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In November 1979, the duo left Australia, with a plan to shop their songs from record company to record company simply by visiting their offices and playing them. In Glasgow, Scotland, on 28 April 1980, for independent label Postcard, they recorded their next single, \"I Need Two Heads\", with Steven Daly of Scottish band, Orange Juice, guesting on drums and Alex Fergusson producing. Forster returned to Australia in June 1980, whilst McLennan continued to New York. They followed Australian contemporaries The Birthday Party to the busier music scene in London. \"I Need Two Heads\" peaked at No. 6 on the UK independent charts. Upon return to Brisbane they were joined by Belinda \"Lindy\" Morrison (ex-Xero) on drums in 1980. In November 1980 the band played their first Sydney show at the Paris Theatre, supporting The Birthday Party and the Laughing Clowns. The band impressed Missing Link Records label boss, Keith Glass, which had re-issued \"I Need Two Heads\" for the Australian market, and offered to release the band's next single. Their fourth single, the first with Morrison, \"Your Turn My Turn\", was recorded in Sydney with Tony Cohen (The Birthday Party) in April 1981. The single was released in September. They recorded ten tracks as demos in Brisbane during 1981, which were released as Very Quick on the Eye by Man Made Records in 1982, the tracks showed that Morrison's \"drum abilities, always a deeply underrated part of the band's appeal, fit hand in glove with the arrangements\". By this time, Forster and Morrison were lovers and Morrison was living in Spring Hill.
The band's first official album, Send Me a Lullaby, produced by The Go-Betweens and Tony Cohen, on Missing Link in Australia, was released as an eight-track mini-album in November 1981. Missing Link's UK distributors, Rough Trade, released the album in the UK, three months later, with four tracks added. Morrison provided the album title, in preference to Two Wimps and a Witch, from a Zelda Fitzgerald novel Save Me the Waltz. The group had developed a subtler sound consisting of dry semi-spoken vocals, complex lyrics and melodic but fractious guitar pop influenced by contemporary bands such as Television, Wire and Talking Heads. Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, described the album as \"tentative and clumsy [with] its brittle, rough-hewn sound\". Forster and McLennan wrote all the tracks, they alternated lead vocal duties, except \"People Know\" which had Morrison on vocals and James Freud (Models) guesting on saxophone. Enticed by Rough Trade, the band relocated to London. The band's next single, \"Hammer the Hammer\", was released by Rough Trade, in July 1982. In 2002, UK label Circus released a 2 CD version of Send Me a Lullaby which included \"After the Fireworks\" recorded as a collaboration with The Birthday Party's Nick Cave on vocals, Mick Harvey on piano and Rowland S. Howard on guitar. It had been released as a single under the band name, Tuff Monks in 1982 on Au Go Go Records.
Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, released in March 1986 on Beggars Banquet Records, received favourable reviews, and showed the band gradually moving towards a smoother and more contemporary sound, while retaining elements of their idiosyncratic early style. McFarlane claims \"[it] remains the band's most cohesive and finely crafted statement\". \"Spring Rain\" (February) and \"Head Full of Steam\" (June) were released as singles with \"Spring Rain\" reaching the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart Top 100.
On 29 September 2009, Brisbane City Council announced that a four-lane traffic bridge, previously known as Hale Street Link, would be renamed as Go Between Bridge in the band's honour, following a popularity poll.
Once upon a time, everything the local \"modern rock\" station played sounded like The Friends of Rachel Worth. Before Papa Roach, before the Presidents of the United States of America, before even the Toadies, the likes of the Lightning Seeds, Lloyd Cole, and the Blue Aeroplanes dominated the alternative airwaves. I'm not going to attempt some kind of authoritative history of the era, since I didn't get a chance to exercise my 12 year-old critical skills that often before Nirvana broke. As I recall it, though, there were lots of keyboard-augmented, mid-tempo British (and faux-British) bands, tempered only by the occasional Jane's Addiction outburst.
Hola JL, encantado de saludarte. Los Go-Betweens son uno de mis grupos preferidos. Ayer escribí un artículo sobre ellos y sobre una de sus canciones (he creado un blog sobre música hace poco). Y buscando fotos del grupo en Google llego hasta este artículo...y me quedo pasmado y con la boca abierta. Tu artículo es sensacional y tu blog increíble, menudo descubrimiento he hecho. Si tuviera que escribir algo a fondo sobre esta banda, me gustaría que fuera como esta maravillosa entrada que tú has hecho. He mencionado tu entrada y he puesto enlace a ella. Desde luego, como gran amante de la música que soy voy a estar muy atento a tu blog y a leerte. Se nota que tus conocimientos son amplísimos, así que sólo puedo felicitarte sinceramente. Mi blog, por cierto, se centra en presentar temas musicales y hacer una breve reseña del artista, nada a fondo ni lleno de detalles, un poco orientado a hacer presentaciones para gente poco metida en la música (que son los que más me lo están agradeciendo). En fin, tienes mi admiración sincera, la verdad que andaba buscando blogs así y he encontrado una joya. Saludos y ahí va el link... -the-go-betweens-streets-of-your-town/ 153554b96e