sublime collection of Robert Forster out-takes, demos, covers and live tracks! Some great stuff from the GB days too!

A whopping 32 tracks in all!

Grab it now mofos!

All thanks to misha who says;

“Sex God” is a collection of precious bootleg recordings of Robert Forster’s spanning from live recordings dating from 1991 to 1996, and including also some “Danger In The Past” demos. Which means: a lot of stuff, and quite rare too (there seems to be not many Forster’s boots out there from the nineties), and I mean to make a point when I say that, for example, it is a great joy to be able to listen to (what probably is) the first public performance of When she talks about angels (from the “Mark Radcliffe” radio sessions at BBC Radio One), and I personally could never get tired of listening to Danger in the past (the album demos obviously do not sound perfect, but they are very good and of great interest: it is, for instance, captivating to see how I’ve been looking for somebody can sound good also without (that wonderful sounding) piano).

Also among my favourites: the plain, simple solo acoustic rendition of Love is a sign (from Disc 2), Grant Hart’s acoustic 2541 (I actually thought it should have made it to the Intermission Best Of instead of Frisco Depot, and not only because I love Husker Du) and Rock ‘n’ roll friend of course (though nothing can beat the 1987 KCRW radio sessions).
And last (but not least) a big big thank you to Uli who managed to upload this for me (and for you, yeah).

In case someone didn’t get how much stuff you’ll find in here I’m posting the tracklists as well.

Tracklisting

Disc 1:


Magasinet, Gothenburg, Sweden, February 17, 1991 (radio broadcast)
01. Is This What You Call Change
02. Love Is A Sign
03. People Say
04. I’ve Been Looking For Somebody
05. Dive For Your Memory
06. Baby Stones
07. Spring Rain
08. Leave Here Satisfied

“Danger In The Past” demos
09. Danger In The Past
10. The River People
11. I’ve Been Looking For Somebody
12. Drop

“Danger In The Past” outtake

13. Falling Star
“Greater London Radio” session, UK, April 21, 1993 
14. Atlanta Lie Low
Triple J “Acoustic Sessions”, Australia, May 26, 1993
15. The Circle
16. Falling Star
17. Drop (cuts)

Disc 2:


Phaat Chalice, Sydney, Australia, June 24, 1995 (radio broadcast)
01. Danger In The Past
02. Love Is A Sign
03. I’ve Been Looking For Somebody
04. 121
05. 2541
06. The Circle
07. Part Company
08. Dive For Your Memory
09. Crying Love (cuts)

“Mark Radcliffe” session, BBC Radio One, UK, August 7, 1996
10. I Can Do
11. Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend
12. She Sang About Angels

BBC Radio One session, UK, July 1994
13. 3AM
14. Interview
15. Baby Stones

Here be Bobby;

Sex God (Disc 1)

Sex God (Disc 2)

 

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March 19, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens – John Peel Session – July 1982


The Go-Betweens – John Peel Session; 14th July 1982
We think this was the Go-Betweens first session recorded for the late great John Peel at BBC Radio 1.

Along with “Ask” from the Before Hollywood LP, there are three rare tracks.

All thanks to fruitierthanthou who says;


I have always been a big GO-BETWEENS fan ever since I heard “People Say” which is just one of those things I would have given anything to have written.

Grant McLennan’s passing away a few years ago was just one the saddest things, more so, as it meant no more GO-BETWEENS records.

I remember when I heard the news I welled up with sadness searching youtube & finding Grant camping up “Cattle & Cane” here… A song I am sure would have made me a bona fide GO-BETWEENS if I hadn’t heard “People Say” first.

I suppose this is as good as any point, recounting my GO-BETWEENS anecdote.

In fact it doesn’t involve Grant or Mr Forster. It was at a GO-BETWEENS gig, upstairs at the Hammersmith Clarendon Hotel. I was trying to persuade Mr Fish, THE JAZZ BUTCHER into giving a song for a cassette compilation I was involved in. THE JAZZ BUTCHER were supporting that night. From a distance, Lindy Morrison comes hurtling towards us like the Hanna Barbera Tasmanian devil.. “I know you!!!” (She didn’t), “I know you!!!!” (She really didn’t!) & before I could consume a decent lungful of oxygen she grabbed me & gave me a great big tonguey snog. I mentioned, before I could consume a decent lungful for oxygen because she nearly suffocated me. She finally let me go, oxygen slowly returning to my arteries, part startled, part aroused, I managed to say “Thank you” in the voice of a schoolboy still not expecting his testicles to drop for good few years… When I have recounted this to other indie “kids” I have found this is not just MY anecdote .. Ho hum!!

