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Aussie Rock Anthems - Top 40 - Glen Humphries

Aussie Rock Anthems - Top 40

By: Glen Humphries

Flexi Bound Book | 17 July 2024

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Stunningly designed flexibound book profiling the top 40 most famous Australian pop and rock songs. What a famous song is about and what you think it's about aren't always the same thing. National Anthems names the top 40 classic Australian songs and tells the stories behind them - many unknown. From Hunters and Collectors' Throw Your Arms Around Me to INXS's Don't Change and Red Gum's I Was Only 19, author Glen Humphries unearths hidden gems and surprising back stories about the bands. It's a celebration of great Australian music that will have you reaching for old vinyl or phone apps to give some of these classics another listen. Chances are, each song is not what you had assumed.

About the Author

Glen Humphries is a journalist with the Illawarra Mercury, during which time he has covered pretty much everything - except sport, oddly enough. As a writer and author, he has won several awards, including Beer Writer of the Year and a Sydney local history prize. He also writes his own books at He's a lifelong rugby league tragic. While he has played 'league', he's never been involved in any onfield biff - hardly surprising considering he last played the sport in primary school. The 1970s is his favourite decade of rugby league: heavy leather footballs; players with enormous masses of facial hair and black goo under the eyes; sandboys, ankle-high football boots and daytime grand finals. He lives in Wollongong with his wife, daughter and an exceptionally needy staffie cross. His previous books for Gelding Street Press include Biff: Rugby League's infamous fights, Jack Gibson's Fur Coat and Sticky Wickets: Australian cricket's controversies and curiousities.

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