Pig City From The Saints to Savage Garden From cult heroes the Saints and the Go Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden Brisbane has produced than its share of great bands But behind the music lay a gho

  • Title: Pig City: From The Saints to Savage Garden
  • Author: Andrew Stafford
  • ISBN: 9780702235610
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From cult heroes the Saints and the Go Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced than its share of great bands But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption.Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke Petersen government and its toughest enforcers the police Brisbane s musicians, radio announceFrom cult heroes the Saints and the Go Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced than its share of great bands But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption.Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke Petersen government and its toughest enforcers the police Brisbane s musicians, radio announcers and political activists braved ignorance, harassment and often violence to be heard Pig City maps the shifts in musical, political and cultural consciousness that have shaped the city s history and identity This is Brisbane s story the story of how a city finally grew up.

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    1. Being there helps to enjoy books like this A top read for those that like a good local music read Update Ed Kuepper previously of The Saints and noted Brisbane musician released a compilation album called This is The Magic Mile in 2005 The sign on the album cover had been there, as far as I can recall, from at least the middle of the 1970 s Ed used this iconic pic for the album cover Sadly the building burnt down just after Christmas and with it the sign Even a local politician understood the si [...]


    2. History may repeat itself, but music can always be relied upon to reinvent itself in entirely new and wonderful ways Stafford easily blends politics, history, music and culture in a compelling and totally readable narrative of a city, it s corrupt politicians, talented musicians and social justice advocates.


    3. I grew up around the same time as the author but not in Queensland I read this 5 years after I moved to the tropics and as much as I loved reading about the music I really appreciated the socio political history interwoven through this book Bjelke Petersen was just a joke to Double Jay loving Sydney siders he was far from it if you lived under his rule.



    4. I first read Pig City seven or eight years ago, before a career in journalism had revealed itself as a path of interest In hindsight, perhaps reading this book was one of the beacons that pointed me in that direction, as Andrew Stafford s command of language and storytelling abilities are both enviable and inspiring His task here is an ambitious one to chart three decades of Brisbane s musical and cultural history in the context of its political machinations Stylistically, it s written as a narr [...]


    5. 4.5 stars This was an absolutely fantastic read and an interesting way to look at the modern history of Brisbane, a city that has always seemed a little left behind, while being home to some of the most radical and original Australian bands I thought I would be mostly interested in the Saints, Go Betweens, Regurgitator and Custard stories, but I was also fascinated by the lesser known bands and even the Savage Garden and Powderfinger stories The way the bands were tied in with the evolution of B [...]


    6. Pig City charts the weird, the wonderful and the downright shonky political dealings in Queensland during the Bjelke Petersen years via the music scene It certainly is a walk down memory lane for anyone who was in Queensland before and during the Fitzgerald Inquiry, and it reminds Australians about the wealth of talent lost to the country due to heavy handed government control A fascinating read with plenty of little known factual gems Well worth reading.


    7. Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in Australian musical history Particularly relevant in regards to its analysis of the Bjelke Peterson era now that we have Canbull Newman on the iron throne


    8. I bought this book when I was still studying in Brisbane, which was like, some seven years ago, during the Brisbane Writers Festival that year Everyone was talking about it, being one of the few good books out there about the music scene in Australia, especially the music scene in Brisbane It wasn t until recently that I decided to pick up the book, the pages already gone brown and spotty, and give it a go Maybe it was the sudden muse I had awhile back on writing a chronicle of sorts of the Mala [...]


    9. Pig City outstanding and a real insight into the background of music and musicians getting a voice in Brisbane Looking in depth how the government of the day suppressed all forms of music from entering Queensland Brisbane was held to ransom by the government of the day Author Stafford has put together an account of how through a constant momentum of political activism, radio announcers and musicians were able to resist often through violence to shape Brisbane to become the diverse music city it [...]


    10. As a newcomer to Brisbane I found this to be a fascinating view into its recent cultural history.It s also interesting as a chronicling of bands dealing with success, which often came on an international scale rather than locally It seems there should be useful parallels to be drawn to Brisbane s currently burgeoning high tech startup scene, despite the differing era and ethos.Finally, the political history is deeply compelling It s a story of freedoms hard won, a battle against corruption and i [...]



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