I was thinking about that gig (which was pretty good as I remember) & found I had already loaded this John Peel session on to my PC. I think it was their first … Enjoy.

THE GO-BETWEENS – John Peel Session 14th July 1982

“Near The Chimney”
“Metal & Shells”
“Ask”
“A Peaceful Wreck”

John_Peel_Session_14th_July_1982.rar

thanks fruitierthanthou

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March 10, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, John Peel, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens – Bachelor Kisses


The Go-Betweens – Bachelor Kisses
1984, Sire
mp3/ RS

Don’t believe what you’ve heard. Faithful’s not a bad word.

One of Grant McLennan’s greatest moments. One of modern music’s greatest moments!

An ostensibly simple song where a sumptuous melody wraps around beautiful, minimalist, plaintiff, ambiguous poetry.

I’ve played this track thousands of times down the years and it’s profound beauty never ever diminishes!

Spring Hill FairThis song was recorded in 1984 for the great Spring Hill Fair LP and released as a single in August 1984.

Spring Hill Fair was one of the first GB’s albums I came across way back in the day. My pal Kev, who had wonderfully eclectic music taste, was gushing about the LP and in particular this fine track. He popped it onto a cassette – yap, real high tech times! – and I played it so much, the f*cking thing eventually fell apart!

Below is the original video of the song.


by BooBooGBs


Hey wait, please wait,
Don’t rush off,
You won’t be late.
Wait, yes, he’ll wait,
The engine’s running
At the gate.

Don’t believe what you’ve heard,
Faithful’s not a bad word.

Oh, won’t you save these bachelor
kisses now, they’re for your brow.
Oh, won’t you save these bachelor
kisses now, they’re for your brow.

Hand, hands like hooks,
You’ll get hurt
If you play with crooks.
Your hand, that’s all he took,
The world opened up
For your looks.

Don’t believe what you’ve heard,
Faithful’s not a bad word.

Oh, won’t you save these bachelor
kisses now, they’re for your brow.
Oh, won’t you save these bachelor
kisses now, they’re for your brow.

The arcade lights are hanging down.
The rain surrenders to the town.
The world of men don’t mean a thing
When all they give you is a diamond ring.

Don’t believe what you’ve heard,
Faithful’s not a bad word.

Oh, won’t you save these bachelor
kisses now, they’re for your brow.
Oh, won’t you save these bachelor
kisses now, they’re for your brow.

But don’t be slave to bachelor
kisses now, they’ll break their vow.
But don’t be slave to bachelor
kisses now, they’ll break their vow.

– Grant McLennan


The Go-Betweens – Bachelor Kisses
1984, Sire


Side One:
Bachelor Kisses

Side Two:
Rare Breed

Released as 7″ and 12″ (with Unkind and Unwise (instrumental) ) vinyl single in August 1984: UK 7″: Sire W 9156

Here she be!

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March 7, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens – Cattle and Cane

The Go-Betweens – Cattle And Cane
1983, Rough Trade
mp3 / RS

In the sky, a rain of falling cinders. From time to time the waste. Memory wastes.
Another one of the late great Grant McLennan‘s finest moments, the sublime “Cattle and Cane” from the seminal and supremely influential Before Hollywood LP.

“Cattle and Cane” was released as a 7″ vinyl single in February 1983.

by bleed-the-sky

One of the first songs where Grant delved into clearly autobiographical subject matter; this time his growing up on a cattle station in the wilds of Queensland.

A beautiful melody here accompanies vivid pastoral poetry dredging up memories of better times. Youthful times. Times long gone in a faraway place.

This great song’s a celebration of those times and that faraway place. A sadness for those times. A longing for those times and for that place.

However, much like what Highway 61 represented for a young Bob Dylan growing up far from the big city in the remote rural heartland of Duluth, Minnesota, it’s “the railroad” here that represents for a young Grant an escape from the remote rural heartland of Queensland to the big city, the wider world of creativity, the future.

In the end, all he has of that treasured fledgling time is what exists in memory.

However, alas, as the lyric emphasises, “memory wastes … memory wastes.

