Made in Forster's bedroom in 1978 and 1979. Forster has been quoted as saying that this is the band's first album and while there is romanticism to such a statement, in reality there is not enough here for a whole album. That said, it is a clear indication of the Go-Between's 1970s sound and on tracks like Long Lonely Day and Obsession with You, there is so much raw potential that you can almost hear what might have been had Brad Shepherd of the FunThings (and later - the Hoodoo Gurus) been coaxed into becoming a Go-Between.
This is definitely a Robert Forster album - his distinctive songwriting skills well in evidence, the trademark jerky staccato of his guitar and yet the revelation is the imaginative and inventive bass playing of McLennan.
The Go-Betweens, more than any other Australian band, have a well documented history, with bootleg demos in existence from nearly all phases of their career. This one is important in showing their developmental years and for laying their roots in the sound of the 1960s out for all to hear.
Adele Pickvance (2000–2007)
Amanda Brown (1986–1989)
Carrie Brownstein (The Friends of Rachel Worth)
Corin Tucker (The Friends of Rachel Worth)
Glenn Thompson (2002–2007)
Janet Weiss (The Friends of Rachel Worth)
John Willsteed (1987–1989)
Lindy Morrison (1980–1989)
Lissa Ross (1978)
Robert Vickers (1983–1987)
Tim Mustapha (1978–1979)