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y Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Grant and I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands. The 1980s songwriting partnership of McLennan/Forster was a little like an Australian Lennon/McCartney. The pair wrote all the band's distinctively original material and, like their more famous counterparts, shared the credits and alternated on lead vocals; both also played guitar. They formed The Go-Betweens in Brisbane in 1977, in possibly the quirkiest of all rock-band beginnings, before disbanding in 1989. A second incarnation, with Robert and Grant the constant in both lineups, endured from 2000 to 2006, the year of Grant's premature death. a Grant and I is an extraordinary portrait of an intense, creative, sometimes fraught friendship that represented a genuine meeting of artistic minds. Robert and Grant were arts undergraduates at Queensland uni in the seventies, where they bonded through a shared passion for literature and film. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Loretta and Louis
  • Epigraph: 'In him morality is discovered far from its official haunts.' – From Allan Bennett's Eulogy to Peter Cook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
      2536043462106880926.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 341p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 24 August 2016
      ISBN: 9780670078226

Works about this Work

The Band We Might Still Be Waiting For Robert Forster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
Robert Forster, Grant & I CR , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 September 2016;

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
Pop Goes the Bromance Iain Shedden , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
Grant & I Review : Robert Forster's Record of Life with the Go-Betweens Michael Dwyer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 6 October 2016;

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
'There's a song on Robert Forster's latest record called I Love Myself and I Always Have. "I hold myself in high regard," he sings in his tender deadpan way. "And loving yourself shouldn't be that hard." He's knows it's funny, but he's not joking. ...'
Lunch with Robert Forster : 'I Wouldn't Write about Anyone's Drug Use but My Own' Karl Quinn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 10 November 2016;

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
'There may come a time when the ghost of Grant McLennan does not sit at his side, but for now Robert Forster is keeping him right here. "This is a line in the sand, but I'm not looking for a cut-off," he says of Grant & I, his touching memoir of a 30-year friendship and artistic collaboration. "I can have Grant in my life right until the end. I don't want to deny that." ...'
The Band We Might Still Be Waiting For Robert Forster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
Robert Forster, Grant & I CR , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 September 2016;

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
Pop Goes the Bromance Iain Shedden , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
Grant & I Review : Robert Forster's Record of Life with the Go-Betweens Michael Dwyer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 6 October 2016;

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
'There's a song on Robert Forster's latest record called I Love Myself and I Always Have. "I hold myself in high regard," he sings in his tender deadpan way. "And loving yourself shouldn't be that hard." He's knows it's funny, but he's not joking. ...'
Lunch with Robert Forster : 'I Wouldn't Write about Anyone's Drug Use but My Own' Karl Quinn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 10 November 2016;

— Review of Grant and I : Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens Robert Forster 2016 single work autobiography
'There may come a time when the ghost of Grant McLennan does not sit at his side, but for now Robert Forster is keeping him right here. "This is a line in the sand, but I'm not looking for a cut-off," he says of Grant & I, his touching memoir of a 30-year friendship and artistic collaboration. "I can have Grant in my life right until the end. I don't want to deny that." ...'
Last amended 18 Oct 2016 10:22:00
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