Grant spoke about “Cattle and Cane” in an interview soon after its release in 83:

I wrote (the song) to please my mother. She hasn’t heard it yet because my mother and stepfather live (on a cattle station) and they can’t get 240 volts electricity there, so I have to sing it over the phone to her […]

I don’t like the word nostalgic; to me, it’s a sloppy yearning for the past, and I’m not trying to do that in that song. I

‘m just trying to put three vignettes of a person, who’s a lot like myself, growing up in Queensland, and just juxtaposing that against how I am now.

– Grant McLennan, 1983

In May 2001 “Cattle and Cane” was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top Australian songs of all time.


art by etherealspace



I recall a schoolboy coming home
Through fields of cane
To a house of tin and timber
And in the sky
A rain of falling cinders
From time to time
The waste, memory wastes.
I recall a boy in bigger pants
Like everyone
Just waiting for a chance
His father’s watch
He left it in the showers
From time to time
The waste, memory wastes
I recall a bigger brighter world
A world of books
And silent times in thought
And then the railroad
The railroad takes him home
Through fields of cattle
Through fields of cane
From time to time
The waste, memory wastes
The waste, memory wastes
Further, longer, higher, older


– Grant McLennan




Two versions here, both great.

Firstly, the original video of the song, recorded in 1982 for the great Before Hollywood LP.

Secondly, the Go-Betweens perform Cattle and Cane live on Aussie TV on the show Rock Arena, in February 1983.

The Go-Betweens – Cattle And Cane
1983, Rough Trade

Side One:
Cattle And Cane

Side Two:
Heaven Says

Released as a 7″ vinyl single in February 1983: UK: Rough Trade RT 124
Australia: Stunn BFA 952

Here she be


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March 7, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Robert Forster and Grant McLennan – Studio 22, 27 May 1999

Robert Forster and Grant McLennan
Studio 22
27 May 1999
mp3 / (37.33 MB)/ RS

An intimate encounter with the timeless songs of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan

A wonderful, high-quality, bootleg of Robert Forster and Grant Mc Lennan from their 1999 tour.

The boys reunited to promote the release of Bellavista Terrace; The Best of the the Go-Betweens .

The recording was made by ABC’s Studio 22 show.

Seven stone cold the Go-Betweens classics in here!

The set seems very McLennan weighted, including arguably Grant’s two finest musical moments, the timeless and beautiful Cattle & Cane and Bachelor Kisses. Not far behind, his wonderful Love Goes On.

A few Robert classics too however, including the excellent Head Full Of Steam, and the song which started it all, the Jonathan Richman inspired post-punk pop classic Lee Remick !


Big thanks to stripedsunlight who says;

A beautiful recording of some of their finest in the acoustic tradition.

Many thanks to the most brilliant Chuck who has dragged this gem from his archives.

I saw them play on this tour, it was a come back I didn’t think I would see at the time and of course it was only the start of a new beginning.

Tracklisting

01 – Intro
02 – Magic In Here
03 – Head Full Of Steam
04 – Cattle & Cane
05 – Bachelor Kisses
06 – Baby Stones
07 – Love Goes On
08 – Lee Remick
09 – Outro

Here she be:

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March 6, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – German Schoolhouse (Live in Haindling Nov 2008)


Robert Forster – German Schoolhouse
Live in Haindling Nov 28, 2008

A wonderful high-quality Robert Forster bootleg with lots of Go-Between classics as well as older solo Forster stuff, as well of course as songs from his amazing 2008 LP “The Evangelist”.

Playing along with Robert is his wife, violinist Karin Bäumler.

“Robert Forster in Haindling” was a benefit concert for an organisation that supports children who develop cancer. Please contribute to their very meretricious work by dropping a few bucks here: bettina-braeu-stiftung

All thanks to That Striped Sunlight Sound who says;

I’m in a bit of a Robert mood at the moment, its a long story and this boot is the ticket. Its maybe the best Robert gig I’ve heard recorded, with a wonderful selection of songs, including “When people are dead” a song I would kill to see live. Also the recording which is an acoustic sound board, features Robert’s wife Karin on violin.

These fascinating notes are from the boot compiler (not sure who that was but many thanks anyway!);
As many of you know Robert Forster spent a couple of years in Bavaria (drinking beer and smile from ear to ear), in the town of Regensburg. After having left the Go-Betweens in 1990 he moved to Alteglofsheim, a small village about 30 km away from Regensburg, living in a “German Farmhouse” with members of the local Band “Baby you know” (a very much underrated band, in my opinion.)

