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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 ‘The Fucked Room’ : Situating the Dogs in Space Soundtrack and ‘Rooms for the Memory’ in the Diffusion of the Dogs in Space Story
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'Nichols examines the soundtrack album to Dogs in Space, focusing particularly on the tracks recorded by Ollie Olsen for the film and most notably on ‘Rooms for the Memory’, a song revived from Olsen’s band Whirlywirld and sung by Michael Hutchence. The song was a minor hit in Australia at the time and served both as publicity for the film and as a statement of intent for Hutchence and future aspects of his solo career. The chapter also explores the importance of the soundtrack both as a repository for music of the period examined in the film and a curation of recreated or re-recorded songs.'

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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. 227-245
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