The Go-Betweens - Oceans Apart (Lo-Max)
Is it really 26 years since they recorded the gem that is I Love Lee Remmick in Oz?! The now familiar pattern of McLennan/Forster having one track each flows throughout these 10 songs. The witty, intelligent lyrics this time include the line “Why do people who like Dostoevsky, look like Dostoevsky” - brlliant. While the tunes themselves are extremely simple and clever, beyond the catchy lead track Here Comes a City they are unlikely to entice new fans but will undoubtedly keep the legions of faithful followers happy until the next time. Like an antidote to the current rash of stab-stab guitar bands, this is a grown up album for the more discerning listener. Get it early for the special edition with a live 6 track CD which includes early singles Bye Bye Pride & People Say plus a video directed by the legendary Rocky Erickson (of 60s psychedelic kings The 13th Floor Elevators). We’ll be seeing them in Brum next month - watch this space!