Thursday, December 14, 2006


Grant McLennan 1958 - 2006

In 1990 someone I worked with returned from a trip to the States with a huge bag of cassettes, mainly American bands but one tape I borrowed was The Go-Betweens 1978-1990. Fell for it from the first listen. Despite the re-union tours however never saw the band live.

And then in May this year heard (almost instantly) the news about Grant's sudden death and was like many shocked and upset by the unfairness of it. Read this great article about meeting him which although a great tribute seemed to make his loss all the more sad.

The Go-Betweens 'Cattle and Cane'from "Before Hollywood" [buy]
The Go-Betweens 'Poison in the Walls'from 'Bright Yellow Bright Orange' [buy]
Grant McLennan 'Lighting Fires' from "Fireboy" [buy]
Grant McLennan 'When Word Gets Around' from"Watershed" [buy]
The Go-Betweens 'Unfinished Business' from 'Bright Yellow Bright Orange' [buy]

The Archivist

No comments: