Talk:The Go-Betweens

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Trivia section[edit]

Trivia sections on Wikipedia are considered very bad form. All imformation within this section should be dispersed to apropriate places within the article. --The_stuart 18:22, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Princess Caroline of Monaco wrote to Robert Forster recently to say how much she loved their last album which she bought after she heard a song about herself on the radio called ‘Caroline & I.’.
  • Evan Katz, producer of the hit show 24, based part of the fourth season of the hit show around a company called McLennan-Forster in honour of his heroes.
  • Australian Premier of Queensland the Hon Peter Beattie handed out copies of their LPs in the United States Senate stating them to be "One of Australia’s greatest exports".
  • Bono and The Edge from U2 list The Go-Betweens song ‘Cattle and Cane’ as one of their top three all time favourite songs.
  • Other fans of the band include Jonathan Demme, Edward Norton, Jonathan Lethem and Glenn Close.
  • Until 16 Lovers Lane, all Go-Betweens albums had a double 'L' in the titles. Originally this was purely a coincidence; however this motif was adopted again on 2003's Bright Yellow Bright Orange.
  • The intimate relationships within the band, between Morrison and Forster, and between Brown and McLennan, were famously messy.
  • Brown is now a screen composer (a composer of film and television soundtracks); Morrison is currently a social worker, and as an Australian Democrats candidate failed to win a seat in State and Federal elections.


What do you mean exactly? Personally, I found much of this information fascinating, but most of it probably wouldn't belong in the main body. Is there a manual of style which references this, otherwise do you have a suggestion? I think this infomation should be on the article page one way or another... -postglock 05:55, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


McLennan's death[edit]

What was the cause of McLennan's death? --Richardrj 17:03, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

preliminary reports suggest a heart-attack [1].--cjllw | TALK 00:38, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Changes[edit]

Added a section on the group's early history, and altered a few bits - "Tallulah" was 1987 not 1986, and is not generally considered their greatest LP (it's often thought of as their weakest, even by members of the group)! These mid-80s LPs got great reviews in the UK music press as a whole, not just NME... that makes it sound a bit like no one else was interested. Mostly, I just tried to put a bit more meat on the bones of the article. The Go-Betweens were an extremely influential group, and deserved a slightly larger WP entry, I thought MrBronson 04:14, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Singles[edit]

Deleted table, which contained only one chart placing in it, and replaced with complete singles listing, taken from Go-Betweens website. Grimhim 06:12, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Go-Betweens photo (lr).jpg[edit]

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Brunswick Street Station[edit]

Brunswick Street railway station, Brisbane is to be renamed "Fortitude Valley Station", one of the other names suggested was "Go-Betweens Station".

Perhaps someone could add this in an appropriate manner? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.105.183.186 (talk) 15:14, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed major edits[edit]

I intend making a series of major edits including: beefing up the Lead, subdividing the main text, reformatting discography section, incorporating trivia items into main text or deleting where appropriate, trimming External links and supplying further references. The process is expected to take about a week and hopefully the article will be improved to about B-class.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 09:56, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Getting there, nearly finished with my first run through. Will check/edit some more but it should be B-class already.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 02:35, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

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New infobox picture needed?[edit]

Currently, the image used in the infobox is non-free. Per WP:NFCCP#1, non-free should only be used when there are no free-use options available. I doubt there are no photographs of this band without copyright floating around somewhere: "Non-free content is used only where no free equivalent is available, or could be created, that would serve the same encyclopedic purpose". Anarchyte (work | talk) 15:20, 2 September 2017 (UTC)