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Blunt : A Biased History of Australian Rock - Bob Blunt

Blunt

A Biased History of Australian Rock

By: Bob Blunt

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Published: 1st October 2001
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Blunt: A Biased History of Australian Rock isn't in alphabetical order, it isn't definitive and it doesn't tell the whole story. It's a messy, honest slice of Australian music history, a collection of tales from a time when anyone could start a band, play a few nights at a dirty hotel and stagger home feeling good about it all. A time when fanzines where typed up on an old Olivetti, photocopied and stapled together and nobody cared about spelling mistakes; when bands recorded in living rooms and sold tapes at the door.

Bob Blunt is a fan. He called people up, stuck a tape recorder in front of their faces and made them talk; about their history, their favourite anecdotes and the events that shaped their musical lives. Bands, radio stations, record companies, magazines, promoters and managers hustle for space to have a say, to tell it like it really was ...

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5.0

Great window into a lost time and a vibrant music scene

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Honest And Heartfelt
  • New Ideas
  • Well Written

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    This was a great read. It took me right into that time and the lives of the musicians promoters punters and publicans in the pre internet days of underground music!
    If you ever saw or loved a band around this time they're probably in here!

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    5.0

    Underground rock history - Oz style.

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    from Sydney

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    • Easy To Understand
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        Great book. The title says it is biased, which it is, very entertaining.

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        a load of rubbish

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            Not what I expected at all a very poor choice

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            Preface vii
            Introduction x
            Chapter 1: Who Cares Wins p. 1
            Chapter 2: Doing Time Cardie Style with Pots, Paisley and That Special Musica Ambience p. 47
            Chapter 3: Pop Therapy p. 74
            Chapter 4: Experiments Viva Sydney p. 96
            Chapter 5: Cultural Renaissance p.130
            Chapter 6: Blunt: Plucked from the Bowels of Mediocrity; A Cassette Compilation p.165
            Chapter 7: The Blurring Division: Independent V Major p.186
            Chapter 8: Radio Goes Nato! p.213
            Chapter 9: Tail Lights Draw p.224
            Chapter 10: Somewhere Over the Haze p.263
            Table of Contents provided by Prowling Tiger Press. All Rights Reserved.

            ISBN: 9780958664752
            ISBN-10: 0958664757
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 340
            Published: 1st October 2001
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 16.0