Grant & I: Inside And Outside The Go-Betweens

Grant I Inside And Outside The Go Betweens In early I asked Grant if he d form a band with me No was his blunt reply Grant McLennan didn t want to be in a band He couldn t play an instrument Charlie Chaplin was his hero du jour However wh

  • Title: Grant & I: Inside And Outside The Go-Betweens
  • Author: Robert Forster
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In early 77 I asked Grant if he d form a band with me No, was his blunt reply Grant McLennan didn t want to be in a band He couldn t play an instrument Charlie Chaplin was his hero du jour However, when Robert Forster began weaving shades Hemingway, Genet, Chandler and Joyce into his lyrics, Grant was swayed and the 80s indie sensation, The Go Betweens, was born In early 77 I asked Grant if he d form a band with me No, was his blunt reply Grant McLennan didn t want to be in a band He couldn t play an instrument Charlie Chaplin was his hero du jour However, when Robert Forster began weaving shades Hemingway, Genet, Chandler and Joyce into his lyrics, Grant was swayed and the 80s indie sensation, The Go Betweens, was born These friends would collaborate for three decades, until Grant s tragic, premature death in 2006.Beautifully written like lyrics, like prose Grant I is a rock memoir akin to no other Part making of , part music industry expos , part buddy book, this is a delicate and perceptive celebration of creative endeavour With wit and candour Robert Forster pays tribute to a band who found huge success in the margins, who boldly pursued a creative vision, and whose beating heart was the band s friendship.

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