The Band doesn’t exist anymore, if you’re lucky you may get one of their CDs on ebay or elsewhere. Look out for “Clear Water”.

One of the members of that band was Karin Bäumler, violinist, who became Robert’s wife.

So: After Robert’s world tour 2008 he, Karin and their kids stayed here in Bavaria for a couple of weeks. They lived in a house in the village of “Haindling”, close to Geiselhöring, which is about 35 km away from Regensburg. (It is the same village after which the German Band “Haindling” got their name from, by the way).

On November 28, Robert (and Karin on a couple of songs) did a benefit concert in this very village in the “Alte Hauptschule”, which means “Old schoolhouse” (roughly translated). This, of course, led to the title “German Schoolhouse”. (Karin told me that Robert liked the title, so don’t say anything against it…)

Only fifty or so people found access to this rather small venue, which made it a very special show.

After the show I had the opportunity to talk to Robert and Karin for the first time: Very, very friendly people, and both crazy about music. (People who LOVE music can’t have a bad character anyway, can they?).

Robert told me that he already has written a couple of songs since “The Evangelist” came out, but has no plans to record them in the near future.

One these new songs, “Love is where it is”, was performed during the concert. (Robert asked me not to upload this song, which is quite understandable.)

Thank you Robert for allowing me to record the show, thanks to Karin for the phone calls, and of course thanks to Edi and Manfred at the soundboard for their technical support.

“Robert Forster in Haindling” was a benefit-Concert for an organisation that supports children who develop cancer. If you want to get information or even give a donation, here is its domain: www.bettina-braeu-stiftung.de

Tracklisting

01-A place to hide away
02-River people
03-If it rains
04-Pandanus
05-Spirit of a vampyre
06-Darlinghurt nights
07-When people are dead
08-Surfing magazines
09-The house Jack Kerouac built
10-Bow down
11-Born to a family
12-German farmhouse
13-Part company
14-I’ve been looking for somebody
15-Head full of steam
16-Quiet heart
17-As he lives my life

Download Here

thanks to That Striped Sunlight Sound

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March 5, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Karin Bäumler, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens – Head Full of Steam

The Go-Betweens – Head Full Of Steam
1986, Beggars Banquet
mp3/ RS


She locked the door and the key, opened the windows for the neighbours to see her climb on my knee

Another sublime Robert Forster moment from the Go-Betweens’ seminal LP Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express.

Typically wonderful Forster poetry here splattered with hilarious abstract non-sequiters – the likes of “Her father works, her mother works in exports but that’s of no importance at all !

Surely the antithesis of your cliched love/ lust song!

Liberty Belle, the fourth album by the Go-Betweens, was released in 1986 in the UK on Beggars Banquet Records.

The album was recorded at Berry Street Studios in London and consisted of ten wonderful songs, the best of which being another Forster classic “Spring Rain”.

The album was produced by the Go-Betweens and Richard Preston, with the GB’s then being;

Robert Forster: Guitar & Vocals
Grant McLennan: Guitar & Vocals
Robert Vickers: Bass
Lindy Morrison: Drums

Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) provides the backing vocals on this track.


Can I come to your place and can I wash your hair?

We were delighted to find the vid posted on Youtube as, amazingly, we’d never ever seen it!

Then later we were almost sad we found it! Almost!

Now we know why we’d never seen this before. Or nobody had!

Robert’s at his most, let’s say, outré here! No, we don’t mean he looks like he’s just back from the gay Mardi Gras! Well, not necessarily!

We won’t speak of the Grant wig and outfit either!

We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that copious drugs were being taken during the concept phase and also before and during the shoot, and that the plan was to take the piss out of all those OTT New Romantic bands popular at the time.




art by homigl14

Head Full of Steam – Robert Forster

I’d never met her type she ignored me and that’s alright
Never to be friends or my body lie on her floor
Her father works
Her mother works in exports
But that’s of no importance at all
I don’t mind
I don’t mind

To chase her
A fools dream
I’m 104 degrees
With a Head Full of Steam
All waiting’s up
I’m on that team
That says go forward
With a Head Full of Steam

She plays hard to get along with
But she might drop by
She never had a nickname
But then nor have I
I don’t mind
I don’t mind
To chase her
A fools dream
I’m 104 degrees
With a Head Full of Steam

All waiting’s up
I’m on that team
That says go forward
With a Head Full of Steam

Steam may rise
Steam
may deck
Can I come to your place
and can I wash your hair?


