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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby MrWarandieBoy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:27 pm

I'm from Brisbane, so I don't think I'd be allowed to vote crap even if I wanted to. Luckily I don't want to.

I have a waterway that's supposed to flood about 50m from my house. It'll be an anxious wait tonight when the river peaks.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby Haydon on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:16 am

MrWarandieBoy wrote:I'm from Brisbane, so I don't think I'd be allowed to vote crap even if I wanted to. Luckily I don't want to.

I have a waterway that's supposed to flood about 50m from my house. It'll be an anxious wait tonight when the river peaks.


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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby SecondEdition on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:16 am

Tried to get into them once and didn't find much there for me. They were undoubtedly very good, and "Bachelor Kisses" is an incredible song that I could still sing bits of for you, but for whatever reason they just didn't grab me on Spring Hill Fair (if that's even what it's called). I think they might be a band that you need to come to, or a band that is more sedate, mature pop and less rock than I really look for. Maybe I'm not mature enough to appreciate them. I do remember I thought there was absolutely no catharsis in their music. I am basically saying that I was left somewhat "meh." I respected what they were doing, but was kind of surprised to have the reaction that I did towards them and their music.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby FuzzBob on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:57 pm

SecondEdition wrote:I do remember I thought there was absolutely no catharsis in their music. I am basically saying that I was left somewhat "meh." I respected what they were doing, but was kind of surprised to have the reaction that I did towards them and their music.


That's how I felt toward stuff like "Cattle And Cane."

You should definitely start with 16 Lovers Lane as an entry point-- Grant McLennan and Amanda Brown's relationship broke up, I'm not sure but I think I recall hearing/reading about Forster taking an interest in her (I could be completely wrong), and the album is their Rumours-- almost busting at the seams with catharsis.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby William Wilson on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:13 pm

The Go-Betweens have a bridge named in their honour here in Brisbane. The Go Between Bridge has seen various bits of debris carried down the flooded river crash into it over the last two days. It's 4AM now and the river should be at its peak, placing much of the city underwater.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tallchris on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:27 am

"I Just Get Caught Out" is a pretty much perfect song.

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby Angus Jung on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:12 am

Nice that this got bumped. I heard "Cattle And Cane" in my coffee shop yesterday morning for the first time in a long while and it was just as beautiful as ever.

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby dabrasha on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:37 am

Yeah, great stuff. But I listen to Horsebreaker Star more than any G-B records these days.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby etch on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:43 am

I like this band a lot. I haven't heard all their records but the ones I've heard are good.

I first learned of them while watching the movie Something Wild. It featured "Spring Rain."

Edit: that link has an ad. Damn.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby elmofreech on Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:25 pm

Angus Jung wrote:Nice that this got bumped. I heard "Cattle And Cane" in my coffee shop yesterday morning for the first time in a long while and it was just as beautiful as ever.

NC.


Really love this Jimmy Little cover of "Cattle and Cane":



dabrasha wrote:Yeah, great stuff. But I listen to Horsebreaker Star more than any G-B records these days.


I like some of "Watershed," but I've really come to love McLennan's songwriting recently. I'll have to spotify the rest of his records.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tallchris on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:32 pm

I've been listening to these guys non-stop over the last few days, as well as shoring up my GBs vinyl collection.

I have to admit: I still have trouble telling which songs are Robert's and which songs are Grant's.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tallchris on Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:46 am

New Robert Forster record is really good.

Nice "making of" thing here:

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby edventure on Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:29 pm

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Can't help but love this song & video. It's sooooo 80s in every way but so sweet and endearing.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tmidgett on Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:02 pm

elmofreech wrote:
Angus Jung wrote:Nice that this got bumped. I heard "Cattle And Cane" in my coffee shop yesterday morning for the first time in a long while and it was just as beautiful as ever.

NC.


Really love this Jimmy Little cover of "Cattle and Cane":




I don't prefer that version--he left out "further/longer/higher/older" for some reason--but it makes it very plain the song is a masterpiece.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby hellholiday on Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:46 am

This song has been on repeat today -

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tallchris on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:09 am

Haven't gotten a chance to watch this yet but will definitely do so stat:

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tmidgett on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:17 am

Super version.

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby tallchris on Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:50 pm

This acoustic duo version of "Bye Bye Pride" is fucking amazing. I probably pull it up every couple of months and listen to it 10 times in a row.

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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby amar on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:34 am

tmidgett wrote:
The band's stated goal, starting out: fuse the Monkees' musical sense with Patti Smith's lyrical sense. Pretty funny idea. Pretty great idea. Pretty successful, in that they sort of did it but ended up well beyond either one in the end.

I think I'll go order those last three records right now.


I only have Tallulah and 16 Lovers Lane, which are great.

But this Monkees reference didn't make sense. For the first time, and thanks to this thread, I saw some of their videos on Youtube yesterday including Right Here. It makes perfect sense now.
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Re: Band : The Go-Betweens

Postby mackro on Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:19 am

amar wrote:
tmidgett wrote:
The band's stated goal, starting out: fuse the Monkees' musical sense with Patti Smith's lyrical sense. Pretty funny idea. Pretty great idea. Pretty successful, in that they sort of did it but ended up well beyond either one in the end.

I think I'll go order those last three records right now.


I only have Tallulah and 16 Lovers Lane, which are great.

But this Monkees reference didn't make sense. For the first time, and thanks to this thread, I saw some of their videos on Youtube yesterday including Right Here. It makes perfect sense now.


"Lee Remick" and the early singles sounds exactly like the stated goal.. but things change from album to album away from that, slowly but surely.
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