The Go-Betweens were one of the most criminally ignored Australian band by most of the world. They had their own Lennon and McCartney writing partnership in the shape of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. Their songs usually had wonderful lyrics and often laced over melodic sounds yet those not in the know missed out on them. I was very lucky to see them live on several occasions during the 80’s. They were also the only band on the Scottish label Postcard not to come from Scotland. A reformation back in 2000 was cut short by the untimely death of McLennan back in 2006. Thankfully most of the catalogue can still be purchased so maybe seek some out. A great place to start out is their double album ‘Quiet Heart‘, which is a retrospective of their career. So enjoy this Peel session.
21 October 1984 – The Power That I Now Have – Secondhand Furniture – Five Words – Rare Breed