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Re: the go-betweens

Post by gofelt » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:49 pm

BRILLIANT! Many thanks Daniel. I had no idea about the existence of this fanzine. Really cool stuff, as you said. Loved the artwork and packaging. And of course the content!!
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Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..

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Post by sweepingthenation » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Stumbled across this the other day, a 1987 35 minute set for Aussie TV including a marvellous piece of theatrical work for Cattle And Cane:


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Re: the go-betweens

Post by linus » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:14 pm

I just derailed the chills thread with an aside to gofelt about the go-betweens playing the astoria in london in 2003

the setlist for that show is here: http://www.go-betweens.org.uk/gb/setlis ... 030428.htm

and I saw them the following year at the barbican, and the set list for that is here: http://www.go-betweens.org.uk/gb/setlis ... london.htm

they were both great shows and looking at those setlists brings it all back

there are many many bands I never got to see and I kind of ache for all those missed opportunities, but I feel very privileged that I got to see the go-betweens not once but twice

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Post by everard » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:28 pm

i saw them at the astoria, barbican and shepherd's bush (actually i feel like they played at the s.b.e. twice, that their first and last post-reformation london shows were there, but may be mis-remembering). the barbican was the mindblowing one.

edit: yes, they played at the s.b.e. on october 25th 2000 and may 14th 2005.
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Re: the go-betweens

Post by gofelt » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:51 pm

I think you are right, Daniel. Their last ever london show was indeed at the s.b.e. I had a ticket but didn't go to. Don't ask me why...I regret it to this day :-(

Both the Astoria and the Barbican shows were amazing, beautiful, moving and life-changing! The Barbican event (2004) was indeed especially memorable, from the afternoon screenings to the evening gig. It was one of those shows where you come out of and you want to call your friends and form a band.

On a different note, Lindy Morrison received the Ted Albert Award for outstanding services to Australian Music. She appeared on ABC Radio in Australia and discussed her life in music and her work as a social worker.

Here's a link: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... on/5519508

Enjoy xxx
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Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:44 pm

Hugely expensive box set announced: http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/albums ... volume-one
• (4) four vinyl LPs, including their first three studio albums and a compilation of their first five non-LP singles
• (4) four compact discs of of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982
• (1) one 112-page book featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.
• (1) one silkscreen reproduction of the promotional poster for their debut single, “Lee Remick”.
• (1) one reproduction of the very first Go-Betweens press release from their own Able Label.
• all encased in hard “clamshell” box with gold debossing.
• first 600 orders worldwide get a book from Grant McLennan’s personal library and signed bookmark from Robert Forster

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Post by Michael Quentin » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:58 am

Can't buy copies I'd never play of records I've already got. Would like to have seen the book available separately, but sales, innit? File under 'if money were no object' and move on, I'm afraid.

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by gofelt » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:14 pm

Achhh, I have so much to post about the go-betweens and AMAZING Lindy Morrison but life and bloody work always get in the way...

Everett True posted this a few weeks back, http://www.collapseboard.com/features/c ... -betweens/

Spot on!! I can't agree more. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL words! It so eloquently sums up everything I feel for this band and their music!

Simply the most perfect indie/pop band ever!
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Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by Judge » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:32 pm

This year's Grant tribute gig is at The Lexington in London on Sunday 3rd May:
https://www.facebook.com/events/899396976791487/


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Re: the go-betweens

Post by everard » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:19 am

there's a second edition of the box set in the pipeline, out in time for christmas. pre-orders close a week on sunday. same price as before.

as someone who already has it, i'd rather they put their energies into volume two, but hey. if anyone was on the fence last time, it's really a snazzy set.

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by gofelt » Fri May 06, 2016 10:19 am

10 whole years! I still remember the exact moment when I heard about his passing...

A pop genius and one of my music heroes. I am sure there will be tears at Bush Hall tonight.

Everlasting love and adoration.
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Re: the go-betweens

Post by gofelt » Fri May 06, 2016 10:57 am

http://rileyrecords.blogspot.com.au/201 ... 6.html?m=1

Beautiful, beautiful words by the songwriter of the Apartments. I came across his blog many years ago and I may have read this wonderful post about a hundred times. Then his post disappeared but it's up on his blog again. Amazing writing!

“Time is short and it doesn't return again. It is slipping away while I write this and while you read it, the monosyllable of the clock is loss, loss, loss—unless you devote your heart to its opposition.”
Tennessee Williams

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Post by everard » Fri May 06, 2016 11:35 am



can't work out how to link to an individual track. track 5, "help" is his response to "don't let him come back". robert & grant the 'choirboys dancing cheek to cheek'.

would have made an amazing double a-side!

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by noLooking » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:45 pm

Isn't Hayley Scott an Anorak?

https://www.theguardian.com/music/music ... f-the-best

In which case I'll congratulate her for getting something in the paper, restrict myself to a brief arched eyebrow (not an easy feat) over her assertion that 'Liberty Belle' is "often regarded" as a bit shit (not in this house it isn't) and commend her bold selection of three (count 'em!) from 'Before Hollywood', though I don't think I'd have gone for 'As Long As That'.

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by Michael Quentin » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:26 pm

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16th May 1984. Any of you at this gig? (And hold off with the 'I wasn't even born yet', young whippersnappers).

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:32 pm

Forster's doing some bookshop live sets, Q&As and signings in the first half of September: http://www.musicroom.com/blog/grantandiontheroad

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Re: the go-betweens

Post by Michael Quentin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:45 pm

We're off to see him at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in sunny downtown Manchester. Nice and intimate.

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