I’d never met her type
She locked the door and the key
Opened the windows for the neighbours to see
Her climb on my knee
To chase her
A fools dream
I’m 104 degrees
With a Head Full of Steam

All waitings up
I’m on that team
That says go forward
With a Head Full of Steam
Go Forward
Go forward now
Go forward
Go forward now




thanks jteglund

The Go-Betweens – Head Full Of Steam
1986, Beggars Banquet


Side One:
Head Full Of Steam

Side Two:
Don’t Let Him Come Back (new version)
The Wrong Road (early version) 12″ only

Released as 7″ and 12″ vinyl single in May 1986:

UK 7″: Beggars Banquet BEG 159
UK 12″: Beggars Banquet BEG 159 T

Here she be

March 5, 2009 Posted by | Canon, Go-Betweens, Robert Forster, Tracey Thorn, _ART, _BABE, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

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.

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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.

Tracklisting

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 | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Live San Francisco (Sept. 10th 2008)

Another wonderful Robert Forster boot from the great misha4music.blogspot

Here is another boot on Robert‘s splendid 2008 tour, but actually a special one to me. Mainly because of two very simple reasons called Girl lying on the beach (probably my favourite Go-Betweens’ b-side ever, really! I do think it was a real blame it never made it to the tracklist of some album: it would have been a perfect fit for “Bright Yellow, Bright Orange“), and From ghost town (the heartbreaking ending to last year’s “The Evangelist“).

Plus, the first part of the set is all acoustic (voice + acoustic guitar + bass), and very intense.

As always when it comes to this extraordinary tour the gig is very long, which means more than 30 tracks. Yes, the sound is not perfect (a decent audience recording), but the performance is so good that it’s hard to care about the rest.

I do hope you enjoy all of this.

Live S. F. Disc 1, Part 1
Live S. F. Disc 1, Part 2
Live S. F. Disc 2

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March 2, 2009 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Robert Forster: Live In Copenhagen (2008-09-28)


Robert Forster: Live In Copenhagen (2008-09-28)

An amazing quality Robert Forster soundboard bootleg covering material from Robert’s sublime Evangelist LP (one of the best albums of 2008) as well as from his earlier solo stuff plus, for us Go-Betweens obsessives, some classic GB tracks.

All thanks to the excellent misha4music who says:

Yes, people sometimes do tend to go back to the “crime scene”: in this case RobertForster got back to Vega, Copenhagen where he performed with The Go-Betweens during the 2000 tour (I posted the Vega 2000 boot, btw) and I’m SO glad he did because this soundboard recording bootleg of that gig is really a treat, a gift to all GBs fans out there: we’re talking about a long set (over 2 hours!) spanning through Forster’s whole career, including also some of GBs’ least frequently live played songs (I’m allright and Rock’n’roll friend), Robert singing one of Grant’s GBs’ songs (and one of his best: Quiet heart, I think a regular one of The Evangelist tour), an Heart out to tender (from the “Danger in the past” LP) I didn’t remember so fine, several numbers from The Evangelist, and many many others (my fave bits: a Something for myself never so intimate before, a When she sang about angels with a brand new and really beautiful acoustic guitar solo in the middle).

In short terms: a topnotch bootleg (both for the the performance itself and for the quality of the recording), of which I have no problem saying it would probably fit among a Top 5 of all the go-betweens-oriented bootlegs I’ve posted.

Here be Bob;

(NOTE: Dear Internet Nazis, these are not our links, nor do we know who uploaded any files. We didn’t upload them!!)

thanks misha


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The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane Acoustic Demos

A rare collection from our most favourite group of all, the mighty Go-Betweens.

This was given away back in May 1996 with the French music mag Les Inrockuptibles, who properly described the GBs as “the most under-estimated band in the history of rock”!

These are the acoustic demos to the GB’s most ‘accessible’, and also probably their best (but all their LPs are excellent!) album. Also included are a few unreleased tracks and earlier numbers.

All thanks to the great stripedsunlight who says;

A gem and maybe one of the rarest official items from the band. This freebie was given away with the issue 58 of the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles.

This CD is a 10 out of 10, studio recorded, acoustic demos, of possibly their best album, a must for any fan.

