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78-79: Lost Album
Go-Betweens
78-79: Lost Album
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The young Go-Betweens briefly flirted with issuing a single on Beserkley Records, the label that brought Jonathan Richman to prominence. Appropriately so; Richman's love of the everyday met Robert Forster's cultural obsess...  more »

      
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All Artists: Go-Betweens
Title: 78-79: Lost Album
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jet Set Records
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 604978001924

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The young Go-Betweens briefly flirted with issuing a single on Beserkley Records, the label that brought Jonathan Richman to prominence. Appropriately so; Richman's love of the everyday met Robert Forster's cultural obsessions on the now-legendary Australian band's first single, which coupled an ode to Lee Remick with "Karen," a typically feverish declaration of love for a favorite librarian. In addition to that 45 and the subsequent "People Say"/"Don't Let Him Come Back," The Lost Album also features nine previously unreleased demo-quality tracks made in Forster's bedroom. The Go-Betweens would grow more sophisticated, but these 13 songs show their wit and force already in place. Not just an invaluable historical gap-filler, this CD is as another moving, entertaining entry in their discography. --Rickey Wright

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jld@get2net.dk | Copenhagen, Denmark | 04/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Having just recieved this record today I've got to sit down and write a few words about it! An insight into the beginnings of a truly great band consisting of the previously released but hard to come by singles "Lee Remick" and "People Say" and nine other songs, the latter recorded in Roberts bedroom in Brisbane. Though poor in sound quality there is no hiding the warmth and charm in these songs. The Go Betweens were always more about personality than actual musical skills. That is not to say that the playing is bad on the contrary it sounds very tight and fresh but technique was never an issue. Personality and style was. What a rare quality!"