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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.

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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.


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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

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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: 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

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

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 – 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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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:

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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, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Grant McLennan: Live Sydney, AUS (10-06-91)



Grant McLennan: Live Sydney, AUS (10-06-91)
Misha has uploaded another Go-Betweens related beauty!

It’s a Grant McLennan solo bootleg, from an audience recording of an acoustic performance at Rose, Shamlock and Thistle in Sydney back in 1991.

The audio quality, being taped by some fan in the audience, has a few flaws, yet listening to McLennan playing basic guitar-and-guitar or guitar-and-bass is always worth it! Just look at the amazing tracks!

McLennan is accompanied here by Phil Kakulas on stand-up bass.

Tracklisting

01. Head Over Heels (cuts in)
02. Easy Come Easy Go
03. Stones For You
04. Black Mule
05. Making It Right For Her
06. Right Here
07. Bound To Fall
08. Sally’s Revolution
09. Just Get That Straight (cuts out right at end)
Here she be:

Live Sydney, AUS (10-06-91)

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September 29, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens Live – Columbia Club, Berlin (May 2005) – FM Quality

The Go-Betweens Live
Columbia Club, Berlin
28 May 2005
FM Quality
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transfer: WinOnCD->EAC->flac
A great quality radio show of the peerless Go-Betweens – aka the late great Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, – playing live in Berlin back in 2005.

What a typically amazing tracklist!

This show was broadcast on 2005-08-19 by German Radio Station Radioeins.

Tracklisting

01. Magic in Here
02. Born To A Family
03. Boundary Rider
04. Poison In The Walls
05. Make Her Day
06. Was There Anything I Could Do?
07. Finding You
08. Darlinghurst Nights
09. Draining The Pool For You
10. The Clock
11. German Farmhouse
12. This Night’s For You
13. Surfing Magazines
14. Spring Rain
15. Streets of Your Town
16. Here comes A City
17. The Devil’s Eye
18. He Lives My Life
19. Too Much Of One Thing
20. Baby Stones
21. Bye Bye Pride
22. Clouds
23. People Say
24. Love Goes On

Here she be;

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September 13, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Go-Betweens – The Lost Album 78 ’til 79 (1999) / People Say

On September 11, 1979, The Go-Betweens released their second single, “People say“. It was backed by “Don’t Let Him Come Back“. Strangely, neither track appeared on their seminal debut album, Send Me A Lullaby.

The single would eventually appear in the collection of odds and ends from the nascent band, Go- Betweens – The Lost Album 78 ’til 79, posted below.

The core of marvellous Brisbane, power-pop band comprised the late great Grant McLennan and the great Robert Forster and we have posted SHEDFULS of their glorious music before – both as the GBs and solo.

As well as Grant and Robert, other Band Members, at various times, included great musicians such as;

Adele Pickvance (2000–2007)
Amanda Brown (1986–1989)
Carrie Brownstein (The Friends of Rachel Worth)
Corin Tucker (The Friends of Rachel Worth)
Glenn Thompson (2002–2007)
Janet Weiss (The Friends of Rachel Worth)
John Willsteed (1987–1989)
Lindy Morrison (1980–1989)
Lissa Ross (1978)
Robert Vickers (1983–1987)
Tim Mustapha (1978–1979)

Bruce Anthon (drums) late 70’s

Shockingly for their many fans, after recording six albums, Forster and McLennan disbanded The Go-Betweens in December 1989.

Forster and McLennan pursued solo careers throughout the ’90s but were inspired to work together after they were invited by fans at French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles to perform at the magazine’s 10th anniversary.

Thankfully, the boys did smoke the peace-pipe and reform the group.

They would thus go on to make three more magnificent albums and enjoy merited critical and commercial success.

In 2000, Forster and McLennan reformed The Go-Betweens, and, assisted by all three members of Sleater-Kinney, recorded the album The Friends of Rachel Worth (2000).

