Sunday, May 07, 2006

Vale Grant McLennan


Grant W McLennan of my alltime favorite Australian band, The Go-Betweens, died in his sleep last night.

Horrible, horrible news.

5 comments:

Glenn said...

And on Friday I was listening to the Liberty Belle album, planning to write a piece for Nightwatchman about how in 1986, first hearing Spring Rain and Cattle & Cane helped me become the skewiff kid I am today.

Glenn said...

Really, how lucky was I to be turning teenage that the Go Betweens, Talking Heads and Midnight Oil all had songs playing every day on the radio?

Beck said...

that's so weird because seeing the go-betweens performing Cattle and Cane on Countdown remains burned into my memory as the definitive australian 'art' rock moment of the 80's , like you it was an important moment when I realised that there were a whole bunch of likeminded nut jobs with high buttoned shirts and bad hair that I could get to know once I left the country...a sad passing indeed.

James said...

I heard about it on my iRiver on the train going to work on Monday morning on RRR. They played 'Bye Bye Pride' and I started crying. Very embarassing but a testament to his music and his live shows.

Glenn said...

Gorgeous song.