Robert Forster and Grant McLennan

Beggars Banquet
Reviewed by: Alfred Soto
Reviewed on: 2007-06-26

Posted 06/26/2007 - 09:03:33 AM by florenz6:
 The alchemy worked best as a band, that´s true. Nevertheless, "Horsebreaker Star" contained some great McLennan-songs. Speaking of the highlights of their carrer, I would say: "Spring Hill Fair" and "Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express". That´s the essence of the Go-Betweens, "Oceany Apart" being my no. 3!
Posted 06/26/2007 - 10:23:58 AM by florenz6:
 Pitchfork gives 8.5 - truth may lie somewhere between C+ and 8.5.
Posted 06/26/2007 - 11:48:37 AM by cwperry:
 I got into the music of these two gentlemen during the interim documented on this compilation. I loved their solo work long before I came to know their more famous band's catalog. Regardless of the legacy or importance of The Go-Betweens--now one of my favorite bands--the solo careers of Forster and McLennan are ripe with gems as beautiful and memorable as the finest collaborations on the nine studio albums they recorded together.
Posted 06/26/2007 - 05:40:00 PM by florenz6:
 Two gentlemen, that´s right! I met them twice, they were without any high-brow-attitudes. Simply natural and thoughtful. Can´t say how I miss this group. cwperry, you have certainly visited the memorial-site on their homepage. It´s so touching!
Posted 06/26/2007 - 09:03:22 PM by cwperry:
 florenz6: Have you read Forster's eulogy essay for McLennan, "A True Hipster"? It is one of the most touching things I have ever read by anybody. Seek it out on the Internet! It is a must read for fans of these two men!
Posted 06/27/2007 - 04:01:54 AM by florenz6:
 i will find it! Thanks.