This was followed by two more wonderful LPs, Bright Yellow Bright Orange (2003) and Oceans Apart (2005).

In October 2005, The Go-Betweens finally achieved mainstream recognition, with the album Oceans Apart winning an ARIA award for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

The most recent line-up (2005) had included Forster, McLennan, Adele Pickvance (bass) and Glenn Thompson (drums).

Unfortunately, it would all end in disaster on May 6th, 2006 with the most saddening death of co-founder Grant McLennan.

Thanks for all the magnificent music Grant. This great art will live on forever!

A shedload more of Go-Betweens related posts can be had HERE!!

Lots more info here:

Wikipedia: The Go-Betweens

Unofficial Website: go-betweens.net

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Go- Betweens – The Lost Album 78 ’til 79
Original Release Date:
April 6, 1999
Label:
Jet Set Records


She stands there in the library
like a nun in her church does
like a nun in her church does
She stands there all alone
She gets me something that I
just can’t get now anywhere else
cause the girls that I see
walking around, yeah the ones I see
walking on the street
are so damn-da-da-da-damned cold
Cause they must have eskimo blood in their veins
Yeah the one that I want
I just can’t see
I can’t see a bear
I can’t see anywhere
Alright!
Oh Karen yeah-yeah…
Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen!

This is real lo-fi, made in Robert Forster’s bedroom in 1978 and 1979!

Not a real album, per se. Rather, a collection of odds and ends from a nascent band.

Nevertheless, it’s a must have for GB fans!

I bought this the day it was released back in ’99! I was a tad disappointed at first, but it grew on me. There are some raw gems in here, most notably, of course the wonderful punk-pop tracks Lee Remick and Karen !

However, this is not the place for newbies to start exploring the wonderful world of the Go-Betweens! Start with the sublime “16 Lover’s Lane” and then “Tallulah”, or any of their wonderful official albums really (they are all magnificent; no lie!)

I read that Forster has said that this is the band’s first album! Very surprising! While there is romanticism to such a statement, in reality there is not enough here for a whole album. That said, it is a clear indication of the Go-Between’s kernel sound, with influences ranging from punk (Jonathan Richman, etc.) to pop (Beatles, etc.) to post-punk (Television, etc.).

This is definitely a Robert Forster album – his distinctive songwriting skills (with lyrics laden with poetry, humour, intelligence, existentialism and a sense of the surreal and absurd) were already well in evidence as was the trademark jerky staccato of his guitar.

The revelation perhaps is the imaginative and inventive bass playing of McLennan, who would himself later – like Forster – become a master songwriter in his own right.

The Go-Betweens, the greatest Australian band ever, have, more than most, a well documented history with bootleg demos in existence from nearly all phases of their career. This one is important in showing their developmental years and for laying their roots out for all to hear.

All hail The Go-Betweens – the greatest pop band since the Beatles!

I want a tiger, a bengalese
with all the kindness of the Japanese
I just want some affection
I wish I heard voices
Wish I was a telephone

The young Go-Betweens briefly flirted with issuing a single on Beserkley Records, the label that brought Jonathan Richman to prominence. Appropriately so; Richman’s love of the everyday met Robert Forster’s cultural obsessions on the now-legendary Australian band’s first single, which coupled an ode to Lee Remick with “Karen,” a typically feverish declaration of love for a favorite librarian.

In addition to that 45 and the subsequent “People Say”/”Don’t Let Him Come Back,” The Lost Album also features nine previously unreleased demo-quality tracks made in Forster’s bedroom. The Go-Betweens would grow more sophisticated, but these 13 songs show their wit and force already in place. Not just an invaluable historical gap-filler, this CD is as another moving, entertaining entry in their discography.

–Rickey Wright

A shitload more of Go-Betweens related posts can be had HERE!!