Here she be



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December 16, 2008 Posted by | Canon, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

The Go-Betweens – The Cassette Releases 1981 – 5 New Songs, other rare early songs & interviews

The Go-Betweens – The Cassette Releases 1981

A fascinating early – real early! – collection of GB’s tracks, demos, live performances and interviews etc.

from http://stripedsunlight.blogspot.com who says;

I’ve been listening to this today and its fantastic. There’s songs I haven’t heard before, some great live and demos of well known songs and the interviews are amazing. Especially the 1/2 hour 4zzz one, its amazing to hear these guys talk in depth when they are right at the start of it all, like 19 years old.

There’s quite a lot of talk about Peter Milton Walsh’s brief membership in the band, why He joined and why He left, record deals, other Brisbane bands round that time and songwriting, it really is fantastic.
You’ll just have to download it and have a listen.

For a very special treat many thanks to Steve aka duckdogtwo who compiled this wonderful collection of rare and early Go-Betweens. This is what Steve says about these recordings.

I was going to tart these up and compile them but they sounded pretty good anyway.
These are from my tapes done four or five years ago, my first transfers.
A couple of these tracks are on the remastered Send Me A Lullaby, but I’m not sure which ones.
The second 3PBS interview cuts off abruptly, not sure if there was more.
The Distant Violins scan is mine, the rest I found on the net.
Couldn’t find a decent one of Fast Forward.

Tracklisting

01 – Five New Songs – Heaven Says.
02 – Five New Songs – Undo What You Did.
03 – Five New Songs – Cracked Wheat.
04 – Five New Songs – People Know.
05 – Five New Songs – A Peaceful Wreck.
06 – Missing Link Demo – One Word.
07 – Missing Link Demo – Hope.
08 – Missing Link Live – I Need Two Heads.
09 – 3PBS 1981 – Karen.
10 – 3PBS 1981 – One Word.
11 – 3PBS 1981 – One Thing Can Hold Us.
12 – 3PBS 1981 – Interview Pt1.
13 – 3PBS 1981 – Interview Pt2.
14 – 4ZZZ Interview 1979.

Here she be:


Big thanks to stripedsunlight and duckdogtwo

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December 16, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Live Radio Session BBC 6 (23/9/2008)

Robert Forster – Live Radio Session BBC 6
23rd September 2008

More wonderful Forster thanks to our pals at the great stripedsunlight

A great session recorded for Marc Riley’s show on BBC a few weeks back, together with an interview with the great man!

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We also recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

We also posted a special Live show in Brisbane back in April 2008: Robert Forster – April 2008

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads of Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads of Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

Robert also has a great website here: http://www.robertforster.net

Bob writes:

Steve from Keyham in the UK who gave us the heads up on the Robert Forster live radio session on the Marc Riley show on BBC radio 6, has outdone him self and recorded it.

Its a fantastic recording, with 3 tracks and a couple of interviews. Pandanus is shaping up to be my fav track of the Evangelist, its great here. The whole band is on this.


Here’s what Steve says;

Managed to catch the Robert Forster session & it was great. Have recorded it & posted it onto Rapidshare.

It’s my first pop at actually uploading to Rapidshare, but it seems to work.


Plus a couple of pics from the tour blog of our favorite band on the run, catch up with this very funny blog here

Tracklisting

01 Intro 01
02 Pandanus
03 Interview 01
04 Intro 02
05 Surfing magazines
06 Interview 02
07 Demon days
08 Outro

Here be Bob


Big thanks to stripedsunlight and Steve



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October 9, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Go-Betweens Heaven …. stripedsunlight.blogspot !

You may have noticed that we’re quite fanatical about Brisbane’s finest sons, the Go-Betweens (and indeed the wonderful solo work of the late great Grant Mc Lennan and the genius that is Robert Forster)

Now, I don’t mean fanatical in the sense of making crappy shaky videos and then strapping half a ton of explosives around our chest and running into record stores that don’t stock Go-Betweens records screaming stuff about teenage Rasputins and the like!! …. But almost !

But we’ve found a big Go-Betweens fanatic who’s an even bigger Go-Betweens fanatic than we are!

This guy, Bob, is almost at the stage of making shaky videos and then strapping half a ton of explosives around his chest and running into record stores that don’t stock Go-Betweens records screaming stuff about teenage Rasputins and the like!!

But, what’s better, this Go-Betweens fanatic has been posting shitloads of wonderful Go-Betweens rarities as well as solo Grant and Robert goodies!

