From every conversation I’ve had with any person, the response is the same. “Why would anybody write a song about Brisbane?”
[Another suggestion from the indefatigable Rachel Newnham. This one features a particular favourite of mine – Ed.] Washington – Rich Kids This song always reminds me walking through the Valley, our hub of scungy males and inappropriately dressed ladies. With my fear of gross people, this song could soundtrack many nights of being accosted by groups […]
The opening lyrics of Custard’s 1998 song ‘Caboolture Speed Lab’ summarise the rebellious fuck-it ethos that the band perpetrated. It’s all power chords, tempo changes and keytar solos
As well as deep feelings, this song just emulates any summer university student road trip; burning arms on car doors is such a Queensland problem.
Like many songs about Brisbane, ‘Shoes Watch’ is about contempt, leaving or hiding.
[We’re close to being bang up to date with the third song in this series, Brisbane band DZ’s fiery ‘Gebbie Street’, chosen by Melbourne writer Georgia Frances King – Ed.] You know those mornings when you stumble out of a warehouse as the sun is rising, grasping for your belt and your dignity? The mornings […]
[Day 2 in our ‘Songs about Brisbane’ series comes from renowned local author Andrew Stafford, whose book of a few years back, ‘Pig City’, helped re-galvanise interest in the city’s alternative music scene, albeit retrospectively. Appropriately enough, he has chosen to write about the classic Brisbane protest song ‘Pig City’ – Ed.] ‘Pig City’ isn’t […]
It’s so easy to offend weiners on the internet. I could talk about Frankly Festival and point out the fact that most Brisbane gig goers are as clicky as fuck and cliched cunts – but I feel that controversy has been well represented throughout music blogs as of late. So this is my virtual mix […]