Remembering Grant McLennan

Posted: May 8, 2011 in Stuff

Thanks for the feedback and comments over the last few weeks about this show. Amazing legacy left by Grant McLennan. George Byrne recommended “Intermission” as a great compilation of Grant and Robert’s solo output. It’s a two disc affair – one from each of the boys – and might appeal to those who made fantasy Go-Betweens tapes from the solo periods.

Also worth checking out is a Great Australian Albums programme on 16 Lover’s Lane. The show seems to be an Antipodean Classic Albums type thing and a DVD of the one dedicated to this lp is a must for anyone who likes the record. It was my starting point after I blindly played I’m Alright on side 2 of the record which I’d borrowed from a radio station library. What goes around comes around. The record was stolen in a burglary a few months later. Wonder what those brigands made of Love Goes On and Dive for your Memory? Hope they liked it and went on to investigate further, through more orthodox means.

Tune in Monday 9 May, at noon (GMT +1),  for an hour of Go-Betweens music, as well as tracks from Grant McLennan’s solo career.  Music and recollections to remember the footprint he left behind.

Clicking on the banner at the top of the page will take you to the 2xm website, where you can listen live.

2xm is also on DAB Radio, UPC Channel 944 in Ireland … and everywhere via the free RTE Pocket Player app.




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