Grant and I
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. A cult band in the eighties, The Go-Betweens were described at the time by a critic for New York's Village Voice as having 'the greatest songwriting partnership working today'. The band released nine studio albums, including their best known, 16 Lovers Lane (1988), and three live albums. In this book the reader is given a front-row seat at the sessions that produced an incredibly prolific and diverse song catalogue, and is also taken backstage to the sometimes troubled rise and fall of the band itself.
Grant and I is an extraordinary portrait of an intense, creative, sometimes fraught friendship that represented a genuine meeting of artistic minds. Just as The Go-Betweens were like no other Australian group, so this book is like no other music memoir. It is wise and witty, poignant, insightful, self-deprecating and knowledgeable. Robert Forster is as natural a storyteller and prose writer as he is a songwriter, and Grant and I is an unforgettable ride.
Publication Date: 29-Aug-2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia