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    Grant McLelland dies

    I'm not sure how many fans of his music there are here, but McLennan was the singer-songwriter for Australian post-punk band The Go-Betweens. They were one of the biggest and most significant Australian bands of their time, and released some fabulous records, most notably 1986's Liberty Belle & The Black Diamond Express, which is possibly one of the best ever Australian rock albums. They made a name for themselves in the early 80s touring in europe with huge bands of the genre like Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, when very few Australian bands recieved significant attention overseas. They also had fair success at home later on.

    Grant was an incredibly gifted songwriter, and was still making good music in recent times. He apparently died in his sleep, totally unexpectedly, aged 48.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=99073
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    That's incredibly sad news. The second greatest living Aussie songwriter. Isn't it McLennan tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    That's incredibly sad news. The second greatest living Aussie songwriter. Isn't it McLennan tho?

    16 Lovers Lane was their best album for mine.
    The first being?

    I've not heard any of his work, but RIP nonetheless, he was obviously a great talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    The first being?.
    Angus Young?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    The first being?

    I've not heard any of his work, but RIP nonetheless, he was obviously a great talent.
    I doubt he's going to say 'Chris Cheney' somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    The first being?

    I've not heard any of his work, but RIP nonetheless, he was obviously a great talent.
    Check my sig for a clue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    The first being?

    I've not heard any of his work, but RIP nonetheless, he was obviously a great talent.
    That'd be Nicholas Edward Cave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Isn't it McLennan tho?
    Haha yeah. Not sure how I managed that. Fixed, in the post at least. Can't edit the thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Angus Young?
    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    I doubt he's going to say 'Chris Cheney' somehow.
    Young was my first thought, but there's not too much wrong with Cheney

    Now I'll leave this thread to get back on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Check my sig for a clue!
    That's a spectacular quote by the way. I'd missed it somehow.

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    Very sad news. Another very famous and talented Australian who died in the space of a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Check my sig for a clue!
    He's not from Melbourne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    He's not from Melbourne!
    Good as. Think he's originally from somewhere in Victoria country. Schooled in Melbourne tho & The Birthday Party were formed there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    He's not from Melbourne!
    Like Albury have more of a claim to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Like Albury have more of a claim to him.
    they dont have much else...

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