FEATURE you are about to read concerns
Robert Forster and Grant McLennan of the
Go Betweens. Theyre sharing a sofa,
tins of "strong beer" and a
double act in which theyre both
competitive and complementary to one
another: something much akin to the
four-way tension in the band as a whole.
new lp is called Liberty Belle and
the Black Diamond Express and
attempts to describe highlight the
obsolescence of pop journalese. The
customary hyperbolic gushings and rows of
'!!!'s are over used to the point of
becoming meaningless. The Go Betweens
deserve terms with more intrinsic value.
Suffice to say I love it.
Grant: "lts the
highest point of our career. Weve
made a landmark album with a record
company we feel confident and comfortable
with, and which is dedicated to making
the Go Betweens secure. As the
inter-relationship of people within the
band, its never been so good."
The group are now signed
to Beggars Banquet after spells with
Rough Trade, Sire and Elektra.
we've steered the same course but in
personal terms Its been an absolute drag
having to get to know new people all the
time. Each year getting a thank you
and goodbye note. We have a feeling
of force behind us now."
approached us. We didnt approach
them. And they dont expect a hit
single straight off like Sire did."
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