Saturday, 7 May 2011

The Go-Betweens: Unkind and Unwise demo

"I try to forget but it's so hard"
After Before Hollywood - an album that was to the post-punk sound what Marquee Moon had been to the punk scene 6 years earlier - The Go-Betweens recorded eight demos for their label, Rough Trade.

Geoff Travis, the RT head who once bragged that he 'can't always tell what will sell, but I've got good ears', declined to option the next Go-Betweens album, Spring Hill Fair, on the basis of those demos. I'll politely disagree with Mr Travis's ears: those demos are great.


Did I mention there's a Grant McLennan tribute in London tomorrow?

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