Sound & Groove: "Mother Of Violence" Part 2


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One of the more forgotten, overlooked, yet brilliant musical acts Australia has ever produced, the Go-Betweens never found substantial commercial success but brought indie credibility. Along with Nick Cave, represented a sudden musical boom in the 1980s out of the Queensland capital city Brisbane. Slowly emerging from their art-punk roots upon their 1977 formation into a shimmering, dreamy, jangly pop-rock band, the Go-Betweens put out a series of amazing albums in the mid-80s until a 1989 breakup. The split lasted 11 years until primary members Robert Forster & Grant McLennan reunited for 2 more albums under the name- a revival sadly cut short by McLennan's heart attack death in 2006.

This is the 4th official podcast episode of 2018 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. It's a bit overdue but no need to worry, as I've pledged another 2 episodes yet to come throughout this calendar year. This is the 2nd in a 2-part theme on songs about the darker side of our nature, ie violence. So get ready for songs of murder, deceit, disgrace, riot, mayhem and general anarchy muhahaha. Oh, but also a treasure trove of delicious music to sink your teeth into.

And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its home at, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam-packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I play edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, because each month will contain a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all.

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Track Listing:

1. Break Them Down- Graham Parker & The Shot (1985)

2. I Wanna Destroy You- Uncle Tupelo (1991)

3. 1913 Massacre- Arlo Guthrie (1972)

4. Smoking Gun- Robert Cray (1986)

5. Shoot Your Shot- J. Geils Band (1976)

6. Hammer The Hammer- The Go-Betweens (1982)

7. Cops & Robbers- Bo Diddley (1956)

8. Kill Crime- The Itals (1983)

Info of note:

Intro- "Just Got Back From Heaven” by Sparks (1988)

Outro- "When I’m With You” by Sparks (1980)

All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!


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