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'Though not directly involved in The Ears’ world, John Clifforth’s memoir explores different social cliques and categories in late 1970s Melbourne. Clifforth describes himself, a medical student drawn to playing music, torn in different directions. His induction into the world of Melbourne music also highlights some of the contrasts and tribulations of the period, in for instance the different types of music and associated countercultures he experiences in his student days. He also describes a few of the venues his first ‘real’ band, True Wheels, played. Soon after the demise of The Ears, Clifforth invited Cathy McQuade into Deckchairs Overboard, formed from the ashes of The Cheks; he discusses this group’s career, as well as his creative friendships with both Troy Davies and Michael Hutchence.'

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    y separately published work icon Urban Australia and Post-punk : Exploring Dogs in Space David Nichols (editor), Sophie Perillo (editor), Cham : Palgrave Macmillan , 2020 18831404 2020 anthology criticism essay

    'Richard Lowenstein’s 1986 masterpiece Dogs in Space was and remains controversial, divisive, compelling and inspirational. Made less than a decade after the events it is based on, using many of the people involved in those events as actors, the film explored Melbourne’s ‘postpunk’ counterculture of share houses, drugs and decadence. Amongst its ensemble cast was Michael Hutchence, one of the biggest music stars of the period, in his acting debut.

    'This book is a collection of essays exploring the place, period and legacy of Dogs in Space, by people who were there or who have been affected by this remarkable film. The writers are musicians, actors and artists and also academics in heritage, history, urban planning, gender studies, geography, performance and music. This is an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about Australian film, society, culture, history, heritage, music and art.' (Publication summary)

    Cham : Palgrave Macmillan , 2020
    pg. 27-33
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