Well … Bob is from Brisbane, and the GBs are the finest thing to ever come out of Brisbane! Or indeed Australia! Or the southern hemisphere!!

We bow in awe before the Go-Betweens heaven that is the wonderful stripedsunlight.blogspot ! (named of course for a great GB’s release from a few years back!)

We’re not worthy!! …… We’re not worthy!!

Bob’s got loads of other great Oz music too … and loads of stuff from sublime Oz bands we love like Nick Cave (Birthday Party, Bad Seeds, Solo), The Saints, The Triffids, Hunters & Collectors etc etc …. plus shitloads of lesser known bands.

A little heads up to Bob though … we’re gonna be borrowing a few of those delicious GBs post!

Keep up the great work mate!!

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October 7, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Robert Forster, Roykeanz, _MUSIC, _OTHER | 1 Comment

Great Australian Albums The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane

Another GBs nugget from the wonderful stripedsunlight

This is a wonderful document about 16 Lovers Lane, not only the finest of many fine GB’s LPs, but one of the finest albums in recent times! An album that was shamefully overlooked when it was released, the consequent lack of deserved commercial success contributing to the band splitting up for a long number of years!

Bob speaks about the show thusly;

The first Album in the 2nd series of Great Australian Albums aired in Australia this weekend and I managed to record it. I’m going to upload the hour long broadcast in 4 parts to make it a manageable download from the blog and the 1st part is up, with the rest as I find time this week.

So all you overseas fans who couldn’t watch and those here who missed the show here’s your opportunity.

The 1st series had some fantastic albums but the Triffids Born sandy devotional and the Saints I’m Stranded were the highlights for me and I have recordings of those 2 shows if there’s heaps of interest cause this takes a bit of work.

The series has held exceptionally high standards, with its interviews and insight and this was no exception. 16 Lovers has always been an album close to my heart, I cut my wedding cake to “love is a sign”, and it was the cumulation of everything the Gobs had achieved, it should have been their breakthrough album. It hasn’t a weak song on it and many exceptional songs.

The hour in which they delve into the making of the album and the collapse of the original band is fascinating, the way they operated, the relationships which were very convoluted and the disappointments which came after, had me glued to the TV.

All the band members talk with candor and humor, with Grant’s input made with footage from old interviews done in such a way that he was truly part of it.

I hope to hear many comments from you guys about things that stuck you or touched you.

I’ve included a few screen shots from this wonderful document.






The Go-Between’s started in the late 1970s when Robert Forster persuaded his friend Grant McLennan to form a band. They began writing songs and were soon in London where they made their base for most of the 1980s.

Lindy joined around 1980 and she and Robert became lovers. Shortly after the couple broke up, violinist Amanda Brown joined and became involved with Grant.




Through it all were a series of brilliant and critically acclaimed albums.

In 1988, they returned to Australia without longtime bass player Robert Vickers and was replaced by fellow Brisbane expatriate John Willsteed.

It was this line-up of the Go-Betweens that recorded 16 Lovers Lane, their most musically accomplished album.

The band then embarked on a year-long world tour. Then, on the 29th of December at 6pm Robert met with Lindy and Grant met with Amanda and sacked them.





Big thanks to Bob at stripedsunlight



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October 7, 2008 Posted by | Australia, Canon, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens: J-File (broadcast 31-08-2000)

The Go-Betweens: J-File (broadcast 31-08-2000)

Bob from the great Oz music site stripedsunlight.blogspot has posted this beauty!

He says “Many Thanks to Robert from Melbourne who has uploaded 3 hours of Go-Betweens on the J-files for us, it sounds fantastic …

I’m not sure if this is in wide circulation – It’s the JJJ Go-Betweens J-File broadcast on 31.08.2000.

It really is wonderful.

It was a week before the release of Friends of Rachel Worth (or close to that). Grant and Robert sit in on the show and they talk through the new album and the history of the band – old JJJ interviews also cut through the show between old and new songs.

It’s three hours long, so I’ve split it into 3 CD-length files.

It’s great to hear them talk about their “come-back”, knowing now how successful it was.

Robert.

Download Here

Part1
Part2
Part3

Huge thanks to Robert from Melbourne and stripedsunlight.blogspot



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October 7, 2008 Posted by | Australia, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Did She Overtake You

One of my favourite tracks from Robert’s marvellous 2008 Evangelist LP, the beautiful, ambiguous and minimalist Did She Overtake You.

