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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1978–89, 2000–06)

One of Australia’s greatest and most underrated bands. Built round the complementary songwriting skills of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan (with Lindy Morrison, drums and Robert Vickers, bass), the band’s thoughtful but powerful indie rock obviously owes a certain debt to Dylan, but with a punky feel; best showcased on 1983’s Before Hollywood and 1986’s Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express. After solo careers, their twenty-first century reunion was cut short by Grant McLennan’s untimely death.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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