Grant & I : Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens Paperback
BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 - MOJO MAGAZINE & UNCUT MAGAZINE "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. And yet, when Robert Forster wrote Hemingway, Genet, Chandler and Joyce into his lyrics, McLennan couldn't resist a second invitation to become 80s indie sensation The Go Betweens.
The friends would collaborate for three decades, until Grant's 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 expose, 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, having friendship at its heart.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Omnibus Press
- Publication Date: 29/03/2018
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9781785589683
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