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i keep getting stuck on the opening track
putting it back to the start as soon as it finishes.
Superb album. I seem to have been playing it fairly constantly for months and still haven't got tired of it. I don't think I ever will.
There's an acoustic demos version knocking about too which is perhaps even better
Often wondered why Robert Forster never got the credit he deserved for writing Everyday is like Sunday for Morrissey (it's all there in Streets of Your Town)
was trying to tell me Tallulah was better.
Its good but cmon...
made a bad record but this...this is something else. quiet heart with that lyric that runs 'i tried to tell you, i can only say it when we're apart'...they packed so many little painful truths in to their work. i so madly miss watching them play live. it was like an incredible privilege to see them after they came back.
cattle and cane for absolute definitive win though?
Bye Bye Pride? Bachelor Kisses? Rock and Roll Friend? So many...Cattle and Cane would be right up there.
Hmm. I need to go listen to Spring Hill Fair.
the video for Was There Anything I Could Do where is easily one of the best of all time. did you ever see a band having so much fun just BEING in a band and making music in a pop video? and they look like such a weird random bunch that it totally shouldn't work, but TOTALLY does. the ultimate case against the conveyor belt over-styled 'look' that most bands have. also the fact that the band contained Grant's ex on drums along with his new missus makes the video all the more mental-amazing.
Lots of tension in that band, especially around the making of 16 Lovers Lane.
are you sure?
i can confirm this
Always hard to pick a fave, but Dive for Your Memory does tend to send shivers down my spine.
Just 'Love Goes On' and 'Streets of Your Town' over and over and over again.
check out the episode of 'Classic Australian Albums' they did on this if you can, really well done. Pretty heart breaking when they play a version Grant did of 'Clouds', plus Amanda talking about how Grant wrote 'Quiet Heart' about their relationship
I was fortunate enough to see the latter day reformation shows, really amazing, and still always go to Robert's shows. Still sad to think of Grant gone
Although these days I often do just cherry-pick.
Weird, first time I heard it I didn't like it, it seemed like they'd shaved off all the weird edges that made their early albums so quirky & intriguing - a week later I'd almost worn out the cassette and was hailing it as a work of absolute genius. Still amazed that it's still so unheralded & sold so few copies.
Saw them live in 1997 & 2000 & they hadn't lost any of the magic. A real shame Grant died so young, especially as they'd just released their best album since 16LL and had even had a hit single (Finding You) in many European countries.
on the best of too
glad to see them getting some love here