This collection is worth owning for the excellent (even crackly!) 7″ singles and their respective b-sides (plus “The Sound of Rain” which was to be their first UK single in ’79) that bookend this CD, but the rest of the bedroom recordings will only appeal to the diehard fans. These “lost album” recordings do not make for a very pleasant listening, namely due to the crude 2-track quality which cuts out in several places. The songs are not very memorable, but they offer glimpses of where Grant McLennan and Robert Forster were heading with 1981’s “Send Me a Lullaby”.
By Michael Paulsen

this is one of the greatest albums i have ever heard by the go-betweens (or anyone for that matter). the recordings are raw and honest, the songs make you want to sing along. everything else i have heard by this band sounds nothing like the lost album. i don’t know why those other people who reviewed this album are whining about the sound of the recording. if you love retro-rock and roll garagy pop songs, this one is for you!
-By Amazon Customer

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Having just received this record today I’ve got to sit down and write a few words about it! An insight into the beginnings of a truly great band consisting of the previously released but hard to come by singles “Lee Remick” and “People Say” and nine other songs, the latter recorded in Roberts bedroom in Brisbane. Though poor in sound quality there is no hiding the warmth and charm in these songs. The Go Betweens were always more about personality than actual musical skills. That is not to say that the playing is bad on the contrary it sounds very tight and fresh but technique was never an issue. Personality and style was. What a rare quality!

-By jld@get2net.dk

Tracklisting

1. Lee Remick
2. Karen
3. Help Or Something
4. Just Hang On
5. Long Lonely Day
6. Day For Night
7. Love Wasn’t Made For You And Me
8. Summer’s Melting My Mind
9. Obsession With You
10. Rare Victory
11. The Sound Of Rain
12. People Say
13. Don’t Let Him Come Back
Here she be:

The_Lost_Album_78__til_79.rar

Big thanks to the excellent tomadparade.blogspot



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September 12, 2008 Posted by | Canon, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

ROBERT FORSTER & GRANT MCLENNAN – RADIO B2, MUNICH, 27 MAY 1999 (1999)

ROBERT FORSTER & GRANT MCLENNAN – RADIO B2, MUNICH, 27 MAY 1999
Ripped by The Architect at 256 vbr


Come and have a look, beside me
A fine line of tears,
part company
That’s her handwriting
that’s the way she writes
From the first letter I got
to this her Bill of Rights,
part company
And what will I miss?
Her cruelty her unfaithfulness
Her fun, her love, her kiss,
part company
That’s her handwriting
that’s the way she writes
Like mud in the September rain
it comes, back to me

We posted a version of this before. But so fucking what? If you’re tired of the Go-Betweens, you’re fucking tired of life! Else you’re a GW Bush clone!

This is a magnificent concert for Radio B2 in Munich, by Robert Forster and the late, great Grant McLennan.

This is from a radio session in Munich, with the band then touring as an acoustic duo.

This is a very fine quality recording bootleg, featuring 13 tracks, a number of which were taken from Forster’s and McLennan’s solo careers, including a curious song from Grant, pleasantly titled Suicide at Home (which was recorded by Grant with his project the Far Out Corporation)

The Go-Betweeners also perform some true classics from the GB’s supreme catalogue – tracks such as Spring Rain, Bye Bye Pride, Was There Anything I Could Do?, Part Company and many more!

Pure fucking magic!!

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Tracklisting:

The Devil’s Eye
Part Company
Haven’t I Been A Fool
Baby Stones
Suicide At Home
Dive For Your Memory
Right Here
Spring Rain
Clouds
Bye Bye Pride
Easy Come, Easy Go
121
Was There Anything I Could Do?

There’s magic in here

RS Download

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July 29, 2008 Posted by | Canon, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, Roykeanz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Beachfield (Glenn Thompson – ex Go-Betweens) – Brighton Bothways

Beachfield – Brighton Bothways (2007)

Beachfield is the musical project of Glenn Thompson, once drummer of the Go-Betweens, and an ongoing member of Robert Forster’s band.

During the ’90s Glenn was also the drummer and sometimes singer of another Australian pop group Custard.

Beachfield’s debut album Brighton Bothways was released in late 2007 throughout Europe on the Tuition label, and will be available in Australia early 2008.

This uniquely Australian worldview of Go-Betweens drummer Glenn Thompson is welded here to sun-kissed melodies and exemplary songwriting. These cinematic songs of love, loss and exhilaration feel like precious, forgotten memories and ‘Brighton Bothways’ is a riveting musical history lesson mixed with everyday uncertainty.

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I like my music. And I found Beachfield via the obvious route which is The Go-Betweens, probably Australia’s best export. Glenn Thompson (who is in essence, Beachfield) was their recent drummer so I thought I’d give this a go.

Well, I have to say, this album is simply brilliant and probably a match for any Go-Betweens album, and that says something. Glenn has managed to come up with an album that is instantly likeable (only likeable to begin with, not loveable) but that matures with a few more listens until you know it’s a long-term classic and you’re hooked. It’s breezy, it’s summery, it’s makes me think of barmy Australian evenings and it’s clever. Clever lyrically and musically. And who said drummers can’t sing?

If you’re reading this then you’re already contemplating a purchase. Don’t buy it. Let me be the one to play this to people at parties and convert them and keep this secret all to myself 🙂

10/10 Glenn. Thank you.

– Amazon reviewer

Tracklisting

  1. Coles To Newcastle
  2. Wintertime Again
  3. Come Down
  4. Mandy
  5. Oneway Ticket
  6. Theme Person
  7. Suburban Life
  8. Demons
  9. Freight Trains
  10. Birds Eye View
  11. Danish Kronor
Here she be;

http://rapidshare.com/files/84921354/Beachfield-Brighton_Bothways-_Advance_-2007-404.rar

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | Beachfield, Glenn Thompson, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Robert Forster in the Sunday Times / Other Interviews

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Former Go-Between Robert Forster pays tribute to his mate with Evangelist

Making a great record with his ghost was the only way to pay tribute to my best mate

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/

Watch The Go-Betweens in their hey-day

We had started on our 10th album. It had begun the same way as all the others. I went over to his place during the day and we’d play the songs each of us had written.

I’d find him in either of two locations: pottering around the kitchen or lying on his bed, reading. The first 10 minutes would always be a little tetchy. Although we’d known each other for almost 30 years and worked closely together for a good half of that time, he’d be a little gruff; it was as if, each time I saw him, he had to get to know me again. So, he’d make coffee and I’d sit in a chair in the kitchen and pepper him with questions in an attempt to bring him around to good humour. This is where having known him for such a long time helped, because I knew the buttons to push, the silly things to say, the cheeky remark about an album he liked, the films of a certain actor I’d know he’d trash, a bit of local rock-scene gossip. Anything really, and after 10 minutes, he’d be the person I’d always known.

Then we’d play guitar together: his new songs and mine, which built a world we’d then shape, record and send out to those who loved or liked what we did. It was the 10th album we were shooting for. We were just two months into it, eight songs written, when he died.

The group is the Go-Betweens and “he” is Grant McLennan. We’d started the band in 1978 when we met as art students at Queensland University. He was the film nut who passed every exam and who, at 18, was programming the campus cinema. I was flailing my way through courses with a 50% failure rate, my mind too taken up by the NME, import records and the fumbled desire to express myself through songwriting. We became best friends and, two years later, I convinced Grant to learn bass, to learn my songs, and to fall into the dream of being just 20 and in a rock band.

Quickly, Grant started to write songs, too. I knew he would – given he was the most switched-on and creative person I’d come across. So there were two singer-songwriters in the band and, over the next 11 years, we took the group as far as we could. People joined and left. Six albums were made. For five years, we lived in London and did as well as any Australian band could hope to do without hitting the big time of platinum-selling albums and arena-filling tours.

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Maybe that made us lucky. It meant Grant and I could walk away from the band in 1989 and still be friends, still be sane and still have the determination to make good solo albums. It also meant we weren’t stamped with the 1980s. No reunion tours with Culture Club beckoned.

This all helped when we restarted the group in 2000. With musician friends Adele Pickvance on bass and Glenn Thomp-son on drums, we made three more albums, the last being 2005’s Oceans Apart. By then, the whole thing was on an upswing. We got five-star reviews and our first music award. With another album approaching, Grant and I could feel the momentum and goodwill. We were writing well: it felt as if, with our most recent three albums, we were on a run, as we had been in the 1980s. And then it all changed in a day.

//www.robertforster.net/pictures/forsternews.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Grant died of a heart attack on May 6, 2006. He was 48. Others lost a brother, son, lover, cousin, acquaintance. I lost my best male friend and my working partner: the one who’d been with me through countless performances, studios, rehearsals, airports, tour buses, bad television shows, hard-to-find radio stations, songwriting bedrooms and kitchens; the one I thought I still had a future with. Our band finished the day he died. I knew that instantly. What remained were shock waves of grief and days on my veranda trying to make sense of it all, and of what I was going to do next.

We had the eight songs. Two of them I had written; the other six were Grant’s. One of his was Demon Days. I remember him phoning me up in late January to say I should come over and hear some new songs. There was excitement in his voice. I went over late one night, which was unusual because we always played during the day. He lived in a small two-storey tower at the back of a house, and I climbed the stairs to his bedroom, where he’d set out two chairs. He then played me three songs. Two of them were amazing, and one in particular, Demon Days, I immediately thought was one of the best four or five he’d ever written. It was a waltz ballad, and as he strummed and sang it, with a beautiful instrumental section included, I looked at him in wonder. And I’m glad that at that moment, as the room went still, I said: “For the next 18 months, I’m going to be writing just to catch up with you.” He laughed, but it was true.

The reason The Evangelist exists is partly due to my determination to record Demon Days and bring it to the world. There were other great songs he had, two of which I took for the album. Our collaboration went on after his passing in that he had not finished the lyrics to any of those three songs. Demon Days was the most complete, with a chorus and five lines written of the first verse; the other two songs, Let Your Light In, Babe and It Ain’t Easy, had chorus lyrics only. For Let Your Light In, I constructed a narrative that had come to me after reading a 19th-century poem of erotic romance set in a church. It Ain’t Easy was harder to write. I settled on a portrait of him, something detailed that played off against the quick pop feel of the melody. I wrote eight verses before I hit one that started “And a river ran, and a train ran, and a dream ran through everything that he did”. I liked this. So I started the song with it.

There were my songs also. Some Grant knew, as I had played them with him; others he would never know.

The writing of the first song after Grant’s passing was a moment that had to come. A breakthrough came in August, when I wrote the title song, The Evangelist. The song crept up on me and just unfolded in one day. I wrote it with relief, and with joy, because I could see it was a big song, the kind you hope to have two or three of on any given record.

I wrote another song, and then it was time to phone Adele, the bass player, who lived 10 minutes away from me in Brisbane, and to start playing the songs with her. By now, it was the new year. We would sit side by side. I’d say, “Here’s Demon Days,” and play it to her. Then, “Here’s The Evangelist.” Then, “Here’s Let Your Light In, Babe.” And a new process started up. Adele, whom I’d known and played with for 13 years, became the other person with me now: kicking off ideas for arrangements, listening to the songs and commenting, and singing along on the choruses.

Where to record the album, and with whom, was the biggest question. One impulse was to run: find a shed somewhere by the beach or out in the bush, drag an eight-track in there, make a howl and a seeming fresh start somewhere far away. But I went with Adele and Glenn back to London. Back to Lower Norwood, in fact, where the producers Mark Wallis and Dave Ruffy have a studio and where we recorded the previous Go-Betweens record in 2005.

That decision worked. We recorded together knowing a piece was missing, but that we were all happy working together on the thing that happened after the piece went missing. Grant’s ghost was there, but there weren’t too many sad moments. Process, and the day-to-day work that goes into making an album, robbed us of too much reflection. His amp was set up and a guitar of his stood on a stand. We all had to work a bit faster because Grant’s turn to sing or play never came around. Through it all, though, we knew we were honouring him by making a great record in a place that he knew.

We did Demon Days, and I think we did it justice. On the night Grant had first played it to me, we had talked of strings and one name had come up: Audrey Riley. Audrey had done the string arrangements on our fourth album, Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, which we’d recorded in London back in 1985. They were the first string arrangements she’d done. After us, her career bloomed (this often happened to people who worked with us) and you’ll now see her name gracing Coldplay and Foo Fighters records.

Audrey and the other members of her quartet came to the studio on the allotted day. Three of the quartet (including Audrey) had played on Liberty Belle 22 years ago. Circles were being completed. Grant had been close and then far away through the recording. As we heard the gorgeous flowing lines that Audrey had written, at that moment, bows on strings, strings on wood, he was right there in the room.

Other Robert Interviews

21st March 2008 USA Reuters print interview
17th April 2008 Australia The Age print interview
19th April 2008 Australia Sydney Morning Herald print interview
19th April 2008 Australia The Australian print interview
19th April 2008 Australia The Courier-Mail print interview
19th April 2008 Ireland The Irish Independent print interview
22nd April 2008 USA The Village Voice print interview
28th April 2008 USA eMusic print interview
April 2008 Germany Gaesteliste web interview
May 2008 Australia Music Australia Guide web interview
2nd May 2008 Ireland The Irish Times print interview
June 2008 UK Mojo magazine print interview

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

Robert Forster – "The Evangelist" Streamed

Robert Forster – The Evangelist

Robert Forster’s magnificent album The Evangelist was released in April 2008.

The album was recorded in London in October 2007 and was produced by Mark Wallis and Dave Ruffy.

It has since been released on the following labels:

Tuition Records (Germany/mainland Europe): 4th April 2008/11th April 2008
Tag 5 (UK/Ireland): 21st April 2008
Yep Roc (USA/Canada): 21st April 2008
EMI Australia (Australia): 21st April 2008


The Evangelist can be streamed in full from the Yep Roc website.

Click the button to stream the full album:

The album will be available as a CD and as a digital download. Tuition will also be issuing the album on vinyl.

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

The Go-Betweens: Demos (Liberty Belle/ Spring Hill Fair /Tallulah /16 Lovers Lane)



The Go-Betweens: Demos (Liberty Belle/ Spring Hill Fair /Tallulah /16 Lovers Lane)

This is a wonderful collection of demos and alternate takes from some of the Go-Betweens classic abums.

A fascinating find for any fans of Forster and McLennan.

Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond Express Demos

1. Spring Rain

2. The Ghost & the Black Cat

3. To Reach Me

4. Twin Layers of Lightening

5. Head Full of Steam

Spring Hill Fair Demos

1. A Bad Debt Follows You

2. Bachelor Kisses

3. Emperor’s Courtesan

4. Part Company

5. Rare Breed

6. The Old Way Out

7. This Girl Black Girl

8. Unkind & Unwise


Tallulah Demos

1. Bye Bye Pride

2. I Just Get Caught Out

3. Right Here (Her Song)

4. Someone Else’s Wife

5. Clarke Sisters

6. The House That Jack Kerouac Built

16 Lovers Lane Acoustic Demos

1. Was There Anything I Could Do?

2. Wait Until June

3. The Devil’s Eye

4. I’m Allright

5. You Won’t Fint it Again

6. Love Goes On!

7. Love is a Sign

8. Dive For Your Memory

9. Streets of Your Town

10. The Clarke Sisters

11. You’ve Never Lived


Here she be;



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http://rapidshare.com/files/114185703/the-go-betweens-demos.zip.html

http://www.zshare.net/download/1187526157876450/

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | 1 Comment