Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Go-Betweens



If you are feeling Morissey and he's not here, but with his mother because she's very ill, then maybe you need to find some other band to grow fond of.

I had tickets to his concert last week, but the concert was postponed.

 I do hope things are well with Morissey's family.

Frankfurt 2003





You have probably never heard of these guys. After all, they started up like 34 years ago. And have been broken up since 2006. Still, if you like your indie 80's band, you've gotta take a listen to these fellows.










THESE GUYS WERE THE FIRST TO DO 'LOVE GOES ON' THAT NADA SURF DID A COVER OF.-Butch Buddy Holly

There are times that I want you,
I want you so much I could bust! 
I know a thing about lovers,
Lovers lie down in trust.



The Go-Betweens were an indie rock band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 1977 by singer-songwriters and guitarists, Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. They were later joined by Lindy Morrison on drums, Robert Vickers on bass guitar and Amanda Brown on violin, oboe, guitar, and backing vocals, before disbanding in late 1989. Forster and McLennan reformed the band in 2000 with a new line-up, McLennan died on 6 May 2006 of a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded again.
In 1988, "Streets of Your Town", the first single from 16 Lovers Lane, became the band's biggest chart hit in both Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). The follow-up single "Was There Anything I Could Do?" was a No. 16 hit on the Billboard's Modern Rock Chart in the United States. In May 2001 "Cattle and Cane", from 1983's Before Hollywood was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. In 2008, 16 Lovers Lane was highlighted on Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) TV's The Great Australian Albums series as a classic example of 1980s rock music.-AMAZON











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3 comments:

Chris Ed said...

I didn´t know about this band! Cool music! Very interesting to learn more!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Their history is awesome! :)

MOSAMUSE said...

very interesting!! I always learn more here
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