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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

Underground rock history - Oz style.

By David Swords

from Sydney

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • New Ideas
  • Relevant

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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

      By krusteeoz

      from melb

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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
          Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 16.0