Stunning art from Mr F.!

by SeauDePhoto

Did she overtake you, as you stalled to wait for her friend

And was there a circus that she saw had hoped for and left

Did she overtake you, or bemuse you, with how hard she’d push

And then surprise you, or were you not ready enough

And then out-angle you, or did you play dumb pretending you knew

That one day she’d make it without you

That one day she’d make it beside you

That one day she’d make it without you


Grab it in different versions here:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We long ago posted Robert’s wonderful 2008 LP – the best album of the year! – at “Evangelist

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

A special Live show in Brisbane back in April 2008:Robert Forster – April 2008

Other great links:

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We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Demon Days

The greatest track from Robert’s marvellous 2008 LP, The Evangelist, the beautiful, haunting, powerful lament Demon Days.

Demon Days was co-written with the late great Grant Mc Lennan. All too sadly, this song would be the last song the pair wrote together.

Grant died very shockingly aged only 48, on 6 May 2006 at home in Brisbane.

We miss you Grant! But we’ll always have your wonderful music.

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Robert dedicates the entire album, and most poignantly this track, as well as “Let Your Light In, Babe” and “It Ain’t Easy” (also co-written with Grant), in honour of his longtime friend and song-writing partner in one of the best bands of all time The Go-Betweens, the late great Grant Mc Lennan.


Although Demon Days was written well before Grant’s death, rather strangely and surreally, it has the feel of being a powerful portent of that shocking future event.

It’s difficult to listen to. But it’s also a fitting tribute to Grant’s greatness.

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by SeauDePhoto

In these demon days
We’re pulling our pay
The lights on the hill
Are freezing us still
The fingers of fate
Stretch out and take
Us to a night
But something’s not right
Something’s gone wrong

The half whispered hopes
The dreams that we smoked
Puffed up and ran
As only dreams can
Dreamt by the young
Sparks to be sung
In places so bright
But something’s not right
Something’s gone wrong


Listen to this wonderful song in different versions here:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We long ago posted Robert’s wonderful 2008 LP – the best album of the year! – at “Evangelist

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

A special Live show in Brisbane back in April 2008:Robert Forster – April 2008

Other great links:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Robert also has a great website here: http://www.robertforster.net

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Interview with The Australian, April 2008

An interview with a rather dapper Robert Forster for The Australian, in April 2008!!

Robert talks about his great new LP “THE EVANGELIST” , the Go-Betweens and other stuff!

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We posted Robert’s wonderful new LP – the best of the year! – at “THE EVANGELIST

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

Robert has a great website here too: http://www.robertforster.net

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Special Instore Gig – Brisbane 26 April 2008

Robert Forster – Special Instore Gig
Rocking Horse Records
Brisbane
26 April 2008
The lights on the hill are freezing us still
The fingers of fate stretch out and take us
Promoting the release of the long awaited solo album from Robert Forster, the sublime “The Evangelist” and giving the world premier of tracks from the LP, Robert played a special instore gig at Rocking Horse Records in Brisbane on 26-04-08!

Robert was accompanied by the great bassist/singer, and one time Go-Between, Adele Pickvance!

They were in fine form, playing 3 tracks from The Evangelist and 6 fabulous Go-Betweens tracks!


The great GBs resource, stripedsunlight.blogspot was on the spot to capture this great moment in video and audio! We are deeply grateful ! He says:

I managed to record the proceedings on a camera with which I videoed the gig and extracted the audio.I missed the beginning of the first song and the 4th song all together. The video is not the best quality, I may post a song or something if there’s enough interest.

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We long ago posted Robert’s wonderful 2008 LP – the best album of the year! – at “Evangelist

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

Robert also has a great website here: http://www.robertforster.net

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

Yeah, we are huge fans of all things Go-Betweens! How the fuck did you guess?!

They meant so much to us way back then. Were there for us in the good times and in the bad times. And they mean so much to us now!!

Thank you so much Robert and Grant!

And we really miss you, Grant!

Tracklisting

Robert Forster 26-4-08 Brisbane
Instore Appearance Rocking Horse Records

01 – Born To A Family (cut)
02 – If It Rains
03 – Demon Days
04 – Did She Overtake You (missing)
05 – Darlinghurst Nights
06 – I’m All Right
07 – Here Comes the City
08 – Clouds
09 – German Farmhouse

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All thanks to stripedsunlight.blogspot



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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, Roykeanz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment