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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Culture

Lost women found

The discovery of Vashti Bunyan, Sibylle Baier and ‘Connie’ Converse

Society

In search of a songwriter

It's lonesome out there on the prairie. There are eagles up in the sky, and birds, lots of birds, and lakes, and wolves, plenty of wolves, and rivers, branches and trees, and even the odd bee. The songwriters that describe this landscape are urbanites …

Culture

Thoughts in the middle of a career

Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs from the South’

Culture

Strangers in the night

Robert Forster on Roberta Flack & Leonard Cohen live

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Nature boy

Antony and the Johnsons’ ‘The Crying Light’

Culture

Slippin’

AC/DC’s Black Ice

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Hair care

At 17 I could have become a hairdresser. In Brisbane in the early to mid '70s, the only places offering any kind of interesting shopping experience were in the inner-city arcades. Elizabeth Arcade, in particular, had a string of shops that not only offered …

Culture

The return of the Wichita Lineman

Glen Campbell’s ‘Meet Glen Campbell’

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Back to college

The Hampdens & Vampire Weekend

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Seeing the light

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s ‘Lie Down in the Light’

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The banjo Is the new stratocaster

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson & The Darling Downs

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The uncorking

Mark Seymour’s ‘Thirteen Tonne Theory’

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Bowled again …

The Big Day Out

Davy Jones, September 2006. © Karla Kaulfuss/Flickr

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Sunshine on my brain

The pop genius of The Monkees

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Confession & hits (Hits & confession)

Delta Goodrem’s ‘Delta’