Robert Forster

Robert Forster WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

69 ENTRIES Robert Forster is a singer-songwriter and co-founder of The Go-Betweens. His collection of music criticism, The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, was published in 2009.



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Popular music masterpiece

Sarah Blasko - ‘As Day Follows Night’, 2009

The boys in Girls: Christopher Owens and Chet 'JR' White.

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Out of the bay

Girls’s ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’

Buddy Holly singing at the Nurses Memorial Centre on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, with Joe B Mauldin on bass and Jerry Allison on drums, 5 February 1958. Image courtesy of Roderick Jordan. © Roderick Jordan

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Maybe baby

‘Rave on Buddy Holly’

Rowland S Howard and Mick Harvey at the Electric Screen, London, 1985. © David Arnoff

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After they are gone

Mick Harvey’s ‘Sketches from the Book of the Dead’

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, 2011. © Sam Karanikos

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To the heart

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s ‘Rrakala’

A girl screams for Normie Rowe at his 1967 concert; 500 girls were treated for hysteria during or after the concert. © Summer / Fairfax

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Scream

The glory and the madness of being a ’60s and ’70s Australian pop singer

Elizabeth Morris plays her uke. © Niklas Vestberg

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Too smart to run back

Allo Darlin’s debut album

The Doors circa 1966. © Joel Brodksy / Corbis

Society

The infinite

Tom DiCillo’s ‘When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors’

Society

Barnsey’s blues

Jimmy Barnes’s ‘Rage and Ruin’

Culture

Rock and roll babble on

Nick Kent’s ‘Apathy for the Devil: A 1970s Memoir’

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Out on the weekend

Vampire Weekend at Brisbane’s Tivoli

Society

The odd couple

The White Stripes’ ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’

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Distant sounds

‘Community: A Compilation of Hobart Music’

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From mop tops to moustaches

The Beatles remastered

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Beautiful waste

The poetry of David McComb